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  • Apply online by December 1
  • Submit Supplemental Materials by February 1 (see below)
  • Upload prescreenings/conduction/teaching samples/portfolios (if applicable) – check the Audition/Portfolio Requirements page for specific information.

International Transcripts & Evaluations

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  • Transcript and Evaluation Documents Required 

    Submit the following educational documents to an approved international credentialing evaluation service:

    a) Official original diplomas and certificates in the original language, and

    b) Official original transcripts in the original language (names of courses, grades, and hours of instruction) for every year of study. 

    Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by professional, certified English translations.  Translations supplement but do not replace, the official documents.

  • Type of Evaluation Required

    The Frost School of Music requires international applicants to their programs to complete a course-by-course evaluation with GPA

  • Where to Submit Documents for Evaluation

    Please note that international applicants are not required to use the services of IEE or JS&A exclusively, but the University of Miami requires that an international credential evaluation must be done by one of the approved evaluation vendors found on this list.

    Recommended evaluation agencies: 

    International Education Evaluations (IEE) Application for Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials

    Josef Silny & Associates (JS&A), Inc. International Education Consultants, is the preferred evaluation vendor for international applicants to the University of Miami due to their competitive prices and high-quality service.  Click here for more information, including the Application for Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials.

     

  • Evaluation Fee

    Applicants are responsible for the evaluation fee.

  • Submission of Evaluation

    The evaluation vendor is required to send all official copies of related documents to:

    Frost School of Music
    PO Box 248165
    Coral Gables, FL 33124-7610

    or electronically to: 
    fsom.graddocs@miami.edu

    Applicants who are applying with a current degree in progress will be required to have their final transcripts and diploma evaluated upon arrival at the Frost School. If applicants use Josef Silny for the initial evaluation, the Frost School will cover the evaluation. If applicants choose a different vendor, they will be responsible for the cost of the re-evaluation.

Supplemental Materials

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  • Guidelines

    The following supplemental materials may be required for some applicants
    • If accepted, you will be contacted by the Office of Admission to submit documentation of financial responsibility.

    Not all supplemental materials are required for all degree programs. Please see the Degree Program Requirements for specific requirements.

    For information regarding specific program requirements, please see Application & Program Requirements.

    Applicants are responsible for tracking the status of their application materials and should do so on CaneLink.  Please allow at least two weeks for documents to be processed and marked as complete. 

  • Audition and Prescreen Conducting/Teaching Samples, Interviews, Portfolios

    The following supplemental materials may be required for some applicants. Please see the Degree Program Requirements and the Application & Program Requirements for specific information.

    Auditions & Prescreens

    Deadline: December 1

    Requirements: Prescreen Requirements

    Submit here

    If approved after a review of your prescreen, you will be contacted after January 1st to schedule a audition date. All performance programs require a prescreening and invitations to audition will be extended to those applicants approved by faculty review. Do not make travel plans until you receive a confirmation email from Frost Admissions.

    Conducting Sample

    Deadline: December 1

    Requirements: Conducting Requirements

    Submit here

    Interview

    If your program requires an interview, you will be contacted by department faculty to schedule a date. 

    Portfolio

    Deadline: Varies by program

    Requirements: Portfolio Requirements

    Submit here.  

    Teaching Sample

    Deadline: December 1

    Requirements: Teaching Sample Requirements

    Submit here

  • GRE Scores

    GRE Scores - Click here for more information

    Institution Code

    GRE: 5815

  • Resume, Statement of Purpose, Letter of Recommendation

    • Resume - attached to the application at the time of submission. This does not need to be sent seperately.
    • Statement of Purpose* - attached to the application at the time of submission. This does not need to be sent separately.
    • Three letters of recommendation - submitted online as part of the application. These do not need to be sent separately
    *Please note, the statement of purpose is not the same as a writing sample. Some programs have a supplemental writing sample requirement. Please see the Degree Program Requirements.

  • TOEFL/IELTS Scores

    TOEFL/IELTS Score - Click here for more information

    • TOEFL or IELTS scores must be submitted by February 1st.
    • Test scores are required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not received a degree from an accredited English-speaking institution. 
    • University of Miami English Proficiency requirements

    Institution Code

    TOEFL: 5815

    IELTS: 4862

  • Transcripts - Domestic

    Required for all applicants:

    Official transcripts from ALL schools attended, regardless of if a degree was granted or not (even if it was a single class), must be sent directly to the Frost School of Music from the issuing institution in order to be considered official. Transcripts sent by the applicant will not be accepted. 

    • Electronic transcripts are accepted from electronic transcript services (such as Parchment, National Student Clearing House, etc.). PDF transcripts not sent through an electronic transcript service are not acceptable as official. 
      • Option 1 (preferred): Enter Recipient Manually
      • Option 2: Select to be sent to "Graduate School"
    • Hard-copy transcripts from the institution can be mailed to: 

          PO Box 248165, Coral Gables, FL 33124

    Applicants with international transcripts, please click here for specific instructions about evaluations.

  • Transcripts - International

    Submit the following educational documents to an approved international credentialing evaluation service:

    a) Official original diplomas and certificates in the original language, and

    b) Official original transcripts in the original language (names of courses, grades, and hours of instruction) for every year of study. 

    Documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by professional, certified English translations.  Translations supplement but do not replace, the official documents. 

  • Writing Sample

    Send to: fsom.graddocs@miami.edu

    Some programs have a supplemental writing requirement. Check the program requirements chart for individual program requirements. 

    Submit a scholarly writing sample on a topic related to your area of study or a broader musical topic. A research paper, article, or similar is appropriate. 

    Music Therapy and Music Education require specific writing samples. 

    *Please note, the statement of purpose that is uploaded with the online application is not the same as the writing sample.