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

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International Freshman
International Transfer

The International Freshman Application Process

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 transcripts from your secondary school. If the 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 any dual enrollment college/other schools attended (if applicable). All official transcripts must be sent directly to the University of Miami from the issuing institution.

Send supporting documents electronically or by mail to:

Office of International Admission
1204 Dickinson Drive
Rhodes House Suite 37-L
Coral Gables, FL 33146

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3. Send Official Test Scores


Applicants studying within the United States
Applicants studying outside the United States
Have your official scores sent directly from the testing agency. 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. The SAT/ACT report is not required and should not be submitted for admission consideration.

SAT Code: 5815
ACT Code: 0760

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.

TOEFL Code: 5815

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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.

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5. Letter of Recommendation/Teacher Evaluation

Your secondary school guidance counselor should complete the Evaluation section of the School Report. You may send additional letters of recommendation, although they are not required.

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6. F-1 Student Visa Requirements

If you require an F-1 visa, you will need to scan a copy of your bank/government sponsorship letter and the first page of your passport and email these to intl.admission@miami.edu. Download a sample bank letter.

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7. 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)

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8. 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.

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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.

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The International Transfer Application Process

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 admission 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.

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

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2. Send Official Transcripts

Applicants with fewer than 30 credits completed must submit completed, official transcripts from your secondary school AND official transcripts from each college/university you’ve attended, including the college/university you're currently attending.

Applicants with more than 30 credits completed must submit official transcripts from each college/university you’ve attended, including college/university you're currently attending.

All official transcripts must be sent directly to the University of Miami from the issuing institution. Send supporting documents electronically or by mail to:

Office of International Admission
1204 Dickinson Drive
Rhodes House Suite 37-L
Coral Gables, FL 33146

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3. Send 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.

TOEFL Code: 5815

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4. Counselor Form/Letters of Recommendation

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

Letter of Recommendation form
Dean of Students' Recommendation form

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5. F-1 Student Visa Requirements

If you require an F-1 visa, you will need to scan a copy of your bank/government sponsorship letter and the first page of your passport and email these to intl.admission@miami.edu. Download a sample bank letter.

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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
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)

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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.

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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.


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