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BGS Admissions Criteria

  1. Graduated from high school at least four (4) years ago and at least 22 years old
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.2 on all previous college work
  3. U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • International Applicants, please visit our FAQ page.
  4. Not enrolled in another school or college at the University of Miami
  5. Student must be pursuing first undergraduate degree
  6. Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae via application system

Students admitted and enrolled in the Bachelor of General Studies may not transfer into any other undergraduate University of Miami school or college. The BGS program is intended for students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree.


Step 1: Speak to an Enrollment Advisor

Contact an enrollment advisor by calling (305) 284-4000 and select option 2.

Our enrollment advisors will go over the program requirements, admissions criteria, and will assist you in setting up an appointment with an academic advisor for an informal transcript analysis.

Step 2: Apply Online and Submit the $75.00 Non-Refundable Application Fee

  1. Apply now through the Online Application
  2. Employees/Dependents must fill out the Employment/Dependent Verification Form before applying.
    • You will receive an email with further instructions on how to complete the BGS Application
    • HR Education Benefit

Step 3: Request previous transcripts

If you have attended more than one college/university, request that all of your official college transcripts be sent to bgsdocuments@miami.edu . This includes all dual/concurrent enrollment courses you may have taken in high school.

If you have completed fewer than 30 college/post-secondary credits, not including dual/concurrent enrollment courses, at the time you are applying for admission to the University of Miami, you are required to submit your official final high school transcript or the GED (General Education Development/General Education Diploma), in addition to your college transcript. 

Documents can be sent electronically to bgsdocuments@miami.edu or by mailing them to the address listed below. 

Mailing Address

University of Miami

111 Allen Hall
ATTN: Monica Bunsen

5050 Brunson Drive

Coral Gables, FL  33146-1610

Note that for Miami Dade Transcripts, we recommend that you request they be sent electronically to bgsdocuments@miami.edu or by mail to the mailing address above.

Prior to enrolling at the University of Miami, all BGS applicants—regardless of the number of postsecondary credits earned—will be required to submit an official final high school transcript with the date of graduation or its equivalent, including the GED (General Education Development/General Education Diploma).

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

If you attended a secondary school outside of the United States, please refer to the International Evaluation Requirements page.

If you have attended a secondary school and/or university outside of the United States, you must submit your official documents (transcripts, mark sheets, certificates, examination results, etc.) to one of the services below for a course-by-course evaluation and grade point average calculation that will be sent directly to us electronically by the evaluation agency to bgsdocuments@miami.edu  

Provisional or preliminary evaluations are not accepted.

Any documents received by the University will become the property of the university and will not be returned to the applicant or sent to a third party.

Financial Assistance

If you are applying for financial assistance you should contact the Office of Financial Assistance at (305) 284-5212. Students who wish to apply for financial assistance must first be accepted as a degree-seeking student. If you are interested in utilizing your company's tuition reimbursement benefits contact our Office of Student Account Services at (305) 284-6430.

Apply for Financial Aid

For Tuition Remission Benefits information, please call the Benefits Office at (305) 284-3004 or please visit the Education Benefits Information Page