Important Information

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To officially withdraw from the University of Miami, undergraduate students are required to meet with an advisor in the ’Cane Success Center. Walk-in appointments are available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment by calling 305-284-4500 or emailing The ’Cane Success Center is located on the 2nd floor of the University Center, Suite 2275 (also known as "The Nest").

Withdrawing Student Handbook 

Withdrawing Student Checklist 

For more details about the withdrawal process and for helpful hints on making a smooth transition out of the University, visit the Undergraduate Withdrawing Student Checklist page or view the PDF.

For students who are no longer on campus 

If you have already left the University but did not complete the withdrawal process before your departure, please call or email the ‘Cane Success Center at 305-284-4500 or to begin the withdrawal process. Your withdrawal will not be finalized until an exit interview is completed.

Withdrawal Date Appeal Form 

If you were unable to attend classes due to a serious accident or illness, and this prevented you from notifying the University of your withdrawal in a timely manner, a Withdrawal Date Appeal Form can be submitted for consideration by an Appeals Committee. Appeals are submitted AFTER completing the official withdrawal process above and must include supporting documentation as to what prevented timely notification. All appeals must be submitted within 30 calendar days of the official withdrawal date established with the ‘Cane Success Center or if the appeal is being submitted for a semester that has already completed, it must be submitted within 30 calendar days of the last day of the end of the semester in question. Appeals should be submitted via email to or by mail to: 

University of Miami
Office of the Registrar - Withdrawal Date Appeal
P.O. Box 248026
Coral Gables, FL 33124-6914

Military Withdrawal 

If you need to withdraw from the university as a result of being called to active duty in the United States military, please review the military withdrawal policy by visiting the Military Withdrawal Information page.

If you have a merit scholarship and want to return to UM 

If you withdraw from the University but choose to return within one calendar year, and you have continued to meet the requirements of your scholarship, then your merit scholarship will be waiting for you here. Contact the 'Cane Success Center to begin the process of readmission.
*Frost School of Music students will need to reaudition after one semester away from the University.

Reactivating your CaneID

Please call the UM IT department at 305-284-6565. To expedite your request, please be ready to share your C number. The Cane ID reactivation process may take up to 48 hours.