FAQ

Will I be accepted?

If you meet the requirements for QBIC eligibility, and submit your application by the deadline of June 15th, you are very likely but not guaranteed to be accepted into QBIC.

If you do not meet the requirements for QBIC eligibility, you may not be accepted into QBIC.

If you meet the requirements for QBIC eligibility, but submit your application after the deadline of June 15th, you may be accepted into QBIC if there are still seats available. This is not likely.

What do I need to turn in?

The online application, two letters of recommendation, and a personal statement.

Are letters of recommendation from volunteer work, internships, or jobs accepted?

No, they are not. We do accept image files or photocopies of letters written by teachers, professors, or academic advisors that are not specifically addressed to QBIC (stock letters).

When is the application deadline?

June 15th.

Who decides whether I will be accepted?

The QBIC Program Director and select faculty members review and vote on your application.

When will I know whether I'm accepted?

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis (i.e. are reviewed when there are five to send to the Program Director), and you will receive notification of a decision one-three weeks after your application is complete.

How will QBIC contact me?

All official QBIC communications are via email.

Do I need to be accepted into FIU first?

You may submit a QBIC application before you are accepted into FIU, but you may not join QBIC in the Fall if you have not been accepted into FIU by June.

Do I need to confirm participation in QBIC?

Upon receipt of the decision regarding your application, please confirm participation if you intend to join QBIC. This confirmation can be reversed at any time without penalty.

What if I decide not to join QBIC after all?

There is no penalty attached to reversing your decision to apply to or participate in QBIC. If this is the case, please send a confirmation email to qbic@fiu.edu.

Pre-Med is not a major at FIU

Must I be a Biology major to join QBIC?

No, but it is highly recommended that you pursue a degree in the Biological Sciences as QBIC is designed for Biological Science majors and the QBIC Curriculum incorporates the majority of the classes required for a BSc in Biological Sciences.

Which non-Biology majors are compatible with QBIC?

Non-Biological Science majors have a separate list of required classes. If a QBIC Scholar decides to earn a non-Biological Science degree, they are responsible for scheduling their non-QBIC required classes around the QBIC set schedule.

As the FIU general requirements can be used to earn more than one Bachelor's degree, and the QBIC curriculum incorporates the majority of the classes required for a BSc in Biological Sciences, it is recommended that scholars interested in a non-Biological Science degree earn a dual-degree via a dual-major.

What is a dual-major?

Scholars who are pursuing more than one Bachelor's have a dual major. The classes taken to fulfill general FIU requirements are used to earn both degrees, and the student is responsible for completing the upper-level requirements for each major attempted.

How would I earn one?

As the student must enroll in QBIC classes to remain in QBIC, QBIC dual-majors are responsible for completing the general FIU requirements needed for both Bachelors as well as the upper-level requirements for each major attempted while taking all of the classes in the QBIC curriculum

The QBIC classes taken can fulfill non-QBIC, or even multiple, requirements.

For example, a QBIC dual-biology/chemistry major would take general and organic chemistry with the rest of the QBIC cohort, but use the same classes to fulfill three requirements: FIU UCC, Biological Sciences lower-level, and Chemistry lower-level.

What if I only want a minor in Biology?

As a QBIC Scholar, you must enroll in the classes listed on the QBIC curriculum. If you do not wish to earn a BSc in Biological Sciences, you may replace the electives with classes required by your major.

You must still fulfill the requirements for a minor in Biological Sciences as set by the department.

Which non-biology minors are compatible with QBIC?

All of them, as long as the classes do not conflict with the QBIC schedule.

Does QBIC accept transfer students?

QBIC accepts any student who can join the QBIC cohort in the first or second semester (i.e. by sophomore year) of our curriculum, and is willing to remain with QBIC for at least three years.

Can I join QBIC if I'm already a student at FIU?

Yes, please see above.

What happens to all of my AP/IB/dual-enrollment credits?

QBIC accepts any credit accepted by FIU except for general biology I and II, and general biology labs I and II.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the FIU Office of the Registrar accurately lists your transfer credits on your transcript.

What if I have credit for a class on the QBIC curriculum?

You are then exempt from taking that class in the QBIC curriculum, except for general biology I and II, and general biology labs I and II.

Can I join QBIC and still graduate in less than four years?

