Admitted Student Information

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Admission Decisions

An email will be sent to you once a decision has been made, prompting you to log in to your Pre-College Status Portal to view your decision letter. 

Admission decisions will be released beginning in mid-January according to the Admission Plans.

Confirm Your Admission

To confirm your space in your preferred academic program, you and your parent or legal guardian must complete the following steps by the due date indicated on your admission letter:

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  • 1. Reply to Offer of Admission

    Log in to the Pre-College Status Portal to accept or decline your admission offer by completing the Reply to Offer of Admission Form.  

  • 2. Complete Pre-College Enrollment Confirmation Form

    Upon your acceptance of admission, a parent or legal guardian will receive the University of Miami Pre-College Enrollment Confirmation Form via email, which outlines Tuition and Program Fees and Program Policies. 

  • 3. Submit Non-Refundable Enrollment Deposit in your Pre-College Status Portal

    Once your Enrollment Confirmation Form has been received, you will then be able to submit the $500 non-refundable enrollment deposit via the Pre-College Status Portal. Returning students only: please do not submit your enrollment deposit via CaneLink.

    Please note: the $500 enrollment deposit is considered your first payment toward the full tuition program and fees which are outlined in the Pre-College Enrollment Form. 

    For detailed information on program costs visit Tuition and Fees.

    For refund and cancellation policy please visit the Refund and Cancellation Policy.

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  • Submit Payment for Tuition and Fees Balance in CaneLink by May 8

    Tuition and program fees will be posted to the student's CaneLink account approximately the third week in April. Payments will be made in your CaneLink account (the deposit, however, is paid via the Pre-College Status Portal). Note: CaneLink is a separate system from the Pre-College Status Portal. You will receive an email with information on how to access CaneLink at the appropriate time. Please wait until you hear from us to access CaneLink.

    Full tuition and program fees are due on May 8.  

    For detailed information on program costs visit Tuition and Fees.

    For questions regarding payments visit Payment Information or contact the Pre-College office: (305) 284-4000.

    If you are having technical issues or need help with your Cane ID or password, contact the IT Help Desk at (305) 284-6565.

    Need help navigating CaneLink? Reference the CaneLink Student Experience quick start guide here

  • Complete your Post Acceptance Documents by May 31

    The Post Acceptance Documents include our rules and policies that we ask all students review and abide by while they are on campus this summer. These are for your safety, the safety of others, and the effective coordination of the program.

    These will be sent via email as soon as they become available. Both the student and parent/guardian (designated signatory noted on the initial application) will be required to review and sign the Post Acceptance Documents by May 31. All forms must be completed to be eligible to attend University of Miami Pre-College.

    Note: students that have not submitted their required Post Acceptance Documents will not be permitted to check in on Saturday, June 29.

  • Review the Pre-College Student Handbook

    Review the University of Miami Pre-College Student Handbook to prepare for your arrival.

    Student Handbook 2024

Getting to Campus

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  • Arriving by Car

    Residential and Commuter students should go directly to Lakeside Village for registration:

    Lakeside Village
    1280 Stanford Dr
    Coral Gables, FL 33146
    Telephone: 305-284-6067

    For directions to campus visit the following link:

    http://welcome.miami.edu/about-um/campuses/coral-gables-map/index.html

    Prior to check-in, parents must park in Pavia Parking Garage 5615 Pavia Street, Coral Gables, FL 33146. Once the student has received their housing assignment, they may proceed to the Residential College. There is an unloading area in front of the Residential College.

    Please note: Residential students are not permitted to have vehicles on campus at any time or permitted to travel in the cars of commuter students.

  • Airport Shuttle

    Students flying unaccompanied to Miami International Airport (MIA) will be met by staff from our residential team during the shuttle hours of operation. Students will be transported to campus by shuttle. 

    Please note:

    • Airport pick-up is not available for students flying to and from Fort Lauderdale (FLL). 
    • Students must submit their Airport Shuttle Request Form by June 14 (option to request a shuttle will be provided on student's Pre-College Status Portal in early May). 

    More information available in the Pre-College Student Handbook.

  • Parking on Campus

    Parking on campus requires a University of Miami parking permit. Parking is enforced 7 days a week/24 hours a day. Hourly passes and day passes are available for purchase.

    Parking policy requires all vehicles to park head-in only and register the vehicle license plate with the University's parking system. Parents and commuter students can purchase visitor passes (hourly and day passes) via PayByPhone or at a Pay Station. For information visit Parking & Transportation at https://pt.fop.miami.edu/campus-parking/visitors/index.html.

