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

  • Immediately

    1. Accept your offer and submit your $500 enrollment deposit in CaneLink.

    2. Check your UM email daily. All University information will be communicated to you via your UM email account (e.g. registration appointments, financial aid, billing, grades, and student life information).

    - Log in at with your CaneID and password
    - Set up your Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) - a tool that provides an additional level of protection to your account to prevent unauthorized access to your information.
    - To learn more about MFA,

    3. Confirm your contact information in CaneLink.

    4. Register for 'Cane Kickoff in CaneLink.

    5. Set up delegate/proxy access in CaneLink.

    6. Consider On-Campus Housing and Off-Campus Housing options.

    7. * 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

    8. Complete financial assistance To-Do list items in CaneLink

    9. Send all final college transcripts, AP, CLEP, IB, or GCE scores before the beginning of the fall term. 

    - Transcripts can be sent by mail to the Office of Undergraduate Admission - P.O. Box 249117, Coral Gables, FL 33124
    - A college transcript can be sent through a secure transcript service to
    - Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for the University to process transfer credits
    - Check your transferable credits

  • May

    10. Starting May 30, follow school-specific instructions to complete your course registration. 

    11. Review the Undergraduate Academic Bulletin to view curriculum requirements and a sample plan of study for your specific major. Once on the page, select your school/college, major, and track/degree.

  • June

    12. If applicable, submit a request for disability accommodations.

    13. If your tuition is paid by a third-party sponsor, submit your Financial Guarantee Letter to the Office of Student Accounts. More information on third-party sponsors and Florida Prepaid are available at

  • July

    14. Complete the UMX online course, available as of July 1.

    15. Submit your final high school transcript, AP and IB scores, and dual enrollment course credit. All exam scores must be sent directly from the appropriate testing agency. The University of Miami’s school code for AP scores is 5815.

    16. *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.

    17. Accept or waive University-sponsored health insurance.

    18. *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-sponsored coverage that has been reviewed and approved by the University Student Health Center before registration. The annual premium for this coverage is added to each student’s fee.

    19. Review parking and transportation policies and purchase a campus parking pass if applicable.

  • August

    20. Pay your tuition invoice by August 1st.

        - Learn more about the types of payment options.
        - Enroll in Direct Deposit.

    21. *If entering the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 visa, familiarize yourself with U.S. entry procedures.

    22. If utilizing V.A. educational benefits, contact the VA Certifying Official.

    23. *Attend the mandatory International Student Orientation on August 13.

    24. Complete Part 1 of “Think About It” UM’s Online Alcohol and Drug Education course by August 12.

    25. Participate in all three days of 'Cane Kickoff.

    26. Confirm you have arrived on campus; complete the Arrival Confirmation Form located in your CaneLink to-do list.

    27. Complete the health center immunizations.

    28. Familiarize yourself with Campus Safety and Security.

    29. Learn more about support services for transfer students, including transfer assistants, at

    30. Learn about student employment opportunities.

    31. After completing the steps in the checklist, if you still have questions or need further assistance, the GPS team, comprised of successful, undergraduate peers, are eager and ready to help you navigate your transition to the University Of Miami. Email them at or check them out on Instagram @UMAdmission.

    The GPS team is engaged in the UM community and excited to help you find your way!

  • Arrival and Move-In

    When you arrive on campus for 'Cane Kickoff, there are five key things you’ll need to do:

    1. Check-in for 'Cane Kickoff at the Shalala Student Center August 12 through August 14.

    2. If you will be living on campus, check in at your residential college.

    - Follow the steps that were mailed to your permanent address of record in June.
    - For more information, visit

    3. Pick up your 'Cane Card, the official on-campus identification card at UM.

    - Students will take their 'Cane Card picture and receive their card upon check-in for 'Cane Kickoff.
    - Students living on-campus or off-campus need a 'Cane Card for the following:

    ‧ Access to academic buildings, residential areas, Richter Library, UC Pool, and the Wellness Center
    ‧ Borrow books from the library
    ‧ Access to all athletic events
    ‧ Pay for food at various dining locations on campus
    ‧ Print and photocopy at University facilities

    4. Be sure to review all To-Do Items in CaneLink, so there are no outstanding tasks before classes begin.

    5. Confirm you have arrived on campus; complete the Arrival Confirmation Form located in your CaneLink to-do list. 

*International students only.

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.