Do transfer students have to attend orientation?
Yes! All transfer students are required to complete both FIUs Virtual Orientation and an in person Transfer Orientation. You will not be eligible to enroll in courses until both orientations are completed.
Virtual Orientation (fully online) covers important information about your transition to FIU, including key resources you may need during your first term. To access the Virtual Orientation, log into your myFIU account, and scroll down to the Admissions section at the bottom of your Student Center. Click on the Virtual Orientation link.
Transfer Orientation (in person) focuses on transfer credits, financial aid, advising, and registration. You will be eligible to attend this orientation once you complete Virtual Orientation.
For more information or questions about Virtual or Transfer Orientation, visit Orientation and Parent Programs.
Are family members/friends allowed to attend the academic advising session with me during orientation?
After I pay my enrollment deposit, how do I know what classes to take?
in-person Transfer Orientation. It is here where you will receive an updated Panther Degree Audit (PDA) showing how your transfer credits were used to meet FIU requirements. With this information, you will be prepared to meet with your academic advisor and register for the classes you need.
Can I have my transfer courses evaluated by my academic advisor?
I see abbreviations in the Transfer Equivalency Database (TED) and Panther Degree Audit (PDA). What do these mean?
Transfer courses are usually equated directly to FIU courses because they are equivalent. In other cases, transfer courses are not be a direct equivalent to an FIU course, but they can still meet University Core Curriculum (UCC) or other requirements. Some of the most common abbreviations include.
TRF: Transfer Course
ENC: English Composition
NPM: Non-Pure/Mathematics (computer/logic)
SOC: Social Science
GLS: General Life Science/Natural Science
BSC: Biological Science/Natural Science
GPS: General Physical Science/Natural Science
CHM: Chemistry/Natural Science
GRW: Gordon Rule
FFL: Foreign Language
UCC1: University Core Curriculum Category 1
UCC2: University Core Curriculum Category 2
Some of the courses I completed at my transfer institution are not in your Transfer Equivalency Database (TED). Will these courses be evaluated?
When you sign up to attend Transfer Orientation, TTS reviews any pending courses using updated transcripts. If at the point of orientation, you still do not see these courses evaluated, meet with your academic advisor or a Transfer & Transition Services staff member. You will likely need to submit a course equivalency request. For more details, click here.
If you transfer upper-division courses (3000-4000/junior-senior level) in the major, those courses are evaluated in the academic unit, and your academic advisor is the primary point of contact.
What is TED (Transfer Equivalency Database)?
Where do I go if I have a question about my transfer credits, specifically, my transfer credit evaluation?
How will my transfer courses be applied to an FIU degree?
Transfer & Transition Services evaluates courses that meet FIUs University Core Curriculum (UCC) and apply those courses accordingly. Transfer courses that are upper-division (3000-4000/junior-senior level) and may meet major/program requirements are evaluated by the academic unit and applied accordingly.
How do I know what transfer credits FIU will accept?
What is the lowest acceptable grade I can transfer to FIU?
How many transfer credits does FIU accept?
Will FIU accept my military credits?
If I have university-level transfer courses from an institution outside the U.S., will FIU award credit?
I attend college outside the U.S. How can I get my transfer credits evaluated?
I was told that FIU accepts transfer credits from colleges/universities that are accredited? What does that mean?
There are 7 regional accrediting agencies. FIU accepts transfer courses from institutions that are regionally accredited or those that are nationally accredited by the United States Department of Education that also participate in Florida’s Statewide Course Numbering System (SCNS). FIU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
If you are unsure about your transfer institution’s accreditation, check your institution’s website, catalog, or ask a staff member in your institution’s admissions or registrar’s office.
I'm transferring from an institution that is in the quarter system. How will my credits transfer to FIUs semester system?
FIUs semesters (or terms) includes fall and spring, each over a 15-week period (plus a final exam week). There is also a summer semester consisting of three sessions: Summer A (six weeks), Summer B (six weeks), and Summer C (twelve weeks running from the beginning of Summer A through end of Summer B). A short Winter-Mini term is offered in December-January.
If I transfer to FIU with my Associate in Arts (AA) degree, will my University Core Curriculum (UCC) be satisfied?
Does FIU accept AA degrees from colleges outside of Florida?
No. However, if the AA is from a regionally-accredited college or university, FIU accepts up to 60 lower-division transfer credits once we have evaluated those courses. The primary difference between the FL AA and others is this: Students who earn the AA from a public college or university in Florida are guaranteed the full 60 lower-division credits and automatic completion of FIUs University Core Curriculum requirements, while all others require Transfer & Transition Services to evaluate their transfer courses one by one. Because most AA degrees are comparable, students generally receive 60 lower-division credits even when the AA is outside Florida. What tends to happen more often is that students may still be missing 1-2 courses from FIUs University Core Curriculum due to differences in requirements.
What credits does FIU award for passing scores in AP, IB, CLEP?
Where should I send my official scores for AP, IB, CLEP?
Florida International University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 659003
Miami, FL 33265-9003
Who provides academic advising?
What is included in my Student Dashboard?
Your Student Dashboard includes My_eAdvisor, a set of resources and tools to help keep you on track to earning your degree.
- Advisor Contact Information & Appointment Scheduling
- Advisor Notes: Notes from every advising session
- Alerts: Notifications if you are not making progress toward your degree
- Messages: Send and respond to messages with your assigned advisor
- MyMajor: Major Maps with a term-by-term road map to graduation
- Resources: MyMajorMatch (Career) Assessment and Panther Degree Audit (PDA),
What is my advisor's role?
- Meeting with students at least once per term to discuss progress, opportunities, and setbacks.
- Understanding and communicating degree requirements and university policies and procedures.
- Encouraging and guiding students as they define and develop realistic academic and career goals.
- Providing students with information about and strategies for utilizing services on campus.
- Monitoring and documenting students’ progress toward meeting goals and completing degrees.