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Conditional Admission to UM for Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees:

Academically admissible applicants who do not meet the University of Miami's English proficiency requirements may be offered Conditional Admission. If conditionally admitted, students will attend the University of Miami's IEP.

IEP is a world-class English-language program located in the heart of the University of Miami campus. Depending on placement, students must successfully complete level five of the IEP or successfully pass the TOEFL offered at UM. Upon completing the highest level of English instruction, students will be granted full admission to the University. Visit the IEP FAQ page for additional information.

Results from the November test (for Early Decision I) or the January test (for Regular Decision) may not arrive in time for the committee’s consideration. Be sure to include UM's CEEB code on all test registrations.

Undergraduate (Bachelor's Degree):

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

Students should work with the Office of Undergraduate Admission regarding admission into undergraduate programs. The Office of Undergraduate Admission can be reached by e-mail at or by phone at (305) 284-4323.

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.


Graduate (Master's/Doctorate/Professional Degrees):

Admission into a graduate program is selective and determined by each individual department/program. The Graduate School facilitates the application process and serves as a liaison between you and the program you are applying for.

Please also note that international applicants whose native language is not English may be required to take the TOEFL or IELTS and obtain the score required by their individual department. Some programs may require additional testing such as the GRE or GMAT.


The Institutional TOEFL, also known as the ITP, will be given only one time during the fall and spring semesters. No official score report will be given, and scores may only be used at the University of Miami. This is generally the only exam which students with undergraduate conditional admission may take to fulfill their English requirement. Students should refer to the Academic Calendar in the Student Handbook for the exact date for each semester. Registration for the exam will be the week before the exam. Students with conditional admission to the University of Miami will be permitted to register for the exam first, and others will be permitted to register as space allows. See more information here