Resources for Students

The University of Miami provides several resources for students and sometimes it is difficult to know what different systems and websites are used for, as a new student.

Your Academic Advisor

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  • Finding your academic advisor

    Acadermic advisors are assigned and visible to students in both CaneLink and Navigate.  In Navigate, you can view your success team, which may include additional program or resource advisors as well.

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  • Scheduling an appointment with your academic advisor

    Academic advisors use Navigate to manage their advising appointments. There are periods of the semester, such as during add/drop or registration weeks, however, that advisors only see students on a drop-in basis. Please check with your school or college if you do not see advisor availability in Navigate.

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Important tools for academic planning

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  • Academic Bulletin

    The University of Miami Academic Bulletin contains academic program curricular requirements as well as academic policies and processes.  All students should be familiar with information in the Acadeimc Bulletin.  

    When reviewing the Academic Bulletin for curricular requirements, it is important to make sure you are looking at the bulletin year for the academic year that you started attending the University of Miami. The default landing for the Academic Bulletin is the current academic year.

    For students who started at UM in Fall 2022, for example, you would look for the 2022-2023 Academic Bulletin, which can be accessed by clicking "Previous Bulletin Archives" in the side navigation panel.

    View the Academic Bulletin

  • Cognates at the University of Miami

    The Cognates Program comprises the Areas of Knowledge component of the University of Miami's framework for General Education. Students fulfill the Areas of Knowledge requirement by selecting and completing a cognate in the three areas of the university curriculum:

    1. Arts & Humanities (A&H)
    2. People & Society (P&S)
    3. Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

    A cognate requires a minimum of at least three courses, for at least nine credit hours. A major, minor, thematic cognate, or an individualized cognate will satisfy the requirement.

    • Thematic cognates are established by faculty and include courses grouped by theme or focus. A thematic cognate may center on a discipline, a problem, a topic, a region, a method, a time period, another language, or an experience abroad, among many other possibilities.
    • Individualized cognates allow students to create cognates by choosing from a list of courses that have the same area of knowledge designation. (Click here to download FAQs about individualized cognates.)

    Learn more on the Cognates Search Engine

  • CaneLink Degree Planner

    The new Degree Planner in CaneLink will be available for all degree seeking students by the beginning of September 2023.  Visit the CaneLink Experience for Students websites to learn more.

    CaneLink Instructional Videos

  • Understanding Math Placement

    Information about math placement policies, ALEKS placement exams, and math courses and prequisites are on the Department of Mathematics' website.

    Learn more about math placement

Important tools for registration

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  • Tips and Tricks for Registration

    View this "Get Help with..." article from 'CanesCentral to make sure you're ready for the registration week!

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  • Important Dates

    Academic Calendars

    • Students are responsible for knowing important dates on the academic calendar that may impact them.  The academic calendar includes a number of dates, such as the last day to add a course, the last day to drop a course, and when faculty submit progress reports, to name a few.

    Access the Academic Calendars

    Registration Schedule

    • The Office of the University Registrar also posts a breakdown of the upcoming semester's registration schedule. It is listed as the term for which you would register for classes, rather than when the registration period occurs.

    Registration Schedule