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With over 45,000 undergraduate students and an acceptance rate of 50%, FIU admissions is considered selective. The Admissions Committee looks for applicants who are academically prepared, have challenged themselves with advanced courses, are active in their community or are motivated by a specific goal or passion. We strive to prepare applicants for a college education to open doors to more future Panthers every year.

Freshman Requirements


Get Accepted to FIU

Freshmen are accepted to FIU based on a pathway designed to fit their academic history and goals. Admission decisions are made on a space-available basis – if one pathway fills up, you may be accepted to the next. See if you qualify for FIU and which pathway fits you.

Freshman Pathways

Test Scores

SAT and ACT minimum test scores are set by the Florida Board of Education. To find out if your test scores measure up to FIU standards, see Freshman Pathways. If you do not meet the minimum test score, it's recommended to take the PERT exam to demonstrate your college readiness. 

GPA

FIU recalculates GPA based on your courses taken. Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment, AICE and Honors courses are all taken into consideration in your FIU weighted GPA. FIU weighted GPA is used for Scholarships as well. 

High School Courses

This is the high school course load required for applying freshmen. Taking courses beyond these minimum requirements can improve your chances of acceptance.

  • 4 credits of English
  • 4 credits of Mathematics (at or above Algebra I or higher)
  • 3 credits of Natural Science (two must have included substantial lab requirements)
  • 3 credits of Social Science (includes Anthropology, History, Civics, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Psychology and/or Geography)
  • 2 credits second language
  • 2 credits in additional academic electives

Program Requirements

Some degree programs, such as architecture and nursing, have higher minimum admissions requirements than others and may require additional information or exams along with your application. Search degrees to find specific admissions requirements of your desired degree.

Transfer Requirements


Credit Requirements

Students transferring without an associate's degree or with fewer than 60 credits are required to submit their SAT or ACT scores and transcripts from any schools they have attended (both high school and college). Transfer students’ test scores must meet minimum test scores qualify for admission.

Students with 30-59 credits do not have to submit a high school transcript or test scores as long as they have:
  • Completed ENC 1101 or the equivalent with a ‘C’ or better
  • Completed MAT 1033 or the equivalent with a ‘C’ or better
  • At least a 2.0 transfer GPA
  • Good academic standing at their last institution

Program Requirements

Transfers who are starting their third year of college (or are near earning 60 credits) should have a chosen degree. If you are entering FIU with your associate's degree, you must apply to the college or program of your choice in addition to university application. Some degree programs, such as architecture and nursing, have higher minimum admissions requirements than others and may require additional information or exams along with your application. See Limited Access Programs for requirements or search degrees

Florida Public or Community College Transfers

Students transferring with an associate in arts (AA) automatically qualify for admission to the university (with the exception of Limited Access Programs) through the Florida 2+2 Partnership. These students enter FIU as juniors having satisfied the university's general education requirements.