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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 post-secondary schools to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. CLEP, AP, and IB scores must be sent separately if AA degree has not been posted to transcripts.
  • Official high school and/or college transcripts

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

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

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 you have no other copies.

Admissions decisions are made on a space-available basis as applications are completed and all supporting documents are recieved. In order to be invited to apply for merit scholarships you must be admitted prior to November 1 and meet minimum scholarship criteria.

Transfer Priority Dates:

Term and Start Date Spring 2017 
January 9, 2017
Summer A/C  2017

Summer B  2017
June 19,2017
Fall 2017
August 21,2017
Spring 2018 
January 2018
Domestic Transfer December 1, 2016 April 1, 2017 May 1, 2017 May 1, 2017 December 1, 2017
International Transfer December 1, 2016 March 15, 2017 April 15, 2017 April 15, 2017 November 15, 2017


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).

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 ability to register and receiving 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

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.