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How to Get Accepted to FIU

Accepted freshman applicants are sorted into a pathway based on their high school GPA, course selection and test scores. Pathways start in different terms (early fall, fall or spring) and have different requirements. 

This tool does not guarantee acceptance to FIU or to any single pathway. Applicants are informed of official pathway selection on acceptance to FIU. Pathway decisions are made on a space available basis. Apply early to increase your chances of acceptance. Students must meet the minimum test scores approved by the Florida Board of Education to qualify for admission to FIU.

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    • Four Year Fall

      This pathway is designed for high achieving freshmen students. Students begin classes full time in the fall term on track to graduate in 4 years. Students can chose to begin in the early fall term as well.

      Average GPA 4.26
      Average SAT 1294.70
      Average ACT 28.2

    • Early Fall Direct

      This pathway puts freshmen on an early start to FIU. Students begin classes in the summer term full time (12 or more credits) to prepare you for success in the fall. Come the fall term, students with a 2.5 GPA or above will continue with a regular course load. Students with less than a 2.5 GPA will participate in STEP, an academic success program that offers specialized advising and workshops.

      Average GPA 3.95
      Average SAT 1140.32
      Average ACT 24.24

    • Early Fall STEP

      This pathway enrolls freshmen in the STEP program, which offers success workshops and specialized advising. Students begin classes in the summer and first fall terms part time (less than 12 credits). Students who successfully manage their course load begin taking classes full time in the spring. Financial aid is adjusted to ensure that part-time enrollment status will not affect your awards.

      Average GPA 3.57
      Average SAT 1070
      Average ACT 21.14

    • Spring Direct

      This pathway defers freshmen enrollment to the next spring term. In the summer and fall before enrollment, students can take up to 11 credits at another Florida state or community college. We recommend students take math, English and other foundation courses to prepare for their first term at FIU in the spring. Credits can be transferred to FIU by submitting transcripts from any college(s) you attend before your first spring term.

      Average GPA 3.02
      Average SAT 1174.59
      Average ACT 24.57

    • Fall Dual Enrollment

      This pathway is for students who earned at least 12 dual enrollment credits from FIU. Students begin classes full time in the fall term on track to graduate in 4 years. Students can choose to begin in the early fall term as well.

    • Early Fall Dual Enrollment

      This pathway is for students who earned at least 12 dual enrollment credits from FIU. Students begin classes in the summer term full time (12 or more credits) to prepare you for success in the fall. Come the fall term, students with a 2.5 GPA or above will continue with a regular course load. Students with less than a 2.5 GPA will participate in the STEP program in the fall.

    • Spring Dual Enrollment

      This pathway is for students who earned at least 12 dual enrollment credits from FIU. In the summer and fall before enrollment, students can take up to 11 credits at another Florida state or community college. We recommend students take math, English and other foundation courses to prepare for their first term at FIU in the spring. Credits can be transferred to FIU by submitting transcripts from any college(s) you attend before your first spring term.

    • Experiential

      This pathway is designed for high achieving freshmen students interested in a degree in engineering. In order to prepare for challenging calculus courses, students take a lighter course load (less than 12 credits) in their first fall term. Along with traditional course work, students also work with their adviser to gain experience outside the classroom in their desired field in engineering. Students can chose to begin in the early fall term as well.

    • Change Maker

      This pathway blends traditional coursework with experiences outside the classroom in entrepreneurship, community engagement and innovation to prepare graduates for a future in community leadership. During their first fall term, students take a lighter course load (less than 12 credits) and spend time with community members to choose a degree geared toward social entrepreneurship. Students can chose to begin in the early fall term as well.

      The Admissions Committee selects exceptional students for this pathway. The committee considers GPA, SAT/ACT scores and personal achievements, especially those who graduate top 10% of their class, complete advanced classes, or participate in dual enrollment.

      As an Ashoka Changemaker Campus, FIU is a leading institution in the field of social innovation and entrepreneurship. Our students, faculty and staff are committed to being effective citizens of the world, and this commitment begins with our Change Maker Pathway.

    • Connect4Success

      Students who want to earn their associate's degree at another Florida state or community college can join the Connect4Success (C4S) program to get automatic admission to FIU. During your first 2-3 years of college, you enjoy many of the benefits of an FIU student and work with a bridge advisor to prepare for formal admission to an FIU major. Learn more about Connect4Success.