Application Requirements for Freshmen

Start your application

To apply as a freshman, you will need:

  • The common application
  • High school transcripts (may be unofficial at time of application).
  • $50 non-refundable application fee or qualified fee waiver.
  • At least one recommendation from a school counselor or teacher.
  • Optional ACT or SAT test results. See our FAQ on optional tests.
  • Portfolio, audition or concept paper for certain majors of the College of Creative Arts.
  • Confirmation of interest for Miami specialization programs on your admission application.

After applying

Once you have submitted your application, be sure to do the following:

  • Look for an email from Miami with a link to access your personalized candidate status page.
    • Candidate emails start going out in late August, after which new candidates should receive this message within 24 hours.
  • Use your status page to monitor your application checklist and other important messages to confirm that Miami has received all necessary documents to complete your application.
  • On the scheduled admissions decision release date, check your status page for a digital copy of your admissions decision letter.
  • To research costs, scholarships and financial aid.

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