Inactive Status

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Inactive Status is for students who are planning to leave the university without studying elsewhere, and planning to return to UM. *Students may utilize inactive status for a maximum of 2 semesters. *Students who have maintained their Inactive Status DO NOT have to apply for Readmission.

If you have missed a major semester, fall or spring, at UM, you must apply for Readmission to UM.

If you plan to leave UM and not return, please see the procedures to withdraw from the university.

Applying for Inactive Status

Undergraduate degree seeking students who are leaving the university but who have every intention of returning are encouraged to apply for inactive status. Inactive status qualifies students who are eligible to return to the university with the following benefits intact: university-based scholarships, academic requirements, eligibility to qualify for on-campus residence and course registration priority. New freshmen and new transfer students are not eligible for inactive status.

Other Enrollment Options

Students planning to study abroad or participate in a term-based academic program offered through another college or university, or through an organization, should consider applying for Non-UM status as an alternative to Inactive Status. Pre-approved coursework through Non-UM programs allow academic credits earned through such programs to be considered for credit toward degree work at the University of Miami, the participant remains enrolled at the University of Miami.

* Students may utilize inactive status for a maximum of 2 semesters.  Students wishing to apply for “Inactive” status are required to re-apply for this status the second semester.  If a student does not reapply, and subsequently misses a major semester, he/she will have to go through the readmission process.