Students attending other institutions (universities or colleges) can take classes at FIU while they are home for the summer or any other time. Since these students plan to transfer classes from FIU back to their primary institution, they are classified as transients by the State of Florida.
1. Talk with your advisor
Transient students continue to be advised by their primary institution, which determines whether they have met the necessary prerequisites before enrolling in the FIU class.
- Students from Florida public universities: Students attending a college or university in the Florida State University System can apply to FIU by visiting FloridaShines. Once your application is approved, you will be notified by FloridaShines. Your FIU Panther ID, registration date and other information will be included in the ‘Comments’ area of your form. Learn more applying as a Florida transient student.
- Students from private or out-of-state universities: Students coming to FIU from a private school or a school outside Florida must apply using the Non-degree Seeking Application. Learn more about applying as an out-of-state non-degree student.
Once you have started an application, you can access your account through the student portal, MyFIU.
3. Transfer Credits
When you have completed your FIU course(s) and grades have posted, you must order an official transcript through MyFIU to transfer credits to your home institution. Visit OneStop to find out how to Order Transcripts from FIU.