International Transcript Evaluation

All graduate applicants who have attended a college or university outside the United States must submit official transcripts and diplomas from all colleges and universities attended.

Transcripts and diplomas in a language other than English must be provided in the original language with certified English translations.

All official transcripts must be sent to the University of Miami directly from the issuing institution; Xerox copies, true copies, notarized copies and other types of copies are not acceptable. 

Applicants from the following countries must send the official transcripts and diplomas as follows:

    •  China: Official transcripts and diplomas (in English and Chinese) must be sent directly to your Graduate Program by China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC), rather than by you or any third party.
    •  India: Applicants must send all individual mark-sheets indicating all subjects taken and marks obtained for all years of post-secondary study. Consolidated mark sheets will NOT be accepted:

    a. All mark sheets must be issued by the university responsible for conducting the examinations and sent directly to your Graduate Program by the university.


    b. Photocopies of original mark sheets and diplomas/degrees must be attested by the Controller of Examinations or Registrar’s Office of the university responsible for conducting the examinations. If the institution you attended (e.g. Indian Institute of Technology) can only provide a transcript, you must request the registrar to send the official transcripts directly to your Graduate Program.

    Any documents received by the University will become the property of the University and will not be returned to the applicant or sent to a third party.


    English Proficiency

    Applicants whose native language is not English must submit official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  The institution code for the TOEFL is 5815 and the institution code for IELTS is 4862.

    1. The Graduate School’s minimum TOEFL scores for admission are: 550 (paper-based test), 80 (iBT) or 6.5 for the IELTS.  However, applicants should check with their Graduate Program for department-specific test requirements which may be higher than those required by The Graduate School.

    Please note: Scores will only be considered official if sent directly to us from the testing agency. Institutional exam results are not valid for admission purposes. Xerox copies, true copies, notarized copies and other types of copies are not acceptable. 

    The scores are valid for two years from the time you took the exam.

    2. Applicants holding an undergraduate or graduate degree from an academic institution within the United States or one of the following English-speaking countries are not required to take the TOEFL/IELTS examination:

    Antigua and Barbuda


    The Bahamas



    Canada (except Quebec)






    New Zealand

    St. Kitts and Nevis

    St. Lucia

    St. Vincent and the Grenadines

    Trinidad and Tobago

    United Kingdom