Data & Reporting

To support online programs, we maintain and provide reports on a variety of online program data. If you're a department offering an online course or program, our program specialists are available to support you and your students. We respond to student inquiries, maintain an online programs website for prospective and current students, ensure the accurate coding of courses in the registrar's master course schedule, and report course and program data in compliance with university, state, and federal regulations.

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Online Programs Website

To ensure prospective distance learning students can browse all FSU online programs in one place, ODL maintains a web directory of programs at Students can search online programs, connect with the offering college or department, and get answers to common questions about distance learning at FSU. From getting admitted and paying tuition and fees to accessing support services, students interested in online learning at FSU can find a wide variety of information, links, and resources.

Course Coding

ODL program specialists provide assistance to departments who are building and offering distance learning courses in the Student Central course registration system. In addition to regularly checking course entries for accuracy, program specialists attach distance learning fees and are available to answer questions during the course building process. 

Departments must notify our staff of all online courses they plan to offer by entering course details in the DL Courses Application (see link below). This ensures that students can find courses, enroll in the correct locations and majors, and pay the correct tuition and fees. Course builders who do not already have access can request it by filling out a DL Courses Application Access Request form. 

DL Courses Application   User Guide

Data Reporting

For students looking for online courses and programs across our state of Florida system, ODL regularly uploads online course listings to the FloridaShines web catalog, a service of the Florida Virtual Campus. In addition, we report online program data to university administrators, the Board of Governors, and state and federal regulatory agencies. Working alongside departments offering online programs, our staff also coordinate and report online program data for U.S. News & World Report's annual college rankings.

Student Inquiries

Our program specialists are available by phone and email to respond to student inquiries about FSU's online programs. Whether it's a question about distance learning fees, how to find a course online through Student Central, or general questions about what FSU offers, we answer questions and connect students to resources across the university. Many questions are addressed in our student-facing website,, and students are always welcome to reach us at 850-644-4635 or send us a message at


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