International 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 the Office of Undergraduate Admission cannot begin your application review until they receive all required forms. 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

All applicants who have attended a secondary school outside of the United States except for those enrolled in an U.S., or IB curriculum, need to submit the official secondary documents (transcripts, mark sheets, certificates, examination results, etc.) to Josef Silny & Associates for an evaluation. For detailed instructions on how to submit official transcript(s) to request a course-by-course evaluation and grade point average (gpa) calculation visit here.

Josef Silny & Associates will send the evaluation report and copy of all the official documents used in the evaluation directly to the University of Miami Office of Undergraduate Admission. Evaluations will only be accepted when sent directly to us by Josef Silny & Associates. This is required before the Admissions Committee can review the application.

Any documents received by the University will become the property of the University and will not be returned to the applicant or sent to a third party including Josef Silny & Associates.

Please submit all official documents to:

Josef Silny + Assoc. Inc
7101 SW 102 Ave
Miami FL 33173

Please do not submit documents to the University of Miami.

 

STEP 3

Send Official Test Scores

Applicants currently studying within the U.S.

Students graduating from a high school in the United States are required to submit SAT or ACT 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.

Please provide an official score report sent directly by the testing agency. The Office of Undergraduate Admission 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. If you take the test more than once, you must send all of your scores to ensure that they have your best performance on record. The Admission Committee will consider all official test scores from multiple test dates. They 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.

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, we will not combine a student’s best score from the new SAT with the best score from the current SAT).

Test Codes:

  • SAT Code: 5815
  • ACT Code: 0760

Applicants currently studying OUTSIDE the U.S.

Students graduating from a secondary school outside the United States should not submit SAT or ACT scores.

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 TOEFL or Other English Proficiency Requirements page.

  • TOEFL Code: 5815

Please submit official 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 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/Teacher Evaluation

The Office of Undergraduate Admission requires a letter of recommendation 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

F-1 or J-1 Student Visa Requirements

International students who plan to enter the U.S. on a student visa should email the following documents for Form I-20 (F-1 visa) or Form DS-2019 (J-1 visa) issuance to mydocuments@miami.edu.

  1. A scanned copy of student’s bank/government sponsorship letter
  2. A scanned copy of the first page of student’s passport
Download a sample bank letter

 

STEP 7

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 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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