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Undergraduate Transfer Students

Students with less than 60 transferable credits

Transfer students with less than 60 transferable credits have the same admissions criteria as non-transfer students (or FTIC students). Transfer students with less than 60 transferable credits will need to complete all program, state, and FIU requirements that were not previously completed or transferred over at FIU. 

After being admitted into FIU, transfer students with less than 60 transferable credits must satisfy all of the below prerequisites if not previously completed or if not transferred over. Transfer students with less than 60 transferable credits are advised to work with an academic advisor at their transfer institution and at FIU to determine if any of the below requirements were previously met.

Transfer Students with an Associate of Arts Degree from a Florida Public Institution

Transfer students with an Associate of Arts degree from a Florida public institution will automatically satisfy the following requirements:

After being admitted into FIU, transfer students with an Associate of Arts degree from a Florida public institution must satisfy all of the below prerequisites if not previously completed or if not transferred over. Transfer students with an Associate of Arts degree from a Florida public institution are advised to work with an academic advisor at their transfer institution and at FIU to determine if any of the below requirements were previously met.

Transfer Students with a Bachelor’s Degree from a Regionally Accredited U.S. Institution

Transfer students with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution will automatically satisfy the following requirements:

After being admitted into FIU, transfer students with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution must satisfy all of the below prerequisites if not previously completed or if not transferred over. Transfer students with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution are advised to work with an academic advisor at their transfer institution and at FIU to determine if any of the below requirements were previously met.

Transfer Students with an Associate of Arts Degree from a Non-Florida (Out-of-State) or Private (Florida or Non-Florida) Institution

Transfer students with an Associate of Arts degree from a non-Florida institution (a U.S. institution outside of Florida) or a private institution (a private U.S. institution either within or outside of Florida) have to be evaluated on a case by case basis by having an FIU advisor review the students’ transcripts to evaluate which requirements and courses will transfer over to FIU. 

After being admitted into FIU, transfer students with an Associate of Arts degree from a non-Florida or private institution must satisfy all of the below prerequisites if not previously completed or if not transferred over. Transfer students with an Associate of Arts degree from a non-Florida or private institution are advised to work with an academic advisor at their transfer institution and at FIU to determine if any of the below requirements were previously met.

International Transfer Students from a Non-U.S. Institution

International transfer students who completed post-secondary credits at a non-U.S institution have to be evaluated on a case by case basis by having an FIU advisor review the students’ transcripts to evaluate which requirements and courses will transfer over to FIU.

After being admitted into FIU, international transfer students who completed post-secondary credits at a non-U.S. institution must satisfy all of the below prerequisites if not previously completed or if not transferred over. It is advised to international transfer students who completed post-secondary credits at a non-U.S. institution to work with an academic advisor at their transfer institution and at FIU to determine if any of the below requirements were previously met.

International transfer students must also meet additional admission requirements required for international students, including:

Please note, international transfer students applying to an online program at FIU will not require a student visa, and, hence, will not need to submit a declaration and certification of finances.  Since the online programs at FIU are entirely online, students will not need to travel to the U.S. to complete the degree. 

Read on for the most current information on requirements for international students.

Step-by-Step Guide to a Seamless Transition for Transfer Students

Below are recommended steps for transfer students at various levels of credit completion at their transfer institution. Transfer students are able to apply to transfer to FIU at any moment regardless of the number of credits the student has previously completed.  

Transfer Students with 0 to 15 Completed Credits

Transfer Students with 15 to 30 Completed Credits

Transfer Students with 30 to 45 Completed Credits

Transfer Students with 45 to 60 Completed Credits

Description of State and FIU Requirements to be completed by Each Student Prior to Graduation

State and University Requirement – Lower Division University Core Curriculum (UCC)

Any student transferring to Florida International University without an AA degree from a Florida public institution or without a previous Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution is required to fulfill the UCC requirements.

The UCC is a broad, well-defined curriculum designed to help students think critically, analytically, and creatively. It consists of 36 credit hours, all of which have the possibility of being fulfilled through transfer credits. Hence, it is vital for students to:

Transfer students with a previous Associate of Arts degree from a Florida public institution or a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution will be able to waive this requirement. 

Read on for the most updated UCC information.

University Requirements – Global Learning

Global Learning courses are part of FIU’s Global Learning for Global Citizenship, which is an initiative enabling students to act as engaged global citizens. All transfer students are required to complete 2 Global Learning courses at FIU. Transfer students with a previous bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution will be able to waive this requirement. For the most updated information on Global Learning courses, please go here.

State Requirements - Foreign Language Competency or FLENT/FLEX

The Foreign Language Competency or FLENT/FLEX requirement is a foreign language requirement requiring students to complete any of the following options at FIU:

Students who have completed any of the following options are able to waive the Foreign Language Competency or FLENT/FLEX requirement:

For the most updated information on the FLENT/FLEX requirement, please go here.

State Requirement – Summer Enrollment

The Summer Enrollment requirement requires all students to complete at least 9 credit hours during one or more summer semester terms at a university in the Florida State University System (not necessarily at FIU) prior to graduation.

Students who have completed any of the following options are able to waive the Summer Enrollment requirement: