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Non-Degree Seeking Students

Non-Degree Applicants typically fall under one of the following categories:

  1. Students who need to complete pre-requisites for another program and are currently not enrolled in a degree seeking program at FIU.
  2. Students who want to take a few courses at FIU but not obtain a Bachelor's and/or Master's degree.
  3. Students who are visiting from Private Colleges or Out-of-State Schools (not on official student exchange).
  4. Persons 60 years of age or older who meet Florida residency requirements and who attended classes in a state university.

Application Process

Non-degree seeking students must adhere to the University's application deadlines:

  • Spring 2018: January 12 by 3:00 p.m.
  • Summer 2018 Sessions A & C: May 11 by 3:00 p.m.
  • Summer 2018 Session B: June 22 by 3:00 p.m.

Click here to complete the online Non-Degree Seeking Student Application.

Please note: students seeking a degree at a public institution of higher education in Florida should fill out the Transient Student Application (click here for instructions) online instead of the Non-Degree Seeking Application. Senior citizens should review the information provided by the FIU OneStop and complete the forms provided on that web page instead of the Non-Degree Seeking Application.

Attention: Previously enrolled non-degree seeking students remain active for 3 consecutive terms.

 Example: If you were last enrolled in Summer 2016, then:

  1. Inactive for 2 terms (Fall 2016, Spring 2017) and want to enroll as Non-Degree Seeking for Summer 2017: You are still active and eligible to enroll; DO NOT submit a new application. Check the academic calendar for enrollment dates.

  2. Inactive for 3 terms (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017) and want to enroll as Non-Degree Seeking for Fall 2017: You are discontinued and must submit new application and fee.


Step 1: Non-Degree Seeking Student Application:

Complete the online Non-Degree Seeking Student Application. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee. You will be asked to pay the application fee of $30.00 online using a major credit card (Master Card, American Express, Discover, or Visa). Current Cost of Tuition can be found by clicking here.  Students attending as a Non-Degree Student are not eligible for Financial Aid.

Step 2: Florida Residency Information:

In order to qualify for the in-state tuition rate, you or your parent/legal guardian must be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident Alien (with a Green Card), or a legal alien granted indefinite stay by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You must provide proof that you or your parent/legal guardian has established a primary residence in Florida and have maintained a physical presence in Florida for at least 12 months prior to the first day of classes. Two forms of proof must accompany your application. 

Step 3: Health/Immunization Requirements:

As a prerequisite to registration, FIU requires all students born after January 1, 1957 to present documented proof of immunity to MMR. Prior to registration, all students who matriculated after July 1, 2008 are required to show proof of immunity for Hepatitis B. This vaccine is strongly recommended but not mandatory. Prior to registration, all students who matriculated after July 1, 2008 are required to show proof of vaccination for Meningitis. This vaccine is strongly recommended, particularly for students living on campus, but not mandatory. Documentation may be submitted directly to FIU at I-75, 1930 SW 145 Ave., Suite 302, Miramar, FL 33027. To present proof of immunity, download the Immunization Documentation Form and the Hepatitis and Meningitis Waivers. To view a complete explanation of immunization requirements and ways to obtain your records, visit the University Health Services website.

Step 4: Registration, Payment, and the My FIU Portal:

To learn how to register for classes, view your tuition bill, pay your balance, and use the MyFIU portal, you may view step-by-step tutorials at http://panthersoft.fiu.edu. Click on the “Guides & Tutorials” link and then select the appropriate tutorial from the list.

Students planning on enrolling for a course that requires pre-requisites that were completed outside of FIU must contact the department for approval. To find departmental contact information click here

Undergraduate students are limited to 15 attempted credits hours and graduate students are limited to 12 attempted credits hours as a Non-Degree Seeking Student. Students may choose to take Non-Degree courses during one semester or may complete the credits over multiple semesters.



Student who exceed the credit limit for non-degree seeking (Undergraduate 15 & Graduate 12) must be affiliated to a college or school in order to continue taking course. Listed below are the necessary forms. 

Undergraduate Affiliation Form
Graduate Affiliation Form


Additional Non-Degree Seeking Forms

Students who wish to discontinue their current FIU status and become a Non-Degree Seeking Status, please complete the Discontinue Current Status form and submit it to the OneStop Department.


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