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How to Apply

Applying to college doesn’t have to be stressful. Whether you are a first-year applicant or a transfer student, we break down the necessary steps into clear and simple tasks you can complete in no time. 

We are committed to a student-centered application process that provides multiple pathways to become a ’Cane.

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Tips for Writing the College Essay

Admission counselor Nicole Katz offers helpful tips on crafting a college essay that tells your story.

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Read Our Blog

Get the inside scoop on the admission process, learning at UM, the city of Miami, and what it's like to be a 'Cane.

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Questions & Answers

We have compiled the most frequently asked questions from students just like you and provided answers that will help you through the process.

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Our Admission Counselors

Do you know who your admission counselor is? Our counselors are assigned by geographic region.

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Test Optional for Spring and Fall 2023

The University of Miami will remain test optional for students applying for Spring and Fall 2023.

This means that, when applying via the Common Application, prospective students may choose whether or not to provide their test scores.

Application Plans and Deadlines

There are several different options, find out what works best for you!

Credit Information

Learn what steps you must follow in order to have your college-level work evaluated for UM credit.

Veterans

Learn about our admission process and available resources for active military members and veterans.

International Evaluation

The international evaluation allows us to understand your academic performance in the context of U.S. standards.

Withdraw My Application

We are sorry to see you go but wish you the best of luck in your college career.

School Counselor Hub

A dedicated page for School Counselors with information about Slate.org and more.

Application Status and Decisions

Beginning in mid-September, you will get access to the UM Applicant Portal approximately 48 - 72 hours after you subit your application. Be sure to check the Applicant Portal often to ensure all of your documents and supplemenntal materials have been received.

FIRST-YEAR CLASS PROFILE


49,196

Number of applications


1390-1500

SAT

Mid-Range superscore for admitted students


31-34

ACT

Mid-Range superscore for admitted students


3.8

Average unweighted grade point average on a 4.0 scale


27% / 63%

FLORIDA / NON-FLORIDA RESIDENTS

We receive applications and admit students from nearly all 50 states.


10%

INTERNATIONAL

Our hemispheric community enriches the classroom experience.