Yes. As QBIC seniors are only registered for only QBIC-mandated credit per semester, you may enroll in the Science Café your junior year and graduate as a QBIC Scholar in three years.

As a QBIC Scholar, you must still enroll in the other QBIC classes listed on the QBIC curriculum.

How would I participate in QBIC and still graduate early?

You must still enroll in the non-Science Café QBIC classes listed on the QBIC curriculum, but could enroll in your non-QBIC required classes around your QBIC schedule during your freshman-junior years and graduate in three years.

Can I continue in QBIC after my fourth year if I'm still a student at FIU?

There are no QBIC classes offered after the Science Cafés, but if you are a QBIC Scholar in good standing at the end of your fourth year and graduate after a fifth, you still graduate as a QBIC Scholar. Scholars celebrate their completion of the QBIC program with members of their cohort and QBIC faculty and staff, whether or not they will be graduating that spring.

Which classes do I need to graduate as a QBIC Scholar?

You must fulfill the FIU University Core Curriculum requirements and the requirements of your major, and pass all of the classes listed on the QBIC curriculum. One class may fulfill more than one requirement.

Are QBIC Scholars exempt from FIU graduation requirements?

No. QBIC is a program within the Biological Sciences Department, within the FIU College of Arts and Sciences, and all FIU requirements apply to QBIC Scholars.

What are the FIU graduation requirements?

They are many, and visiting the webpage of the Office of the Registrar and seeking the advice of their departmental undergraduate advisor (Dr. John Makemson or Ms. Evonne Palomino for Biological Science majors).

What are the requirements to graduate as a QBIC Scholar?

Completing all of the classes in the QBIC curriculum, as well as meeting the conduct and academic requirements set by QBIC policy.

What are the Biological Sciences graduation requirements?

We recommend that you visit the Biological Sciences webpage and seek the advice of their departmental undergraduate advisors, Dr. John Makemson or Ms. Evonne Palomino.

What do I do about the non-QBIC classes I need to graduate?

You are responsible for determining which non-QBIC classes you need to graduate, and scheduling them around your QBIC classes.

Can I join QBIC and the Honors College?

Yes. We ensure that the set QBIC schedule does not conflict with the semesterly Honors- required class.

What are the benefits of joining both?

Honors benefits are best described by the Honors College, but participating in both programs allows you to reap the benefits of both programs.

For the benefits of joining the QBIC Program, please see "Why QBIC?"

Can I graduate with Honors without joining the Honors College?

Yes. Maintaining a high GPA allows graduations Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, or Summa Cum Laude.

Biological Science majors may also graduate with a Bachelor of Science with Honors via the Biological Sciences Department.

What is a Bachelor of Science with Honors?

A research (rather than Honors College)-based graduation with Honors.

Scholars must apply at least three semesters before graduation so that they can complete a research project, write about the project as an Honors Thesis, and present the results of the research in a Departmental seminar.

Will I automatically receive a scholarship if I am accepted into QBIC?

Yes. All incoming freshmen Scholars are currently awarded $2,000 for the first academic year. Upperclassmen that meet the requirements of their class will also be eligible to receive further scholarship funds.

If I am a fifth year QBIC Scholar, do I retain my scholarship?

No. QBIC only provides scholarship funding for the first four years of undergraduate courses.

When are QBIC scholarships disbursed?

Recipients are notified of renewal and disbursement via email.

How would I lose my QBIC scholarship?

By failing to maintain the guidelines outlined in the QBIC scholarship policy.

Can my QBIC scholarship be re-awarded if I lose it?

Yes, scholarship eligibility is evaluated at the beginning of each academic year.

How much does it cost to attend FIU?

The cost of attendance fluctuated with your residency, class load, living arrangements, and other factors. Please see the FIU Undergraduate Admissions webpage for details.

How much does it cost to be a QBIC Scholar?

No more than being a non-QBIC Scholar enrolled for the same number of credits.

What is QBSS?

A free, six-week pre-collegiate summer workshop beginning in July that introduces potential QBIC Scholars to the fundamentals of college-level science instruction and techniques for success before they commit to QBIC classes.

QBSS both eases the transition to university and allows prospective scholars to make an educated decision about their compatibility with QBIC.

Please see Programs & Curriculum for more information.

Is QBIC participation mandatory?

QBSS is mandatory for all incoming QBIC freshmen unless given an exemption by the QBIC Program Director.

