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.
  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. Consider housing options: On-Campus Housing and Off-Campus Housing.
  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 first page of your passport to
  9. Complete financial assistance to-do items in CaneLink
  10. 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 May 29, follow school-specific instructions to complete your course registration.   
  2. Click here to learn more about cognates.
  3. Click here to learn more about your transferable credits. 


  1. If applicable, submit a request for disability accommodations.
  2. 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 July 1 through August 15, complete the UMX online course.
  2. *If entering the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa, pay the 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 starting July 16.


  1. Pay your tuition invoice by August 1 or within 30 days of registering for classes.
    • To learn more about types of payment options, click here.
    • Enroll in Direct Deposit Today; learn how by clicking here
  2. *If entering the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa, familiarize yourself with U.S. entry procedures.
  3. If utilizing V.A. educational benefits, contact the VA Certifying Official.
  4. *International students attend mandatory International Student Orientation on August 14.
  5. By August 15, complete Part 1 of UM’s Online Alcohol and Drug Education course.
  6. Participate in all five days of ’Cane Kickoff
    • August 15-19 for incoming undergraduate first-year and transfer students.
    • August 15-16 for families of first-year and transfer students.
  7. Confirm you have arrived on campus. Follow the link to the arrival confirmation form in your CaneLink To-Do list.
  8. Complete health center immunizations
  9. Familiarize yourself with Campus Safety and Security by clicking here.
  10. Transfer Assistants - Learn more about support services for transfer students, including transfer assistants, at
  11. To learn about student employment opportunities, click here.  
  12. Arrival and Move-In: When you arrive on campus for ‘Cane Kickoff, there are four key things you will need to do:
    • Check in for ’Cane Kickoff at the Shalala Student Center from August 15-19.
    • 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
    • Review all To-Do items in CaneLink so there are no outstanding tasks before classes begin.
    • Pick up your ’Cane Card. Your ’Cane Card is the official on-campus identification card at UM.  Students living on campus or off campus will take their ’Cane Card picture and receive it at the University Center on August 14 or August 15. The ’Cane Card can also 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.