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COVID-19 Admissions Update


Starting Classes in the Fall 2020

  • I was admitted to the Fall semester and I want to take a gap year. I want to defer my admission.

    A gap year means that you are taking the year off to do something specific such as an internship, study abroad or other emersion experience. Deferring enrollment means you are taking a semester or two to reassess your plans. In either case you need to complete the “change of term form” and include why you are asking for the change. Students deferring their admission or taking a gap year are not guaranteed any scholarships or other financial aid the following term or year. Enrolling in any college-level courses could change your status as well as impact future enrollment and admission at FIU. The $200 tuition deposit is non-refundable but will be used to secure your spot as outlined in the form.

  • I paid the $200 and now I want to stay closer to home, can I get my money back?

    FIU offered a refund of the $200 non-refundable deposit until June 1. Under Florida Board of Governors Regulation, the $200 deposit is non-refundable and will no longer be refunded. It can be applied toward your enrollment at FIU during the spring, summer or fall of 2021.

  • I don’t want to take remote classes  

    FIU has four modalities of academic program delivery. These are outlined in the approved plan and include hybrid, synchronous remote, fully online and face-to-face when it is safe. All classes are designed for flexibility and use a mix of modalities to best meet the needs of both students and faculty.

    You can defer admission up to three terms, Deferring enrollment means you are taking a semester or two to reassess your plans. You need to complete the “change of term form” and include why you are asking for the change. Students deferring their admission or taking a gap year are not guaranteed any scholarships or other financial aid the following term or year. Enrolling in any college-level courses anywhere else could change your status as well as impact future enrollment and admission at FIU. The $200 tuition deposit is non-refundable but will be used to secure your spot as outlined in the form.

  • I’ve been admitted, now what do I do?

    FIU has a number of virtual resources with step-by-step guidance as to what to do next. First you need to accept your admission buy paying the $200 tuition deposit or submitting an acceptable request for a waiver. Next, it’s time for new student virtual orientation. All incoming undergraduate students must do orientation. Not following the instructions for orientation will result in the cancellation of your offer of admission.

First Year Applicants 2021

  • Do I have to take an SAT or ACT?

    The Florida Board of Governors Regulation, 6.002 requires that all first time in college applicants seeking admission to any of the 12 members of the State University System have either an SAT or ACT score. Admission requirements will be made available in August.

  • What if I haven’t done community service?

    This has been an unusual year we know that applicants will have different application materials than those who came before. That’s okay. We know that you may have had to work, help care for family members, we understand “stay at home orders”. We don’t expect that your service, leadership, participation in clubs and organized sports looks the same. It’s okay.

  • My school used P/F or S/U or other grades

    All good. We know. We have already accounted for those grades and you will be given credit for the completion and mastery of the subject with whatever passing grade is on your transcript.

  • When can we come take a tour of campus?

    It is our goal to begin providing structured campus tours in September. We are working with members of FIU Health to determine when we can begin to have small groups back on campus. We know it’s challenging to get to know us from a far, we hope you are taking advantage of our remote resources.

  • How can I meet with someone from Admissions?

    FIU Admission staff is meeting with prospective students through remote resources including Zoom, Skype and Instagram Live. Contact your assigned Admission Recruiter. We are also hosting virtual information sessions and special events all summer, checkout the Visit page.

First Year Applicants

  • I am unable to obtain an official high school transcript

    We know that it has become difficult for many students to acquire official transcripts from high schools, due to school closures, if you are unable to acquire an official transcript, you can upload unofficial transcripts through MyFIU. Should you be admitted and enroll at FIU, you will have a registration hold for all future terms until we receive the official transcript(s).

  • My school is now giving us Pass/Fail Grades; how will that affect my admissions?

    FIU will evaluate the high school transcript as it is presented by the high school. The high school should provide a crosswalk or translation for the grades being used. If they are just giving credit, then the course will count toward the units required under Florida Board of Governors Regulation 6.002 but will not be factored into your grade point average.

  • I was deferred and wanted to use my March/April SAT or ACT for admission.

    We will be making admission decisions based on the academic information you have provided to date. As always, FIU has a process for you to submit additional information for an appeal. Please visit the admission application appeal page for details. 

  • I was registered for the March/April SAT/ACT; what do I do about my scores?

    Under the Florida Board of Governors Regulation 6.002, first-time in college applicants are required to have an SAT or ACT for admission to the State University System. School Day SAT was offered in a number of districts across the state in October; the results of those assessments should be submitted for admission as well as any other attempts of the SAT or ACT even if it was early in your high school career.

    If you have never taken an SAT or ACT, it is recommended that you select the Connect4Success pathway. The Florida State College System does not require an SAT or ACT for admission. You can earn your AA degree and then seamlessly transition to FIU.

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