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Congratulations on your spring 2015 admission to the University of Miami. You are one of a special group of students given the opportunity to participate in the fall UM in DC Program.

The UM in DC Program is a semester long program based on the campus of American University, offering courses taught by University of Miami and American University professors. As mentioned in your admission letter, you will enroll in 15 credits as a fulltime non-degree-seeking student at the University of Miami. Courses will include a 6 credit UM faculty led course. A series of 3 courses totaling 9 academic credits will be taught by American University professors: Mentored Field Practicum, College Writing and an elective.

Space in this program is limited and deposits will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until the program is full. Although the deadline to respond is May 1st, the program may reach capacity prior to the deadline. Below are a few steps you'll need to take to secure your place in the UM in DC Program:

Reserve your spot: print and complete the INTENTION FORM which is included in your notification letter. Mark your intention to enroll in the UM in DC Program and send your $750 (refundable) enrollment deposit via check by May 1st! Please make the check payable to the University of Miami.

Mail check and Intention Form to:
The University of Miami, Office of Admission
UM in DC Program
Attn: Maria deLeon-Fleites
P.O. Box 248025
Coral Gables, FL 33124

For Express Mail:
The University of Miami, Office of Admission
UM in DC Program
Attn: Maria deLeon-Fleites

1252 Memorial Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

• Look forward to future communications from the University of Miami regarding details about the UM in DC Program.

The APPROXIMATE cost for this one semester program will be $29,314; $21,520 for tuition and $7,794 for fees, residence hall, meal plan and student health insurance fee. The cost of tuition is paid directly to the University of Miami. Fees, residence hall, meal plan and health insurance are paid directly to American University. Student Health Insurance may be waived if student is covered under another plan. All students MUST complete a waiver form to avoid this fee. (Not included are books, transportation to Washington D.C., transportation to seminars and mentorship office, social and cultural activities, and transportation for trips during vacation periods.)

Please note that no scholarships or financial assistance will be available. More detailed information on housing, meal plans, health insurance, campus life, will be available soon. UM in DC is a University of Miami program. Students enrolled in the UM in DC Program will not be permitted to transfer to American University at the conclusion of the semester.

For additional questions please email or call:
Maria deLeon-Fleites
Assistant Director
University of Miami, Office of Admission

As you know, you are on our waitlist for the fall semester. Your response to this program will not preclude you from being considered for fall admission. If you have paid your deposit for the UM in DC Program, and are later notified of acceptance to the University of Miami for the fall semester, the UM in DC deposit will be credited to your University of Miami account, and your name will be removed from the UM in DC Program participant list.