To apply, please submit the following:
*Missing residency information will prevent you from registering for classes if admitted.
FIU accepts transcripts in the following ways:
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|
*The application deadline for summer 2015, has passed. Students wishing to apply for fall 2015 or spring 2016, click here.
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:
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 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 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:
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.
Monday, March 9 & 23
Monday, April 6 & 20
Monday, May 4* & 18
Monday, June 1**, 15 & 29
Monday, July 13 & 27
*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.