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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 for Fall by November 1
    to be eligible for merit based scholarships.
    Please be ready to upload residency 
    documentation with your application 
    for admission if claiming FL residency.* 
  • $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.

Listed below are priority dates for the 2015-2016 academic year. Admissions decisions are made on a space-available basis once these dates have passed. Students that are admitted by November 1 for Fall 2015 will be invited to apply for merit based scholarships if they meet the miminum criteria for scholarships. 


Transfer Priority Dates:

Summer 2015              Fall 2015         Spring 2016
Priority Application Submission Date                                            May 1 August 1 December 1
Last Day to Submit Documents (transcripts, application fee, etc)          May 1 August 15 December 15
Tuition Deposit May 1 August 15 December 15


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 affidavit 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 may result in a delayed admissions decision. Please be prepared to upload residency documents when submitting your application online. You can also download a copy of the Florida Residency form here

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

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.

Admission Committee

The Admission Committee reviews requests for appeals from those undergraduate applicants who have been denied admission to the university. The committee consists of faculty, staff and administrators who review cases and determine a student’s potential for success at FIU.

Students requesting an appeal or additional review of their admissions status must submit the following:

  • A written statement from the student which includes:
    • The student’s goals, educational and/or professional objectives.
    • An explanation of past academic performance.
    • Information and/or circumstances that may have affected past academic performance.
    • Any other information the student wishes to have considered.
  • At least one signed letter of recommendation from individuals who know of and can attest to the student’s academic ability and/or potential such as teachers, counselors, mentors, tutors, academic or career advisors, former employers, etc. Such letter(s) should not be a “form” letter, but directly address any deficiencies in the student’s academic scores.

All supporting documents must be sent or delivered to the Undergraduate Admissions Office at the address and arrive at least 72 hours in advance of the next available admissions committee meeting.

Students will be informed of the committee’s decision within seventy-two hours of its meeting. Please note: appeal review requests can only come from the applicant. 

Download and complete the Admissions Appeals Form.

Review Dates:

Monday, March 9 & 23
Monday, April 6 & 20
Monday, May 4* & 18
Monday, June 1**, 15 & 29
Monday, July 13 & 27
August 10*** & 24
*Suggested final appeal date for students who wish to be considered for Summer A or C 2015 term.
**Suggested final appeal date for students who wish to be considered for Summer B 2015 term.
***Suggested final appeal date for students who wish to be considered for Fall 2015 term.

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.