Freshman Application Process



STEP 1

Complete the Common Application

Complete and submit the Common Application online. Please make sure that you are using the same email address for every part of the application process, this also includes signing up for standardized tests.

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. Applicants will choose one of five specific prompts and write an essay of 250 to 650 words. Detailed instructions can be found in the Common Application.

Please note: Your application is not complete and your application cannot be reviewed until all required forms are received. Your $70 non-refundable application fee can be paid when you submit the Common Application.

Once you submit your application, it will take approximately three days for the Office of Undergraduate Admission to receive and begin reviewing it. Please allow them 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 they are continually updating students' applications and documents.

To complete these forms you'll need to open your own Common Application website account:

Create a Common Application Account:

I Already Have a Common Application Account:

 

STEP 2

Send Official Transcripts

The University of Miami only accepts transcripts coming directly from the high school or college as official.

Please have your high school or college (if applicable) submit official transcripts/supporting documents by mail or electronically to:

By Mail
The mailing address is:

University of Miami
Office of Undergraduate Admission
PO Box 249117
Coral Gables, FL 33124-9117
  If being sent by FedEx, DHL, UPS or Courier:

University of Miami
Office of Undergraduate Admission
1204 Dickinson Drive
Rhodes House Suite 37-L
Coral Gables, FL 33146
By Email (send all documents here):

mydocuments@miami.edu.

 

STEP 3

Send Official Test Scores

All testing must be completed by November for Early Decision I and Early Action applicants and all testing must be completed by December for Early Decision II and Regular Decision applicants.

Test scores will only be accepted if they are submitted directly from the testing agency. If you take the test more than once, please ensure that the testing agency sends all of your scores so that we have your best performance on record. The Admission Committee will consider all official test scores from multiple test dates. The Office of Undergraduate Admission 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.

The Office of Undergraduate Admission considers only the critical reading and math sections of the SAT for admission. SAT or ACT writing and essay sections are used for course placement and are required. SAT Subject Tests in math and one science (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics) are required for the Dual-Degree Program in Medicine and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology.

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. The Office of Undergraduate Admission will continue to superscore the SAT, but will only combine scores from like tests (in other words, they will not combine a student’s best score from the redesigned SAT with the best score from the old SAT). A concordance table is used to determined your highest composite score between tests.

  • SAT Code: 5815
  • ACT Code: 0760

 

STEP 4

Complete the School Report

The School Report should be completed by the applicant’s high school guidance counselor and can be found on the Common Application website. It is typically submitted along with the applicant's high school transcript and a school profile.

 

STEP 5

Letter of Recommendation

A letter of recommendation is required from your high school guidance counselor. An additional Teacher Evaluation/letter of recommendation is optional and can be submitted online through the Common Application's Teacher Evaluation form or mailed to:

By Mail
The mailing address is:

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
1204 Dickinson Drive
Rhodes House Suite 37-L
Coral Gables, FL 33146

 

STEP 6

Check Your Application Status

After submitting your application, please allow 3-4 business days for the University of Miami to receive it. Upon receipt, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will send you an acknowledgement email containing your CaneID and instructions about how to log in to CaneLink. CaneLink is your UM portal for tracking application materials and viewing your admission decision.

 

Questions?

Please allow 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.

If you have any questions about the application process, visit the Undergraduate Admission contact us page.

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