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Application Deadlines and Options

Freshman Applicant Deadlines and Options
Transfer Applicant Deadlines and Options
International Applicant Deadlines and Options

Application Instructions

Freshman Application Instructions
Transfer Application Instructions
International Application Instructions

Complete the application

Applicants must submit the Common Application online. Applying online is quick, convenient, and secure. A $70 non-refundable application fee is required and may be paid through your application account. For students applying for Spring or Fall 2016 admission, the Common Application is available starting August 1, 2015. Once you submit your application, it will take approximately three days for us to receive and begin reviewing it.

Submit all your supporting credentials

These are outlined in detail in the application instructions for freshman, transfer, and international applicants.

Applying to a special program?

If you are applying to Bachelor of Architecture, Art B.F.A., Theatre Arts B.F.A., Dual-Degree Programs, or the Frost School of Music, please review the Additional Requirements for Special Programs section of the application instructions:

Freshman Application Instructions
Transfer Application Instructions
International Application Instructions

Check your application status

After submitting your application, please allow 3-4 business days for the University of Miami to receive it. Upon receipt, we’ll send you an acknowledgement email containing your CaneID and instructions about how to log in to CaneLink. CaneLink is your UM portal for tracking application materials and viewing your admission decision.


Please allow us several weeks from the application deadline to process your documents and post them in CaneLink. During the busy application period, CaneLink is your best resource, as we are continually updating students' applications and documents.

If you have any questions about the application process, the Virtual Counselor search tool below 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, or click here for the detailed report. 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.