Non-degree Undergraduate Status

Enrollment in the Division of Continuing & International Education includes students who are not seeking a degree at the University of Miami and meet the criteria below:
  • Have a high school or equivalency diploma (with required minimum score)
    • More than two years out of high school and:
      • were never admitted to a degree-seeking program at UM without completing the undergraduate degree,
      • have not been rejected from UM admissions to a degree-seeking program in the last academic year, and
      • do not have a degree-seeking application pending at UM
    • Or are less than two years out of high school and:
      • are degree-seeking at another four-year university, want to attend summer session only and have a letter of good standing from their home university
  • And are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or valid visa holder and meet any other requirements outlined in the Policies Governing Enrollment in Continuing Studies Non-degree Undergraduate Status
    • I-20s visas are not issued to Non-Degree seeking students.

After 12 attempted credits a grade point average of 2.5 or higher must be maintained to continue in undergraduate non-degree seeking status (with a maximum total limit of 30 attempted credits).

Please Note: Non-degree graduate status, non-degree undergraduate status, non-degree alumni status, etc., each has unique requirements, regulations, and pricing. Once a student applies and/or registers in any specific student status, their status cannot be changed for that semester. 

See below if you want to apply online as a non-degree undergraduate student and enroll in undergraduate credit courses (100-500 level courses).

 Online Application Submission Dates

Term App Opens App Closes
Summer A & C 2020 March 2nd, 2020 May 11, 2020
Summer B 2020 May 23rd, 2020 June 22, 2020
Fall 2020 May 23rd, 2020 August 17, 2020
Spring 2021 Oct 1st, 2020 January 12th, 2021

Application Process

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  • Step 1: Apply for non-degree undergraduate status

    Applications take up a week to process and must be received (to be processed) at least 5 working days before the first day of the semester and have the following criteria:

    • a nonrefundable $75 processing fee
    • copy of your TOEFL* (if English is not your native language) with a required minimum score
      • I-20s are not issued to NOn-Degree seeking students
    • copy of your GED* score with a required minimum score of 280 (50 required in all sub-tests) 2800 for IH test format (with 500 required for all sub-tests) if you do not have a high school diploma
    • a letter of good academic standing from your dean/advisor* (if you are a visiting student currently seeking a degree at another university)
    *Email all supporting documents to umnondegree@miami.edu.

  • Step 2: Choose your class and register online through CaneLink

    Once you receive an email that your application is approved register for classes by following the steps below:

    • Review and follow the CaneLink: Registration Guide
      • Make sure to meet all requirements and prerequisites (you may be asked to supply transcripts with proof of prerequisites)
      • Students must receive placement from the math department to be eligible to enroll in MTH courses

    Late fees apply for any registrations processed after the start of the semester (tuition remission does not apply towards late fees).

  • Step 3: Confirm your schedule and pay on CaneLink

    Log on to CaneLink:

    • Confirm your registration is correct 
    • Make a Payment - students are responsible for tuition and fees upon registration. 

    Once you are registered for a semester all changes to your schedule (adds and drops*) may be done through CaneLink. Not attending or not paying does not drop you from a class

    • Refer to the academic calendar for the last day to drop/add courses and for fees that apply
    • Refund amount depends on the day you drop the course. For questions on refunds, fees, and payment plans, please contact the Office of Student Account Services at www.miami.edu/account-services or (305) 284-6430

    *Students wishing to drop all courses they are currently enrolled in must follow the University of Miami Withdrawal Process. Students who completely withdraw or miss a major semester (i.e., fall or spring), will need to reapply to be eligible to enroll for future semesters.