The Florida Board of Governors sets minimum eligibility criteria (listed below) for its eleven member institutions.
||Graduation from an accredited secondary school or the successful completion of the GED.
||Completion of 18 academic units in a college preparatory curriculum. The following distribution of the 18 units is required:
• Four units of English (three units must include a substantial writing component)
• Four units of mathematics (Algebra I or higher)
• Three units of natural science (two with laboratories)
• Three units of social sciences
• Two units of the same foreign language
• Two units of academic electives
||For Florida High School Graduates, Florida International University honors both the new three-year 18-credit standard college preparatory program and the traditional four-year 24-credit standard program.
||Submit official Scholastic
Aptitude Test (SAT I) or American College Test
(ACT) scores. To have your SAT I scores sent
to FIU contact the College Board at www.collegeboard.org
or call (866) 756-7346. FIU's SAT I school
code number is 5206. To have ACT scores sent
contact the American College Testing program at
www.act.org or call (319) 337-1313. FIU's
ACT school code is 0776.
FIU re-computes the high school grade point average based on grades earned only in academic courses. Additional weight is assigned to grades earned in honors, advanced placement, and International Baccalaureate courses.
- Mid 50% range test scores for accepted fall 2012 SAT: 1630 – 1810 (2400 maximum)
- Mid 50% range test scores for accepted fall 2012 ACT: 23 - 26 (36 maximum)
- Mid 50% g.p.a range for accepted fall 2012 3.5 – 4.1 (FIU Weighted)
(This is being provided as general information. All interested students are encouraged to apply for consideration, and should not use these scores to self-select out of the process. Students are admitted with scores below this range, and students with higher scores are not guaranteed a place in the class.)
fall 2012-2013 application notification dates
||Applications submitted by December 3, 2012, will receive notification by
January 18, 2013.
||Applications submitted by February 4, 2013, will receive notification by
March 15, 2013.
||Rolling notification, on a space available basis, for applications submitted after February 4, 2013.
International High School/Secondary
These transcripts need to be
sent directly from your high school in a sealed
Florida International University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 659003
Miami, FL 33265-9003
If your transcripts are not
in English, you will also need to submit an official
translation of your transcript.
International University-level Transcripts require a course-by-course evaluation, with a calculated U.S. equivalent grade point average, through a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) Organization or the recommended agencies below. Official evaluations must be forwarded directly to FIU from the evaluation service. One exception to this policy exists: Chinese language transcripts from Tianjin University of Commerce will be evaluated by FIU staff for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management.
Josef Silny & Associates
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33171
Tel: (305) 273-1616
Fax: (305) 273-1338
http://www.silny.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
World Education Services
P. O. Box 745
New York , NY 10113-0745
http://www.wes.org or email email@example.com
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Phone: (414) 289-3400
The Academic Department Directory is available here.
How to Apply
||Complete the online application.
•Click here to apply
||Transcripts: Electronic or official printed transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.
||Tests: Freshman applicants must take the SAT or ACT and have the scores sent directly to FIU. For more information, contact The College Board (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT).
||Additional Requirements: Students with dual enrollment, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credits should submit them to the Office of Admissions for evaluation.
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 1950 (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.