Admission of transfer students

 
Transfer admission may be granted in most fields of study to students who have earned credit from other regionally accredited colleges or universities. Courses completed with passing grades of C or higher at other colleges and universities and acceptable for academic credit by the University of Miami, will be verified, and where appropriate, will be translated into University of Miami equivalents by the Office of Admission. However, the Dean of the College or School within the University from which the student plans to graduate determines which transferred courses may be counted toward meeting graduation requirements of that College or School.

Transfer of credits to UM

Work taken at other institutions will appear on the University of Miami transcript in separate entries as:

  • The total number of transferable credits attempted and quality points earned, regardless of grades, and
  • The total credits transferred, which shall be the total credits for which a grade of C or higher was earned.


Note: Only the transfer totals earned are added to the University of Miami totals. Total credits attempted and quality points earned elsewhere are not included in the University of Miami totals.

The University does not accept transfer credit for courses in which a grade of C- and below (or the equivalent grade) was earned. However, grades of C-, D, and F are used to calculate the transfer admission grade point average.

Credits are not transferred from institutions not accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association. Limited exceptions may be made with the approval of the Dean in the College or School of the student’s major. Credits transferred from institutions not in existence long enough to attain regional accreditation must be validated by the attainment of a C average or better in the first 12 credits of course work taken at the University of Miami.

The University does not have a coursework forgiveness policy. The grades of any repeated courses will be averaged.

A student may not repeat a course in which a grade of C or higher has been earned. This is considered an illegal repeat.

Upper division course requirements (300 level or above) at the University may not be satisfied with community college courses.

After being accepted and enrolling, a student must submit any final college transcripts with grades, AP, IB or CLEP examination scores for review by the end of the first semester of enrollment.  Any documents listed above which are submitted after this time period will not be reviewed and credit will not be awarded.

Required credits in residence at the University of Miami

A student transferring credits from a 2-year community or junior college (this being the last school attended) must complete a minimum of 56 credits in residence at the University of Miami to earn an undergraduate degree.

A student transferring credits from a 4-year college or university (this being the last school attended) must complete a minimum of 45 credits in residence at the University of Miami to earn an undergraduate degree.

At least half of the credits required for the chosen Major or Minor must be completed at the University of Miami.

See Admission procedures for transfer students