New Student Registration for Spring 2018

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Congratulations on your admission to the University of Miami!

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 in January: settling into housing, getting acquainted with the campus, meeting your classmates and professors, and much more.

Spring 2018 Orientation will take place on:

  • January 11-13 for incoming first-year and transfer undergraduate students.
  • January 11-12 for families of new first-year and transfer students.

To make the transition easier, we are giving you the opportunity to register for the Spring 2018 semester through CaneLink.

For this early registration period, 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. To find the directions for your specific school, click on the Schools & Colleges Registration Process below and then select the link to your school.

Registration Deadlines

Registration will begin November 27, 2017. See timeline below for specific deadlines.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 Last day to change school/major through the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
Monday, November 13 Shopping carts and validation processes available in CaneLink.
Monday, November 27 Registration opens in CaneLink. (No appointments, open enrollment window.)
Early December Initial tuition bill generated.* Notifications are emailed to UM email address.
Friday, January 5, 2018 Tuition bill due date.
Wednesday, January 24 Last day to add a course.

*Tuition charges are generated once you register for courses.

Schools & Colleges Registration Process*

Each school/college has put together school- or major-specific directions to guide you through choosing your classes. Click on your school below to go to its website.

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

Registration Process Using CaneLink

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

Things you need to know about the waitlist.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Student Guide:

A detailed student guide on how to use CaneLink.
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A step-by-step guide on how to complete the new fall registration process in CaneLink.
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Swap courses:
Enroll in the Waitlist for a course:


CaneLink is the University of Miami's online portal for students and faculty. CaneLink is used by students to plan their academic career, 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.

How to Search for Classes Using CaneLink

CaneLink has a robust search engine for classes.

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Cognates Program of General Education 

New freshmen 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.

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English Placement

Students fulfill their English requirement by satisfactorily completing ENG 105 and ENG 106, or the equivalent. Appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) scores in English composition may be used to satisfy this requirement. An appropriate score on the SAT or ACT examination may earn a student exemption from, but not credit for, ENG 105

Beginning Fall 2017, the ACT Plus Writing or the Redesigned SAT with optional Essay will be required for new undergraduate applicants with fewer than 30 transfer credits for English course placement. Placement cutoffs for the ACT Plus Writing and the Redesigned SAT with optional Essay are to be comparable to the score levels above, using concordance tables for the ACT Plus Writing and the Redesigned SAT with optional Essay.


  • ENG 103: ACT English score below 18, SAT Critical Reading score below 430, and (if relevant) TOEFL iBT Writing score below 18.
  • ENG 105: ACT English score 18-31, SAT Critical Reading score 430-680, or TOEFL iBT Writing score 18 or above.
  • ENG 106 or ENG 107: ACT English score 32 or above or SAT Critical Reading score 690 or above.

Math Placement 

Incoming freshmen at the University of Miami will be required to complete the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment before enrolling in a mathematics course. The recommended course will depend on your major and degree program. Please see the Math Placement Guide, as well as the Freshmen Level Math Course Chart, for information on score requirements and prerequisites. For Spring 2018 enrollment, the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment is now available to incoming students. Students will be able to access the assessment free of charge through the ALEKS link on CaneLink. The ALEKS assessment can be taken from any location with Internet access. Students are expected to complete the ALEKS assessment on their own, without any outside assistance of any kind (this includes any individual, websites, etc.), and adhere to the University of Miami's Honor Code.

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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. The course opens on July 1 for the fall semester. Questions about the course can be emailed to

Change of School & Program Process

Students can change their school and/or major prior to starting school in the fall. If you are interested in changing schools and/or your major, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at before October 12, 2017.

Beginning October 12, 2017, 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.

Changes to your majors within the same school or college are handled directly by the school/college administration. Please contact your school/college to process a change of major.

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.

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