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The University of Miami, a private, nondenominational, coeducational institution of higher learning and research, takes pride in its leadership and achievement since its founding in 1925. The courses, workshops, and institutes offered during the Summer Sessions are open to all qualified men and women.

The University of Miami’s enrollment policy for Summer Sessions provides an opportunity for visiting students to join the ranks of degree-seeking candidates in expanding their horizons through inquiry and exploration. Students from other colleges and universities are responsible to consult officials from their home institutions to ensure that coursework and credits from the University of Miami are transferable.

Admission and registration are separate procedures. Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate University of Miami students are automatically eligible to register for summer sessions 2017.

Students Enrolled in the Spring 2017 Semester

Undergraduate and graduate students in all schools continuing from the Spring 2017 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/graduate students from other institutions may be enrolled through the Division of Continuing and 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 may be required for registration for certain courses with prerequisites.

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Former Degree-Seeking Students Not Enrolled in the Spring 2017 Semester

Former University of Miami undergraduate degree seeking students who are NOT enrolled for the spring 2017 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

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Transfer Students

Students seeking transfer admission from other colleges and universities may apply to enter for either fall or spring semester (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.

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Prospective Graduate Students

All Graduate School applications should be completed and submitted online at least six weeks prior to registration. Some programs have much earlier deadlines. Online applications are available for all graduate programs. Please visit for program information. Please confirm with the school/college to which you are applying for its specific requirements.

Qualified applicants who (a) for good reason, do not wish to work towards an advanced degree (b) are enrolled in a graduate program elsewhere but are desiring to earn graduate credit at the University for the purpose of transferring it to the other institution, or (c) who already hold a master's or doctorate, but desire additional coursework in their field may apply for post-baccalaureate status and complete steps 1, 2, and 5 above. A maximum of 12 credits may be earned in post-baccalaureate status. Not all programs permit admission to post-baccalaureate students.

Upon notification of acceptance and prior to arrival on campus, graduate students should request an appointment for advising. All students should contact the appropriate school or college for advising sessions. Please visit the Graduate School's web site at for a listing of appropriate graduate program directors.

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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 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

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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 10, 2017 online and at the Office of the Registrar. For all admitted undergraduate, and graduate students, Summer Sessions registration will take place April 10 through May 24 for Summer Session A, April 10 through July 6 for Summer Session B, and April 10 through May 26 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.

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