Admitted Transfer Next Steps

Please complete the items listed below by their respective dates, to ensure a smooth transition to life as a 'Cane. Review important dates and deadlines here.

Master Checklist


  1. Accept your offer and submit your $500 nonrefundable enrollment deposit in CaneLink. Under the Student Message Center at the bottom of the page, refer to “Admissions” and “Accept Admission/Pay.”
  2. Check your UM email. All University information will be communicated to you via your UM email account (e.g., registration appointments, financial aid, billing, grade, and student life information).
    • Link your UM email account to the email address you use most frequently.
    • Link UM email to your mobile device. For instructions, visit
  3. Check your transferable credits.
  4. Confirm your contact information in CaneLink.
  5. Set up proxy access in CaneLink.
  6. Register for 'Cane Kickoff in CaneLink. To register, select the Orientation Registration link. Students may add information for parents and family members who intend to participate in the optional programming provided.
  7. If applicable, submit a request for disability accommodations by December 1.
  8. Consider housing options: On-Campus Housing and Off-Campus Housing.
  9. *If you plan on studying in the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status, scan a copy of your bank/government sponsorship letter and the biographical page of your passport to
  10. Complete financial assistance to-do items in CaneLink
  11. Transcripts can be sent to:
    • Office of Undergraduate Admission
      P.O. Box 249117
      Coral Gables, FL 33124
    • Or A college transcript can be sent through a secure transcript service.


  1. Starting November 5, follow school-specific instructions to complete your course registration.   
  2. Click here to learn more about cognates.


  1. If your tuition is paid by a third-party sponsor, submit your Financial Guarantee Letter to the Office of Student Accounts. For more information on third-party and government sponsors, visit and select “Payments” for “Third Party Sponsor” and “Florida Prepaid.”


  1. Starting January 1 through May 8, complete the UMX online course.
  2. If entering the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status, pay the I-901 SEVIS fee and apply for a student visa immediately upon receipt of I-20 or DS-2019.
  3. To have AP/IB scores or Dual Enrollment/Transfer courses evaluated for UM credit, you must request that your scores/transcripts be sent directly to the UM Office of Admission from the College AP Board, your regional IB office, or previously attended institution(s).
    • For AP, the University of Miami’s school code is 5815. These scores need to be submitted prior to the end of your first semester attended at UM.
  4. Domestic students accept or waive University-sponsored health insurance.
    • International students must purchase the medical insurance offered through the University of Miami at the time of registration unless they provide proof of agency- or government-sponsor coverage that has been reviewed and approved by the University Student Health Center prior to registration. The annual premium for this coverage is added to each student’s fee. For questions or further assistance, please email
  5. Consider purchasing a campus parking pass.
  6. Pay your tuition invoice by January 4 or within 30 days of registering for classes.
    • To learn more about the types of payment options, click here.
    • Enroll in Direct Deposit today; learn how by clicking here
  7. If entering the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status, familiarize yourself with U.S. entry procedures.
  8. If utilizing V.A. educational benefits, contact the VA Certifying Official.
  9. International students, attend mandatory International Student Orientation on January 10.
  10. By January 14, complete Part 1 of UM’s Online Alcohol and Drug Education course for First Year/Incoming Students. For more information visit the Sandler Center's website.
  11. Participate in all five days of ’Cane Kickoff
    • January 10-12 for incoming undergraduate first-year and transfer students.
    • January 10-11 for families of first-year and transfer students.
  12. Confirm you have arrived on campus. Follow the link to the arrival confirmation form in your CaneLink To-Do list.
  13. Complete health center immunizations
  14. Familiarize yourself with Campus Safety and Security by clicking here.
  15. Transfer Assistants - Learn more about support services for transfer students, including transfer assistants, at
  16. To learn about student employment opportunities, click here.  

Once you arrive on campus:

  1. Check in for ’Cane Kickoff at the Shalala Student Center from January 10.
  2. If you will be living on campus, check in to your residential college by following the steps mailed to your permanent address in June. Specifics can be found at
  3. Review all To-Do items in CaneLink so there are no outstanding tasks before classes begin.
  4. Pick up your ’Cane Card. Take your picture and receive your ’Cane Card at the University Center on January 10 and 11. Your ’Cane Card is your official on-campus identification and can be used to:
    • Access buildings, including residential areas, the library, and wellness center
    • Borrow books from the library
    • Access athletic events
    • Pay for food at various dining locations on campus

Please note that all tasks are to be completed by the first day of classes. If you are having challenges completing any of these tasks, please contact the ’Cane Success Center at 305-284-4500.