- How can I speak with an advisor?
- Is there a summer attendance requirement at FIU?
Students entering with fewer than 60 credit hours are required to enroll in a minimum of 9 credit hours in the summer as required by the Florida Board of Education. These hours can be spread out over the course of earning your degree at FIU.
- I’m an international student. How do I apply to FIU?
Visit International Admissions for how to apply as an undergraduate or graduate student.
- I am a student athlete. How do I apply to FIU?
- I went to another college or university and now I want to come to FIU. How do I apply?
Once a student leaves high school and begins college courses they must apply as a Transfer Applicant. In addition, they need to have a 2.0 GPA and be in good academic standing at the last institution.
- I am currently attending another university. How do I apply to FIU as a transient student?
Students attending other institutions can take classes at FIU by applying as a Guest Applicant.
- When is the best time to apply to FIU?
Admission deadlines are posted on the application checklists. FIU admits students on a rolling basis as applications are completed and all supporting documents are received. Once a pathway, term or major is full, we will no longer admit students to that major, term or pathway. Students can apply as early as July of their senior year. But in order to be invited to apply for a merit scholarship you must be admitted before the Scholarships deadline.
- How can I check the progress or current status of my application?
- What if I have received a letter of deferred admission or alternate term admission?
- A Deferred admission decision means that we have not been able to make a decision based on the academic credentials you have submitted. We would like for you to send us your first semester grades in January and/or any new SAT or ACT scores you may have. In addition to receiving a letter, we will also contact you via email. Please make sure to check your email regularly for updated information regarding your deferred admission status.
- If you were admitted to Early Fall, but applied for fall, this is the pathway you have qualified for based on your academic credentials. We will provide you with a window appeal this decision during the first two weeks of March. This will be an online process so please visit us online at admissions.fiu.edu on March 1 for details. Emails to the Office of Admission or any staff will not be considered as an appeal at this time.
- What if I am a student doing a gap year for a mission or Israel Birthright Trip?
You may defer your enrollment up to 1 year. Request an enrollment deferral when you update your application and we will update you to the following year in the same term as you were admitted (early fall 2018 to early fall 2019; fall 2018 to fall 2019; etc.).
- What if a student major is full?
You will have to update your application to another term.
- When is the scholarship deadline?
Deadlines for merit scholarships and Raise.Me can be found under Scholarships.
- Do you “super-score” tests for scholarship consideration?
Yes, we will take different sections of either the SAT/ACT and count the best individual sections from each test while reviewing your requirements for scholarships.
SAT scores are calculated using critical reading, math, and writing scores. ACT scores are calculated using the highest composite score, including the writing portion of the exam.
- If I retake the SAT or ACT after the deadline, can I be considered for scholarships?
Not for merit scholarships. Students needed to have the test scores prior to the deadline. See Scholarships for other options.
- I'm a returning student. Can I still earn a merit scholarship?
No. Merit scholarships are only available for incoming freshmen or transfer students for the term in which they begin their degree at FIU. Even if you qualified for one when you first started at FIU, you will not qualify when you return.