Test Optional for Spring and Fall

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This means that when applying via the Common Application, prospective students may choose whether or not to self-report their test scores. If they choose to self-report their test scores on the Common Application, they may designate whether or not they wish to have those test scores used in the selection process. Applicants will not be required to self-report test scores on the Common Application.

Spring and Fall 2024 Supplemental Essay Prompt

In addition, all Spring and Fall 2024 first-year applicants will be required to submit a 250 word supplemental essay that focuses on resilience with the Common Application.

Only those Spring and Fall 2024 transfer applicants with fewer than 30 postsecondary credits at the time of their application who do not submit ACT or SAT scores will be required to submit the supplemental essay.

Supplemental essay prompt: 

Located within one of the most dynamic cities in the world, the University of Miami is a distinctive community with a variety of cultures, traditions, histories, languages, and backgrounds. The University of Miami is a values-based and purpose-driven postsecondary institution that embraces diversity and inclusivity in all its forms and strives to create a culture of belonging, where every person feels valued and has an opportunity to contribute.

Please describe how your unique experiences, challenges overcome, or skills acquired would contribute to our distinctive University community.

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