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Holds Can Impact Registration

Holds can be placed onto students’ accounts for various reasons.  Some serve simply as identifiers that show students belong to specific groups and do not impact students in any way (e.g., remoter learners), while others prompt action and may prevent students from registering, ordering transcripts, and receiving diplomas (e.g., academic advising).

Students can view their holds from their CaneLink Student Center using the following steps:



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  • Will another hold pop up on my account before registration?

    Maybe.  You never know.  The best thing you can do is review your account, clear any holds you may have at this time, and regularly monitor your student record—at least weekly—just in case another hold does get applied.  If one does, take action right away to resolve it.

  • What holds impact registration?

    Below is a list of common holds that prevent registration and the steps students must take to resolve them:



    How do I resolve it?


    Academic Advising Required


    Please see your assigned Academic Advisor in order to plan your schedule.  Reach out to your advisor(s) listed in CaneLink and/or consult the Academic Advising links available on our website.


    Admission Office: Final Transcript


    Please see Admission Office about submitting your final transcript or e-mail admission@miami.edu.


    Academic Dean

    (other types)


    Review the contents of the hold on CaneLink and take the appropriate action.


    Dean of Student


    Review the contents of the hold on CaneLink and take the appropriate action.


    Incorrect of Missing SSN


    Your SSN/TIN on file is incorrect or missing and needs to be updated.  Please complete the "Social Security / Tax Identification Number Update Form" online to process this update.  This form is accessible at www.canescentral.miami.edu/forms/.  Once you complete this form, the information will be processed and, if the information you submitted was correct, this hold will be removed within 3-5 business days.  You will receive an email notification once your submission has been processed. If the SSN Hold is still on your record after having received the processed email, it means your submission was declined.  Please log back onto the SSN submission portal to see the reason for the decline and how to rectify it.


    Past Due / Cancellation


    Click on the “Payments/Account Summary” link from your CaneLink account to review your account balance.  You can see a breakdown of your charges by clicking on “Account Activity” and “See Details” for the appropriate semester.  This balance must be paid in full for the hold to be removed.  Once the balance is paid, the hold will be removed automatically within 1-2 hours.  Click here to learn more about viewing your bill.  To learn more about payment options, check out the “Paying Your Bill” section of our website at www.canescentral.miami.edu/billing/


  • Do other holds impact registration?


    • Example = The “Intl Student Scholar Services” hold for a final transcript will affect registration. Click on the hold to learn how to resolve it.

     Maybe not. 

    • Example = The “Remote Learning” hold display in that menu is in fact not a hold but a marker that a student is remote this semester. This can be seen by clicking on the hold and reviewing the “Instructions.”


    • Review your CaneLink Student Center today and take action on all pending holds so you too can Beat the Rush!


Registration Dates

Registration appointment times are specific to each student and are generated each semester based on how many credit hours students have completed (see the Registration Schedule for a breakdown).  Registration appointments are presented to students on CaneLink and they dictate the day and time when students can register for classes.

Students are now able to view their Spring 2022 registration day and time via CaneLink.  Check your time now!

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Academic Calendar

The academic calendar is the official University calendar that lists important deadlines related to registration, add periods, drop periods, graduation applications, readmission, etc.  This is one resource every student should access/download each semester so they understand what important dates are coming their way.  From our website, hover over the “Home” button, click “Registration and Records,” and click “Academic Calendars” under the “Registration Tools” section to access this information.

Credit Hours Impact Billing

It’s important to register for a full schedule from the get-go as registration impacts future billing.  Students who enroll part-time may only be charged on a per credit basis for only those credits in which they are enrolled, and not all fees required of full-time students may post for part-time students.  If students enroll in additional credits at a later time—even if this is because they got a spot in a class off of a waitlist—the per credit rate and the fees may be adjusted accordingly, which means new balances may appear on students’ bills.

Our Recommendation

If you do not plan to attend full-time, then you may be all set!  If you do not use financial aid, then you may be all set too!

Otherwise, it is highly recommended you register for a full schedule of courses that will satisfy your degree requirements—even if it is not your 100% desired schedule—and then set up swaps, not waitlists, to maximize your ability to enroll in your preferred courses by accounting for potential enrollment issues.  This will also help you avoid any potential impacts to your student account and/or financial aid once bills are issued for Spring 2022 (more to come later …).  Learn more from our waitlist vs. swap Knowledge Article that is available in the “Get Help With …” tab on our website.

Be sure to consult your academic advisor if you have any questions about your Spring 2022 schedule.

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FAFSA Priority Deadline

Any student who would like to be considered for federal financial aid must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The priority deadline for continuing students to submit the FAFSA for the 2022-2023 academic year is February 1, 2022.  Be sure to submit the 2022-2023 FAFSA—not the 2021-2022 FAFSA—which will use your family’s 2020 tax returns.

Even though financial aid awards for 2022-2023 will not be officially sent until the Summer, it is important you submit your FAFSA now to be considered for the maximum amount of the available funds as some funds are limited (e.g., SEOG for undergraduate students).  It’s also important you submit your FAFSA sooner than later in case you are asked to submit additional forms, tax documents, etc. to confirm your financial aid eligibility.  The longer you wait to submit your FAFSA, the longer it will take to request documents, the longer it will take to develop your award package.

Don’t delay … submit today!

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