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First-Year Admission:

Admission to the University of Miami is very competitive. First-Year applicants are considered based on the strength of their high school curriculum and grades earned, standardized test scores*, letters of recommendation, essay, extracurricular activities, and awards/achievements. Application materials (application, test scores, transcripts, and letters of recommendation) must be postmarked or received no later than Common Application deadlines. For a full list of First-Year Admission Requirements, you may visit the University of Miami Undergraduate Admissions website.

First-Year architecture applicants are not required to submit a portfolio but are HIGHLY encouraged. *School of Architecture candidates can choose to submit a portfolio in place of an SAT/ACT score. All portfolios submitted will be evaluated for Talent Based Scholarships. Architecture portfolios must be submitted under same deadline met for Common Application. Once your application is downloaded and processed, you will receive an acknowledgment email within 3-4 business days containing your Cane ID and instructions on how to log into your Applicant Portal. If you do not receive a confirmation email within two weeks after submitting your application, check your junk mail, spam, and clutter folders in case the email has been filtered. To check the status of your application, visit our Check Your Application page. For Common Application deadlines please see the Undergraduate Admission Requirements posted on the Undergraduate Admission website.

For more information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or the U-SoA Academic Services Office at 305-284-3731. Enrollment in the School of Architecture is selective and limited by space and other resources; early application is encouraged.

Undergraduate Transfer Admission:

Undergraduate Transfer applications are processed by the University of Miami Office of Undergraduate Admissions and are reviewed by the U-SoA Undergraduate Faculty Admissions Committee. Transfer students applying to the B.Arch. program must submit their transcripts, letters of recommendations, college report and test scores to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Students requesting Advanced Standing in the design sequence must submit a portfolio. Architecture portfolios must be submitted under same deadline met for Common Application. Once your application is downloaded and processed, you will receive an acknowledgment email within 3-4 business days containing your Cane ID and instructions on how to log into your Applicant Portal. If you do not receive a confirmation email within two weeks after submitting your application, check your junk mail, spam, and clutter folders in case the email has been filtered. To check the status of your application, visit our Check Your Application page. For a full list of Undergraduate Transfer Admission Requirements, you may visit the Undergraduate Admissions website.  

Undergraduate Transfer students accepted into the Third-Year design sequence are required to attend a Summer/Fall integration design module.

University of Miami Students: 

Students currently enrolled at the University of Miami in another major who are requesting transfer into the School of Architecture must fill out an “Academic Change Form” and send it to the School of Architecture to academicservices@miami.edu for review. No portfolio is required for University of Miami Students transferring into First-Year design sequence.

Suggestions for your Architecture Portfolio: 

Architecture portfolios must be submitted under same deadline met for Common Application. Once your application is downloaded and processed, you will receive an acknowledgment email within 3-4 business days containing your Cane ID and instructions on how to log into your Applicant Portal. If you do not receive a confirmation email within two weeks after submitting your application, check your junk mail, spam, and clutter folders in case the email has been filtered. To check the status of your application, visit our Check Your Application page. 

For Common Application deadlines please see the Undergraduate Admission Requirements posted on the Undergraduate Admission website.

  • Submit portfolio as PDF file with viewing set to two-up with cover
  • Limit size of PDF to no larger than 10MB
  • Name your PDF: 
    LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_(YEAR OF SUBMISSION) PORTFOLIO
  • Note the following on the first or second page of the portfolio:
    Contact Information
    Type of Application - First-Year or Transfer

Resources:

Video by B.Arch. Director with suggestions for composing portfolio.

Undergraduate Inquiry Form
UM Bulletin
CaneLink Course Listings
Undergraduate On-Line Application for Admission