Prepare for your Arrival

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  • Packing & Supply List

    There is no formal dress code. However, students should dress appropriately for class the same way they would if they were attending their school during the academic year. Miami is hot and humid during July and all the buildings are equipped with air conditioning. The residence hall and classrooms tend to be cold, so it is recommended to bring a light jacket or sweater for use inside buildings. Outside, students should be comfortable in normal summer attire such as t-shirts and shorts. It will rain so be prepared with an umbrella, waterproof shoes, flip flops, etc. 

    All Students
    • Health Insurance Card
    • Personal identification (government issued ID/high school ID)
    • Personal medication (prescription or over the counter)
    • School supplies (textbooks and other course-specific materials will be distributed when students arrive)
      • Book bag/backpack
      • Pens/pencils
      • Notebooks/paper
      • Folder/binder
      • Laptop (recommended) + charger
    • Business casual attire is suggested for some academic field trips, class presentations, and Pre-College events, including the Student Send-Off Celebrations
      • Clothing that is not appropriate when students are required to dress in business casual attire: torn/ripped/baggy clothing, jeans, shorts, flip flops, graphic t-shirts, etc.
    • Specific clothing required for your academic specialty, if applicable (see here)
    Residential Students

    Required

    • Clothing including casual clothing for classroom and recreational activities, a swimsuit, and a rain jacket/poncho (it will rain!)
    • Clothes hangers*
    • Laundry supplies*
    • Laundry basket or bag*
    • Twin extra-long sheets, pillows, blanket, or comforter
    • Toiletries*
    • Towels*

     

    For international students only

    • Passport
    • I-20 form
    • Visa (if applicable)

     

    Recommended

    • Laptop
    • Spending money (approximately $75/week)
    • Shower caddy*
    • Shower flip-flops*
    • Waterproof SPF 30+ sunscreen and sunglasses*
    • Gym/work-out clothes

     

    *A trip to Target will be offered to students after student orientation so they can pick up items they forget to pack or prefer to buy locally. Personal items can also be purchased at the campus convenience store. School supplies can also be purchased at the UM bookstore located on campus.


    Business, Law, and Global Studies Tracks

    Students should pack business/professional attire appropriate for program-specific activities (e.g. classroom presentations, field trips to professional offices, courtroom presentations, etc.). Attire should be professional and fit appropriately. 

    • Males – slacks, khakis, dress shirt, dress shoes, tie; suit/sports jacket (recommended but not required)
    • Females – dress, dress shirts, slacks, skirt, jacket, khakis, dress shoes (closed toe shoes)
    Explorations in Architecture Tracks

    Students should pack a personal laptop and mouse to follow along in their classes. Students will be required to install course specific software to use throughout the program. Students are discouraged from bringing and using their respective school laptops in the event there are restrictions to downloading and installing external software.

    Marine Animal Biology and Marine Conservation Track

    Students should pack outdoor gear: a wide-brimmed hat, lightweight long-sleeve shirts/rash guards you can wear on all field trips, reusable water bottle, waterproof sunscreen (SPF 30+), insect repellant, sunglasses, swimsuits, and towel. For shoes on shark tagging trips, you will need either snorkel booties (black is OK) or old sneakers that you can tie tightly and do not have a black sole (please note flip-flops or Crocs are not acceptable in the field).

    Tropical Marine Biology and Oceanography Tracks

    Students should pack outdoor and snorkeling gear: mask, fins, snorkel, wide-brimmed hat, lightweight long-sleeve shirts/rash guards you can wear on all field trips, reusable water bottle, waterproof sunscreen (SPF 30+), insect repellant, sunglasses, swimsuits, and towel. For shoes for walking in the water and on shark tagging trips, you will need either snorkel booties (black is OK) or old sneakers that you can tie tightly and do not have a black sole (please note flip-flops or Crocs are not acceptable in the field).

  • Pre-Arrival Virtual Information Session 1 (Optional): Thursday, April 18, 2024 @ 7 pm ET

  • Pre-Arrival Virtual Information Session 2 (Mandatory): Monday, June 24, 2024 @ 8 pm ET

    Join our Pre-Arrival Information Session via Zoom on Monday, June 24.

    8:00 pm ET | Virtual Parent and Student Welcome and Pre-Arrival Information Session

    Students and parents (enrolled in the on-campus and remote programs) will have the opportunity to meet the Pre-College team remotely and ask their pre-arrival questions via Zoom.

