Transfer Student
    Application Process

    An international transfer is a student who has fully enrolled in a 2 or 4 year higher education institution and would like to continue their academic career at FIU.

    U.S Passport holders and permanent residents studying abroad are not considered international transfers.

    All it takes is about 30 minutes to apply to FIU as an international transfer student. Ready? Scroll down to begin!

    Transfer Student Application Process

    Requirements for
    the Application

    Online Application

    Online application with
    $30 Fee

    online application

    Official College/University

    *We may request supplementary documents once initial review of the application is complete

    Documents We Need

    1. Online Application

    To apply you will need to create an account on FIU’s main application page. Once you have created your login information and completed the application, you will be prompted to submit a $30 application fee (steps for payment will be provided when creating your account). For speedy processing, please have a major credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express, or Discover) available. After successfully submitting your application, a confirmation e-mail will be sent which will include your next steps.

    2. College/University Transcripts

    In order to begin the evaluation process we will need your most recent college/university transcripts. As of Fall 2019, we will review all college/university transcripts in-house at no additional charge to students. We will review all courses with posted grades and make note of any pending courses (that you may currently be enrolled in). If your transcripts are not in English, you must also submit an official translation of your transcript along with the original documents.


    Foreign college/university transcripts require a course-by-course evaluation, with a calculated U.S.- equivalent grade-point average. We will only accept these evaluations from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or through the recommended agencies located below. Official evaluations must be sent directly to FIU from the evaluation service with one exception: Chinese language transcripts from Tianjin University of Commerce which will be evaluated by FIU for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management program.

    If your transcripts are not in English, you must also submit an official translation of your transcript along with the original documents.

    NOTE: Transcripts become FIU property once submitted and will not be returned to the applicant or forwarded to any other institution. Please do not send us your original transcript/diploma if no other copy exists.

    For more information on submitting your transcripts please visit: How to Submit Your Pending Documents

    Josef Silny & Associates
    7101 SW 102 Avenue
    Miami, FL 33171
    (t) 305.273.1616 | (f) 305.273.1338 |

    World Education Services
    PO Box 745
    New York, NY 10113-0745
    212.966.6311 |

    Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
    PO Box 514070
    Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
    414.289.3400 |

    We accept the following versions of electronic transcripts:

    (All FL public institutions)

    SMART/Joint Service Transcript
    Military records


    Credentials eScrip-Safe

    Transcripts and other official documents can be sent to us by mail using the addresses below:


    Office of  International Admissions
    Florida International University
    11200 SW 8th Street, Miami FL 33199
    SASC Building Room 440

    Regular Mail:

    Office of  International Admissions
    Florida International University
    P.O. Box 659004 Miami, FL 33265-9004

    3. Supplementary Documents

    Upon review of your application we may request additional documentation for admissions consideration (this can include English Proficiency Test.)

    *A maximum of 90 credits (60 lower division and 30 upper division at the discretion of the academic department) transfer over to the degree program at FIU no matter the number of credits that are considered transferable. How the credits are transferred and applied to your bachelor’s degree at FIU depends on the academic program of interest and will be determined only once you are admitted.

    English Language Requirements

    English language requirements for transfer students can be tricky, but that means more ways to show your proficiency without testing. Applicants from non-English speaking countries, including internationally educated American students, must demonstrate proficiency in English
    – TOEFL iBT/PBT 80/550
    – IELTS 6.5
    – ENC 1101 with a C or better taken at a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or as previously articulated by Transfer and Transition Services
    – FIU’s English Language Institute Level Six: Successful completion with passing grades for all content areas
    – Applicants from institutions with regional accreditation or other English speaking countries who hold an undergraduate or graduate degree. Transfer applicants from U.S. regionally accredited high school, IB, AP, A-level or other advanced standing credits on a case-by-case basis.

    English proficiency exempt countries

    Antigua and Barbuda Fiji Mauritius South Africa
    Australia Gambia Micronesia, Federated States St Vincent and the Grenadines
    Bahamas Ghana Montserrat Swaziland
    Barbados Grenada Namibia Tanzania
    Belize Guam New Zealand United Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
    Bermuda Guyana Nigeria Uganda
    Botswana Ireland Papua New Guinea United Kingdom
    Brunei Darussalam Jamaica Philippines United States
    Canada (except Quebec) Kenya Saint Helena Vanuatu
    Cayman Islands Kiribati Saint Kitts and Nevis Virgin Islands (British)
    Christmas Island Liberia Saint Lucia Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    Dominica Malawi Seychelles Zambia
    Eritrea Malta Sierra Leone Zimbabwe
    Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Marshall Islands Singapore

    Dates & Deadlines

    Admission is determined on a space-available basis as applications are completed. Every time you submit a new document we add it to your file for review.
    Although we work on a rolling-admissions basis, it is imperative you complete your application by dates corresponding to your intended term of entry.

    Submit Documents

    Deposit Deadline April 26, 2019
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    Deposit Deadline April 26, 2019
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    Deposit Deadline August 1, 2019
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    Deposit Deadline December 16, 2019

    Pathways to FIU Admission

    Admission to FIU is selective. Every year we receive thousands of applications from students with varying academic profiles. We consider each student for admission to a best-fit term based on their entire academic profile. For this reason, FIU created several pathways to admission.

    Below is a description of each pathway. We also include a chart detailing the admissions criteria for each pathway toward the bottom of each section to help guide you towards your best-fit admission to FIU.

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