Welcome to the U!

Welcome to the Bachelor of General Studies Degree program. 

Part of your transition into the University of Miami includes selecting courses for your first semester. This web page is intended to help guide you through the process. So, let's get started. 

1. Review The University's New Student Registration Website

Familiarize yourself with the basic information and completing the ALEKS Math Placement test (if applicable) is essential to understanding how to complete the remaining steps.

New Student Registration 

2. Setting Up An Advising Appointment

Before you can register for your courses - you will have a temporary "Academic Advising Hold" on your student portal. Students are highly recommended to set up the appointment "In-Person" since they contain a lot of useful information. Initial Advising Appointments can last from 45-60 minutes.

Click here to access the steps to set up your first advising appointment.

3. UMX Programs Course

The University of Miami Experience (UMX 100) course is a graded, non-credit, online, self-paced course designed to help assimilate you to the University of Miami and ensure a successful transition. You will automatically be added to this course in your first semester. 


Contact our academic advisors at 305-284-2727 or via email at BGS@miami.edu.