    8:30 pm ET | Virtual Student Technology Orientation

    Students will be instructed on how to login to key University of Miami systems that they will use during the program.  

     

    Register Here

  • Student Arrival: Saturday, June 29, 2024

    All Pre-College students, both residential and commuter students, should plan to arrive on campus on Saturday, June 29. This includes students enrolled in the Summer Scholars Three-Week Credit Program and the UM Academies Two Week, Non-Credit Program. 

    Residential and commuter students should go directly to Lakeside Village for registration:

    Lakeside Village
    1280 Stanford Dr
    Coral Gables, FL 33146
    Telephone: 305-284-6067

    Directions to Campus >

    9:00 am Residential Student Check-In by Program Begins
    2:30 pm General Check-In
    3:00 pm Commuter Student Check-In
    4:00 pm Student Welcome Workshops; Parents/Guardians Depart Campus
    5:00 pm Student Welcome Dinner
    8:00 pm Mandatory Floor Meetings (Residential Students)

     

  • Residential Student Check-In/Move-In (9 am - 3 pm)

    Program check-in will take place at Lakeside Village. Residential students will check-in by program, receive their residential hall assignment, and then proceed to their residential hall to receive their room assignment and move in. Note: if you are flying unaccompanied, you will be checked in upon your arrival. 

    9:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Business of Real Estate
    • Business Strategy, Communication, and Leadership
    • Business, Ethics and Leadership
    • Global Business and International Relations
    • Money and Marketing: Succeeding in Business
    • Sport Administration: The Business of Sport
    • The Business of Music
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Business Academy
    • Crime Scene Investigation and Forensic Science Academy
    • Criminal Law at the Intersection of Race, Class, and Power
    • Hurricane Academy
    • Spanish Immersion Academy
    • Explorations in Architecture and Design
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Applications of Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil and Architectural Engineering
    • Computing and Mobile App Development
    • Industrial and Systems Engineering
    • Innovations in Biomedical, Computer and Electrical Engineering
    • Digital Media, Podcast Production, and Electronic Media for the Future
    • Exploring Sports Communication and Culture
    • Filmmaking and Storytelling
    • Marine Animal Biology and Conservation
    • Oceanography and Marine Environments
    • Tropical Marine Biology
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Cancer Biology
    • Microbiology, Immunology, and Public Health
    • Music Therapy and the Brain
    • Neuroscience and Public Health
    • Sports Medicine
    • Business, Law, and Society
    • Law: Litigation and the Legal Profession
    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    • General Residential Student Check-In

  • Commuter Student Check-In (3 pm - 4 pm)

    Commuter students must check-in between 3 pm - 4 pm on Saturday, June 29 at Lakeside Village to receive program materials, attend the student welcome dinner, and participate in scheduled activities. 

    Note: there will be a mandatory Student Orientation on Sunday, June 30 at the Lakeside Expo Center. Commuters should plan to arrive at 8:30 am in front of the Lakeside Expo Center.

  • Events Calendar

    Note: information is subject to change

Departure Information

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  • UM Academies: Commuters Depart Thursday, July 11, 2024

    Classes conclude on Thursday, July 11. There will be a UM Academies Student Send Off celebration from 7 pm - 9 pm (optional for commuter students). Commuter students can depart from the program after their afternoon class. Note: there are no activities for the UM Academies scheduled on Friday, July 12.

  • UM Academies: Residential Students Depart Friday, July 12, 2024

    Residential students will check-out with Pre-College staff on the morning of Friday, July 12 in the lobby of their respective residential hall.

    Check-out will be from 8:30 am - 11:00 am; all students must depart campus by 11:30 am. Note: there are no activities for the UM Academies scheduled on Friday, July 12.

  • Summer Scholars: Commuters Depart Thursday, July 18, 2024

    Classes conclude on Thursday, July 18. There will be a UM Pre-College Student Send Off celebration from 7 pm - 9 pm (optional for commuter students). Commuter students can depart from the program after their afternoon class. Note: there are no activities for the Summer Scholars Program scheduled on Friday, July 19.

  • Summer Scholars: Residential Students Depart Friday, July 19, 2024

    Residential students will check-out with Pre-College staff on the morning of Friday, July 19 in the lobby of their respective residential hall.

    Check-out will be from 8:30 am - 11:30 am by program (please see schedule below). Students must depart campus by 11:30 am. If you are flying unaccompanied, you will be checked-out upon your departure. Note: there are no activities for the Summer Scholars Program scheduled on Friday, July 19.

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