The Summer Scholars Program provides international students with the opportunity to study in the United States and experience college life on an American campus. While participation in the Summer Scholars Program does not guarantee admission to a college or university, the successful completion of a precollege program demonstrates the student's potential to study in English at the university level.
International Applicants are required to send the following additional documents to the SSP office:
International students are required to complete the following steps and provide the following documents:
Create a new account or log in using your email address.
Get started on your application. Save your application progress and return any time to continue where you left off.
Upload two essays with your online application, answering the following questions:Essay 1 (minimum 300 words) Why are you interested in participating in the Summer Scholar Programs, and how will participation help you achieve your future goals? Essay 2 (minimum 300 words) choose from the following prompts: 1. What do you believe would happen to society if cell phones and computers were outlawed? or 2. You were just invited to speak at the White House. Write your speech.
Enter the information for your Teacher and Guidance Counselor recommenders. Once the recommendation request has been submitted, they will receive an email with a link to fill out the recommendation form.
Please note, the Teacher Recommendation should be completed by a current or recent high school teacher, preferably from a teacher that is closely related to the academic specialty your are applying to.
A $75 nonrefundable application fee is required when you submit your application online.
After you submit your application online, you will be sent an email with your Cane ID and a temporary password to log into CaneLink, the University of Miami student information system. Access your CaneLink account to monitor your application status and track the receipt of important application documents, including transcripts and letters of recommendation.
Send your official high school transcript(s) and most recent report card by mail to the Summer Scholars Program office.
The mailing address is: University of Miami Summer Scholars Program 111 Allen Hall 5050 Brunson Drive Coral Gables, FL 33146 USA
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). International students demonstrate a proficiency in English by submitting the TOEFL exam, with an Official TOEFL score report of 213 for the computer-based test, 550 for the paper test, or 80 for the internet-based test (including the speaking sub-score); or by submitting the IELTS score report with a minimum score of 6.5. UM does not accept the Institutional Testing Program (ITP) TOEFL score report. For information on scores visit the TOEFL or Other English Proficiency Requirements page.
If you have questions about the application process or for information on visa requirements for international students, please contact the Summer Scholars Program office at 1 (305) 284-4000, or email us at email@example.com.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed as soon as ALL required documents are received at the SSP office. Submit your application documents as soon as possible for early consideration. An admission decision will be sent via email. Please allow 7-10 business days for an admission decision. If you have questions, contact us at (305) 284-4000 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Action application deadline: December 1
Priority application deadline: March 1
Scholarship application deadline: March 1
Final application deadline: April 25
Applications received after the final deadline will be reviewed based on program availability. Contact us to inquire about open programs at (305) 284-4000.