Transfer & Transition Services

FIU Connect4Success

FIU Connect4Success, formerly known as the Dual Admission Program (DAP), ensures that students enrolled at partner colleges transition to the university with greater ease and academic readiness. Students in the program benefit from the strengths of two public Florida institutions that stand together to provide a high-quality undergraduate education.

As Connect4Success students, you are guaranteed admission to FIU upon completion of your AA degree (within 3 years) at any Florida state college*

Your AA degree will automatically satisfy the lower-division general education requirements (i.e. the University Core Curriculum) and a maximum of 60 lower division credits will count toward your Bachelor’s degree at FIU.

However, please be advised that you may still be required to fulfill lower-division prerequisites based on your major of choice.

*Students are guaranteed admission to the university, but not necessarily to the major of their choice. (See number 4 under ‘What You Need to Know!’ for more information.)

Your Critical Reminders:
  • Do not submit a new admissions application to the university. You will simply update the application you submitted to FIU when you first applied. (See number 3 under ‘What You Need to Know!’)
  • Submit a final transcript with your AA degree ‘posted’ within your first semester at FIU.

What you need to know.

  1. College Transfer Guides
    Attention Miami Dade College and Broward College students! Don’t know what courses to take in preparation for your transfer? These transfer guides provide detailed information regarding all majors at FIU and their admissions requirements. To access the guides click here.
  2. Advising and Workshop Information

    Bridge advisors are advisors from FIU who assist Connect4Success students in their successful transition to FIU. They help identify appropriate FIU majors, common prerequisites, GPA requirements, and more to ensure that students are fully transfer ready after completing their AA degree! You can visit a Bridge Advisor at Miami Dade College (MDC) or Broward College (BC). Their contact information is below:

    • Alexander Pantaleon
    • MDC Kendall – Monday, Thursday, and Friday
      Building R, 101
      MDC Wolfson - Tuesday and Wednesday
      Room 3317 Building 3

    • Christina Andrial
    • MDC Kendall – Monday-Friday
      Building R, 243

    • Emmanuella Sainthilaire
    • MDC North – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
      Building 1, 1104
      MDC Hialeah - Wednesdays
      Room 2101 (Bldg.2)

    • Schnider Joseph
    • InterAmerican Campus - Second Thursday of every month
      Room 1112 (Bldg. 1)

    • Esther Archange
    • BC South – Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
      Building 68, 250B

    • BC Miramar West (FIU at I-75) – Tuesdays
      Room 314

    • Yanella Gilbert
    • Lake Worth - Monday- Friday
      Monday-Thursday (May 12 - August 11, 2017)
      ETA 204

    Targeted workshops are offered throughout the year. Check your partner college email regularly to stay informed of dates and times. Workshops fill up fast so RSVP as soon as you get your invitation!

    0-30 credits: Meet & Greet and Individual Advising
    30-45 credits: Group Advising Session
    45-60 credits: Final Transition Workshop

  3. Admissions

    We recommend that you begin the transition process one-two semesters prior to your desired start date. If you haven’t done so already, please visit the Connect4Success website, and click on “Returning” for more information.

  4. Limited Access Programs

    Students applying to limited access programs should pay special attention to application deadlines and GPA requirements, which differ from the general admission parameters. In addition, many programs require that a separate application and/or a complete set of transcripts be submitted to the specific college/school. The following FIU programs are designated as competitive admissions

    • Accounting
    • Architecture (Graduate Program)
    • Business Administration
      • Finance
      • Human Resource Management
      • International Business
      • Management
      • Management Information Systems
      • Marketing
      • Real Estate
    • Communication
      • Advertising
      • Digital Media Studies
      • Journalism
      • Public Relations
    • Dietetics and Nutrition
    • Health Service Administration
    • Hospitality Management
      • Beverage Management
      • Culinary Management
      • Hotel/Lodging Management
      • Restaurant/Foodservice Management
      • Event Management
      • Travel and Tourism Management
    • Interior Design (Graduate Program)
    • Landscape Architecture (Graduate Program)
    • Music
    • Nursing
    • Social Work
  5. Transfer Student Orientation

    All transfer students are required to complete an online Virtual Orientation. You will have access to view the orientation through your FIU student portal ( once you pay your $200 enrollment deposit. You will receive valuable information regarding university policies, financial aid, transfer equivalencies, student life and resources, and academic programs. You can stop and restart where you left off, and can always log back in to use the Real-Time Reminders and revisit your Topics of Interest.

    Once you have completed the Virtual Orientation, you will be able to sign up for an on-campus Advising & Registration Day. Advising & Registration Day is your first opportunity to meet with your academic advisor and register for classes. For more information, please visit the Orientation website, and/or contact Orientation and Parent Programs:

    Modesto Maidique Campus
    GC 189
    Tel: 305.348-6414
    Fax: 305.348-6483

    Biscayne Bay Campus
    WUC 256
    Tel: 305.348-6414
    Fax: 305.348-6483

    New transfer students should also consider participating in the annual Transfer Panther Camp. You will have the opportunity to build relationships with other incoming transfer students, learn about FIU culture, develop leadership skills, and more! For more information, go to PantherCamp.

  6. Know your FIU Majors!
    My Major is a unique tool that provides in-depth information on all of the FIU majors, their admissions criteria, career opportunities, department contact information and most importantly, your Major Map, which is a semester-by-semester academic plan designed for a timely graduation.
  7. State & University Requirements
    Aside from major course requirements, all students are required to meet certain University and State requirements. We recommend that you look to your Panther Degree Audit (PDA) to determine whether those respective sections are showing as 'satisfied'.
    University Requirements:
    1. University Core Curriculum (UCC)
      * Automatically satisfied with an AA from a Florida public college/university
    2. Global Learning
    State Requirements:
    1. Foreign Language Competency or FLENT/FLEX
    2. Summer Enrollment
      * Automatically satisfied with 60 or more transfer credits.
  8. Panther Degree Audit (PDA)
    The PDA is your guide to graduation. It shows which courses you have completed, which courses you need to complete, and all graduation requirements. You should review your PDA every term to track your progress! For more information on accessing and reading your PDA, click here.
  9. My_eAdvisor
    The My_eAdvisor tool allows you to identify and contact your assigned academic advisor, and provides an interactive Major Map to assist you with tracking your program requirements. My_eAdvisor alerts you and your advisor if you are off track and provides you with opportunities to plan courses that will put you back on track. It also includes a record of advising notes that both you and your advisor may view at any time.

    To access My_eAdvisor, login to, then go to Student Dashboard.
    For a tutorial on how to understand and navigate your Student Dashboard, check out the My_eAdvisor Students Manual.

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  • 8:00am-5:00pm F

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