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We’re glad you’re coming back to finish your degree. All degree-seeking FIU students who stopped taking courses for 3 or more consecutive terms (excluding military withdrawals) are required to reapply for admission to return to FIU. Students must meet the current university and degree requirements to be admitted.

Return with fewer than 60 credits

Apply as a Freshman Applicant

Academic Amnesty Policy

Academic amnesty helps students who left FIU with a GPA below 2.0 or were academically dismissed from the university get a fresh start. Returning students who have not enrolled in any university or college for at least 6 calendar years can apply for academic amnesty.

If readmitted, students will begin with a 0.0 GPA. However, credit from previous university courses, in which a grade "C" or better was earned may be applied towards a degree (subject to determination by the college of the student's major). All prior courses attempted and grade received will be on the student's transcript. Students applying to a limited access program must meet the admission criteria of the program. Admitted students may not petition for any retroactive change on their academic record.

Download Amnesty/Salvage Form

Return with 60 or more credits

Apply as a Transfer Applicant

Academic Salvage Policy

Academic salvage helps students who left FIU with a GPA below 2.0 or were academically dismissed from the university. Returning students who have received an associate of arts (AA) degree from another Florida public institution can apply for academic salvage.

If readmitted, students will begin with a new FIU GPA of 0.0 and will be credited with a maximum of 60 semester credit hours. Students must follow the regular readmission application process and complete the salvage form for consideration to be determined by the student's academic dean.

Download Amnesty/Salvage Form