This pathway is designed for high achieving first year students who intend to graduate from FIU in 48 months. This is the most selective of the pathways at FIU. Admission decisions will be released beginning September 21.
Top 10% Access to FIU
We admit selected students to our Early Fall STEP, Early Fall or Fall Direct pathway who are in the top 10% of their high school graduating class and are graduating from a Florida high school. Students begin this pathway in the summer term; if they complete the summer successfully, then they progress to the fall term as full-time.
Early Fall Direct
To provide many incoming first year students with the best opportunity for success during the traditional fall semester, we admit selected students to our Early Fall Direct pathway. Students begin this pathway in the summer term as full-time students. If they complete the summer successfully, then they progress to the fall term as full-time. Admission decisions will be released beginning September 21.
Fall STEP for Engineering, STEM and Business
For students interested in STEM, this pathway better prepares you for college math courses. STEM STEP (Supported Transition to Excellence Program) is designed for students who are not calculus ready or have not successfully completed college-level math courses. Students may be required to enter this pathway in the following majors: engineering, business, biochemistry, chemistry, geosciences, biology, mathematical sciences, mathematics, marine biology, or physics. Financial aid awards are adjusted. Being admitted to this program does not exclude you from any premier scholarship opportunities, extra-curricular activities or the Honors College.
Early Fall STEP
This pathway enrolls first year students in the Supported Transition to Excellence Program (STEP), 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. Being admitted to this program does not exclude you from any premier scholarship opportunities, extra-curricular activities or the Honors College.
In many cases, FIU admits students who will begin their course work during the spring term. You can take classes at one of the Florida State Colleges in the summer and or fall. We ask that you do not exceed 11 credit hours prior to enrolling at FIU. You will be required to submit a transcript from any and all colleges and universities attended.
To provide many students with the best opportunity for success during the traditional fall semester, we admit selected students to our spring direct pathway. Admission decisions will be released beginning December 1.
Students participating in the Connect for Success program are admitted FIU as well as a Florida state college. While earning their Associate in Arts or select Associate of Science degree at a state college; these students work with bridge advisors as they prepare for formal admission to an FIU major. Upon completion of their AA degrees, these students begin pursuing their coursework at FIU. Learn more about Connect4Success.