International Student Admissions Requirements
This year we have new notification dates for applications as our demand for space in our freshman class increases. In order to accommodate all students that apply with exceptional grade point averages and SAT/ACT scores, we ask that you are mindful of these important 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.
Due to the additional processing time
needed for international students, please submit
your application and supporting documents (i.e.
transcripts, evaluations of university coursework,
tests, and the Declaration and Certification of
Finances) within the preferred application periods.
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College Placement Tests:
Students who apply as freshmen or transfers with less that 2 years of college work (60 semester hours) must submit scores from the College Entrance Examination Board Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT I) or American College Test (ACT). Make sure that, when you register to take the SAT I, you indicate on the form that you would like your scores sent directly to Florida International University. www.collegeboard.org number for FIU is 5206. To have ACT scores sent contact the American College Testing program at www.act.org or call (319)377-1313. FIU's ACT school code is 0776. Generally, United States embassies and U.S. Information Services (USIS) offices have information on testing dates and places. You may also write to the College Entrance Examination Board, Box 592-R, Princeton, New Jersey 08541, USA.
English Language Proficiency:
Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL)
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
The TOEFL or IELTS is required of all applicants whose native language is not English.
These tests are given worldwide. There is a fee for the examination. A minimum score is required for all undergraduate programs and are as follows:
TOEFL (Institution code: 5206):
The following exceptions apply:
||Applicants who completed 4 years of high school in the United States or other
||Applicants who hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution
within the United States or other English-speaking countries.
High School/Secondary School Transcripts need
to be sent directly from your high school in
a sealed envelope to:
Florida International University
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.
Transfer Students Only:
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.jsilny.com or email email@example.com
World Education Services
P. O. Box 745
New York , NY 10113-0745
http://www.wes.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Phone: (414) 289-3400
F-1 students transferring from another institution in the United States, must also provide F-1 Student Transfer Form (CLICK HERE).
International University is recognized
as a leading institution of higher learning.
Thousands of applicants from all over the
world apply every year. The following information
should be of assistance as you begin the
admission process. In order to make this
process as smooth as possible, it is important
that you read and follow the information
Declaration and Certification of Finances
Upon receipt of the application for admission, the Declaration and Certification of Finances will be mailed to the applicant. It must be completed and returned to the Office of Admissions. Students with Internet access can complete the DCF form online (CLICK
HERE ). Once completed please print it and mail it in. A Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) will be issued once the applicant has been found admissible to the University and the Declaration and Certification of Finances has been approved.The University is required by immigration authorities to check carefully the financial resources of each applicant prior to issuing the Form I-20. Therefore, it is important that applicants are aware of the cost of attending the University and have the necessary support funds for the period of enrollment. Applicants should refer to the Annual
Estimate of Cost Chart. The total funds available for the student for the first or second academic year, or both, must equal the total estimate of institutional costs and living expenses. All items in the Declaration and Certification of Finances must be accurately answered to avoid unnecessary delay in processing. This document along with proof of sufficient funds must be received by the Office of Admissions two months prior to the anticipated entry date.
For more information on studying in the United States as an International or Foreign student, please click here.