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Guaranteed Admission Policy

Our Guaranteed Admission Policy means that students who meet certain criteria are guaranteed admission to FIU Online. Learn about the various paths to automatic admission, and the next steps to continue your education at FIU Online.

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 timeframe, 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 Connect4Success Admission Brochure.

If you are a Connect4Success student ready to transition back to FIU, please log in to my.fiu.edu to activate your application. You will also need to send your most recent transcripts. If you were not able to attend your Connect4Success orientation, please refer to the Connect4Success website for more information.

About The Program

The FIU Connect4Success Program is a partnership program established in 2006 among our university and area colleges, which include: Miami Dade College, Broward College, Florida Keys Community College, and Palm Beach State College. By participating in this program, you will be part of a select group of students who will be able to complete their four-year degree in no time. 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 timeframe, you will be provided automatic admission into FIU for completion of your last years of classes for a Bachelor's degree from FIU.

Our Connect4Success 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 the one of your choice. 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 Connect4Success Program are more likely to make the transition to FIU than similar students who do not accept the invitation.

You must keep in mind that although this program does provide you with a guaranteed pathway to attend FIU at the end of your Associates degree, it does not mean that you are also guaranteed admission into any limited access program or restricted major that requires students to have completed prerequisite courses and meet selective admissions criteria for that major. Hence, it is important that you keep in mind your major’s requirements and your overall goal, but our advisors will be there to help you whether you are at one of the community colleges or have transferred to FIU.

Contacts

FIU Transfer and Transition Services

For information on general transfer policies and requirements, Connect4Success Program workshops, scholarships and more, please go to transfer.fiu.edu or contact us at transfer@fiu.edu.

FAQs

What Is The Connect4Success Program?
The Connect4Success 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 AA within a 3-year timeframe, you will be provided automatic admission into FIU for completion of your last years of classes for a Bachelor’s degree from FIU.

What Are The Benefits Of The Connect4Success Program?
A guaranteed next step to FIU. Provided you complete the AA degree in 3 years, you will already know where your next step will be to obtain your four-year degree.

Is The Information Session Mandatory?
Yes. It is important that students attend the Information Session from the college that they choose in order to know their next steps. This important orientation will provide you and your family with information on financial aid, advising, registration, and student life at the partner college of your choice.

Do I Have To Attend The College In The County I Live In?
No. You may choose any of the four partner colleges.

I Changed My Mind About The College I Want To Go To After Being Accepted. May I Update My College Choice?
Yes. Please e-mail Dolores.Medina@fiu.edu for updates on your college selection.

I Am About To Complete My AA Degree. What Are My Next Steps?
You will need to log in to your student portal, my.fiu.edu once you have completed 45+ credits. You can let us know that you will be transitioning by clicking on the Dual Admission Application form link. After completing this form you will need to send your most recent transcripts to FIU.

Do I Need To Apply Again?
No. One of the benefits of participating in the Connect4Success program is that you do not have to submit another application.

What If I Do Not Finish My Associate of Arts Degree Within 3 Years?
If you do not complete your AA within the 3 years, you will need to submit another admissions application.

Can I Change My Major Once I Go To FIU?
Yes. However, you are not guaranteed admission to limited access majors, including but not limited to Architecture and Nursing.

Can I Transfer Before I Receive My Associate of Arts Degree?
No. Once you have accepted participation in the Connect4Success program, you will need to complete your Associate of Arts degree before you transfer.

Will FIU Accept My Preparatory Courses?
No, FIU will not accept preparatory (remedial) courses.