How much does QBSS cost?

QBSS participants only pay for textbooks and parking pass (if applicable), will be used in your Fall classes whether or not you decide to remain with QBIC. The workshop is free.

Do I pay for QBSS books?

Yes, but the financial burden is not onerous as they are the same textbooks that will be used in your Fall classes whether or not you decide to remain with QBIC.

What if I am not a local student?

Scholars who are unable to overcome visa or transportation obstacles should request QBSS exemption from the QBIC Program Director.

Where can I park?

In any student space, which is authorized by your temporary parking pass. Student spaces are unmarked. You may also park in visitor parking spaces, but must pay despite having a temporary parking pass.

Parking tickets are issued for unauthorized parking.

When will I know whether I'm invited to join QBSS?

Your QBIC Program acceptance is your invitation to QBSS. Therefore, you will know whether to plan for QBSS one-three weeks after your QBIC application is complete.

What is the QBSS schedule?

Please contact the QBIC Program Office for a QBSS schedule.

What if I need to be absent during QBSS?

Please contact the instructors whose classes you will miss, and agree on how you will obtain notes and submit work. This procedure should also be followed when you begin classes in Fall.

What if my FIU Orientation session conflicts with QBSS?

You should treat the absence as a regular absence, and follow the instructions above.

Is QBSS graded?

Yes, but the grades are only used to assess placement of QBIC scholars in math courses. They are not released or recorded on your transcript.

Does QBSS introduce Fall class material?

Yes, but you will not be at a disadvantage in terms of material covered if you are unable to participate in QBSS.

May I use FIU facilities such as Health Services and the gym during QBSS?

As QBSS is free and the grade is not on your transcript, no. You may purchase an individual temporary gym membership if you wish.

Who should I contact if I am considering applying to QBIC?

Mileidy Aguado, QBIC coordinator

Who should I contact if I have general questions about applying to QBIC?

Mileidy Aguado, QBIC coordinator

Who should I contact if I have general questions about QBIC?

Mileidy Aguado, QBIC coordinator

Who should prospective scholars contact if they have non-QBIC questions about FIU?

FIU Undergraduate Admissions

Who should I contact if I have non-QBIC questions about Biological Sciences?

A Biological Science undergraduate advisor: Dr. John Makemson or Ms. Evonne Palomino

Who should I contact if I have non-QBIC questions about another department?

The departmental advisor.

Who should I contact if I have non-QBIC questions about registration?

The QBIC Program Office.

Who should I contact if I have non-QBIC questions about financial aid?

The FIU Financial Aid Office.

Who should prospective scholars contact if they have questions about their personal QBIC application?

The QBIC Program Office.

Who should current scholars contact if they have questions about their personal QBIC registration/scholarship/tutors/etc.?

The QBIC Program Office.

Who should current scholars contact if they have questions about their personal QBIC classes?

The QBIC Program Office.

Who should current scholars contact if they have questions about research opportunities?

QBIC office, Head TA, or other QBIC instructors

Is QBIC Orientation attendance mandatory?

Yes.

Does the QBIC Orientation replace the FIU Orientation?

No; QBIC Scholars must attend both.

When is the QBIC Orientation?

Thursday afternoon, the week before classes begin.

Is there a fee for the QBIC Orientation?

No.

Is the FIU Orientation mandatory?

Yes.

Does the QBIC Orientation replace the FIU Orientation?

No.

When is FIU Orientation?

FIU communicates with incoming student, and allows them to choose an FIU Orientation date.

Is there a fee for the FIU Orientation?

No, but you must have paid your registration deposit, please see the FIU Office of Orientation & Commuter Services webpage.

What if my FIU Orientation session conflicts with QBSS?

Please contact the instructors whose classes you will miss, and agree on how you will obtain notes and submit work. This procedure should also be followed when you begin classes in Fall.

Should I register for classes at the FIU Orientation?

Yes. Please register for the Fall classes you would enroll in if you had never heard of QBIC.

If you are interested in general chemistry I in Fall, or general chemistry II in Spring, please contact the QBIC Program Office for assistance.

Registering for classes at the FIU Orientation ensures that you will still have a schedule you like should you decide not to continue with QBIC after QBSS.

Are QBIC classes offered at Biscayne Bay Campus?

No, but there is a shuttle that transports students between the two campuses.

