Students considered for an academic scholarship have shown significant academic achievement. Those selected to receive a scholarship take the most challenging curriculum, earn the highest grades, and present either SAT or ACT scores that place them at the top of our applicant pool.
The University of Miami takes into account students’ high school curriculum, difficulty of course selection (such as AP/IB), and the overall quality of the pool of applicants applying to the University each year. When reviewing standardized test scores, UM considers only the math and critical reading sections of the SAT.
Students considered for a transfer academic scholarship must have at least a 3.75 cumulative GPA or higher (the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship also requires that the student be a PTK member).
Students who meet the minimum GPA criteria are not guaranteed a scholarship. Students are evaluated on their overall academic performance and are given priority consideration if all academic credentials are received by the March 1 priority application deadline. Transfer student grade point averages are calculated by the University of Miami Office of Undergraduate Admission.
The Scholarship Committee will make the final determination on all scholarship awards.
In addition to this, please feel free to also visit our Financial Aid page for more information.