As a transfer student, you often have very different questions from those of traditional freshmen. Explore some of the questions below to learn more about transfer specific processes. For more information, please contact the Transfer advisor in the Office of Student Academic Services in the College of Arts and Sciences located in the Ashe Building, Room 200.



Which courses will transfer to the University of Miami?

Generally, most academic coursework can be transferred to the University of Miami. Credit must come from an accredited institution and have earned grades of C or higher. General education courses are recommended.

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Which courses/credits will not transfer?

Any credits earned in physical education, technical courses, vocational courses, co-ops, internships, remedial or college preparatory work, seminars, accounting labs, and study abroad from two year schools will not transfer. You may contact the Office of Admission, Evaluation Department, directly, for specific information on transferable courses.

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What is the University of Miami's policy on course repeats?

We do not have a forgiveness policy in coursework. Transfer course grades do not transfer to the University of Miami, therefore, they will not influence your UM GPA. Please see the University Bulletin for course repeat policies: http://www.miami.edu/index.php/academicbulletin/

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Can I retake a class in which I have achieved a grade of 'C' or better?

No, this is considered an illegal repeat. The University does not intake transfer course grades.

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Does the University of Miami grant credit through examination?

Yes. We award credit through CLEP (subject exams only), Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate higher level exams. Minimum scores are required and are revised annually. You may contact the Office of Admission, Evaluation Department directly for required scores. Please note : Official scores must be sent directly to the Office of Admission. Exam scores submitted on other university or college transcripts will not be accepted.

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What happens after I am accepted?

Your accepted transfer credit will be evaluated by the Office of Admission: Evaluation Office. If/When you pay your enrollment deposit, you credit will be posted in our student information system, CaneLink. If/When you verify your intent to enroll by submitting the $300 tuition enrollment deposit, you will be contacted by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Office of Academic Services concerning the orientation schedule, course selection and registration. New transfer students must meet with an academic advisor before registering for their first semester at UM.

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I have earned my A.A. degree, does my grade point average automatically transfer?

No, we do not transfer the grades of transfer coursework. Your GPA will be calculated after your first semester at UM and earned grades are posted.

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Why are not all of my transfer courses designated a UM equivalency?

This is a two-part process. First, a student’s transcript is evaluated by the Office of Admission where transferred coursework is officially determined and awarded UM equivalences. Transferred coursework that do not reflect an exact UM equivalency will be assigned a generic transfer course ID number (i.e., ENG100T). This does not mean that the course(s) is not accepted, only that the student will need to process departmental course equivalency approval. Departmental equivalency approval can be processed during Orientation week and/or throughout the fall and spring semesters. Students are required to provide a printed copy of the description of the transferring coursework, which can be obtained by accessing the previous institution’s online Bulletin/Catalog course listings. Along with the printed copy of the course(s) description, a Transfer Credit Equivalency Evaluation Form must be submitted to submit to the department chair or designee for equivalency determination and approval signature. This process begins in the Office of Student Academic Services located in the Ashe Building, Room 200.

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Why are not all of my courses on my Transfer Credit Evaluation?

Please contact the Office of Admission to understand the criteria for eligible transfer credit. The University of Miami can only post transfer credit that is noted on an official transcript received from an accredited institution of higher learning. If your prior credits meets all eligible criteria, your credit will be posted by the Office of Admission. You may have to seek further approval from respective Departments for courses designated as 100T credit. This process will begin once you pay your enrollment deposit and meet with the Arts and Sciences Transfer Advisor for your initial intake appointment.

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