Transfer Orientation

Dates for your Admission Term and Major will be available to you in the Orientation tile in your My.FIU account once you've completed your Virtual Orientation and they are open for sign up. You will see more information specific to your Admission Term in the drop-downs below.

Transfer Orientation dates are specific to your admitted major, so you should confirm the degree program you're admitted to prior to signing up for your orientation. You can find this information by logging into your My.FIU.edu account, clicking on Academic Advising and then Degree Audit. If it is not the major that you intend to pursue at FIU, it is critical that you complete the Undergraduate Application Update Form right away.

Note that admission to FIU does not guarantee admission to selective or limited access programs of study, and you may have been admitted to your second choice major (refer to your admission letter for details and contact Admissions if you have questions regarding this). All major changes must be confirmed before signing up for your Transfer Orientation.

Note: Registration for Orientation is first-come, first-served and sessions will close once they've reached their maximum capacity.

Admission Terms

  • Summer 2020 (Classes Start May 11)

    Your Transfer Orientation is a web-based, one-day program which you must attend in full in order to satisfy your orientation requirement, have your hold removed and register for classes.

    Dates for your term are available for sign up in My.FIU.edu. There will be multiple dates starting in early-April until the week before classes begin.

  • Fall 2020 (Classes Start August 24)

    Your Transfer Orientation is a web-based, one-day program which you must attend in full in order to satisfy your orientation requirement, have your hold removed and register for classes.

    Dates for your term are available for sign up in My.FIU.edu. There will be multiple dates starting in early-April until shortly before classes begin.

  • Spring 2021 (Classes Start January 11)

    Your Transfer On-Campus Orientation is a one-day program, and you must attend the day in full in order to satisfy your orientation requirement, have your hold removed and register for classes.

    Dates for your term will be available for sign up in My.FIU by early-September. There will be multiple dates starting in November until shortly before classes begin.

Orientation Sign-Up

Orientation sign-up, when open for your admission term and you've completed the Virtual Orientation, takes place by logging on to MY.FIU.EDU and following the activity guide in your Orientation tile. Note that you will be asked to add any family members who you'd want to stay up to date with web-based programs and opportunities available to them throughout the summer.

Pre-Orientation Check-List

  • Resolve Holds
    Check your “Tasks” tile in My.FIU.edu for any of the holds below and resolve them before attending orientation or you will not be able to register for your classes.
    1. The Orientation Hold will be removed once you meet with an Academic Advisor at orientation.
    2. The most common hold is Immunizations.
      • If you have Immunization holds, review FIU’s immunization requirements, and submit all necessary documents/waivers as soon as possible. Processing time continues to be 24-48 business hours.
      • If you need assistance with Immunization holds, contact Health Compliance via email at immune@fiu.edu, phone (305) 348-2688 or fax (305) 348-3336 from 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
      • Previous schools may not automatically transfer this information, so you must be proactive to ensure that these holds are removed.
    3. Another common hold is from Admissions for undetermined residency.
      • If you have an Admissions/Residency hold, additional details about requirements can be found on the OneStop website.
      • Using Web Upload through your FIU student portal is the preferred method to submit your initial residency documents. To do so:
        1. Follow instructions to Submit Forms Online
        2. Choose department: Admissions
        3. Choose form name: Residency Docs Florida (Initial)
        4. Upload your documents and save
      • For questions or additional assistance with residency, please email OneStop@fiu.edu.
  • Student ID (One Card)
    Upload your picture and government issued ID to the FIU One Card Office by clicking here: https://onecard.fiu.edu/submitphoto/ and make sure you follow all directions. Uploading your picture is required to obtain your FIU One Card when you return to campus. Call 305-348-2273 or e-mail onecard@fiu.edu with any questions.
  • Financial Aid
    1. Visit your My.FIU.edu to check your Tasks tile for any pending Financial Aid items.
    2. Click through each item to learn how to complete and submit your documents online.
    3. Your financial aid will not be processed until verification is completed.
    4. For questions or additional assistance with Financial Aid, call (305) 348-7272 or email OneStop@fiu.edu.
  • International Students (on J1/F1 Visas)
    1. You are required to have health insurance and will have an Insurance Hold on your account until proof is shown.
      • More information about health insurance requirements can be found on the International Student and Scholar Services website.
      • If you need assistance with an Insurance Hold, contact Health Compliance via email at insure@fiu.edu, phone (305) 348-2688 or fax (305) 348-3336 from 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
      • Processing time continues to be 24-48 business hours.
    2. Ensure that you’ve completed the Declaration Certification of Finances form so you are able to register for your classes. For assistance from International Admissions, email iadmiss@fiu.edu or contact them via WhatsApp at +1-786-702-0031.
    3. You are also required to attend an International Student Services Session conducted by the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.
      • It is important to note that this session is separate from Freshman Orientation.
      • You can find more details regarding this session on the ISSS website.
      • If you have more questions about this, schedule a phone/virtual appointment with an ISSS Advisor by sending an email to isss@fiu.edu or access the ISSS Virtual Office Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 12:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:30pm.
  • Arrange for Housing

    There are several properties that cater to the needs of transfer students:

  • Orientation Payment
    All outstanding orientation charges must be paid in full prior to attending your scheduled session.

Contact

Orientation and Family Programs
MMC – Graham Center 189
BBC – Wolfe University Center 129

Phone 305-348-6414
SMS Text 305-783-3180
Email orient@fiu.edu
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Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm