Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

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Admission & Registration Information

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  • Students enrolled in the spring semester

    Undergraduate and graduate students in all schools continuing from the Spring semester do not need to apply for summer admission. Continuing students who wish to attend Summer Sessions are advised for summer classes at the same time they are advised for the upcoming fall semester.

    For information about advising and registration for current UM students visit

  • Nondegree undergraduate or graduate status

    Students who are not enrolled in a degree-seeking program at the University of Miami, including visiting undergraduate and graduate students from other institutions, may be enrolled through the Division of Continuing & International Education, but must meet all the requirements as stated in the nondegree-seeking students enrollment policy (Please note: applications take a minimum of 5 business days to be processed, and must be received at least 5 business days in advance of the first day of semester). For clarification of the policies, additional applications for admission, or more information, visit

    Once admitted, new or returning students may then register for classes. Transcripts of previous coursework are not required for enrollment to the University of Miami Summer Sessions, although they may be required for registration for certain courses with prerequisites.

  • Former degree-seeking students not enrolled in the spring semester

    Former University of Miami undergraduate degree-seeking students who are NOT enrolled for the Spring semester must submit a one-page readmission application to the Office of the Registrar. Former graduate students must file a formal application for readmission with the department or school offering their program. The form, along with complete instructions about submission, advising and registration can be found under the current student option at

  • Transfer students

    Students seeking transfer admission from other colleges and universities may apply to enter for either fall or spring semesters (students who plan to major in nursing, architecture, or music are accepted only into the fall semester). Please visit to learn more about the application process and admission requirements.

    For more information contact the Office of Admission at or 305-284-4323.

  • Prospective law students

    In order to be considered for admission to the School of Law, applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and have taken the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The law school admits first-year students only in the fall semester. For information on the University of Miami School of Law, contact the Office of Admissions, University of Miami School of Law, P.O. Box 248087, Coral Gables, FL 33124-8087, 305-284-2523, e-mail: or visit our web site at

  • Registration information

    Admitted students can register online through CaneLink. For those students not eligible to register online, submit a completed course request form signed by the advisor in the appropriate school/college. Registration begins April  8, 2019 online and at the Office of the Registrar. For all admitted undergraduate, and graduate students, Summer Sessions registration will take place April 8 through May 22 for Summer Session A, April  8 through July 3 for Summer Session B, and April 8 through May 24 for Summer Session C both online and in the academic centers (registrations dates may vary for special classes and sessions).

    Dates are subject to change, please view the Academic Calendar for the most up to date information.

Tuition & Financial Aid

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  • Tuition and charges

    For the most up-to-date rates, visit the Tuition and Fees Web site.

    Students are responsible for their tuition and fees upon registration (billing is online in CaneLink). Tuition charges are assessed based on the number of credits for which the student is enrolled. Undergraduate, graduate, law day, law evening, and medical students have different rates. Other special programs have special rates. For rates of special programs, see the announcements that are published concerning these components of the University's academic program.

  • Financial aid

    Undergraduate and graduate students who wish to apply for need-based financial assistance during the Summer term must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application is available online at Learn more at

  • General summer Federal Work-Study information

    Summer Federal Work-Study (FWS) eligibility is based on the preceding academic year's eligibility. A student must have the preceding academic year's FASFA on file and demonstrate summer financial need in order to be awarded. If a student is enrolled in summer classes, the Office of Financial Assistance Services will review summer FWS eligibility automatically and notify the student.

    Students who are not enrolled in summer classes and believed to be eligible (if eligible during the preceding academic year) may complete a Summer FWS Appeals form. Students are awarded depending on the availability of Federal funds. Check the Student Employment website for additional information, summer dates, pay periods, etc. at

    Law and Medical students will be reviewed for summer FWS by their respective financial aid offices and eligibility criteria.

    Learn more at

  • Tuition refund

    Students who have advised the appropriate University department of their withdrawal, through 60 percent of the semester, will receive credit for tuition and eligible financial aid funds using a prorated calculation. This policy is reviewed annually and subject to change. For additional information visit

  • Return of unearned Financial aid

    Title IV funds will be returned in accordance with the federal regulations. All other aid will be returned based on the tuition refund percentage. For more Information please select the “Refund and Withdrawals” tab on for additional information.

Registration Instructions

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