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.

A student transferring credit hours from a two-year community or junior college (this being the last school attended) must complete a minimum of 56 credit hours in residence at the University of Miami to earn an undergraduate degree. A student transferring credit hours from a 4-year college or university (this being the last school attended) must complete a minimum of 45 credit hours in residence at the University of Miami to earn an undergraduate degree. At least half of the credit hours required for the chosen Major or Minor must be completed at the University of Miami.

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 2022 or Spring 2023 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 or have been honorably dismissed. Transferable credit for coursework completed at another regionally accredited college or university will be subject to the following conditions: course must be a part of the University of Miami curriculum and at the level of courses taught at the University of Miami; grade received must be the equivalent of C (2.0) or better; and, decisions of credit transfer and application toward degree requirements are made by the Office of Undergraduate Admission in consultation with the Registrar’s Office and/or appropriate academic department.

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 non-degree 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.

Courses completed with passing grades of C or higher at other colleges and universities and acceptable for academic credit hours by the University of Miami, will be verified, and where appropriate, will be translated into University of Miami equivalents by the Office of Undergraduate Admission. However, the Dean of the College or School within the University from which the student plans to graduate determines which transferred courses may be counted toward meeting graduation requirements of that College or School.

Transfer of Credit Hours to UM

Work taken at other institutions will appear on the University of Miami transcript in separate entries as:

  1. The total number of transferable credit hours attempted and quality points earned, regardless of grades, and
  2. The total credit hours transferred, which shall be the total credit hours for which a grade of C or higher was earned.
    Note: Only the transfer totals earned are added to the University of Miami totals. Total credit hours attempted and quality points earned elsewhere are not included in the University of Miami totals.

The University does not accept transfer credit hours for courses in which a grade of C- and below (or the equivalent grade) was earned. However, grades of C-, D, and F are used to calculate the transfer admission grade point average.

Credit hours are not transferred from institutions not accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association. Limited exceptions may be made with the approval of the Dean in the College or School of the student’s major. Credit hours transferred from institutions not in existence long enough to attain regional accreditation must be validated by the attainment of a C average or better in the first 12 credit hours of course work taken at the University of Miami.

The University does not have a coursework forgiveness policy. The grades of any repeated courses will be averaged.

A student may not repeat a course in which a grade of C or higher has been earned. This is considered an illegal repeat.

Upper division course requirements (300 level or above) at the University may not be satisfied with community college courses.

After being offered admission and enrolling, a student must submit any final college transcripts with grades, AP, IB, AICE or CLEP examination scores for review by the end of the first semester of enrollment.  Any documents listed above which are submitted after this time period will not be reviewed and credit hours will not be awarded.