International Application Process

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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.

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Step 2

Send Official Transcripts

All official transcripts must be sent directly to the University of Miami from the issuing institution. If the transcripts are not in English, please include English translations. Students from educational systems with external exams should submit certified external exam results (i.e., GCE results).
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.
*The University will retain all educational documents and they will not be returned to the applicant.

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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

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.


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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.


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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 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 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


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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


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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, 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.