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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 November 1 (Early Action/Early Decision I), December 1 (Early Decision II) or January 1 (Regular Decision). 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 are due at the time that the Common Application is submitted. 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. See below for instructions on submitting your Architecture Portfolio. 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.  No Portfolio is required for University of Miami Students transferring into First-Year design sequence. .

Instructions for submitting your Architecture Portfolio: 

Architecture portfolios are due with Common App. For Common Application deadlines please see the Undergraduate Admission Requirements posted on the Undergraduate Admission website.

Portfolios will ONLY be accepted in digital, PDF format or web link.

SUBMIT YOUR PORTFOLIO

Digital PDF shall be named as follows and be no larger than 8MB: 
LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_(YEAR OF SUBMISSION) PORTFOLIO

Suggestions:

  • 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
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Undergraduate On-Line Application for Admission