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.
Transfer Student Admission Requirements
To transfer to FIU, applicants must submit the following information to the Office of Admissions:
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).
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.
High School/Secondary School Transcripts
These transcripts need
to be sent directly from your high school in
a sealed envelope to:
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.
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P. O. Box 745
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Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Phone: (414) 289-3400
The Academic Department Directory is available here.
Transfer students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible prior to their intended term of enrollment. All applications are carefully reviewed by the Office of Admissions. Applicants will be notified of their admission status once a completed application and all supporting documents have been received. It is the applicant's responsibility to request transcripts from all previously attended secondary schools or post-secondary institutions. All applicants are considered for admission without regard to race, color, creed, age, handicap, sex, marital status, or national origin.