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BGS Admissions Criteria:

  1. Graduated from high school at least four (4) years ago
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.2 on all previous college work
  3. U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  4. Not enrolled in another school or college at the University of Miami
  5. Student must be pursuing first undergraduate degree
  6. Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae via application system

Students admitted and enrolled in the Bachelor of General Studies may not transfer into any other undergraduate University of Miami school or college. The BGS program is intended for students who are pursing their first undergraduate degree.

Step One: Schedule an advising appointment

Schedule an appointment to discuss your existing credits, educational goals, and academic options by calling the BGS program office at 305-284-4000. Or email us if you have additional questions at: bgs@miami.edu

Monica Bunsen: Advisor of Students with Last Names: A - Mb

Ann Schopp : Advisor of Students with Last Names: Mc - Z

Step Two: APPLY Online and Submit the $75.00 Nonrefundable Application Fee

  1. Apply now through the Online Application
  2. Employees/Dependents must fill out the Employment/Dependent Verification Form before applying
    1. You will receive an email with further instructions on how to complete the BGS Application

*Please note that submitting your application fee does not guarantee acceptance into the BGS program. Your complete application will be reviewed when all application materials and application fee are received by the BGS office. The admission decision will be sent by mail from the University of Miami, Office of Admission.

Step Three: Request previous transcripts

Request that official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities are sent to the Office of Admission. Official transcripts must come directly from the institution. Students who are attending college for the first time (or who have fewer than 30 college credits) should provide an official high school transcript or copy of GED scores. Please send all transcripts to:

University of Miami
Office of Undergraduate Admission
P.O. Box 249117
Coral Gables, FL 33124-4616

For international transcripts please send the transcripts here:

University of Miami
Office of International Admissions
1204 Dickinson Drive
Rhodes House Suite 37-6 Coral Gables, FL 33146

Financial Assistance

If you are applying for financial assistance you should contact the Office of Financial Assistance at (305) 284-5212. Students who wish to apply for financial assistance must first be accepted as a degree-seeking student. If you are interested in utilizing your company's tuition reimbursement benefits contact our Office of Student Account Services at (305) 284-6430.

For Tuition Remission Benefits information, please call the Benefits Office at (305) 284-3004 or please visit the Education Benefits Information Page