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How to Apply

Applying to college doesn’t have to be stressful. Whether you are a first-year applicant or a transfer student, we break down the necessary steps into clear and simple tasks you can complete in no time.

Essay tips

Tips for Writing the College Essay

Admission counselor Nicole Katz offers helpful tips on crafting a college essay that tells your story.

Essay tips

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Get the inside scoop on the admission process, learning at UM, the city of Miami, and what it's like to be a 'Cane.


Questions & Answers

We have compiled the most frequently asked questions from students just like you and provided answers that will help you through the process.

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Our Admission Counselors

Do you know who your admission counselor is? Our counselors are assigned by geographic region.

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Test Optional for Spring and Fall 2021

The University of Miami will pilot “test optional” admission for all students applying for Spring and Fall 2021.

The temporary move to drop standardized testing requirements will hopefully eliminate some of the stress students are feeling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This means that, when applying via the Common Application, prospective students may choose whether or not to provide their test scores.

Application Plans & Deadlines

There are several different options, find out what works best for you!

Credit Information

Learn what steps you must follow in order to have your college-level work evaluated for UM credit.


Learn about our admission process and available resources for active military members and veterans.

Application Status

After submitting your application, it takes three to four business days for the University of Miami to receive it. 

Withdraw My Application

We are sorry to see you go but wish you the best of luck in your college career.

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A dedicated page for School Counselors with information about and more.



Number of applications



Mid-Range superscore for admitted students



Mid-Range superscore for admitted students


Average unweighted grade point average on a 4.0 scale

37% / 63%


We receive applications and admit students from nearly all 50 states.



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