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.

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 Transcripts

If you have attended more than one college/university, request that all of your official college transcripts be sent electronically to mydocuments@miami.edu or by mailing them to one of the following addresses:

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

If you have completed less than 30 postsecondary credits (not including dual enrollment/concurrent enrollment courses), you’re required to submit your high school transcripts. Have your official high school transcripts sent directly from your high school to one of the addresses above.

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: 

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

*5. Additional Requirements for Special Programs

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

6.  Send Official Test Scores, if applicable

If you have completed less than 30 postsecondary credits, you’re required to submit your standardized test scores. Have your official ACT and/or SAT scores sent directly from the testing agency. 

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.

Check 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.