Chapman Graduate School2021-2022 Graduate Admissions Update

COVID-19 has been disruptive in many ways, including in how we support prospective and existing students. Notwithstanding such limitations, the faculty and staff of FIU Business remain committed to our students and their long-standing goals.

Concerning application, admissions, and enrollment, our staff remains dedicated to assisting and aiding you throughout your information search and formal admissions process.

Beginning Summer 2021, all courses are being scheduled utilizing the pre-COVID-19 modalities of Fully In-Person, Certified Hybrid, and Fully Online (see Q&A below for more details). Because of the fluid nature of the pandemic, we will remain flexible and agile. If the situation requires a return to physical distancing, adjustments will be made following recommendations from university leadership.

As always, at FIU Business, we are committed to providing a safe teaching and learning environment.

Our enrollment advisors are available to help you with any questions or concerns regarding any of our graduate programs. Even though they are working remotely, you have multiple ways to connect with them. At present, all graduate info sessions and events are offered online and via webinars.

We are currently accepting applications for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2022. We will support you through the application process and provide deadline flexibility if necessary.

Due to school closures and restricted movement, it may not be possible for you to obtain transcripts. We are accepting copies of the original to continue your admission process and can receive your official transcripts once universities re-open.

We are currently accepting the GRE At Home Test, the GMAT Online Test, and the TOEFL At Home Test. You should also contact a recruitment team member to ask if you qualify for a GRE or GMAT waiver.

We understand that the pandemic has financially impacted many of you. Our Financial Aid representatives are available to meet with you via Zoom and provide you with information on how to fund advancing your education. We have increased the number of financial aid information sessions, and some of our programs are providing new scholarships.

Make sure to complete/renew your FAFSA application for the 2021-2022 school year online at https://studentaid.gov/. We recommend that you complete this application at least 2 months before the start of your program.

For information about grant or loan disbursements, please visit the Financial Aid page.

To talk to the Chapman Graduate School of Business financial aid team, please call 305.348.8045.

FIU Business continues to admit international students for the spring semester, and we encourage you to continue applying for in-person programs regardless of your visa status. If you are not able to travel to the U.S. before your program starts, you will be able to:

  1. Opt for the fully online version of your intended program (where available) and transfer to in-person classes the following semester, or
  2. Be deferred to the next program start date.

We are currently accepting the GRE At Home Test and the GMAT Online Test. We encourage you to submit your application, regardless of your current GMAT/GRE testing status.

Please let your enrollment advisor know about this situation so he/she can make a note on your application file.

Applicants who hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate English proficiency by taking either:

  • TOEFL (minimum scores are: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, and 80 internet-based). We are accepting the TOEFL At Home Test with a minimum score of 80.
  • IELTS (minimum score is 6.5)
  • Duolingo (test score of 105 or above may substitute for TOEFL or IELTS)
    Applicants can take the Duolingo English Test online at any time without traveling to a test center. The registration fee is $49 USD. The results are ready within 48 hours of completing the test, and can be shared with FIU immediately at no additional cost.

TOEFL and IELTS test scores are considered official when sent by the testing center directly to our school. When requesting the official scores, please refer to the Florida International University Institution code 5206.

Fully In-Person:

Traditional face-to-face experience, with modifications to classroom layouts and seating arrangements to accommodate physical distancing. Live class capture and on-demand recordings available for those that are temporarily unable to join in person.

Certified Hybrid:

Course combines in-person and out-of-class instruction. Students meet in person on campus during scheduled days and times, and then use Canvas, other online resources, or experiential learning for the out-of-campus portion. If the student is temporarily unable to attend the in-person class, live class capture and on-demand recordings are available.

Fully Online:

Course taught online through Canvas, with activities and assignments designed to take place virtually.

Together we will continue shaping the future of the global business community even in times of social and economic restructuring. Be well, stay healthy, and never stop learning.

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