Admission Process for Veterans

If you are an active military member or veteran, you should apply for transfer admission with the steps listed below.

1. Complete the Application

For students applying for Spring or Fall 2018 admission, the Common Application will be available starting August 1. Please make sure that you are using the same email address for every part of the application process, this also includes signing up for standardized tests.

The essay portion of the application provides an opportunity for applicants to demonstrate their ability to write clearly and concisely and develop and communicate their thoughts. Transfer applicants are asked to provide a statement that addresses their reasons for transferring and the objective they hope to achieve. Detailed instructions can be found in the Common Application

Please note: Your application is not complete and we cannot begin your application review until we receive all required forms. Your $70 non-refundable application fee can be paid when you submit the Common Application. We provide fee waivers for active military members and veterans. Please make sure to note your military status on your Common Application. 

Once you submit your application, it will take approximately three days for us to receive and begin reviewing it. Please allow us several weeks from the application deadline to process your documents and post them in CaneLink. During the busy application period, CaneLink is your best resource, as we are continually updating students' applications and documents. 

If you are interested in applying for the Accelerated B.S.N. program as transfer student, do not submit the Common Application. Instead, click here for application instructions.

2. Send Official Transcripts

If you have attended more than one college/university, please request that your college or high school submit your official transcripts. We will not review transcripts/credits that are indicated as transfer credits to your current institution. If applicable, please have the documents sent by mail or electronically to:

Mail:

University of Miami
Office of Undergraduate Admission
PO Box 249117
Coral Gables, FL 33124-9117 

If sending via FedEx, DHL, UPS, or courier:
University of Miami
Office of Undergraduate Admission
1320 S. Dixie Highway
Gables One Tower, Suite 945
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Email (send all documents here):

mydocuments@miami.edu.

3. Complete the College Report

Transfer applicants are required to provide a College Report through the Common Application. This report must be completed by the dean of students office, the registrar’s office, or college official (such as an academic advisor) who has access to your academic and disciplinary records.

4. Letter of Recommendation

We require at least one instructor/professor evaluation (letter of recommendation). This letter can be completed online through the Common Application’s Academic Evaluator form or mailed to: 

Mail:

University of Miami
Office of Undergraduate Admission
PO Box 249117
Coral Gables, FL 33124-9117 

If sending via FedEx, DHL, UPS, or courier:
University of Miami
Office of Undergraduate Admission
1320 S. Dixie Highway
Gables One Tower, Suite 945
Coral Gables, FL 33146

*5. Send Reports/Scores

(*Transfers with Fewer Than 30 College Credits)

If you attended an insitution outside the military and you've earned fewer than 30 credits, please also submit:

  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official SAT/ACT test scores- If you’ve graduated from high school in the past three years, you will need to submit your scores. Have your official scores sent directly from the testing agency. The Admission Committee will consider all official test scores from multiple test dates. We will use the highest composite score from among each test that you've taken. This is called super scoring. There is no limit to the number of test scores you may submit to us for your application.
  • Beginning in Spring 2016, applicants may submit scores from either the current or redesigned SAT. Students who take both tests will be evaluated on their best score. We will continue to super score the SAT. A concordance table is used to determine your highest critical reading and math scores, regardless of when the test was taken. We will also accept SAT and/or ACT scores as official if they are printed directly on your high school transcript. If they are printed on your transcript, you do not need to send the scores directly from the testing agency.
UM Codes: 
  • SAT Code: 5815
  • ACT Code: 0760

6. Additional Requirements for Special Programs

If you are applying to any of the programs below, complete the supplemental application, submit a portfolio, and/or schedule an audition.

Bachelor of Architecture
Portfolio highly recommended
Theatre Arts B.F.A.
Supplemental Application
Frost School of Music
Audition Requirements

7. Educational Activities

An Educational Activities statement is required if you have a gap of time of three months or more from when you graduated high school and were not enrolled at a college or university and your intended University of Miami enrollment date. Please include dates that explain your time gap. You may provide this explanation within your Common Application in the Additional Information section or by emailing it to us separately at mydocuments@miami.edu. The subject line should include “Educational Activities” and the student’s Common Application ID number. 

8. Submit your DD214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty

We will award up to six elective credits with the submission of the DD 214 form, which shows you were honorably discharged. 

9. Check Your Eligibility for VA Benefits

Every case and every individual is different in terms of your benefits. We recommend speaking to a VA representative by calling the VA Educational Student Hotline at 1-888-442-4551 or by visiting the website at www.va.gov.

10. Check Your Application Status

After submitting your application, please allow 3-4 business days for the University of Miami to receive it. Upon receipt, we'll send you an acknowledgement email containing your CaneID and instructions about how to log in to CaneLink. CaneLink is your UM portal for tracking application materials and viewing your admission decision. It's important to set-up your UM email account in order to receive the information via CaneLink.

Please allow us several weeks from the application deadline to process your documents and post them in CaneLink. During the busy application period, CaneLink is your best resource, as we are continually updating students' applications and documents.

If you have any questions about the application process, visit our contact us page.