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Personalized Education Pathways

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Personalized Education Pathways allow students to choose the best-fit route to an undergraduate degree at FIU.  The admission requirements to each pathway are designed to provide access to a top tier research university in a supported environment to ensure students completion and success.

FIU is on rolling admission until May 1 for early fall and fall; and December 1 for spring. There are different deadlines for domestic and international students entering FIU. Please review the deadline date information here.

Admission to FIU is competitive and only complete applications are reviewed. A complete application includes the application, application fee or application fee waiver, official high school transcripts and official SAT or ACT scores. Meeting these minimums does not guarantee admission.




 

Personalized Education Pathways


  • Meeting Minimum Admission Criteria

    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.

    Early Fall start 2017

    Fall 2017

    Spring 2018

    GPA

    SAT
    Post
    March

    SAT
    Pre
    March

    ACT

    GPA

    SAT
    Post
    March

    SAT
    Pre
    March

    ACT

    GPA

    SAT
    Post March

    SAT
    Pre March

    ACT

    3.2

    1140

    1070

    23

    3.5

    1220

    1150

    25

    2.9

    1070

    990

    21

    3.3

    1110

    1030

    22

    3.6

    1180

    1110

    24

     

     

     

     

    3.6+

    1070

    990

    21

    3.7

    1140

    1070

    23

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    3.8+

    1110

    1030

    22

     

     

     

     

  • Supported Transition to Excellence Program (STEP)

    For every one hour a student spends in the classroom they spend another two doing homework, research and studying.  Those additional commitments must be accounted for in a student’s credit load requirements to facilitate success. *Students admitted to STEP will be provided with empowering support to promote success in and out of the classroom.

    Each term the student will be limited to a maximum number of credit hours and will be required to participate in at least one student success strategy; be it the First Year Experience course; major and career exploration; or a workshop on collegiate notetaking or financial literacy , students are supported throughout.

    The first summer and fall of the program includes limiting participants to less than full time enrollment.  For our need-base students, the Office of Financial Aid will leverage financial resources in a way that minimizes impact on the student’s ability to afford college. . Students who successfully complete the program by earning 30 academic credits and a 2.0 GPA after one year of enrollment (including summers) will receive a $500 success grant to apply to their tuition costs during their sophomore year at FIU.

     

     

    STEP Early Fall 2017

     

    STEP Fall 2017

    GPA

    SAT
    Post March

    SAT
    Pre March

    ACT

    GPA

    SAT
    Post March

    SAT
    Pre March

    ACT

    3.0

    1150

    1070

    23

    3.5

    1150

    1080

    23

    3.2

    1090

    1010

    21

    3.6

    1120

    1040

    22

    3.3

    1050

    970

    20

    3.7

    1090

    1010

    21

    3.6+

    1010

    930

    19

    3.8+

    1050

    970

    20

    *STEP is not available to international students, however international students who fall into the above criteria and do not want to retake the SAT or ACT are encouraged to consider the Global First Year Program. The program lasts either 9 months or 12 months depending on the student’s current academic English abilities. After the program, students in good academic standing, will then transition into the second year of a full-term degree seeking program, here at FIU. For more information or to apply, please click here.

  • Connect4Success

    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 -- 460 M/ 460 CR
New SAT -- 500 M/500 EBRW
ACT -- 19 M/19 R

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:

Electronic

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

Hardcopy

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 Early Fall  2017
June 19
Fall 2017
August 21
Spring 2018
January 
Domestic Freshmen May 1, 2017 May 1, 2017 December 1, 2017
International Freshmen April 1, 2017 May 1, 2017 November 21, 2017

 


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.