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Application and Admission Criteria
Students apply to study abroad with us by submitting an online application, accessed from the relevant program page at international.fsu.edu. Non-FSU students are required to create an FSU ID prior to starting the application. All FSU study abroad programs have a $100 non-refundable application fee, while internships have a $250 non-refundable application fee.

Priority is given to students with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or above. Students below the minimum standard may petition for admission. Program enrollment is limited. Early application is advisable. Non-Florida State college students must submit official transcripts to the Office of International Programs (IP), Florida State University; P.O. Box 3062420; Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420.

Courses and Credits
For course descriptions and semester credit hours per course, see the site specific page on this website. Unless otherwise noted, all courses, except language courses, are taught in English. Program fees do not cover online courses provided by units other than International Programs.

  • Courses at all summer IP locations may be used toward fulfilling the university 9-hour summer residency requirement.
  • Students may opt to take Directed Individual Study (DIS) courses with Florida State faculty at program locations, pending departmental approval. Contact the IP office for information.
  • When International Programs offers online courses, students may not take more than one online course per term.
  • University drop/add policies apply to all programs; however, the IP policy on minimum credit hours remains in effect.
  • The chart below outlines minimum credit hour requirements. Students may not drop below the minimum requirements specified. Students may be approved to take additional credits beyond those included in the program fee by paying an additional fee, which is currently $250 per undergraduate credit hour and $395 per graduate credit hour. Standard overload permission requirements apply.

Program Length Minimum # of IP Credit Hours Required*
4 weeks or less 3 IP credits
5 to 8 weeks 6 IP credits
9 to 10 weeks 9 IP credits
11 to 12 weeks 12 IP credits, with 6 credits per session if two sessions are combined for a full semester
12 week London session 9 IP credits, with 3 credits from each of the three sessions combined for a full semester
Full semester 12 IP credits

*Visa requirements may supercede this policy, and individual programs may require students to take more than the minimum credits listed above.

International Programs Minors
International Programs offers several minors, designed to enhance and provide focus to a student’s program in England, Italy or Spain. The minors are built around the residency in the respective study center location, but can be pursued before and after it as well. Each minor requires 15 credits (to include at least two disciplines), of which 9 must be taken in at the study center location. Students may choose from various disciplines. Consult the Florida State Bulletin and contact International Programs for formal declaration of the minor.

Information for Non-FSU Students

Not an FSU Student?  Not a problem!
International Programs accepts applications from students from all colleges and universities. Students from other schools are classified as Transient students. This means they are degree-seeking students elsewhere, but will attend The Florida State University for at least one term.

Applications
Students apply to study abroad with us by submitting an online application, accessed from the relevant program page at www.international.fsu.edu. Non-FSU students are required to create an FSU ID prior to starting the application. All FSU study abroad programs have a $100 non-refundable application fee, while internships have a $250 non-refundable application fee. In addition, be sure to send an official transcript from the home school to International Programs, The Florida State University, A5500 University Center, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420. If students have attended more than one school, the transcript from the most recently attended school will suffice because it usually has credits from the other school(s) posted.

Completion of the Program
Non-FSU students must submit the FSU International Programs Transcript Request form prior to studying abroad in order to receive one free transcript after the semester grades are posted. Once a program ends and grades are posted, the official transcript from Florida State is sent to the address indicated on the Transcript Request Form.

For Summer semester, grades will post to students’ final transcripts in mid-August regardless of the dates of your program. Grades will post in mid-December for Fall students and in early May for Spring students.

Additional transcript requests and fees must be submitted through the Registrar’s website:  http://registrar.fsu.edu/services/transcripts/apdefault.htm

For More Information
Still have questions? Please call 850-644-3272 or 800-374-8581 or email us at: IP-Info@fsu.edu.

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