Transfer Admission Requirements

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1. Complete the Application

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.

If applying for Spring or Fall 2022 with fewer than 30 postsecondary college credits, you will be required to submit a supplemental essay of 250 words or less in response to the following prompt.

The University of Miami's official mascot is the ibis. Folklore maintains that the native marsh bird is the last to take shelter before a hurricane hits and the first to emerge once the storm passes, making it an apt symbol of courage and resilience.

Considering your ability to control your own motivation and behavior, how have past experiences helped build your courage and resilience to persist in the face of academic and life challenges so that, once these storms pass, you can emerge in continued pursuit of your goals? 

In addition, you will be asked to respond to a prompt in the Common Application 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.

APPLY AS A TRANSFER STUDENT

2. Send Official College Transcripts

If you have attended more than one college/university, request that all of your official college transcripts be sent. This includes all dual/concurrent enrollment courses you may have taken in high school.

If you have completed fewer than 30 college/post-secondary credits, not including dual/concurrent enrollment courses, at the time you are applying for admission to the University of Miami, you are required to submit your final high school transcripts in addition to your college transcript. 

Note, if you completed secondary school and/or attended University outside of the United States, please refer to the International Evaluation Requirements page.

Documents can be sent electronically to mydocuments@miami.edu or by mailing them to one of the addresses listed below. 

Mailing Address
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

Prior to enrolling at the University of Miami, all transfer applicants—regardless of the number of postsecondary credits earned—will be required to submit a final high school transcript with date of graduation or its equivalent, including the GED (General Education Development/General Education Diploma).

3. Complete the College Report

As a transfer applicant, you are required to submit a College Report from every U.S. postsecondary institution you have attended as a degree-seeking student.

The College Report must be completed and submitted directly to the University by a college official who has access to both your academic and disciplinary information. Usually this form is submitted to us by an official in the Dean of Students or Conduct office at your school. This item is different than the academic transcript. The college official may submit the completed form by email to mydocuments@miami.edu. It can also be mailed to one of the following addresses:

Mailing Address
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

If you are currently attending a college/university on a part-time basis (11 or fewer credits) as a non-degree seeking student, you are not required to submit a College Report. All others enrolled in domestic (US) postsecondary institutions, including part-time degree-seeking and full-time non-degree seeking students, must submit a College Report. 

Note: If a student enrolled at the University of Miami prior to the Fall 2018 entry term, the University of Miami reserves the right to retroactively request College Reports from previously attended post-secondary institutions if any information should come to the attention of Undergraduate Admission about potential academic and student conduct while a student was enrolled at another college or university.

4. Letter of Recommendation (Optional)

You may submit a letter of recommendation from a professor, college instructor, college academic advisor, or a recent employe, but it is not required. The letter should be submitted electronically through the Common Application or as an email directly from the person writing the recommendation to mydocuments@miami.eduIt can also be mailed to one of the addresses below:

Mailing Address
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

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. Please note, these programs only accept transfer students for the fall term.

Supplemental applications are available in the applicant portal. Access to the portal will be granted once your admission application is received.

If you are applying to the Miami Herbert 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). Please note, we will not accept a grade of P, S, or CR for the equivalent course.

    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. 

Visit the University Academic Bulletin for additional information.

All transfer coursework will be reviewed on a course-by-course basis for equivalency to Miami Herbert 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 Test Scores

Review the options below and follow the instructions for the option that describes your educational background. 

If you have completed less than 30 postsecondary credits (not including dual enrollment/concurrent enrollment courses), and are applying for Spring or Fall 2022, you can choose whether or not to submit test scores. If you choose not to, you must submit a supplemental essay. 

If you have completed more than 30 postsecondary credits, neither test scores nor a supplemental essay are required.

If you choose to submit your official ACT and/or SAT scores, have them sent directly from the testing agency. 

Test Codes for UM:

  • ACT Code: 0760 
  • SAT Code: 5815 

Submitting ACT and/or SAT scores is optional for students graduating from a secondary school outside the United States.

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. 

Test Codes for UM:

  • TOEFL Code: C730
  • IELTS Code: 4861

7. Submit Educational Activities

If you have a time gap of three months or more during your educational career or from the time you graduated high school to the date of your intended University of Miami enrollment, you must submit an Educational Activities statement in the Common Application explaining the reason for the gap(s) and include the dates.

If you are unable to provide this information within your Common Application, you can submit it through the applicant portal under the "Materials Upload" section, or by emailing it to mydocuments@miami.edu. If emailing, be sure to include “Educational Activities” in the subject line and your full name and date of birth on all correspondence. This information is required to complete your application file.

8. Submit Financial Aid Documents

If you are applying for financial aid, review the checklist on our Applying for Aid page. There you will find the dates and required documents that must be submitted in order to be considered for need-based financial aid. 

It is recommended that the financial aid application including all supporting documents is completed at the same time as the application for admission to ensure a financial aid package at the time of admission.

9. Complete the Financial Certification Form (International applicants only)

All international transfer applicants must submit a Financial Certification Form, which can be accessed via the Applicant Portal after you have submitted your application.

International applicants who are applying for need-based financial aid must also submit the CSS Profile.

10. Send Conduct Updates

If there is an update to your conduct (academic or behavioral) or your standing as a student in your high school (suspension, expulsion, withdrawal, etc.) you must alert the Office of Undergraduate Admission immediately by uploading the documentation to the applicant portal in the "Materials Upload" section. You can also email documents to conductupdate@miami.edu

Be sure to include your name and date of birth on all documents.