As South Florida’s first and only public research university, FIU welcomes nearly 9,000 transfer students every year. We make it easy for you to transfer through partnerships with other Florida public and community colleges and through campus life programs to get you feeling the Panther spirit. Follow this checklist to apply and if you need help, just 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.
Summer A/C 2021
Summer B 2021
Early Fall 2021
1. Verify Transfer Credits
Whether you have a few credits or you have your associates degree, you need to verify your transfer credits. The process determines which of your earned credit hours are transferable to FIU. FIU may not accept all credits and certain credits may not count for the same classes (for example an English course at one college may not count as an English credit at FIU). You can verify your credits by:
- Searching the Transfer Equivalency Database
- Using transfer guides
- Learning more about the transfer credit policy
Military Transfer Students - Learn more about transferring military credits and find out how to receive your educational benefits from the office of Veterans and Military Affairs.
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.
4. Submit Transcript(s)
This includes transcripts from any college or university you’ve attended. Students who do not have an associate’s degree or have 60 or fewer transferable credits will also need to submit their SAT/ACT scores and high school transcript. 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. See 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 denied, not all hope is lost. You may Appeal a denied decision if your grades have changed or if you retook a test for a higher score.