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Information on Transfer Registration

FOR THE

ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE

Welcome to the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science! We are pleased that you have chosen to join our program and look forward to your arrival on campus.

Selecting your courses for your first semester at UM will be the first step you take in transitioning into your college career. You may use the following information, as well as the UM Bulletin for your selected major in regards to our degree requirements.  Checkout the Curriculum Requirements to see which courses should be taken within your first semester. Please read this page in its entirety to ensure proper enrollment.

Please click here for step-by-step tip sheets and tutorials on how to register for classes. As you are working on your selections, should questions arise, please email the Marine and Atmospheric Science Program at marsci@miami.edu.

Links to Helpful Canelink Video Tutorials

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLANNING YOUR COURSE SELECTIONS

Prior to selecting courses for your first semester, all transfer courses relevant to your degree requirements must be evaluated for UM equivalency. Please send a copy of all relevant transcripts, including current courses, along with AP/IB/CLEP exam results, to the Marine and Atmospheric Science Program Office at marsci@miami.edu. Unofficial transcripts are fine for this purpose, but note that official transcripts must still be sent to the Office of Admissions (see below). Please also provide your contact information in the email. A RSMAS transfer advisor will be in touch with you soon, although please note that during the summer, it may take a few days.

  • Transfer credits: Generally, most academic coursework taken at accredited colleges and universities will transfer, provided a grade of “C” or higher is achieved in the courses. Exceptions include credits earned in physical education, technical as well as vocational courses, remedial or college preparatory work.  See Transfer of Credits.
  • Transfer coursework that does not reflect a known UM equivalency will remain undesignated in Canelink. Individual courses may then be evaluated by the respective UM departments to determine UM equivalency. This requires the student to submit a Transfer Course Equivalency Evaluation form, along with the detailed course syllabi for each course. These detailed syllabi can be obtained from the previous instructor or department.
  • Most importantly, equivalency evaluation forms for courses to be used as prerequisites for courses at UM need to be completed prior to your registration. Typically, this includes coursework in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics and Physics.
  • AP/IB/CLEP credits: Note that minimum scores at UM may differ from those at your previous institution. See credit information (and related links) to determine UM minimum scores. AP, IB, and GCE scores must be sent directly to the Office of Admission by the end of your first semester. Exam scores submitted on other university or college transcripts will not be accepted. No credits will be awarded after your first semester.
  • AP, IB, and GCE scores must be received by the end of your first semester. Official test scores and/or transcripts for credits earned from any college/university should be sent to:
University of Miami
Office of Admission
P.O. Box 249117
Coral Gables, FL 33124-9117
  • Cognates: The University General Education requirements will be completed using cognates. A cognate is a group of at least three courses for at least nine credits, related in a topical, thematic, interdisciplinary, sequential, or other fashion, so that completion of a cognate provides coherent depth of knowledge. You will need to complete one cognate in each of the three Areas of Knowledge: Arts and Humanities, People and Society (Social Sciences), and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). All Rosenstiel students will have their STEM cognate satisfied through their major. You are responsible for completing cognates in Arts & Humanities, and People & Society. Majors or minors in these areas will satisfy the cognate requirement. Students transferring 30 or more credits have the option of completing an individualized cognate in People & Society or Arts & Humanities depending on the courses transferred. Please click here to learn more about cognates.
  • Course descriptions can be found through Canelink. CaneLink is the University of Miami's online portal for students and faculty. You will use your existing CaneID and password to log on. Please use the guide provided on the New Student Registration website to search for courses.

Please contact us by email marsci@miami.edu or phone (305)284-2180 should you need assistance. Before Orientation in August you will be assigned a faculty advisor. Your appointment time for advising will be given to you at Orientation.