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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. The average accepted transfer student has a 3.3 grade point average.

Transfer applicants are those students who are currently enrolled at another college/university, or students who would like to pursue a second bachelor's degree. If you have fewer than 30 college credits at the time you apply, you must submit official high school transcripts, the Common Application Secondary School Final Report and SAT/ACT scores in addition to your Transfer Common Application documents.

The Transfer Application Process - Step by Step
 

Complete the Common Application

Complete and submit the Common Application online at the Common Application website. 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 online. The Common Application is available starting August 1, 2014 for students applying for admission for Spring or Fall 2015.

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.
 
To complete these forms you'll need to open your own Common Application website account:
CREATE A COMMON APPLICATION
ACCOUNT:
  I ALREADY HAVE A COMMON APPLICATION ACCOUNT:
     

Send Official College/University Transcripts

 

If you have attended more than one college/university, you must submit official transcripts from each college. We will not review transcripts/credits that are indicated as transfer credits to your current institution.

Have your transcripts mailed to:

The mailing address is:
University of Miami
Office of Admission
PO Box 249117
Coral Gables, FL 33124-9117
If being sent by FedEx, DHL, UPS or Courier:
University of Miami
Office of Admission
1252 Memorial Drive
Ashe Building, Room 132
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Complete the Common Application Registrar Report

Transfer Applicants are required to provide a registrar report through the Common Application, which must be completed by a dean or college official who has access to your academic record and your disciplinary record.

Complete the Essay

We 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 through the Common Application.

Letter of Recommendation / Academic Report

We require only one instructor/professor evaluation (letter of recommendation). This form can be sent electronically through the Common Application website or mailed to:
The mailing address is:
University of Miami
Office of Admission
PO Box 249117
Coral Gables, FL 33124-9117
If being sent by FedEx, DHL, UPS or Courier:
University of Miami
Office of Admission
1252 Memorial Drive
Ashe Building, Room 132
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Additional recommendations are welcomed, but not required.

For transfers with fewer than 30 college credits

You must also submit (in addition to the above required documents):

    a) Common Application Secondary School Final Report - A form found on the Common Application web
        site that must be filled out by your school counselor or another school official.
    b) Official high school transcripts
    c) Official SAT/ACT test scores - Have your official scores sent directly from the College Board. 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 College Board.

       UM Codes:
       ►
    SAT Code: 5815
       ►
    ACT Code: 0760

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:
Requires the Arts Supplement available through the Common Application at commonapp.org.
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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