Admission Process for Veterans

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1. Complete the Application

If you have not earned any college credits after high school graduation or are a military/veteran dependent who is graduating from high school, you should apply as a first-year student.

If you have taken college credits after high school graduation, regardless of how many credits earned, you should apply as a transfer student and abide by all transfer deadlines and requirement.

Complete and submit the Common Application. Upon submitting, you will be asked to pay a $70 nonrefundable application fee. Your application is not complete and we cannot begin your application review until we receive all required forms. Be sure you use the same email address for every part of the application process, including registering for standardized tests.

Please note: Your $70 non-refundable application fee can be paid when you submit the Common Application. We provide fee waivers for active military members and veterans. Please make sure to note your military status on your Common Application. 

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

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. 

2. Send Official Transcripts

If you have attended more than one college/university, please request that your college or high school submit your official transcripts. We will not review transcripts/credits that are indicated as transfer credits to your current institution. If applicable, please have the documents sent by mail or electronically to:

Mail:

Mailing Address
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 

Email (send all documents here):

mydocuments@miami.edu.

3. Complete the College Report

Transfer applicants are required to provide a College Report through the Common Application. This report must be completed by the dean of students office, the registrar’s office, or college official (such as an academic advisor) who has access to your academic and disciplinary records.

4. Letter of Recommendation

We require at least one instructor/professor evaluation (letter of recommendation). If you have not been enrolled at a college/university within the past year, you can submit a letter of recommendation from your direct supervisor or commanding officer within your current military unit. This letter can be completed online through the Common Application’s Academic Evaluator form or mailed to: 

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

*5. Send Reports/Scores

(*Transfers with Fewer Than 30 College Credits)

If you attended an institution outside the military and you've earned fewer than 30 credits, please also submit:

  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official SAT/ACT test scores- If you’ve graduated from high school in the past three years, you will need to submit your 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. We will also accept SAT and/or ACT scores as official if they are printed directly on your high school transcript. If they are printed on your transcript, you do not need to send the scores directly from the testing agency.
UM Codes: 
  • SAT Code: 5815
  • ACT Code: 0760

6. 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.

7. 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 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 mydocuments@miami.edu. Be sure to include the subject line “Educational Activities” and your full name and date of birth on all correspondence. This information is required to complete your application file.

8. Submit your DD214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty

We will award up to six elective credits with the submission of the DD 214 form as long as you were honorably discharged. Please email to mydocuments@miami.edu.  If you are currently serving and do not have your DD 214, please submit this form once you have received it. Once it is processed in our system, your “To-Do List” in your CaneLink student portal will be updated. 

9. Check Your Eligibility for VA Benefits

Every case and every individual is different in terms of your benefits. We recommend speaking to a VA representative by calling the VA Educational Student Hotline at 1-888-442-4551 or by visiting the website at www.va.gov.

10. 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 miami.edu/appstatus

After Admission

Once you have been admitted to the University of Miami, the Office of the University Registrar can answer questions regarding your specific benefit chapter and what will be covered by VA.