Transfer Students

Whether you’re transitioning into the University of Miami from community college, 4-year institution, previous military service or from a number of other unique experiences, our Department tries to acclimate transfer students through a variety of educational programs and services. We encourage all commuter and transfer students to interact with our office and others to learn more about the programs and events that are in place for commuters and transfers during the year.

Explore Transfer Student-Specific Opportunities and Services

Great Start Program

Great Start Experience
The Great Start Experience is student-led pre-semester program designed to support new off-campus students. It is a great way to meet fellow commuter students, learn about how to get involved and explore the U before the start of ’Cane Kickoff. 

First-Year Directions Transfer Section

First-Year Directions Transfer Section
The First-Year Directions Transfer Section equips new transfer students at the University of Miami with the skills and promote the attitudes needed to transition into the academic community and to be successful in their higher education journey at the University of Miami. This 50-minute 1-credit weekly seminar includes topics and themes including navigating and utilizing campus resources, promoting health and wellness, growing as a student and a leader, implementing study skills and goal setting strategies, and embracing diversity and inclusion. 

Transfer Assistant Program
The Transfer Assistant Program is a peer mentorship program designed to assist first year off-campus transfer students with their transition into the U. Every off-campus transfer student is assigned a TA during ’Cane Kickoff. 

Tau Sigma

Tau Sigma Transfer National Honor Society
Tau Sigma is a nationally recognized academic honor society designed specifically to "recognize and promote the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students. 

Association of Commuter Students

The Association of Commuter Students
ACS is a student organization open to all students. It is intended to provide a home away from home for commuter students through social events and involvement in key University-wide programs such as Homecoming.


Transfer Student Guide

Welcome to the University of Miami! We are so happy you are here and are eager to assist you with your transition into our amazing University Community. The Off-Campus Transfer Student Guide was created by fellow transfer students who want to extend their support and show you all of resources the University has in store to help you succeed.