Where are my classes?

Please see the FIU Campus Map.

Where can I park?

In any space your decal authorizes. To obtain a decal during QBSS, please contact the QBIC Program Office. To obtain a decal once you are a registered student, please contact the FIU Department of Parking & Transportation.

FIU does issue tickets for unauthorized parking, and unpaid tickets result in holds that interfere with registration.

Who can I contact if I have general questions about FIU?

Please call 305-348-2000.

Should I register for classes at the FIU Orientation?

Yes. Please register for the Fall classes you would enroll in if you had never heard of QBIC.

If you are interested in general chemistry I in Fall, or general chemistry II in Spring, please contact the QBIC Program Office for assistance.

Registering for classes at the FIU Orientation ensures that you will still have a schedule you like should you decide not to continue with QBIC after QBSS.

How do I know which classes to take?

You need to pass the classes required for graduation with the major(s) and minor(s) of your choice.

The classes you need are listed by the FIU University Core Curriculum, the QBIC Curriculum and the department(s) granting your major(s) and minor(s).

One class may fulfill more than one requirement. Classes that have prerequisites must be taken in sequence. Classes that are co-requisites must be taken during the same semester.

Do I register myself for QBIC classes?

No; QBIC Scholars are administratively registered for their classes by QBIC staff.

When will I be registered for my QBIC classes?

During the PantherSoft open enrollment period.

What is the QBIC schedule?

Please contact Mileidy Aguado, QBIC coordinator for current QBIC class schedules.

Do I register myself for non-QBIC classes?

Yes. QBIC staff only administratively enroll scholars in QBIC classes.

Please check PantherSoft to find your registration appointment, search for the non-QBIC classes you want, and enroll if they are available.

What happens if I have a hold?

QBIC staff cannot lift holds, nor can they register you for QBIC classes when you have a hold.

Please contact the department or office that issued the hold, or the QBIC Program Office if you are not sure which department or office to contact.

What if there is a conflict between a non-QBIC class I need and a QBIC class?

If the class is rarely offered, and is required for your major or minor, please contact the QBIC Program Office. The QBIC Program Director may grant an exemption from or postponement of the QBIC class.

Should I register for classes at the FIU Orientation?

Yes. Please register for the Fall classes you would enroll in if you had never heard of QBIC.

If you are interested in general chemistry I in Fall, or general chemistry II in Spring, please contact the QBIC Program Office for assistance. Registering for classes at the FIU Orientation ensures that you will still have a schedule you like should you decide not to continue with QBIC after QBSS.

Do I register myself for non-QBIC classes?

Yes. QBIC staff only administratively enroll scholars in QBIC classes.

Please check PantherSoft to find your registration appointment, search for the non-QBIC classes you want, and enroll if they are available.

What if I can't enroll in the non-QBIC class I need?

QBIC staff cannot enroll you in non-QBIC classes. Please contact the instructor for assistance.

What happens if I have a hold?

QBIC staff cannot lift holds, nor can they register you for QBIC classes when you have a hold.

Please contact the department or office that issued the hold, or the QBIC Program Office if you are not sure which department or office to contact.

What if there is a conflict between a non-QBIC class I need and a QBIC class?

If the class is rarely offered, and is required for your major or minor, please contact the QBIC Program Office. The QBIC Program Director may grant an exemption from or postponement of the QBIC class.

What are the QBIC policies?

Please see either the Prospective or Current students page. Scholars recommended for 'dismissal' are dismissed, but 'unsatisfactory' scholars are allowed two 'unsatisfactory' assessments before they are dismissed. 'Satisfactory' scholars with scholarships are allowed two 'satisfactory' assessments before their scholarships are revoked.

QBIC freshmen are allowed an extra semester. Therefore, while freshmen recommended for 'dismissal' are dismissed, no QBIC Scholar is dismissed for 'unsatisfactory' assessments until the end of their second/sophomore Fall semester with QBIC.

Do they apply to all QBIC Scholars?

Yes, but QBIC freshmen are allowed an extra semester. Therefore, while freshmen recommended for 'dismissal' are dismissed, no QBIC Scholar is dismissed for 'unsatisfactory' assessments until the end of their second/sophomore Fall semester with QBIC.

What if I do not like/agree with the QBIC policies?

