Conditional Admission to the University of Miami

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Start your journey at the University of Miami in the Intensive English Program

The University of Miami offers conditional admission to students who are academically admissible based on the student's academic record and other university requirements, except English proficiency. 

If you are an excellent student, but your TOEFL or IELTS score is too low for direct admission to the University of Miami, you can be conditionally admitted and attend the Intensive English Program to fulfill your English condition.  Upon completing the level five of the Intensive English Program, students will be granted full admission to the University

Conditional Admission to the University of Miami

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  • How to apply for UM Undergraduate Admission

    • Watch the UM International Applicant Admission video.
    • Go to the University of Miami admission website. 
    • Complete the Common Application.
    • Send official high school transcripts.  If you completed secondary school outside the United States, please refer to the International Evaluation Requirement.
    • Submit the TOEFL or IELTS score that you have achieved.  It does not need to be a passing score. 
    • Complete the school report found in the Common Application
    • Submit a letter of recommendation
    • Submit educational activities, if applicable
    • Complete the Financial Certification Form in the UM Applicant Portal after you submit your Common Application

  • Complete your English Proficiency Requirement at the IEP

    You will will need to successfully complete the following:

    • Enroll full-time in the University’s Intensive English Program (IEP).
    • Take the University’s IEP placement exam. You will be placed into IEP classes based on these results, not your current TOEFL or IELTS score. Your placement will determine the amount of time you will spend in the IEP, which has a total of five levels. Students may complete up to three levels annually.
    • Complete level five of the IEP with a grade of 70 percent or higher or pass the paper-based TOEFL offered at the University of Miami with a score of 550 or higher.

  • Benefits of our Program

    • Meet UM’s undergraduate admission language proficiency requirement through completion of the IEP
    • Develop the academic skills required for a successful transition to university study across the U.S.
    • Enroll directly into UM after completion of Level 5 or study part-time at UM while completing the IEP (dependent on level placement)
    • Receive individualized support from a dedicated team of faculty and advisors
    • Attend specialized academic and support workshops and sessions
    • Experience American cultural and university life in the beautiful sunny city of Miami, FL and through exclusive IEP student activities
    • Enjoy full access to campus facilities and resources: student health center, library and writing center, the Intensive English Program’s exclusive computer labs, gym and group exercise programs, 300+ student organizations, swimming pool, year-round sunshine and much more!

  • Not conditionally admitted? No problem!

    At the Intensive English Program, you will be provided with the support you need to apply to the right university for you. We will also walk with you throughout your transition to university and provide personalized assistance in the following: 

    • One-on-one advising
    • Review of your undergraduate and graduate applications
    • Understanding of university admissions policies and procedures
    • Support as you determine your major and/or career path
    • Assistance on your university application essays 


    Admission to the University of Miami is selective. UM actively seeks students who demonstrate academic strength, personal integrity, and seriousness of educational purpose.

    Students enrolled at the IEP will receive one-on-one support when applying to the University. Students will work with the Intensive English Program and the Office of Undergraduate Admission regarding admission into undergraduate programs. 

    Academically qualified applicants who are unable to take the TOEFL,or who have scored less than the required minimum, may be offered admission to undergraduate programs with the condition that they successfully complete level five of the University of Miami Intensive English Program or obtain a score of 550 or higher on the Paper-Based TOEFL administered by the Intensive English Program. The University of Miami ETF TOEFL code number is C730.

  • Academic and Non-academic Support Sessions

    Each semester, the Intensive English Program hosts both academic and non-academic sessions to support your transition to university studies and campus life. 

    University Application Process

    Throughout the Fall and Spring semesters, the Intensive English Program hosts undergraduate admissions sessions to support students with their applications to the University of Miami. Join us for one of our sessions to learn about important steps and dates in order to complete your application. In addition to admissions sessions, students are also provided with one-on-one support during the application process. During advising sessions, students receive feedback on their application and work directly with our program from the beginning of their application to their successful transition to the University of Miami.

    Immigration and Travel 

    At the IEP, we do more than provide a high-quality educational experience, we also provide support services in non-academic matters, such as immigration. Each semester, immigration and travel sessions are held for  students to ensure that they are well informed and that their questions are answered. In addition to this, one-on-one advising sessions are with the IEP’s exclusive Designated School Officials.

    Undergraduate Advising 

    Prior to transitioning into the University of Miami, advisors from across our 11 schools and colleges speak with IEP students ready to begin their studies at UM the following semester. During these sessions, students learn about requirements specific to their school or college and have the opportunity to ask questions about their major and the course registration process.

    Professor Panel 

    Each Spring semester, the Intensive English Program hosts an annual Professor Panel, where professors from across the University join us to answer student questions about University classes and expectations. This informative and interactive session prepares students for their academic studies at the University and allows them to gain the unique perspective of university professors.

    Alumni Panel

    The Intensive English Program hosts an annual Alumni Panel, where former IEP graduates are invited back to the IEP to share their unique experiences and lessons learned since graduating from our program. Current students have the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight from their peers about their transition to and life at the undergraduate and graduate level at the University of Miami.

    Coffee with Alumni

    In the Fall semester, IEP graduates are welcomed back to the IEP for an informal gathering. Current IEP students and graduates mingle over a cup of coffee or tea while discussing their experiences, asking questions, and giving advice. 

    Pathway Student Support and Guidance

    Whether you are enrolled full time at the IEP or are studying part-time at UM while completing your final course at the IEP, we are here to support you. Pathways students who study at UM as part-time undergraduate or graduate students and have one course remaining at the Intensive English Program will receive check-ins throughout the semester and personalized academic advising.