Chapman Graduate School2020-2021 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 even in a time of temporary uncertainty. Concerning application, admissions, and enrollment, our staff remains dedicated to assisting and aiding you throughout your information search and formal admissions process.

In addition to being an innovator with regard to in-person, face-to-face programs, FIU Business has been a pioneer in online education, with more than two decades of experience in distance learning. FIU Business is prepared to meet the challenges of providing an excellent education remotely to those who wish to pursue it while keeping our students, faculty, and staff safe. We have the experience, technical support, and capacity to facilitate all modes of education delivery: face-to-face, remote, and fully-online. We plan to offer all modes of delivery as necessary in Spring 2021 and will remain leaders in graduate business education.

Below are some of the questions we have been receiving and hope they help guide you.

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 Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. 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 2020-2021 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. Start classes remotely in fall and once you are able to travel, transition to the on-campus experience at the start of the next semester, or
  2. Be deferred to the next program start date.

We will not be scheduling in-person admission interviews at this time. All applicant interviews will be conducted via Zoom until further notice.

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 an institution where the language of instruction is not English 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)
  • Pearson Test of English – Academic (minimum score is 53)
  • Cambridge English – Advanced
  • 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.

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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