Undergraduate Withdrawing Student Checklist

Before Withdrawing:

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To Withdraw:

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  • Meet with a ’Cane Success Center advisor

    To officially withdraw from the University of Miami, undergraduate students are required to meet with an advisor in the ’Cane Success Center. Virtual appointments are available Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Your withdrawal will not be final until you contact a ’Cane Success Center advisor.

After Withdrawing:

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  • Contact 'Canes Central for help with Student Account Services

    'Canes Central can be reached at 305-284-IBIS (4247), or visit their office located on the first-floor of the new Student Services Building, which will be situated behind the Lowe Art Museum and across the canal from the Miami Herbert Business School on the Coral Gables campus.

    1. Update any financial aid or grant information with the federal and state government.
    2. Finalize your refund or balance due.
    3. If you have loans, you will have to complete your Exit Counseling; a federal on-line module that explains the responsibilities of the loan recipient at studentloans.gov.
    4. For any possible refunds, consider enrolling in direct deposit. Only U.S. banks apply. Visit miami.edu/enrolldirectdeposit.


  • Cancel your Housing Contract

    To cancel your housing agreement, log onto the Housing Portal via CaneLink. The cancellation request form will be an option in the forms section for you to submit your intentions. 

    Students who withdraw that are on campus already are provided 48 hours to move out all their items and complete a proper check out from their living space. Students will continue to accumulate charges for time spent in room until the point where they have properly checked out of their housing assignment. If there are any questions about the cancellation or check-out process, visit the Contact Us page for the best ways to reach Housing and Residential Life.

  • Cancel your dining meal plan

    To cancel your meal plan, contact the Auxiliary and Dining Services department via email at diningservices@miami.edu or call them at 305-284-3584.

  • International Students on F-1 or J-1 status need to notify the International Student and Scholar Services Office.

    To contact the ISSS department call 305-284-2928 or email isss@miami.edu. Please note the following will take effect after you withdraw:

    1. Your SEVIS record will be terminated (F-1) or shortened (J-1) upon withdrawal and you will need to leave the US.
    2. Your I-20 or DS-2019 Form and J-1 visa will no longer be valid for entry in the US.
    3. In order to request a new I-20 form and enter the US in F-1 status to resume your studies at the University of Miami, please follow the steps listed at isss.miami.edu/i20steps. Students who plan to enter the US in J-1 status, please contact your ISSS advisor at miami.edu/isssadvising to request a new form DS-2019. 

  • Review your University health insurance options

    Withdrawing from the University may have an impact on your University health care coverage. Please call 305-284-5921 or email studenthealth@miami.edu for further assistance.

  • Cancel your UM Parking Permit

    A complete withdrawal requires that you cancel your parking permit. To request a refund on a prorated basis, email parking.gables@miami.edu.

    If you have questions or concerns, contact the Parking and Transportation Services Department located at the McKnight Building, 5807 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Suite 100, or call 305-284-3096, option 2.

  • Update your permanent address on your CaneLink

    For any refunds, transcript requests, or other documents, it is important that your contact information is correct, including your permanent address, email address, and contact numbers.

  • Order an Official Transcript

    Follow the steps below to order your official transcripts on Canelink by following the steps below:

    • Log into Canelink
    • Click "Transcript," then select "Order Official Transcript"
    • Select your school (i.e., University of Miami)
    • Select PDF or Hardcopy
    • Complete the remaining steps, pay, and complete your order

    Once you lose access to Canelink, you can follow these directions to order transcripts online.

    IMPORTANT If you have a balance due, an official transcript will not be available until the balance is paid in full and/or any holds have been lifted from your CaneLink account.

Appealing Your Withdrawal

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  • If you need 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. Complete and submit your appeal form online at miami.edu/withdrawalappeal. All appeals and supporting documentation must be submitted online 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 yet occur.

    *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.