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1. Complete the Application


Complete and submit the Common Application online.

The essay portion of the application provides an opportunity for applicants to demonstrate their ability to write clearly and concisely and develop and communicate their thoughts. Applicants will choose one of five specific prompts and write an essay of 250 to 650 words. Detailed instructions can be found in the Common Application.

Please note: Your application is not complete and we cannot begin your application review until we receive all required forms. Your $70 non-refundable application fee can be paid when you submit the Common Application. For students applying for Spring or Fall 2016 admission, the Common Application will be available starting August 1, 2015.

Once you submit your application, it will take approximately three days for us to receive and begin reviewing it. 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.

2. Send Official Transcripts


Send official high school transcripts and those from any dual enrollment college/other schools attended (if applicable).

Send supporting documents electronically or by mail to:

University of Miami
Office of Admission
PO Box 249117
Coral Gables, FL 33124-9117

If sending via FedEx, DHL, UPS, or courier:
University of Miami
Office of Admission
1204 Dickinson Drive
Rhodes House Suite 37-L
Coral Gables, FL 33146

3. Send Official Test Scores


Provide an official score report sent directly by the testing agency. If you take the test more than once, you must send us all of your scores to ensure that we have your best performance on record. The Admission Committee will consider all official test scores from multiple test dates. We will use the highest composite score from among each test that you’ve taken. This is called super scoring. There is no limit to the number of test scores you may submit to us for your application. Beginning in Spring 2016, applicants may submit scores from either the current or redesigned SAT. We consider only the critical reading and math sections of the SAT for admission.

    Students graduating from a high school in the United States are required to submit SAT or ACT scores.

    Students graduating from a secondary school outside the United States should not submit SAT or ACT scores.

Students whose first language is not English, or whose medium of instruction has not been in English, are required to submit official results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Please note: We will also accept SAT and/or ACT scores as official if they are printed directly on your high school transcript. If they are printed on your transcript, you do not need to send the scores directly from the testing agency.

  SAT Code: 5815
  ACT Code: 0760

4. Complete the School Report


The School Report should be completed by the applicant’s high school guidance counselor and can be found on the Common Application website. It is typically submitted along with the applicant's high school transcript and a school profile.

5. Letter of Recommendation


We require at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher/instructor. This letter may be completed online through the Common Application's Teacher Evaluation form or mailed to:

University of Miami
Office of Admission
PO Box 249117
Coral Gables, FL 33124-9117

If sending via FedEx, DHL, UPS or courier:
University of Miami
Office of Admission
1204 Dickinson Drive
Rhodes House Suite 37-L
Coral Gables, FL 33146

6. Additional Requirements for Special Programs


If you are applying to any of the programs below, complete the supplemental application, submit a portfolio, and/or schedule an audition.

Bachelor of Architecture
Portfolio
Art B.F.A.
Portfolio
Theatre Arts B.F.A.
Supplemental Application
Dual-Degree Programs
Supplemental Application (for Medicine)
Supplemental Application (for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Exercise Physiology, Latin American  Studies/FILAS, Law, and Marine Geology)
Frost School of Music:
Requires the Arts Supplement available through the Common Application.
Audition
Portfolio (for Music Composition and Commercial Music)
Portfolio (for Music Engineering)

7. Check Your Application Status


After submitting your application, we will email you instructions with your CaneID, which is used to access CaneLink. You will use this to check the status of your application credentials and view your admission decision.

Questions?


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.