Registration Timeline

We are pleased that you have chosen to be a part of the ’Cane family and look forward to your arrival on campus. There will be many things to do when you come to campus for orientation: settling into housing, getting acquainted with the campus, meeting your classmates and professors, and much more.

Schools & Colleges Registration Process*

Each school has developed an advising website to guide you through the course selection process. The directions and recommendations are based on what you will need to start your academic career on the right track. 

*Some schools or colleges listed above may not reflect updated information. Please check those web pages regularly as they may be under construction.

Registration Deadlines - Spring

Last day to change school/major through the Office of Undergraduate Admission TBD
Course registration opens in CaneLink December 14
Spring semester bills are generated; Email notifications sent to students December 21
Spring semester bills are due January 21


CaneLink is the University of Miami's online portal for students and faculty. CaneLink is used by students to plan their academic careers, register for classes, view their academic and financial records, and receive communication from the University. Faculty and staff use CaneLink for academic advising, grade submission, and other student-related functions.

Visit to access CaneLink. Students should use their existing CaneID and password to log in.

Registration Process Using CaneLink

Below are resources to help guide you through the registration process.

Swap courses:
Enroll in the Wait List for a course:


Search for Classes Using CaneLink

CaneLink has a robust search engine for classes.

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Cognates Program of General Education 

First-year students will complete their General Education Requirements across three areas of knowledge in an exciting format: cognates. Review the cognate concept to better understand the Cognates Program of General Education and how you can explore in-depth, concepts that interest you at the link below.

For more information, visit

English Placement

Students fulfill their English requirement by satisfactorily completing ENG 105 together with ENG 106 or ENG 107, or the equivalent. Appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) scores in English composition may be used to satisfy this requirement. Please refer to the Credit Information page to learn more.

An appropriate score on the SAT or ACT examination may earn a student exemption from, but not credit for, ENG 105. 

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills in relation to specific rhetorical tasks.
  • Construct original, well-reasoned arguments using a range of materials.
  • Integrate and synthesize appropriate and relevant primary and secondary sources in their writing.

New students without prior college credit in English Composition will be placed as follows:

  • ENG 103: ACT English score below 18 or SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing or Critical Reading score below 430, or TOEFL iBT Writing score below 18.
  • ENG 105: ACT English score 18-31 or SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing or Critical Reading score 430-690, or TOEFL iBT Writing score 18 or above.
  • ENG 106 or ENG 107: ACT English score 32 or above or SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing or Critical Reading score 700 or above.

Math Placement 

Visit the Math Placement page to find out how the University determines your math placement for your first semester.

If you are an international student or have been admitted “test optional” AND do not have ACT/SAT/IB/AP scores to report, review the information for the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment.

Change of School & Program Process

Students can change their school and/or major prior to starting school. If you are interested in changing schools and/or your major, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at before TBD.

After the above date, requests for a change of school will need to go through your school or college directly. Please note that some schools may not allow changes until the fall semester is underway.

AP/IB/CLEP Credits

To have Advanced Placement, College-Level Examination Program, and International Baccalaureate (Level H) examination scores evaluated for University credit request that your scores be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admission from the College Board or your regional IB office.

Please refer to the Credit Information page to learn more.

UMX - University of Miami Experience

The University of Miami Experience (UMX 100) is a graded, online, self-paced course specifically designed to assist first-year students and transfer students in making a successful transition to the University of Miami. All new students are automatically enrolled in this course, which is required for all new students.

The grade received in the course will be reflected on a student’s transcript. Questions about the course can be emailed to