Golden Scholars Requirements

To qualify as a candidate for the Golden Scholars bridge program, applicants must be:

  • Under-represented college students (priority given to first-generation college students)
  • Florida residents (per state residency guidelines)
  • Pell Grant eligible
  • Have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA
  • Have a minimum 18 ACT composite score or 900 SAT composite score
  • NOTE: Satisfying these requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.

To apply to the Golden Scholars bridge program, students must:

  • Submit a complete FIU Undergraduate Admission application and the Golden Scholars bridge program application.
  • Submit official ACT and/or SAT scores to the Office of Admissions.
  • Complete both the 2021-22 and 2022-23 FAFSA.
    • NOTE: Both FAFSA applications are now available through the FAFSA website. Students are encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA website.
  • Complete the Florida Residency Affidavit Form with required documentation. Please be prepared to upload residency documents when submitting your online admissions application.


Applications for the 2022 cohort close December 31, 2021.