You may contact the QBIC Program Director via the QBIC Program Office to discuss a personal exemption or an amendment of the policies, but participating in the QBIC Program requires acceptance of and compliance with the program policies.

Who decides whether I've complied with the QBIC policies?

Your QBIC faculty advisor, with whom you meet at least once per semester when asked to by QBIC staff via email. QBIC faculty advisors are volunteers who are randomly matched with scholars.

What happens if I do not agree with how my compliance was assessed?

You may contact the QBIC Program Director via the QBIC Program Office for a different advisor or assessment.

What if I had a difficult first year?

QBIC freshmen are allowed an extra semester. Therefore, while freshmen recommended for 'dismissal' are dismissed, no QBIC Scholar is dismissed for 'unsatisfactory' assessments until the end of their second/sophomore Fall semester with QBIC.

Does my assessment carry over? In other words, will a mistake harm my chances of an 'excellent' performance in every semester following?

Behavioral infractions are not carried over, so a mistake will only harm your assessment status that semester, not in the future. Your grades, however, determine your assessment outcome throughout your time with QBIC.

What are the Fall QBIC classes?

Please contact Mileidy Aguado, QBIC coordinator, for current QBIC class schedules.

What are the Spring QBIC classes?

Please contact Mileidy Aguado, QBIC coordinator, for current QBIC class schedules.

What are the Summer QBIC classes?

Please contact Mileidy Aguado, QBIC coordinator, for current QBIC class schedules.

Who determines the QBIC schedule?

The QBIC Program Directors and teaching faculty.

What if I want the QBIC schedule changed?

Please contact the Mileidy Aguado, QBIC coordinator, to request a modification. You will be notified of whether the request is feasible, and if it is granted.

What if I can't attend a class on the QBIC schedule?

If there is a conflict between a non-QBIC class that is rarely offered, and is required for your major or minor, and a QBIC class, please contact the QBIC Program Office.

The QBIC Program Director may grant an exemption from or postponement of the QBIC class.

Are all of the classes on the QBIC schedule QBIC-only?

No. The majority are, but a few classes such as chemistry and physics are not.

Which textbooks will I need for my QBIC classes?

Please contact the instructor to request textbook information.

Do I pay for textbooks for QBSS?

Yes. The same textbooks will be used in your freshman QBIC classes.

Do I pay for textbooks for my QBIC classes?

Yes, as you would for a non-QBIC class.

If I need to borrow a textbook, does QBIC have any available?

The QBIC Program Office has textbooks available for short-term loans.

Do I pay for QBIC tutoring?

No.

Which subjects does QBIC provide tutors for?

Any class in the QBIC curriculum has tutors available.

How do I set up an appointment with a QBIC tutor?

Please contact the QBIC Program Office for the email addresses of current tutors.

Tutors can accommodate 1-5 scholars per tutoring session, and make individual appointments personally.

Tutors are entitled to refuse or cancel appointments (within reason).

What if a QBIC tutor isn't available?

QBIC staff will attempt to source more tutors upon request.

What if I don't like the QBIC tutor?

Please let QBIC staff know and try the other tutors available for the subject. QBIC staff will attempt to source more tutors upon request.

Can I become a QBIC tutor?

If you either earned an 'A' in the class, or have a letter of recommendation for the position from a professor able to assess you knowledge of the subject, yes.

Please contact QBIC Program Office for details.

May I suggest a QBIC tutor?

Yes. If your suggested tutor either earned an 'A' in the class, or has a letter of recommendation for the position from a professor able to assess their knowledge of the subject, please send them to the QBIC Program Office for details.

Where is the QBIC Scholar Study Room?

GL 153.

Who is allowed to use the study room?

Only QBIC Scholars and tutors while they are tutoring QBIC Scholars.

Who has access to the study room?

Entry access is restricted to QBIC program tutors and designated volunteers.

What are the study room rules?

  • do not allow non-QBIC students the use of the room
  • maintain the room in a clean and safe manner
  • refrain from loud or disruptive behavior that could disturb the neighbors

What if someone breaks the study room rules?

Failure to respect the rules, as evidenced by multiple complaints, will result in the culprit receiving a behavioral citation. Behavioral citations spanning multiple semesters result in revocation of the QBIC scholarship (if a recipient), and finally dismissal from QBIC.

What if someone reports me for breaking the study room rules and I don't agree?

