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The Application Process - Step by Step

Read the application instructions carefully before completing your application.


Complete the Common Application.

  PLEASE NOTE: The online Common Application will shut down on July 23 and will re-open with the new spring and fall 2015 application on August 1.

If you wish to complete the paper Common Application to be considered for fall 2014 admission (transfer students only), download it here after July 23.

Review Important Application Deadlines and Options.


Submit all your supporting credentials.

  These are outlined in detail in the Application Instructions for freshman, transfer and international.

Are you applying to any special programs?

  If you are applying to any of these programs below, please fill out the corresponding application.

Supplemental Forms for Special Program
Architecture (freshman) portfolio requirements
Architecture (transfer) portfolio requirements
BFA Art portfolio requirements
BFA Theater Supplemental Application & Pre-screening Application (Optional)
Dual-Degree Supplemental Application for Honors Program in Medicine
Dual-Degree Supplemental Application for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Exercise Physiology, Latin American Studies, Law, & Marine Geology.
Frost School of Music Supplemental Application

Create a CaneLink web account.

After you submit your application, we will e-mail you instructions for setting up a CaneLink web account. You may also visit the Create a CaneLink account page to learn how to set up your account. You will use this to check the status of your application credentials and view your admission decision.


askUM or Contact Us.


If you have any questions about the application process, askUM is available 24/7 to answer many of your questions. You can also visit our contact us page for any specific inquiries.


Security and Fire Safety Information


The University of Miami is committed to assisting all members of the University community in providing for their own safety and security. Information regarding campus security, personal safety, and fire safety including topics such as, crime prevention, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, crime statistics for the most recent three year period and disciplinary procedures is available on the University of Miami Police Department website at: https://umshare.miami.edu/web/wda/umpolice/safetymatters/13-14.pdf

If you would like a paper copy of the report containing this information, you can contact the University of Miami Police Department’s Crime Prevention Coordinator at 305-284-1105, or at 5665 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33146.