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Transfer Students

We’re excited you're planning to continue your educational path at FIU, just like more than 8,000 transfer students do annually.


Steps to Apply

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Online Application 
  • $30 application fee
  • If you have less than 60 transferable credits, you must also submit your high school transcripts and SAT and/or ACT scores in addition to any transcripts from postsecondary schools to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 
  • Official high school and/or college transcripts

FIU accepts transcripts in the following ways:

1) Electronic

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

2) Hardcopy - Snail Mail

Transcript sent directly from your high school and/or college 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 no other copy exists.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

In accordance with Board of Governors regulations _6.004  the Admissions Office may make alternative admissions decisions. Click here for more information.
To transfer to FIU, applicants must submit the following information to the Office of Admissions:

  1. Applications - Apply now
  2. Transcripts: Electronic or official printed transcripts from all post-secondary institutions must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.
  3. Additional Requirements: Students with less than 60 transferable academic credits must also submit their secondary school transcripts and official copies of SAT or ACT scores (also applicable to international students).

Application Priority Date*

October 1 - Spring Term

February 1 - Summer Term

May 1 - Fall Term

*Please note that these are priority dates. We will continue to accept applications after these dates on a space available basis. 

Note: If you would like to be considered for our Transfer Scholarship you will need to complete your application by November 1, 2013 for the Fall of 2014.

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis as applications are completed and all supporting documents are received.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit is awarded for comparable academic courses completed at an institution accredited as degree-granting by a regional accrediting body or at an institution accredited as degree-granting by a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education that participates in the statewide course numbering system at the time the coursework was completed.

Courses judged to be equivalent to FIU coursework will be accepted for transfer credit. All transfer work is evaluated first by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to determine overall acceptance of credit. However, each academic department reserves the right to determine how transfer credits may be applied to satisfy the specific requirements for the major and/or degree.

Admission to FIU does not guarantee acceptance into all programs or courses offered by the University. Students must contact their academic department to obtain any additional requirements needed for their program of study.

The 2+2 Partnership: Associate in Arts Degrees and the Articulation Agreement

In 1971, the Florida Statewide Articulation Agreement was approved by the Florida Board of Education. Under the Articulation Agreement, a student who receives the Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree from a Florida public community college is guaranteed admission to upper division status, with the exception of limited access programs. (Limited access programs are selective in admission and require additional criteria. Please contact the academic department or university catalog for specific requirements.) The Associate in Arts Degree, the basic transfer degree of Florida public community colleges/junior colleges, provides for the effective and orderly transition into the University for community college graduates. Students who receive the Associate in Arts Degree are classified as juniors and have satisfied the University's general education requirements.