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Admission Success Pathways

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

 

Admission Success Pathways:

 

  • Four Year Fall 
  • Fall FIU Dual Enrollment 
  • Early Fall Direct
  • Early Fall Supported Transition to Excellence Program (STEP)
  • Early Fall FIU Dual Enrollment
  • Spring Direct Admit
  • Spring FIU Dual Enrollment 
  • Connect4Success (C4S)

 

Admission Success Pathways


  • Four Year Fall

    The Four Year Fall pathway is designed to meet the needs of high achieving FTIC (First Time in College) students who intend to graduate from FIU in 48 months. This is the most selective of the pathways at FIU.

     

    High School GPA

    SAT 

    ACT

    3.5 - 3.59

    1310 - 1600

    28 - 36

    3.6 - 3.69

    1280 - 1600

    27 - 36

    3.7 - 3.79

    1240 - 1600

    26 - 36

    3.8 and above

    1200 - 1600

    25 - 36

  • Fall FIU Dual Enrollment

    The Fall FIU Dual Enrollment pathway will admit students who demonstrate a capacity to be successful in college level coursework.  To qualify for this pathway, students must have earned 12 FIU dual enrollment credit hours with a B or better, and meet the requirements below.

     

    High School GPA

    SAT 

    ACT

    3.8 and above

    1160 - 1190

    24

  • Early Fall Direct

    To provide many incoming FTIC students with the best opportunity for success during the traditional fall semester, we admit selected students to our Early Fall Direct pathway.  Students begin this pathway in the summer term as full-time students; if they complete the summer successfully, they progress to the fall term as full-time.

     

    High School GPA

    SAT

    ACT

    3.2 - 3.49

    1160 - 1600

    24 - 36

    3.5 - 3.59

    1130 - 1300

    23 - 27

    3.6 - 3.69

    1100 - 1270

    22 - 26

    3.7 - 3.79

    1060 - 1230

    21 - 25

    3.8 and above

    1020 - 1190

    20 - 24

  • Early Fall Supported Transition to Excellence Program (STEP)

    The Early Fall pathway via our STEP program works as follows: during your initial summer and fall terms, you will pursue a less than full-time course load and engage in success workshops as well as special advising. You will be able to earn your degree in 48 months and financial aid is adjusted to ensure finances will not be a barrier. This pathway helps you manage your classes so you will succeed.

    High School GPA

    SAT

    ACT

    3.5 - 3.59

    1060 - 1120

    21 - 22

    3.6 - 3.69

    1020 - 1090

    20 - 21

    3.7 - 3.79

    1020 - 1050

    20

  • Early Fall FIU Dual Enrollment

    This pathway is designed for students who demonstrate a capacity to complete college-level coursework but may require a transitional experience to be successful through the completion dual enrollment. To qualify for this pathway, you must have earned at least 6 FIU dual enrollment credit hours, with a B or better, maintained a high school GPA of at least a 3.2, and have SAT or ACT scores that demonstrate college readiness.

     

     rSAT - BOG

    College Readiness

    ACT - BOG

    College Readiness

    R(24), WLT (25), M (24)

    R(19), E (17), M (19)

  • Spring Direct

    In many cases, FIU admits FTIC students who will begin their course work during the spring term. You can take classes at one of the Florida State Colleges in the summer and/or fall. We ask that you do not exceed 11 credit hours prior to enrolling at FIU. You will be required to submit a transcript from any and all colleges and universities attended.

     

    High School GPA

    SAT

    ACT

    2.90 - 3.19

    1060-1600

    21 - 36

  • Spring FIU Dual Enrollment

    This pathway is designed for students who demonstrate a capacity to complete college-level coursework but may require a transitional experience to be successful through the completion of dual enrollment.  To qualify for this pathway, you must have earned at least 12 FIU dual enrollment credit hours, with a B or better, maintained a high school GPA of at least a 2.8, and have SAT or ACT scores that demonstrate college readiness. 

    rSAT - BOG

    College Readiness

    ACT - BOG

    College Readiness

    R(24), WLT (25), M (24)

    R(19), E (17), M (19)

  • Connect4Success

    Students participating in the Connect 4Success program are admitted FIU as well as a Florida state college.  While earning their Associate in Arts (AA) degree at the State College, these students work with bridge advisors as they prepare for formal admission to an FIU major.  Upon completion of their AA degrees, these students begin pursuing their coursework at FIU.  In many cases, these students intend to earn their Bachelor degrees within four years of entering the program.


    Click here for more information about the Connect4Success program.


Minimum SAT and ACT scores to demonstrate college-readiness according to Board of Governors Regulations.



rSAT - BOG

College Readiness

ACT - BOG

College Readiness

R(24), WLT (25), M (24)

R(19), E (17), M (19)

 

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 

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

FIU accepts transcripts in the following ways:

Electronic

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

Hardcopy

Mail transcripts 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.

 

Application Deadlines for 2018 - 2019

 

 

Spring 

Early Fall/Summer B

Fall

FTIC Domestic

December 1

March 15

April 15

FTIC International

November 21

March 15

April 15

 

Last SAT/ACT test dates considered for admission:

December 2  - SAT

February 10 -  ACT

 

Home Education, GED or Other Non-Traditional High School Program Participants

Students completing a home education program according to section 1002.41, Florida Statutes, must meet minimum admission requirements; however, FIU may request additional documentation to demonstrate college readiness.

 

Students applying for admission who have participated in a non-traditional high school program must present credentials determined to be equivalent to a standard high school diploma and high school transcript. An applicant whose high school educational program are not measured in Carnegie Units must present a combined test score of a minimum of 1140 on the rSAT, after March 2016, or (1070 on the SAT prior to March 2016) minimum composite score of 23 on the ACT to be considered for admission to FIU.

 

Applicants who earned a GED must present official GED results and official transcripts or any partial high school completion. Applicants with a GED from any state must achieve a total score of 600, with no subscore lower than 150 and a minimum test score of 1090 rSAT after March 2016 (1490 on the SAT prior to March 2016) or a minimum composite score of 21 on the ACT.

 

To meet admission criteria a recipient must present a combined test score of a minimum of 1140 on the rSAT after March 2016 or (1070 on the SAT prior to March 2016) minimum composite score of 23 on the ACT to be considered for admission to FIU.

 

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.