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!
Requirements for the Application
Online application with
Official High School
*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.
*ONLY FOR APPLICANTS BEFORE FALL 2019:
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.
World Education Services PO Box 745
New York, NY 10113-0745
www.wes.org | firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. PO Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
414.289.3400 | www.ece.org
We accept the following versions of electronic transcripts:
Faster (All FL public institutions)
SMART/Joint Service Transcript Military records
Mail official hard copy transcripts to:
Office of Graduate and 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
Micronesia, Federated States
St Vincent and the Grenadines
United Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Papua New Guinea
Canada (except Quebec)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Virgin Islands (British)
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
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.
1 MARCH Submit Documents
Deposit Deadline April 26, 2019
15 MARCH Submit Documents
Deposit Deadline April 26, 2019
EARLY FALL/SUMMER B
1 JULY Submit Documents
Deposit Deadline August 1, 2019
1 NOVEMBER Submit Documents
Deposit Deadline December 16, 2018
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.
Under the Florida Articulation agreement, students who receive an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree from a Florida public community college is guaranteed admission with the exception of limited access programs.*
An Associate of Arts degree from any Florida public community and junior college ensures an orderly transfer to FIU. Students who receive the Associate of Arts degree are classified as juniors and satisfy the FIU’s general education requirements.
Transfer students have the opportunity for admission to FIU through a simple process. Requirements for 2 + 2 students is that they complete basic Math and English courses (usually the first 30 credits in college) and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA for the majority of the academic program. Transfer students also are eligible to apply to the FIU Honors College.
*Limited access programs are selective in admission and require additional criteria. Please contact the academic department or university catalog for specific requirements.
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