Florida International University


As Miami’s first and only public research university, offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, FIU is worlds ahead in its service to the academic and local community.

Designated as a top-tier research institution, FIU emphasizes research as a major component in the university’s mission. TheHerbert Wertheim College of Medicine and the School of Computing and Information Sciences’ Discovery Lab, are just two of many colleges, schools, and centers that actively enhance the university’s ability to set new standards through research initiatives.

Why choose Florida International University?

Our colleges and schools offer more than 200 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs and have collectively graduated nearly 200,000 alumni.

For over four decades, FIU has positioned itself as one of South Florida’s anchor institutions by solving some of the greatest challenges of our time. In the next decade, we’ll spend billions of dollars on research and instruction, and $500M on new facilities.

This, along with expanded advising, 21st-century instruction, more internships and job placements, will ensure that you’ll be able to compete in our evolving world.

Whether in South Florida or elsewhere, our students want a high-quality education to help them become global citizens, capable of making a difference.

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To apply, find yourself on the list below. Make sure to follow our admissions checklist to be certain we have everything we need to process your application:

  • Freshman Applicants: First-time college students start here.
  • Transfer Applicants: If you’re transferring from another college or university, start here.
  • International: If you live outside of the U.S., start here.

Dates & Deadlines
Listed below are priority dates for the 2015-2016 academic year. Admissions decisions are made on a space-available basis once these dates have passed. Students that apply by November 1 for Fall 2015 will be invited to apply for merit based scholarships.

Entry Requirements

You must submit the following:

  • Online Application for Fall 2015 by November 1
    to be eligible for merit based scholarships
  • $30 application fee
  • English Language Proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS)

If you are a freshman student you will also need the following:

  • Official high school transcripts (with translation if required)
  • SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores submitted to FIU, visit College Board or call (866) 756-7346 (school code 5206). To have ACT scores submitted, visit ACT.org or call (319) 337-1313 (school code 0776)

If you are a transfer student you will also need the following:

  • NACES course-by-course evaluation of transcripts
  • If you have less than 60 transferable credits, you must also submit your high school transcripts (with translation if needed) and SAT and/or ACT scores

Dates & Deadlines

Listed below are priority dates for the 2015-2016 academic year. Admissions decisions are made on a space-available basis once these dates have passed. Students that apply by November 1 for Fall 2015 will be invited to apply for merit based scholarships.

Dual Admission Program

The Dual Admission Program is a pathway and an opportunity for your four-year degree. You are invited to complete your first two years of college by earning Associate in Arts degree (AA) at one of the participating colleges of your choice.  If you earn the Associate in Arts within a 3-year time frame, you will be provided automatic admission into FIU for completion of your last years of classes for a Bachelor’s degree from FIU. Further details can be found in the 2014 Dual Admission Brochure.

Our Dual Admission Program enhances Florida’s 2 +2 Pathway to Success Program.  With the 2+2 program, once you complete an Associate’s degree you are provided guaranteed admission into one of the 11 state universities, but not necessarily one of your choices.  With our program, not only do we provide guaranteed admission to FIU, but we also provide workshops and personalized advising to get you on a clear pathway to university completion.  Students who participate in the Dual Admission Program are more likely to make the transition to FIU than similar students who do not accept the invitation.

Program Requirements

As a participant, you must meet certain requirements in order to obtain admission to FIU:

  • Accept your admission into the Dual Admission Program. Log in to my.fiu.edu and accept your participation.
  • Choose a participating college and complete your Associates in Arts degree.
  • Attend the Dual Admission student orientation held at by the college you have chosen to attend.
  • Register for courses at your participating college and complete your Associates in Arts coursework within 3 years of accepting the DAP offer.


Florida International University (FIU) is a public university in the state of Florida, governed by a board of trustees. The 13 members of theBoard of Trustees are appointed by the Governor of the State of Florida and the Board of Governors of the State University System.

Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, FIU is led by President Mark B. Rosenberg. He, along with the other members of his executive team (listed below), direct the academic and administrative activities of the University.

Florida International University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

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