STEP 1

Complete the Application

Complete and submit the Common Application. Upon submitting, you will be asked to pay a $70 nonrefundable application fee. Be sure you use the same email address for every part of the application process, including registering for standardized tests.

In the Common Application, you will be asked to respond to one of seven prompts, using 650 words or less. This essay portion of the application gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to develop your thoughts, to communicate them clearly, and to write them concisely. We also ask that you list your involvement in extracurricular activities, outside of school involvement and/or commitments; these will be evaluated as another factor in the admission process.

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. For students applying for Spring or Fall 2018 admission, the Common Application will be available starting August 1, 2017.

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.

 

STEP 2

Send Official Transcripts

Submit your official high school transcripts directly from your high school. A school official may submit them electronically or by mailing them to one of the following addresses:

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

 

STEP 3

Send Official Test Scores

We only accept official scores directly from the ACT and/or the SAT. For the ACT, we only consider the English, Math, Reading, and Science sections; for the SAT, we only consider the Reading and Math sections. The Essay and/or Writing sections for both exams are not required for admission. There is no limit to the number of test scores you may submit with your application. If you take the test more than once, please ensure that the testing agency sends us all of your scores as we will superscore your test results. Be sure to complete all testing by the following dates:

  • November 1 if applying Early Decision I or Early Action
  • January 1 if applying Early Decision II or Regular Decision

Test Codes for UM:

  • ACT Code: 0760
  • SAT Code: 5815

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

 

STEP 4

Complete the School Report

The School Report should be completed by your high school guidance counselor and can be found on the Common Application. It is often submitted along with your high school transcript and information about your high school.

 

STEP 5

Letters of Recommendation

We require you to submit two letters of recommendation: one from a high school guidance counselor and one from a teacher. These should be submitted electronically through the Common Application or Naviance, by emailing them to mydocuments@miami.edu, or by mailing them to one of the following addresses.

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

 

STEP 6

Submit Educational Activities, if applicable

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.

 

STEP 7

If Applicable, Submit Your Financial Aid Documents

Visit the Applying for Aid page for a financial aid checklist of documents and dates needed to be considered for need-based financial aid.

 

STEP 8

If Applicable, Send Conduct Updates

If there is an update to your conduct (academic or behavioral) or your standing as a student in your high school (suspension, expulsion, withdrawal, etc.) you must alert the Office of Undergraduate Admission immediately at conductupdate@miami.edu. All other non-conduct updates can be sent to mydocuments@miami.edu. Be sure to include your name and date of birth on all documents.

 

STEP 9

Check Your Application Status

Visit the Check Your Application Status page to learn how to navigate your CaneLink account — your online student portal — to track your application materials and view your admission decision.