Registration Information

To register for the Great Start Program, please log onto your CaneLink account at https://canelink.miami.edu/.

Once you have logged into the system, you will click on the "Great Start Application" link, located in the middle of the page under "Admissions." You will be taken to the registration site where you will confirm your information and select the session you wish to attend (July 12-13, or July 26-27).

Please note: Because the Great Start program is tailored to the specific needs of first-year commuter students, only first-year students who have paid the enrollment deposit and are from Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach counties will be able to see the "Great Start Application link" in CaneLink. If you are unable to see the link and meet the criteria listed above, please contact our office at (305) 284-5646 or via email at greatstart@miami.edu.

After you confirm this information, you will be taken to a secure site to enter your credit card information to pay the registration fee ($85 or $95 depending on the date of registration). After you have successfully paid the registration fee, you will receive a confirmation page (you will also receive an email confirmation). If your payment has been successful, you will receive a confirmation number. If you DO NOT receive a confirmation number, your payment has NOT been successful and you have not completed your registration. Please try your payment again.

If you would like to attend a Great Start Program, but do not have the financial means to do so, please contact the Great Start staff supervisor, Matt Barnes, at mgbarnes@miami.edu.  Limited scholarship opportunities are available.

If, after registering for the program, you wish to change the date of your session, you will need to log back into CaneLink (https://canelink.miami.edu/) and click on the "Great Start Application" link. You will be taken to a screen that will allow you to change the date of your session. Please note: session date changes can ONLY be made before the deadline to register your session.

If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, you will need to log back into CaneLink (https://canelink.miami.edu/) and click on the "Great Start Application" link. You will then click on the button to cancel your registration and request a refund. You will receive an email confirmation when this has been successfully completed. Your registration fee will be returned to the credit card you used for payment (please allow 2-3 weeks for processing). Please note: refund requests are only accepted before the deadline to register for your session. Once the registration deadline has passed, all registrations are final.

Registration Deadlines

Monday, July 7 at 5:00pm for the July 12-13 weekend (Session I)
Monday, July 21 at 5:00pm for the July 26-27 weekend (Session II)

If you have any questions or concerns about the registration process, please feel free to contact our office at (305) 284-5646 or via email at greatstart@miami.edu.