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. Set up your Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). If you have not yet been prompted to do so, you will have to set up this additional level of security in order to access your UM email. To enroll, visit and click "Enroll in Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). If you have trouble setting up MFA, contact the UMIT Support Center at 305-284-6565 or
    Learn more at

    - Set up your UM email. Visit and sign in with your CaneID username and password.
    - Link your UM email account to the email address you use most.
    - Link your UM email to your mobile device. For instructions, visit
    - Check your UM email every day. 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.

    2. Confirm your contact information in CaneLink.

    3. Set up delegate access in CaneLink.

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

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

    6. Submit outside scholarship award information and/or checks to Office of Student Financial Assistance and Employment.

    7. Register for 'Cane Kickoff in CaneLink.

    8. *If entering the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa, scan a copy of your bank/government sponsorship letter and the biographical page of your passport to

    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

    10. The GPS team, comprised of successful undergraduate peers, is engaged in the UM community and are eager to help you navigate your transition to the University of Miami. If you have any questions while completing the steps on your checklist, you can contact them at or on Instagram @UMAdmission.

  • May

    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 you are applying for loans, finalize your loan applications.

    14. If using VA educational benefits, contact the VA Certifying Official.

    15. Follow school-specific instructions to register for courses.

    16. Commuter students, consider registering for session 1 or 2 of the Great Start program.

    17. 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

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

    19. 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.

    20. *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.

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

    22. Complete the health center immunizations by July 15.

    23. Accept or waive University-sponsored health insurance.

    24. *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.

  • August

    25. Pay your tuition invoice by August 1st.

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

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

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

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

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

    30. Familiarize yourself with Campus Safety and Security.

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

    32. Learn about student employment opportunities.

  • 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.

*International students only.