International Evaluation Requirement

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Our holistic application review process carefully considers the context of each applicant’s educational background. The international evaluation allows us to understand your academic performance as that context is applied to U.S. standards. Our process includes recalculating each applicant’s GPA to an unweighted 4.0 scale and the course-by-course evaluation and GPA calculation ensures that we can thoroughly and accurately evaluate your secondary schoolwork. We hope this serves as a useful guide to help you complete all necessary steps for the evaluation.

Submit your official documents

If you have attended a secondary school and/or university outside of the United States, you must submit your official documents (transcripts, mark sheets, certificates, examination results, etc.) to one of the services below for a course-by-course evaluation and grade point average calculation that will be sent directly to us. 

Criteria for waiving the evaluation

If you meet any of the following criteria, your international evaluation can be waived: 

First-Year applicants:

  • Graduating with a U.S. diploma from an accredited U.S. high school abroad
  • Attended only grade 9 at a foreign school and graduating with a U.S. diploma after completing grades 10, 11, and 12 in a U.S. high school 
  • Graduating from an IB curriculum abroad
  • Graduating with a Cambridge AICE Diploma
  • Pursuing 3-4 A-Level courses and have obtained IGCSE results
  • Graduating from a high school
    • in the United Kingdom
    • in Canada, except Quebec
    • in the Caribbean (CXC) earning a CAPE Certificate, except students in a Dutch, French, and/or Dominican educational system
  • Following the Indian Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and Indian School Certificate (ISC)

Transfer applicants:

  • Transferring from
    • an American university abroad
    • a university in Canada, except Quebec
    • a university in the United Kingdom

Applicants can find and submit the International Evaluation Waiver Request Form in their Applicant Portal under "Admission Request Forms."

Request to waive the evaluation

If you meet any of the criteria listed above, the following items must be submitted to waive the international evaluation:

  • The International Evaluation Waiver Request Form located in your Applicant Portal
  • Your official transcript(s) and examination results (if applicable) directly from your high school

Note – Your school official should submit your official documents electronically via the Common Application, Slate.org, SCOIR, or Parchment. They can also be emailed directly from your school official to mydocuments@miami.edu. Official test scores should be sent directly from the testing agency.

If electronic submission is not possible, documents can be mailed to one of the following addresses:

Mailing Address
University of Miami
Office of Undergraduate Admission
P.O. 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