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What is the waitlist and how does it work?

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

If I am waitlisted and would like to remain on the waitlist, is there anything I have to do?

It is extremely important that you submit the electronic response form by May 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 waitlist. We will only admit students from the waitlist 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. Waitlists 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 May 1.

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

We are unable to determine the exact date when we may need to consider the waitlist, we advise you to not let any other firm admission offers pass.

How many students did you admit from the waitlist last year?

Historically, some of the applicants on the waitlist were offered admission to the University but this is not always the case. Applicants on the waitlist are not ranked. In addition, due to limited financial resources, students admitted from the waitlist are not eligible to receive institutional scholarships or grants. Federal and state financial assistance is offered on a funds-available basis. Please note that students admitted from the waitlist cannot defer their admission. 

If admitted from the waitlist, 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 waitlist this year?

We do not know. We will evaluate the use of the waitlist after the reply date of May 1.

Is there a rank on the waitlist?

We do not rank our waitlist. As places in the class open up, we will be pulling our waitlisted 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 waitlist?

If we waitlisted 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.

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

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