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What is the wait list and how does it work?

We are aiming for a class of 2,025 students this year. Admitted students have until July 1 to submit an enrollment deposit. If fewer students enroll than we expect, we will admit students from the wait list to fill the class.

If I am wait listed and would like to remain on the wait list, is there anything I have to do?

It is extremely important that you submit the electronic response form by July 1. We also ask that you continue to respond to each of the periodic emails you may receive from our office asking if you would like to remain on the wait list. We will only admit students from the wait list who have responded by submitting the electronic form.

You should also focus on choosing the best fit college of those who have offered you admission. wait lists are uncertain, so it is always best to ensure your happiness no matter what the outcome. You will want to make an enrollment deposit elsewhere by July 1.

When will I be notified if I am being admitted from the wait list?

If we use the wait list, we will likely begin making offers in the first week of May. We will continue to make offers until the freshman class is completely filled, which may occur within a month or well into the summer. You should make an enrollment deposit at another school before July 1.

How many students did you admit from the wait list last year?

Last year we admitted 5% of the students on the wait list. For several years prior to that, however, we did not admit anyone from the wait list. It is difficult to predict wait list activity.

If admitted from the wait list, when would I need to respond or deposit?

Once you receive an offer of admission, you will receive a candidate reply form with a matriculation fee amount which will need to be sent to us within two weeks, but preferably sooner.

How many people will you admit from the wait list this year?

We do not know. We will evaluate the use of the wait list after the reply date of July 1.

Is there a rank on the wait list?

We do not rank our wait list. As places in the class open up, we will be pulling our wait listed applicants using the same holistic review process we used in the initial evaluation, taking into account high school achievement, standardized test scores, extracurricular involvement, and those intangibles that come through in your essays and recommendations. In addition, your continued interest in attending the University of Miami will be a factor as well.

Why was I placed on the wait list?

If we wait listed you, it really means we like you, and you do not need to improve on your application. You should, however, continue to do well in your classes, as we may call your school and check on your academic progress. If you have not included senior year grades in your application, please ask your guidance counselor to forward them to us.

How many students are on the wait list?

We offer between 800- 1,000 applicants a spot on the wait list last year. Not all of those students choose to remain on the wait list. This is a dynamic number as students must indicate their interest in the wait list, and also students choose to withdraw their candidacy as the spring progresses.

If taken off of the wait list, will I be considered for a scholarship?

We do not offer scholarships to students who are offered admission from the wait list.

Is there financial aid available for students on the wait list?

Financial aid is rarely available for students who are admitted from the wait list.

If I do not come off of the wait list, can I reapply?

You have the option of reapplying for the next academic year either as a freshman or a transfer student.