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Prospective Students

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There are two kinds of admission requirements:
1. University Admissions Requirements:

All information regarding application, deadlines, costs, and admission requirements can be found at

Note (for students applying to FIU): To be considered for entry into the Bachelor of Science in Communication degree program, incoming transfer students need to have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.

 2. SCJ Admissions Requirements:

Please be aware that admission to FIU does not constitute admission into the School of Communication + Journalism (SCJ).

To obtain full admission/upper division status into SCJ as Lee Caplin School of Journalism & Media majors, FIU undergraduates and transfer students must meet the following minimum requirements.

  • 2.85 cumulative GPA (FIU+ Transfer).
  • MMC 3003 (Journalism + Media Orientation).

These requirements apply only to Journalism + Media majors. SCJ students under the PRAAC and Communication Arts majors should verify their SCJ admission requirements at


Registration Deadlines may be found in the Academic Calendar.

Registration Policies describe policies concerning Registration Week, Open Registration, Late Adds, Dropping and Adding Courses, Grading Options, Audits, and Late Drops.

Transfer Credits

Apply Transfer Coursework to UCC Requirements

The Panther Degree Audit (PDA) automatically recognizes FIU courses, but it is NOT programmed to automatically recognize many transfer courses. That’s why, if you are a transfer student and wish to have your transfer courses applied to the FIU University Core Curriculum (UCC) requirements, you will need to sit with an advisor and identify relevant transfer course work. Please contact your assigned advisor for more information.

Apply Transfer Coursework to SCJ Major Requirements

Transfer students may receive credit for comparable Florida state communication courses in accordance with Statue 1007.24(7) or for a maximum of 6 semester hours of communication courses previously taken at another academic institutions with a grade of ‘B’ or higher in each course. Each school has the discretion of using transfer course work in partial fulfillment of major requirements. For more information, contact your assigned advisor in the SCJ Office of Student Services.