Transfer 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 we cannot begin your application review until we 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 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

If you have attended more than one college/university, please request that your college or high school submit your official transcripts. The Office of Undergraduate Admission 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:

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

Complete the Registrar/College Report

Transfer applicants are required to provide Registrar 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.

 

STEP 4

Letter of Recommendation

The Office of Undergraduate Admission requires at least one instructor/professor evaluation (letter of recommendation). This letter can be completed online through the Common Application’s Academic Evaluator 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 5

Send Reports/Scores (only for transfers with fewer than 30 college credits)

In addition to the documents detailed above, you must submit:

  • Common Application Final Report - This form can be found on the Common Application website and must be filled out by your school counselor or another school official.
  • Official high school transcripts.
  • Official SAT/ACT test scores - Have your official scores sent directly from the testing agency. 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 them for your application. Beginning in Spring 2016, applicants may submit scores from either the current or redesigned SAT. They consider only the reading and critical math sections of the SAT for admission. They 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

 

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, 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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