Ready to take the first step on your FIU journey? From our lush, expansive campus grounds to our nationally-ranked research programs to our diverse student population, there’s a million reasons to choose FIU. We’re creating more opportunities for freshmen like you every term. Follow this checklist to apply and if you need help, contact an admissions counselor.
FIU offers rolling admission during the summer, fall and spring terms. Apply by the deadlines below to be admitted to the term of your choice.
1. Take the SAT or ACT
Students should take the SAT and/or ACT in their junior year, but no later than fall of senior year. Test scores submitted after the deadline will not be considered on applications or scholarships for the upcoming term. Official scores for the SAT can be sent through CollegeBoard.org (code: 5206) and ACT scores through ACT.org (code: 0776). Check what grades you need to get into FIU on the Freshman Pathways.
2. Apply for Financial Aid
Filing for FAFSA before the deadline will make it easier to calculate and deliver your financial aid awards. You should file for FAFSA even if you aren’t sure you’ll qualify. Search for scholarships you could qualify for early as deadlines to apply may vary.
3. Start your Application
The online application takes about 20-30 minutes to complete and will require a $30 application fee. When you begin the online application, be prepared to pay the fee or request a SAT/ACT fee waiver from your high school counselor.
4. Submit Transcript(s)
This includes transcripts from your high school and from any other university you received dual enrollment credits. If you were home schooled, earned your GED or received other non-traditional high school education, follow the instruction below. You must submit your transcripts before the application deadline. Applications without a transcript will be rejected as incomplete.
5. Submit Exam Scores
Submit scores separately if they are not already on your transcript. This applies to advanced placement (AP), CLEP, or any other exam credit scores. AP scores must be a 3 or higher. Scores submitted after the application deadline will not be considered on your application. Consult your high school guidance counselor or contact the Educational Testing Service (ETS) for additional information. See FIU’s accepted exam credits.
6. Submit Residency Documentation
Residency status is used primarily to determine whether students pay in-state or out-of-state tuition. Whether you are a Florida resident, U.S. resident or international student, you are required to submit proof of residency. Failing to provide residency documentation will delay your enrollment.
7. Check Application Status
When you finish your application, you will be assigned a Panther ID and within 1-3 week days you will have access to your MyFIU account where you can check your application status.
If you receive your acceptance letter, congratulations! You're on your way. Start the Admitted checklist to enroll in FIU.
If your application is deferred or denied, not all hope is lost. You may Appeal a denied or deferred decision if your grades have changed or if you retook a test for a higher grade.