Welcome New Freshmen!
Freshman First-Semester Course Selection
Welcome to the University of Miami School of Business Administration. We are so glad that you decided to become a ‘Cane!
Part of your transition to college life includes selecting some courses for your first semester. This website is intended to help you with that process. Please read the information about our degree requirements and course selection process for first-semester Business students.
How do I select courses for my first semester at UM?
As a new, incoming freshman in the UM School of Business for fall 2013, you will need to complete your "New Student Course Preference Worksheet.” You will also need to provide us with some background information about your math history and any college level coursework you may have already completed or expect to complete before the fall. Based on your selection of preferences, we will enroll you in your first-semester classes. You will need to refer to the “Steps for Completing Course Selection” and the “Completing the Worksheet” pages for specific details on course selection.
Which courses are typical for a first-semester freshman in Business?
A typical full-time academic schedule for a new Business School freshman would include 5 courses (15-17 credits):
- MGT 100 (required of all full-time academic Business students)
- ENG 105 (unless you have credit from AP/IB, dual enrollment, or a minimum SAT Reading score of 700 or a minimum ACT English score of 32)
- An appropriate level math course determined by your choice of degree and an ACT/SAT math score, math placement exam, or previous college credit in a math course
- A business foundation course (BSL 212, CIS 150, ECO 211, ECO 212, MKT 201)
- One additional course of your choice (can be business or general education, based on your interests, academic background, and transcript)
(If you intend to study a modern language or follow a pre-health track, and/or you have AP/IB English and Calculus credits, your schedule will be slightly different.)
What do I do about AP/IB/CLEP Exams or Dual Enrollment/Transfer Courses?
AP/IB (HL) or CLEP exams: If you do not know the results of AP/IB (HL) and CLEP exams at this time, you will need to make a judgment about the potential for receiving credits. Let us know which exams you have or will have taken. Upon receipt of the results, please inform the School of Business by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may check the AP/IB (HL) score tables online in order to determine the exam scores necessary for the awarding of University of Miami credit for specific courses.
To have AP and IB (HL) scores evaluated for UM credit, you must request that your scores be sent directly to the UM Office of Admission from the College Board or from your regional IB office---a notation on the high school transcript is not sufficient. To have CLEP scores evaluated for UM credit you must submit an Official Test Result Report to the UM Office of Admission.
All official test score reports should be sent to: University of Miami, Office of Admission, P.O. Box 249117, Coral Gables, FL 33124-4616.
Dual Enrollment/Transfer credits: If you took a course for college credit, you must submit official transcripts to the UM Office of Admission from the issuing College or University. A listing on the high school transcript is not sufficient to award college credit. A minimum grade of "C" is required for consideration of credit in all dual enrollment and transfer courses. Please note: All grades earned in these courses are part of your permanent record.
Official 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.