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Undergraduate Admissions

Personalized Education Pathways

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Admission to FIU is selective. FIU provides a number of personalized educational pathways to support the transition from high school to college; meeting students where they are academically and providing a pathway to an FIU degree.

Pathway details coming soon for: 

  • Direct Admission

  • Supported Transition to Excellence Program (STEP)

  • Connect4Success


Personalized Education Pathways

  • Direct Admission - Coming Soon!

    Admission to FIU is selective. Minimum criteria for Early Fall start, fall and spring are quantitative, based on inversely correlated high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores scales. The sliding scales emphasize GPA over test scores, given the fact that students admitted to FIU with higher grade point averages from high school have the best opportunity to succeed. All first time in college students must meet the college readiness benchmark cut scores in Evidence Based Reading and Writing (Critical Reading) and Math on the SAT or Reading and Math on the ACT.


    Spring 2018


    Post March

    Pre March






  • Supported Transition to Excellence Program (STEP) - Coming Soon!
  • Connect4Success - Coming Soon!

    Our FIU Connect4Success Program enhances Florida's 2+2 Pathway to Success Program.  All students in the state of Florida are eligible to participate in Connect4Success. Students who complete their A.A. degree in three years or less will be provided automatic admission to FIU*

    Students participating in Connect4Success receive an FIU OneCard which grants them access to all home athletic events, use of the FIU library in person and online, and invitations to on and off campus academic and social events.

    With our program, not only do we provide guaranteed admission to FIU, we also provide workshops and personalized advising services to get students on a clear pathway to university degree completion. Students in the Connect4Success Program are more likely to make the transition to FIU than similar students who do not participate in the program.

    Click here for more information about the Connect4Success program.

    *Excludes limited access or restricted access majors.

Minimum Sub Scores:

SAT -- 500 M/ 500 EBRW/ 24 M/ 24 R/ 24 WL
ACT -- 19 M/ 19 R/ 17 E


How to Apply

Please submit the following:

  • Online Application   
  • $30 application fee or SAT/ACT waiver
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores (criteria listed below)

*Missing residency information will prevent you from registering for classes if admitted. 

FIU accepts transcripts in the following ways:


  •  Faster (All FL public institutions)
  •  Naviance (Typically used by private HS schools)
  •  SMART/Joint Service Transcript – Military records  
  •  Parchment
  •  Credentials eScrip-Safe


Transcript sent directly from your high school in a sealed envelope to:

Florida International University 
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 659003 
Miami, FL 33265-9003

NOTE: Transcripts received by FIU become the property of FIU and will not be returned to the applicant or forwarded to any other institution. Please do not send us your original transcript/diploma if you have no other copies.


Term and Start Date Spring 2018
Domestic Freshmen December 1, 2017
International Freshmen November 21, 2017


The deadline to be considered for admission to FIU's freshman class for the Early Fall and Fall has passed. The only term available to incoming Freshmen is Spring 2018. Transfer students please click here to see upcoming deadlines.

Florida Residency

Florida residency status is not used when making admissions decisions. However, a completed residency declaration demonstrating your current status as a Florida resident, non-Florida resident or international student is required to complete your admissions file. Failure to provide this documentation will result in delaying your ability to register and receive financial aid. Please be prepared to upload residency documents when submitting your application online. You can also download a copy of the Florida Residency Declaration form here

For Initial Residency Classification and Residency Reclassification information including important deadline dates, please refer to the OneStop website

Some students may qualify for a non-resident tuition waiver, this is awarded to students under Florida Statute 1009.26. For rules and eligibility click here


Credit by Examination

Florida International University accepts examinations for credit according to state guidelines established by the Articulation Coordinating Committee in August 2006. FIU awards credit for Advanced Placement Exams (AP), Cambridge AICE Exams (AS and A-LEVEL), Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exams (CAPE), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DANTE/DSST, and Excelsior Exams.

For more information, visit the Credit by Exams section under Transfer & Transition Services.

Collection of Social Security Number (SSN)

Notification of collection and usage of social security number from students for undergraduate admissions, registration and financial aid

Florida law provides that Florida International University (FIU) must notify students of the purposes for which FIU collects social security numbers. This notice is to inform you that with respect to admissions, registration and financial aid, FIU collects social security numbers from its students for the following reasons:

  • For use in processing admission applications for purposes of identification and verification of student records
  • For use in administering federal and state programs/loans, including verification of eligibility. These programs include, but are not limited to: Financial Aid and other related loan programs Scholarship Programs, including Bright Futures Veterans Administration benefits for qualified students
  • For use in complying with IRS Reporting Requirements pertaining to the Hope Scholarship Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit provided under federal legislation
  • For use in preparing Student Enrollment Reports required to be submitted to the National Student Loan Data System under Federal Law
  • For use in providing official student transcripts to authorized third parties (i.e. educational institutions and employers upon receipt of required releases) for student identification purposes
  • For enrollment verification and eligibility for health insurance coverage, auto insurance coverage, and benefits, as requested by students
  • For submitting reports to the Florida Board of Governors as required

Please note that this is only a listing of the collection and use of social security numbers by the University in the admissions, registration and financial aid areas. All students are advised that social security numbers are confidential and may only be released in accordance with applicable law.

Early Admission to FIU

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will consider applications from exceptional high school juniors who request admission to the university following completion of the junior year in high school. Unlike dual enrollment, early admission candidates do not complete their senior year of high school nor earn their high school diploma; instead, they begin their freshman year of college.

Early admission requirements

  • Submitting undergraduate degree seeking application
  • A written statement, by applicant, explaining why early admission is being requested
  • An official high school transcript including grades 9, 10 and 11
  • An overall academic average of 4.0 on required high school units
  • An SAT score of 1380 (combined Verbal, Math, and Writing) or an ACT composite score of 29 is required
  • A letter from your high school principal or guidance counselor stating specific reasons why you would benefit more from early admission to college than from completing your senior year of high school

For more information, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.