Application Holds

Applicants to the university who have indicated a positive response to the conduct questions that appear on the University admission applications will receive a "judicial" hold on their account preventing further progress with their application until a recommendation is made by Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution to the Office of Admissions. Upon receipt of the recommendation, the Office of Admissions makes the final determination of admission, based on complete application to the University.

What is the Admissions Clearance Process?

Florida Board of Governors Regulation 6.001, General Admissions, authorizes universities to refuse admission to applicants due to past misconduct. Florida International University requires the Vice President of Student Affairs or his/her designee to review all applications disclosing information regarding an applicant’s past action when such an action has been found to disrupt or interfere with the orderly conduct, process, functions, or programs of any university, college, or community college and the applicant's past misconduct of or off campus to make a recommendation as to whether the admission of an application will be in the best interest of the University.

  • Are you disclosing Behavioral Misconduct from another school or university?

    Have you ever been subject to disciplinary action or do you currently have disciplinary charges pending by any educational institution for behavioral misconduct, such as fighting, suspension, etc.? If you checked "yes" to this question on your application, you will need to submit the following:

    Personal Statement:

    This is a detailed written statement that describes the circumstances surrounding each incident. This allows you to explain in your own words what happened regarding the situation. If this statement includes past or current criminal charges, the statement must describe what happened for each charge(s). In this statement, you may consider addressing whether you are involved in extracurricular activities or community service, whether you are/were employed and for how long, whether you are/were enrolled in another institution and what are your academic plans, and any other information you feel would be helpful in the evaluation your application.

    If you are disclosing multiple incidents, please address each individually in your statement.

    Documents pertaining to the incident(s):

    This may include copies of letters regarding the incident and proof that sanctions have been completed. (e.g. charge letter, outcome letter, incident report)

    Dean Certification or Letter of Good Discipline Standing:

    This needs to be requested from the school or university you were attending at the time of the incident and would refer to your conduct/discipline history at that institution and what is your current conduct/discipline standing. This document needs to be on school/university letterhead, signed by an administrator, and sent directly to Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution from the school or university. This can be sent via email to conduct@fiu.edu or fax to 305-348-6477.

    Note: If the incident you are disclosing was both an institutional and legal matter you will need to provide documents pertaining to both processes.


  • Are you disclosing that you were charged and/or convicted of a Criminal Offense?

    Have you ever been convicted of, or charged with, a criminal offense or are you currently the subject of any criminal proceeding? If you clicked "yes" to this question on your application, you will need to submit the following:

    Personal Statement:

    This is a detailed written statement that describes the circumstances surrounding each incident. This allows you to explain in your own words what happened regarding the situation. If this statement includes past or current criminal charges, the statement must describe what happened for each charge(s). In this statement, you may consider addressing whether you are involved in extracurricular activities or community service, whether you are/were employed and for how long, whether you are/were enrolled in another institution and what are your academic plans, and any other information you feel would be helpful in the evaluation your application.

    If you are disclosing multiple incidents, please address each individually in your statement.

    Documents regarding the incident:

    This would include copies of all official documents associated with the case. (i.e. police reports, arrest reports, court documents regarding the outcome and penalties, letters from probations officers, community service completion record, proof of completion of educational programs, etc.)

    Final charges and disposition:
    • This document can be obtained from the Clerk of Courts that handled your case and would stated the charges, disposition, and status of the case.

    Note: If the incident you are disclosing was both a legal and institutional matter you will need to provide documents pertaining to both processes.


  • Are you disclosing Academic Misconduct?

    Have you ever been subject to disciplinary action or do you currently have disciplinary charges pending by any educational institution for academic misconduct, such as cheating, plagiarism, etc.? If you checked "yes" to this question on your application, a "judicial hold" is placed on the application by the Office of Admissions. This application is then referred to either Undergraduate Education or the University Graduate School, depending upon your application. Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution does not review information pertaining to academic misconduct.

    To resolve a "judicial hold" for academic misconduct, please contact: 

    FIU Fellow for Academic Integrity: amedero@fiu.edu or (305) 348-1892

It is important to answer the conduct questions on the application accurately as providing false information on your admissions application may result in revocation of admission and/or issuance of charges under the FIU Student Code of Conduct.

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