Transferability refers to the
conditions under which the University accepts credits from other post-secondary
institutions. Applicability of credit toward a degree refers to the prerogative
of the respective academic division to count specific credit toward a student’s
degree requirements. Collegiate work will be considered for transfer
credit from post-secondary institutions that are fully accredited by a
regional accrediting association or nationally accredited institution who participate in Florida's Statewide Common Course Numbering System.
How will my transfer courses be applied to an FIU degree?
- The Office of Undergraduate
Admissions will evaluate the acceptability of total credits transferable
to the University.
- Transfer credits will then be
applied as appropriate to a student’s degree program. The authority to
apply such credit to the degree rests with:
- The Transfer & Transition
Services office for University Core Curriculum (UCC) requirements,
- The Academic Department of the
student’s major for upper division and prerequisite
Note: Some prerequisites may be included as part of the UCC.
How many credits will FIU accept?
A maximum of 60 lower division
semester hours taken at a two-year or a four-year institution may be counted
toward a degree at the University. A maximum of 30 upper division
semester hours taken at a senior institution may be counted toward a degree at
the University. Lower division courses in excess of 60 semester hours may serve
to meet specific course requirements for an FIU degree, but credit hours
represented by these courses will not reduce the number of credit hours to be
completed at the University.
lowest grade that I can transfer in?
A grade of ‘D’ will be accepted for transfer credit, although
it may not satisfy specific requirements. However, such a grade in coursework
in the major field is subject to review and approval by the appropriate
Does FIU accept Military credits?
Yes. Credit earned for military
experience/education will be transferred and evaluated in consultation with faculty based on the credit recommendations
of the American Council on Education (ACE). Military students should contact the
Transfer and Transition Services office for all military credit related questions.