International Transfer Admission Requirements

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1. Complete the Application

Complete and submit the Common Application online. 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. For students applying for admission for Spring or Fall 2017 admission, the Common Application will be available starting August 1, 2016. 

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 a transfer student, do not submit the Common Application. Instead, click here for application instructions.

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2. Send Official Transcripts

All applicants who have attended any college or university outside the United States must have official transcript(s) for each college or university evaluated by Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultant. For detailed instructions on how to submit official transcript(s) to request a course-by-course evaluation and grade point average (gpa) calculation visit here.

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultant will send the evaluation report and copy of all the official documents used in the evaluation directly to the University of Miami Office of Undergraduate Admission. Evaluations will only be accepted when sent directly to us by Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultant. This is required before the Admissions Committee can review the application.

Any documents received by the University will become the property of the University and will not be returned to the applicant or sent to a third party including Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultant.

Please submit all official documents to:

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultant
7101 SW 102 Ave
Miami FL 33173

Please do not submit documents to the University of Miami.

IMPORTANT: 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 or by emailing it to us separately at The subject line should include “Educational Activities” and the student’s Common Application ID number.

3. Send Official Test Scores

All students whose native language is not English are required to submit official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). For information on scores, visit the English Proficiency Requirements page.

  • TOEFL Code: 5815
  • IELTS Code: 4861 - Undergraduate Admission

(*Transfers with Fewer Than 30 College Credits)

In addition to the documents detailed above, you must submit: 
  • Common Application Final Report - This form can be found on the Common Application website and must be filled out by your school counselor or another school official.
  • Official high school transcript - 

Please submit all official documents to:

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultant
7101 SW 102 Ave
Miami FL 33173

Please do not submit documents to the University of Miami.

  • Official SAT/ACT test 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. 
UM Codes: 
  • SAT Code: 5815
  • ACT Code: 0760

4. Counselor Form/Letters of Recommendation

We require recommendations from a professor/employer and a letter of recommendation from the Dean of Students from your current or most recent college/university. Download the forms below. 

Letter of Recommendation form
Dean of Students' Recommendation form

5. 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
Theatre Arts B.F.A. 
Supplemental Application
Dual-Degree Programs
Supplemental Application (for Medicine)
Supplemental Application (for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Exercise Physiology, Latin American Studies/FILAS, Law, and Marine Geology)
Frost School of Music: 
Requires the Arts Supplement available through the Common Application.
Portfolio (for Music Composition and Commercial Music)
Portfolio (for Music Engineering)

6. 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 acknowledgment email containing your CaneID and instructions about how to log in to CaneLink. Please remember to check your spam, junk, and clutter folders for this email.

You can track your application and all supporting documents through our online student portal, CaneLink. During the busy application period, CaneLink is your best resource, as we are continually updating students' applications and documents. To learn how to navigate your CaneLink account to track your application materials and view your admission decision visit