International Applicants & Applicants w/International Transcripts

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Step 1 - Apply by December 1st

Step 2 - Submit Supplemental Materials by February 1st

All supplemental materials must be submitted either via email to or via US Mail to PO Box 248165, Coral Gables, FL 33124.

Required for all applicants:

  • Transcripts – an official transcript from ALL post-secondary schools attended, regardless of if a degree was granted or not, must be sent directly to the Frost School of Music from the issuing institution in order to be considered official
    • Please see below for specific instructions about approved evaluation services for international transcripts
    • An official transcript is required for every school attended, even if it was only a single class
  • Three letters of recommendation - sent through CollegeNet as part of application submission. These do not need to be sent separately
  • Resume - attached to the application at the time of submission. This does not need to be sent separately
  • A copy of your passport. The name on your passport must match the name with which you apply

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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:

    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.

The following supplemental materials may be required for some applicants:
  • GRE Score
  • TOEFL/IELTS Score 
    • 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.
  • Teaching/Conducting Sample
  • Writing Sample
  • Prescreening/Audition/Interview
  • Portfolio
  • 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. 

Step 3 - Audition/Interview/Upload Portfolio

Audition - If your program requires an audition, you will be contacted after the December 1st deadline to schedule a date. All performance programs require a prescreening and invitations to audition will be extended to those applicants approved by faculty review. Check the Audition/Portfolio Requirements page for specific requirements. Do not make travel plans until you receive a confirmation email from Frost Admissions.

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

Portfolio - If your program requires a portfolio, please upload it through SlideRoom.  Check the Audition/Portfolio Requirements page for specific requirements.