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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. The average accepted transfer student has a 3.4 grade point average.

Transfer applicants are 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 and SAT/ACT scores in addition to your transfer application documents (see Step 5 below).

Please note: Admission is no longer accepting transfer applications after July 12.

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.

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.

2. Send Official 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:
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

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3. Complete the Registrar/College Report

Transfer applicants are required to provide a Registrar Report through the Common Application. This report must be completed by the dean of students office, the registrar’s office, or a college official (such as an academic advisor) who has access to your academic and disciplinary records.

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4. Letter of Recommendation

We require at least one instructor/professor evaluation (letter of recommendation). This letter can be completed online through the Common Application’s Academic Evaluator 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

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5. Transfers with Fewer Than 30 College Credits

In addition to the documents detailed above, you must submit:

a)
Common Application Final Report - This form can be found on the Common Application website and 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 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 reading and critical math sections of the SAT for admission. 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.

UM Codes:
SAT Code: 5815
ACT Code: 0760

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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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