International Transfer Admission Requirements

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Complete and submit the Common Application. Upon submitting, you will be asked to pay a $70 nonrefundable application fee. Be sure you use the same email address for every part of the application process.

In the Common Application, you will be asked to respond to a prompt addressing your reasons for transferring to the University, using 650 words or less. This essay portion of the application gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to develop your thoughts, to communicate them clearly, and to write them concisely conveying your unique voice. We also ask that you list your involvement in extracurricular activities, outside of school involvements and/or commitments; these will be evaluated as another factor in the admission process.

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 College Transcripts

You must submit your current official transcripts directly to the Univeristy of Miami via email at mydocuments@miami.edu or by mail to one of the addresses below: 

Mail:

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

If you have completed fewer than 30 college credits, at the time you are applying for admission to the University of Miami, please review the options below and follow the instructions for the option, which describes your current and prior educational background:

  1. I have attended or am currently attending a university in the U.S., and I completed high school outside of the U.S. You must submit official secondary school documents (transcripts, mark sheets, certificates, examination results, etc.) to Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. for a course-by-course evaluation and grade point average calculation. Exception: If you attended a U.S. high school, completed an IB curriculum, or attended a high school in Canada (except Quebec), the United Kingdom, or the Caribbean, do not submit your documents to Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. Instead, have a school official submit them directly to the University of Miami at mydocuments@miami.edu or by mail.  
  2. I have attended or I am currently attending a university in the U.S., and I completed high school in the U.S. Please have a school official submit your official transcripts directly to the University of Miami at mydocuments@miami.edu or by mail.
  3. I have attended or I am attending a university outside of the U.S. (regardless of how many credits completed). Submit all of your official college/university transcripts to Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. for a course-by-course evaluation and grade point average calculation.  Exception: If you attend a regionally accredited university outside of the U.S. and/or are attending a university in Canada (except Quebec), do not submit your official transcripts to Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. Instead, please have your official university transcripts sent directly from your institution to the University of Miami at mydocuments@miami.edu or by mail.

3. Complete the College Report

The College Report should be completed by a college official who has access to both your academic and disciplinary information.

If you are currently attending a college/university on a part-time basis (11 or fewer credits), you are not required to submit a College Report.  

4. Letter of Recommendation

We require you to submit one letter of recommendation from an instructor/professor. This should be submitted electronically through the Common Application or by email to mydocuments@miami.edu, or by mailing it to one of the following addresses: 

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

5. Additional Requirements for Special Programs

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

If you are applying to the Miami Business School, you must meet the following requirements:

  • 3.0 GPA or better calculated by the University of Miami Office of Undergraduate Admission. 
  • Completed college credit for an approved calculus course equivalent to either MTH 161 (4 credit hours) or MTH 140/MTH 141 (8 credit hours), and earned a grade of “B” or better in the(se) course(s). 

    To have your calculus class approved, submit the course syllabus to the Department of Mathematics for review. The syllabus should include the name of the college where the course was taken, the title and author of the textbook, and the chapters covered. Online math classes are not transferrable to UM without prior approval from the math department. 

Please visit the University Academic Bulletin for additional information.

All transfer coursework will be reviewed on a course-by-course basis for equivalency to Miami Business School course requirements. Any business class that is from a non-AACSB accredited institution will be accepted only as elective credits toward the overall degree requirements. Transfer applicants may appeal to have transfer classes from non-AACSB accredited institutions reviewed for possible application toward business course requirements by submitting the course syllabus and textbook title to the Office of Undergraduate Business Education.

6. Send Official Test Scores, if applicable

If you have completed less than 30 postsecondary credits, you are required to submit your standardized test scores. Have your official ACT and/or SAT scores sent directly from the testing agency. However, if English is not your first language, you will need to submit official TOEFL and/or IETLS scores. Visit miami.edu/proficiency for more information.   

Test Codes for UM:

  • ACT Code: 0760 
  • SAT Code: 5815 

7. Submit Educational Activities, if applicable

If you have a time gap of three months or more and were not enrolled at a college/university from the time you graduated high school to the date of your intended University of Miami enrollment, you must submit an Educational Activities statement explaining the reason for the gap(s) and include the dates. You may provide this explanation within your Common Application or by emailing it to us separately at mydocuments@miami.edu. Be sure to include the subject line “Educational Activities” and your full name and date of birth on all correspondence.

8. Submit Financial Aid Documents, if applicable

Visit our Applying for Aid page for a financial aid checklist of documents and dates needed to be considered for need-based financial aid.

9. Send Conduct Updates, if applicable

If there is any update to your conduct (academic or behavioral) or your standing as a student in your college/university (suspension, expulsion, withdrawal, etc.), you must alert the Office of Undergraduate Admission immediately at conductupdate@miami.edu. All other nonconduct updates can be sent to mydocuments@miami.edu. Be sure to include your name and date of birth on all documents.

10. Checking Your Application Status

Visit our Check Your Application Status page to learn how to navigate your CaneLink account—your online student portal—to track your application materials and view your admission decision.