Transferrable Credits and Information on Course Registration for Transfer Students

Transfer credit evaluations are only conducted after the student has completed an application and been admitted. Only credits from a regionally accredited institution are transferable to the University of Miami.

Learn how to find your transfer credits in CaneLink with these step-by-step instructions.

At UM, the transfer of credits is a two-part process: 

After the student has been admitted:

  • Transcripts are reviewed on a course-by-course basis.
  • The student will receive a detailed transfer credit evaluation with any possible UM course equivalencies.

After arriving on campus:

  • Students will meet with their academic advisors or departmental deans.
  • Advisors will determine how the transferable credits satisfy degree requirements and approve the course equivalencies.

Credits that will not be accepted:

  • Credits taken at an institution that is not regionally accredited*.
  • Courses with a Grade Lower than C
  • Physical Education, Professional, or Technical Courses
  • The following credits completed through a Two-Year College: Study Abroad, Independent Study or Internships

Credits earned through online coursework must have a grade of C or better and be taken through a regionally accredited institution. Courses that have grades of C- or lower will not transfer; however, these grades will still be used to compute an admission grade point average.

Course Registration

Registration for new students begins in late May. At this point, if you’ve submitted your enrollment deposit, you’ll receive information from your school/college regarding next steps for registering for courses. Each program within the University handles registration in a different way, so it is important you follow the instructions sent to you by your school. The admission office determines which courses transfer to the University and your school will then put your transferrable credits in context of the major to which you’ve been admitted.  

*For information about regionally accredited institutions: