Prospective students from other postsecondary institutions may apply for transfer admission. Academic achievement, personal conduct, and courses completed at an applicant’s current and prior institutions will be factors evaluated in the transfer admission process. The University of Miami will make admission decisions based exclusively on an applicant’s academic record at the college level for those candidates who have completed 30 or more transferable postsecondary credits at the time of application submission. The University of Miami will factor high school academic record and test scores, if applicable, for those applicants who have completed fewer than 30 transferable postsecondary credits at the time of application submission. Transfer credits must have been earned at a regionally accredited postsecondary institution at the time the coursework was completed.

Transfer candidates must possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 to be eligible for review. Competitive candidates will have well above this minimum GPA requirement.

Though not a part of the admission review process, the University of Miami expects enrolling transfer students to meet minimum computer requirements. These requirements may differ by school or college and can be found online.

The priority deadline to submit a transfer application and/or supporting documents for fall enrollment is April 1; and, the spring priority application deadline is November 1. Applications and/or supporting documents submitted after these priority dates will be considered on a space available basis. Candidates for both fall and spring enrollment are notified on a rolling basis. Transfer applicants must submit a(n): application and pay the nonrefundable application fee; official final high school transcript; official test scores, if applicable; official college transcripts from all postsecondary institutions previously attended; College Report(s) from all U.S. postsecondary institutions previously attended as a degree-seeking student and/or all U.S. postsecondary institutions attended where enrollment was full-time (12 or more semester hours); International Financial Certification Form (international applicants only); and, TOEFL and/or IELTS (non-native English speakers only).

Due to disruptions in testing schedules caused by Covid-19, prospective transfer students with fewer than 30 postsecondary credits at the time of application may apply to the University of Miami for the Fall 2024 or Spring 2025 entry terms without submitting SAT or ACT scores. In lieu of submitting SAT or ACT scores, these applicants will be required to respond to the Supplemental Essay prompt. Transfer applicants with more than 30 postsecondary credits at the time of application will not be required to submit a response to the Supplemental Essay prompt.

Students must have left their prior institution(s) in good academic and social standing.

Transferable credit for coursework completed at another regionally accredited college or university will be subject to the University of Miami's transfer policy and process. Please view the Miami Academic Transfer Evaluation System (MATES) at on how to submit transfer credit and/ or request course equivalency.  

Transfer applicants who have been denied admission more than twice will not be eligible to reapply.

Prospective students who have enrolled as degree-seeking students at other colleges or universities – regardless of the number of postsecondary credits earned – must apply as transfer students to the University of Miami. Prospective students who have graduated from high school and completed 30 or more transferable postsecondary credits in nondegree-seeking status must also apply as transfer students.

The University of Miami has executed an articulation agreement with the honors program at both Miami Dade and Broward colleges.