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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.

Important Dates

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.

Application Deadlines
Spring 2019November 15
Early Fall (Summer B) 2019March 19
Fall 2019April 15
Spring 2020December 2
Last Test Dates Considered for Admission
Early Fall (Summer B)December 1 - SAT
February 9 - ACT
Fall 2019March 9 - SAT
February 9 - ACT
Spring 2020June 1 - SAT
July 13 - ACT

Financial Aid Deadlines



Students Impacted by Hurricane Michael

Students who will not meet these deadlines due to the impact of Hurricane Michael, please contact:

D’Angelo Johnson

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 (code: 5206) and ACT scores through (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.

Residency Forms and Information

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.

Students who have received a letter of deferred admission or alternate term admission:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 on March 1 for details. Emails to the Office of Admission or any staff will not be considered as an appeal at this time.

Other Steps

  • International Students

    International students must submit English language proficiency exams and other documents to apply to FIU. Visit International Admissions to learn about how to apply, life at FIU and much more. 

    International Freshman Application Process

  • Home Education Students

    Applicants must present their home education program’s equivalent of a high school diploma or transcript. An applicant whose high school educational program are not measured in Carnegie Units must present a combined test score of a minimum of 1140 on the SAT or a minimum composite score of 23 on the ACT to be considered for admission to FIU. with all subscores demonstrating college readiness (in accordance with minimum standards set by the Florida Board of Governors regulation). Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to FIU. FIU may request additional documentation to demonstrate college readiness.

  • GED Students

    Applicants must present official GED results and official transcripts or any partial high school completion. Applicants with a GED from any state must achieve a total score of 600, with no subscore lower than 150 and a minimum test score of 1090 SAT or a minimum composite score of 21 on the ACT with all subscores demonstrating college readiness (in accordance with minimum standards set by the Florida Board of Governors regulation). Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to FIU.