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The University of Miami uses a holistic admission process in which all parts of a student's application are considered. Every application receives a full and comprehensive evaluation. We base our admission decision on the student's academic strength and how competitive that student is in the applicant pool.

If you are interested in Master's or Doctoral programs, please click here.

International Applicants please select the statement that best applies to you:
International Freshman
International Transfer


The International Freshman Application Process - Step by Step

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.

Send Official Transcripts

 

Send Official transcripts from your secondary school. If transcripts are not in English, please include English translations. Students from educational systems with external exams should submit certified external exam results, i.e., GCE results. You must submit official transcripts from dual enrollment college/other schools attended (if applicable). All official transcripts must be sent directly to the University of Miami from the issuing institution.

Students need to send their supporting documents electronically or by mail to:

Office of International Admission
5202 University Drive
Merrick Building, Room 214
Coral Gables, FL 33124-2025

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Official test scores

 

Applicants studying INSIDE of the UNITED STATES

Have your official scores sent directly from the College Board.

SAT Code: 5815
ACT Code: 0760

Applicants studying OUTSIDE of the UNITED STATES

The SAT/ACT report is NOT required and SHOULD NOT be submitted for admission consideration from applicants who are attending schools OUTSIDE the United States.

All students whose native language is not English are required to submit official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). For information on scores visit the TOEFL or Other English Proficiency Requirements page.

The TOEFL code for the University of Miami is 5815.

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Complete the Essay

We do require an essay for Freshman applicants. Since each applicant is considered individually, the essay provides the opportunity to present information that may assist the Admission Committee as it evaluates the application for admission. There are 5 essay prompts and each writing section will have an enforced 650 word limit. The essay will not allow a response shorter than 250 words. Essay topics and instructions are found in the Common Application.

Complete the Common Application Secondary School Report

We require the secondary school report, also known as School Report, which is completed by the high school guidance counselor and can be found on the Common Application website.

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Letter of Recommendation / Teacher Evaluation

A Counselor Evaluation is completed in the Secondary School Report, found on the Common Application website, it is a document completed by your secondary school guidance counselor. Additional letters of recommendation (not required, but you may send them)

F-1 Student Visa Requirements

 

If you require an F-1 Visa, you will need to submit a Bank/Sponsorship letter and a copy of the first page of your passport. Download a sample bank letter.

Are you applying to any special programs?

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

Supplemental Forms for Special Programs
 
Architecture
Portfolio
Art B.F.A.
Portfolio
Theatre Art B.F.A.
Supplemental Application

Audition/Portfolio
Dual-Degree Honors 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
Supplemental Application
Audition
Portfolio (for Music Composition and Commercial Music)
Portfolio (for Music Engineering)

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.

CREATE A CaneLink ACCOUNT: I ALREADY HAVE A CaneLink ACCOUNT
 

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.

     
   
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The International Transfer Application Process - Step by Step

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.

If you are interested in applying for the Accelerated BSN program as a transfer student, do not submit the Common Application. Instead, click here for application instructions.

Send Official Transcripts

 

Applicants with fewer than 30 credits completed

You must submit BOTH completed, official transcripts from secondary school AND Official transcripts from each college/university attended, including college/university you're currently attending.

Applicants with more than 30 credits completed

Official transcripts from each college/university attended, including college/university you're currently attending.

All official transcripts must be sent directly to the University of Miami from the issuing institution.

Students need to send their supporting documents electronically or by mail to:

Office of International Admission
5202 University Drive
Merrick Building, Room 214
Coral Gables, FL 33124-2025
 

Official test scores

 

All students whose native language is not English are required to submit official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). For information on scores visit the TOEFL or Other English Proficiency Requirements page.

The TOEFL code for the University of Miami is 5815.

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Complete the Essay

We do require an essay for Transfer applicants. Since each applicant is considered individually, the essay provides the opportunity to present information that may assist the Admission Committee as it evaluates the application for admission. The essay consists of a personal statement (250-650 words) that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve. This can be filled out online at the Common Application.

Counselor Form / Letters of Recommendation

We require recommendations from a professor/employer and a letter of recommendation from the Dean of Student's from your most current or recent college/university. Download the forms below.

Letter of Recommendation form
Dean of Students' Recommendation form

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F-1 Student Visa Requirements

 

If you require an F-1 Visa, you will need to submit a Bank/Sponsorship letter and a copy of the first page of your passport. Download a sample bank letter.

Are you applying to any special programs?

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

Supplemental Forms for Special Programs
 
Architecture
Portfolio
Art B.F.A.
Portfolio
Theatre Art B.F.A.
Supplemental Application

Audition/Portfolio
Frost School of Music
Supplemental Application
Audition
Portfolio (for Music Composition and Commercial Music)
Portfolio (for Music Engineering)

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.

CREATE A CaneLink ACCOUNT: I ALREADY HAVE A CaneLink ACCOUNT
 

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.

     
   
toptenaskum
 

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