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Transfer Application Checklist

1. Check Admissions Requirements

Students transferring to FIU from a Florida public community college having earned an associate degree (AA or AS) automatically qualify for admission to the university through the statewide 2+2 Partnership.

Students who are transferring from a Florida community college without an associate's or with fewer than 60 credits will be required to submit additional documents to prove admission qualification. All other transfer students must follow the regular admissions process.

College or Program Admission

Transfers who are starting their third year of college (or are near earning 60 credits) should consider what degree to major in. If you are entering FIU with your AA or AS, you must apply to the college or program of your choice in addition to university application. Admission to FIU does not guarantee acceptance into limited access programs. Check that you qualify for admission to your degree program before applying.

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2. 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:

Learn 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.

3. Apply

The online application takes about 20-30 minutes to complete and will require a $30 application fee. When you begin the online application, be prepared to pay this fee or request an application fee waiver from your current school.

4. Submit Documents

Even if you have completed the application, you will not be considered for admission until you have submitted all your documents. All documents must be submitted before the deadline to qualify for admission. As a transfer, you'll need the following:

  • Official college transcripts - Visit Undergraduate Admissions for how to submit transcripts.
  • Residency documentation - Residency status is used primarily to determine whether students pay in-state or out-of-state tuition. Whether you are claiming Florida residency or are an out-of-state or international student, you are required to submit proof of residency. Learn how to establish residency.


If you have 60 or fewer transferable credits you will also need to submit:

  • Official high school transcripts - Visit Undergraduate Admissions for how to submit transcripts.
  • Official SAT/ACT scores - Official scores for the SAT (code: 5206) or ACT (code: 0776) are sent directly from or
  • CLEP, AP, and IB scores - Submit scores separately if they are not listed on your transcripts. Visit the University Testing Center to learn more about earning testing credits.

If you are a freshman who is a non-U.S. citizen, see international admissions for other necessary documents.

5. Check Admission Status

When you finish your application, you will be assigned a Panther ID and within 1-3 days you will have access to your MyFIU account where you can check your application status.

If you receive your acceptance letter, congratulations! Your journey is just beginning. Confirm your acceptance and start the admitted student process to enroll in FIU.

If you haven't heard back yet, don't worry, there are many paths to FIU:

  • Admissions appeal – In some cases, students who have been denied admissions may submit an appeal. The admissions committee will require additional information to review your appeal.