You may make an appeal to the QBIC Program Director via the QBIC Program Office to dispute the complaint.

Am I required to participate in research as part of QBIC?

No. QBIC Scholars are encouraged to inquire about and participate in research before their junior year but it is not required.

A junior-year research project can be used to graduate with a Bachelor of Science with Honors via the Biological Sciences Department. Please see the Honors FAQs for details.

Why should I be interested in research?

Participating in research allows scholars to:

  • acquire experience and make more educated decisions regarding their academic and career choices
  • participate in projects that will build their skill sets and professional network
  • apply for prestigious summer programs that offer paid, out-of-state research opportunities
  • improve their likelihood of being accepted into professional and graduate programs with an application bolstered by experience and personal letters of recommendation
  • , hopefully
  • graduate with a Bachelor of Science with Honors via the Biological Sciences Department
  • present their research at local and national conferences, and perhaps even publish it

For links to a number of FIU research programs and opportunities, please visit the home page.

How much time do I need to devote to research?

As much as your chosen professor requires. The hours can vary from 0-20 per week.

What types of research are available?

Scholars may volunteer to provide general lab assistance, take part in a larger project/begin their own project as part of an FIU research program such as MBRS RISE or MARC USTAR, or apply for summer research programs at other institutions.

When should I begin research?

As soon as you feel comfortable with your class load and acedemic obligations.

Beginning research during the first semester of QBIC is discouraged.

How do I know what field of research I'm interested in?

Which scientific questions interest you? If you don't have a clear idea, attend seminars and speak to professors engaged in research to find a topic you want to pursue. QBIC faculty and advisors are a good source of information and assistance.

Who should I contact for advice on research?

QBIC provides the personal attention of faculty and staff, who are able to steer you toward the many research programs and opportunities a large research institution such as FIU can offer.

For advice on research, please contact QBIC Faculty for recommendations and assistance, or the QBIC Program Office to make an appointment with a QBIC advisor.

Who should I contact for advice on research funding?

The FIU MBRS RISE, MARC USTAR, and Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program coordinators are a valuable resource. Please see their websites for more information.

Can I be paid for research?

Yes, if your lab professor is able to fund you, or if you are accepted into the FIU MBRS RISE, MARC USTAR, or Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Programs.

Other programs in the FIU College of Medicine, or Department of Earth and Environment may also offer paid research opportunities.

How can research further my career?

Please see Why should I be interested in research?

How is a QBIC letter of recommendation different from a non-QBIC letter of recommendation?

It is a personal letter from the QBIC faculty member, with additional information about QBIC written by the QBIC Program Director.

Who should I ask for a QBIC letter of recommendation?

Any QBIC faculty member with whom you have a good relationship, including the QBIC Program Director.

May I request multiple QBIC letters of recommendation?

Yes, if the faculty member(s) is/are willing to write multiple letters.

Does QBIC write a committee letter of recommendation?

No. Committee letters are not as personal as individual letters.

With whom should I speak if I want to leave QBIC?

We recommend meeting with a QBIC faculty member or advisor, or the QBIC Program Director, before deciding to leave QBIC. However, this is not required.

How do I leave QBIC?

You send an email declaring that you are leaving the program to qbic@fiu.edu.

What happens to my academic standing if I leave QBIC?

Nothing. You are not penalized in any way, your GPA and transcript do not change, and you are free to choose a non-QBIC schedule for the next semester.

What happens to my class load/schedule if I leave QBIC?

Your current schedule is not altered, but you may not enroll in QBIC classes in subsequent semesters. You must choose and enroll in non-QBIC classes on your own in future.

May I retain my QBIC scholarship if I leave QBIC?

No.

Must I re-pay my QBIC scholarship if I leave QBIC?

No, unless it was fraudulently obtained.

May I still use the QBIC Study Room if I leave QBIC?

No, unless you become a QBIC tutor.

May I still request a QBIC letter of recommendation if I leave QBIC?

You may request a letter of recommendation from QBIC faculty, but it will be a non-QBIC letter without the two pages of QBIC information authored by the QBIC Program Director.

What happens to my academic standing if I am dismissed from QBIC?

You are not penalized and your GPA and transcript do not change unless you have been dismissed for behavior against FIU's Standards of Student Conduct .

If you have been dismissed for behavior against FIU's Standards of Student Conduct, you will face the FIU-mandated repercussions.