A&S New Student Registration Guide

Welcome to the College of Arts & Sciences!

We are so glad that you decided to become a ‘Cane!

The College of Arts & Sciences offers courses leading to the degrees of:

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts (BLA).


Undergraduate degrees in the College of Arts & Sciences incorporate General Education Requirements which include:


1. Areas of Proficiency

English Composition
Quantitative Skills Mathematics
Second Language
Advance Writing and Communication


2. Areas of Knowledge (Cognates)

Arts & Humanities
People and Society
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


3. Major/Degree Requirements


4. Minor/Degree Requirements

Important Dates:

TBA  ALEKS Math Placement Assessment. Please visit our Registration Guide under the Mathematics, Computing, & Statistics heading for more information.
Monday, May 21, 2018 Shopping Carts and Validation Processes Available in CaneLink
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Last Day to Change School/Major through the Office of Admission
Monday, May 29, 2018

Registration opens in CaneLink (no appointments, only enrollment)

Monday, July 9, 2018 Registration closes at 11:59 p.m.
Monday, July 9, 2018 Fall semester bills are generated. Email notifications sent.
Wednesday, Aug.1, 2018 Fall Semester Bills are Due
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Housing Available for Students
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 International Student Orientation
Thursday, August 16, 2018 Academic Dean's Meeting for New A&S Freshmen
Friday, August 17, 2018 Individual Meeting with your Academic Advisor
Monday, August 20, 2018 Classes Begin
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Last day for Registration and to ADD a course
Monday, September 3, 2018 NO CLASSES - HOLIDAY - (LABOR DAY)

Part of your transition to college life includes selecting some courses for your first semester. This website is intended to help you with that process. Please click on the underlined orange links below for information about our degree requirements and course selection process for first-semester College of Arts and Sciences students.

Registration Steps

To begin your Arts & Sciences experience and course registration, please complete the following steps:

Step 1:


Your University of Miami e-mail will be main method of communication, so it is critical that you check it on a regular basis.

Step 2:


Using your Cane ID, you will log in to Blackboard at https://courses.miami.edu.

1. Click on “Arts & Sciences Welcome and Registration Guide” under “My Organizations.”
2. Complete the module found on the “Arts & Sciences Welcome and Registration Guide” Home Page. This module serves the following principal purposes:

• Provide instructions on how to register for your classes.
• Introduce you to the College of Arts & Sciences, including majors, minors, and requirements. Links to further information about each major and minor are provided, however, you may access this information at http://bulletin.miami.edu/undergraduate-academic-programs/arts-sciences/.

Step 3: 


Register for courses, referring to the instructions provided in the “Arts & Sciences Welcome and Registration Guide” in Blackboard, as well as our advising appointment. Remember that in order to be considered full-time, you must enroll in 12-17 credits your first semester at the University of Miami.

Step 4:


You will receive an email from an Arts & Sciences Academic Advisor regarding additional advising the Tuesday after you have completed your admissions deposit. Be sure to reply to this email to schedule an appointment.

We will discuss goals, major selection, degree requirements, course selection, AP/IB/CLEP scores, campus referrals, and other topics.

Please have the following available for your advising appointment if they apply to you:
• AP/IB/CLEP scores
• A copy of your most recent transcript(s) from any other colleges you’ve completed courses at.
• Send all official transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Step 5:


As you begin to attend classes, you may want to adjust your schedule. Be mindful of deadlines listed on the Academic Calendar.


Looking Forward

Faculty Advisors will be assigned in CaneLink by September 10th. Prior to this assignment, you can work with your Professional Academic Advisor who assisted you with registration. Once the semester begins, advisors will be available on a walk-in basis through September 14th.

The Center for Freshmen Advising is always available to first-year students. Please visit advising.as.miami.edu/ for more information.