Undergraduate Withdrawing Student Checklist

Before Withdrawing:

  • Talk with a ’Cane Success Center advisor or your academic advisor about your concerns.
    If necessary, make an appointment with one or more of the departments available as a resource for you: 

Camner Center for Academic Resources
305-284-2800 
camnercenter.miami.edu

Dean of Students Office
305-284-5353
miami.edu/dean-students

Counseling Center
305-284-5511
miami.edu/counseling-center

Student Health Service Center
305-284-5921
studenthealth.studentaffairs.miami.edu

Office of Financial Assistance Services
305-284-5212
finaid.miami.edu

International Student and Scholar Services
305-284-2928
isss@miami.edu
miami.edu/isss 

 

  • Students with financial aid should check with the Office of Financial Assistance Services to find out how withdrawing will impact their financial aid. Visit finaid.miami.edu or call 305-284-5212.

 

  • Review the University Refund Policy to determine the possible financial impact of withdrawing from the University. 

 


To Withdraw:

  • Visit the ’Cane Success Center. You will need to meet with a member of the ’Cane Success Center staff to officially withdraw from the University. Walk-in appointments are available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., or by appointment by calling 305-284-4500 or emailing success@miami.edu. The ’Cane Success Center is located on the 2nd floor of the University Center (also known as "The Nest").
Please Note: If you are no longer on campus at the University of Miami, you can initiate the withdrawal process by calling or emailing the ‘Cane Success Center at 305-284-4500 or success@miami.edu. Your withdrawal will not be finalized until an exit interview is completed.

After Withdrawing:

  • Visit or contact the Office of Student Account Services. They will update any financial aid and grant information with the federal and state government and finalize your refund or balance due. Call 305-284-6430 or visit their offices located in the Ashe Building, Room 158.
  • Cancel your Housing Contract and begin the Check-Out Process. If you live on campus, or have signed a contract to have on-campus housing in a future semester, you will need to go to the Housing and Residential Life Office (Eaton College, Suite 153) to cancel your housing agreement and address any questions you may have about the check-out process. You may also call their office at 305-284-4505 to speak with a housing assignment representative. Additional information on the cancellation and check-out procedures is available on their website at miami.edu/housing.
  • International Students need to notify the International Student and Scholar Services Office. Call 305-284-2928 or email isss@miami.edu.
  • Student Health Insurance. Students who have been enrolled for at least the first 31 days (unless an official medical withdrawal has been approved by the Student Health Service) after the date for which coverage is purchased may elect to keep their health insurance policy. Please contact Linda Walker from Student Health Service at studenthealth@miami.edu to review your options.
  • Return your UM Parking Permit. If you purchased a UM parking permit, it can be returned and a refund may be issued on a prorated daily basis. In order to receive a possible refund, you must return your permit to the Parking and Transportation Services Department located at the McKnight Building, Suite 100, 5807 Ponce De Leon Blvd. For more information, please call 305-284-3096, option 2.
  • Update your permanent address on your CaneLink account. For any refunds, transcript requests, etc., it is important that your contact information is correct, including your permanent address, email address, and contact numbers.
  • If you need an Official Transcript, and your financial account is in good standing, you can order an official transcript in the Student Services section of your CaneLink account. If you have a balance due, an official transcript will not be available until the balance is cleared.

To Appeal Your Withdrawal Date:

If you have extraordinary circumstances, such as medical or health issues, that prevented you from notifying the University of your withdrawal in a timely manner, you can submit a Withdrawal Date Appeal* Form to an Appeals Committee for consideration. An appeal form is available here or at miami.edu/withdrawalappeal and must be submitted along with all supporting documentation within 30 calendar days of the official withdrawal date established with the ‘Cane Success Center or within 30 calendar days of the end of the semester in question, if an official withdrawal did not occur. Appeals should be mailed to Office of the University Registrar – Withdrawal Appeal Committee, P.O. Box 248026, Coral Gables, FL 33124-6914. (*Withdrawal Date Appeals are for institutional purposes only and will not affect the date reported to student loan providers for purposes of calculating a student’s grace period and interest rate for repayment.)