Accepted Students Next Steps - Fall Enrollment

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As a student accepted to begin in the fall semester, below are your next steps to enroll at Miami.

Visit Campus

On-campus visits are currently suspended, but Miami is ready to meet with you online!

Check out opportunities for admitted students to participate in online events or communicate directly with Miami representatives from a variety of departments.

Apply for Financial Aid

If you haven’t already, apply for financial aid* by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and include Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, (Federal School Code 003077) among the schools that should receive your FAFSA information. First-year students who file a FAFSA by February 1 will have their financial aid offer by late March.

*Although international students are considered for merit scholarships, most are not eligible for need-based aid and should not file a FAFSA.

Confirm Your Enrollment

Confirm your enrollment via your Applicant Status Page by submitting your $425 non-refundable deposit* by the deadline below.

Confirmation Deadlines
Student Type Confirmation Deadline

First-year Early Decision

January 15

First-year Early Action I and II and Regular Decision

June 1**

International Transfer

June 15

Domestic Transfer

August 10

*The deposit is $95 for students who do not plan to live in University housing. See the University housing section below for information about housing requirements.

** To ensure that students have ample time to make informed decisions about Miami during these unprecedented circumstances, we have extended our enrollment confirmation deadline from May 1 to June 1 for incoming, first-year Fall 2020 students. Students admitted after June 1 have two weeks from the date on their acceptance letter to confirm their enrollment.

Establish Your myMiami Online Student Account

myMiami is the secure portal through which you will conduct business with the University – check financial aid status, pay bills, receive grades, etc. Admitted students will receive an email with instructions on how to set up their account.

For IT security reasons Miami uses DUO, a two-factor authentication process for system login – visit the IT knowledgebase for more information. If you have established your myMiami account and are having trouble gaining access, use the IT Help contact information at the bottom of the login window.

Use Your Email Address

Once you have access to your myMiami account, log in and click on the Mail icon to access your Miami email. Your email address is provided via email after you confirm your enrollment. Check your email often – multiple offices use student email to provide information that is critical to your enrollment and success at Miami.

Contract for University Housing and Dining

Most first- and second-year students are required to live in University housing (see exceptions below). Fall housing contracts are available beginning in late January and you will gain access within one day of confirming your enrollment. On the online housing contract, you will identify residence hall, dining, roommate, and other preferences. First-year students may also choose a living learning community through the housing contract process.

The deadline for first-year college students admitted for fall to submit the contract for University housing is extended from May 2 to June 2. Although all students who submit the contract by June 2 are guaranteed on-campus housing, those who contract by May 2 will be in the first pool of housing assignments. Students gain access to the housing contract one day after confirming enrollment.

Transfer students should complete the contract for University housing as soon as possible after confirming their enrollment.

Students are not required to live on campus if they:

  • Are at least 21 years old by the first day of classes
  • Live with a parent, legal guardian, spouse, or dependent child(ren)
  • Have been a full-time student at another college, university, or Miami Regional campus for two years or more

Students who are not required to live in University housing may use Miami’s Off-Campus Outreach website for help finding off-campus housing.

Register for and Attend Online Student Orientation

Domestic students who confirm their enrollment will be invited to register for orientation and will receive information from Orientation & Transition Programs about attending a required student orientation program.

  • Confirmed domestic first-year students may register for orientation beginning on April 1. In an effort to provide all new Miami students with access and information in a safe and timely manner, orientation for incoming, first-year Fall 2020 students will be held remotely via Canvas, Miami's online learning platform. Students who confirm their enrollment will be able to register for orientation beginning on April 1, and you will gain access to register 24-48 hours after confirming. Orientation sessions will begin in May and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. However, access to orientation is guaranteed for all new students. Learn more about orientation for domestic first-year students.
  • Confirmed international students are automatically registered for the International Student Orientation in August unless other arrangements have been made. Learn more about orientation for international students.
  • Confirmed domestic transfer students may choose between a one-day orientation program over the summer or a two-day program the week before classes begin. Learn more about orientation for domestic transfer students.

Submit Medical History Form

Before attending orientation, all students must provide immunization records through Miami’s online medical portal. You gain access to the portal two weeks after confirming your enrollment. More information about required immunizations and record submission is available on the Student Health Service website.

Take Placement Tests

Miami uses ACT or SAT math sub scores and/or AP test scores to determine placement in math courses and related coursework such as statistics, economics, and chemistry.

Domestic students for whom foreign language coursework is included in their Miami curriculum are required to take foreign language placement tests and should complete the testing no later than one week before their scheduled orientation session. More information about foreign language testing is available on the Orientation & Transition Programs website.

Most international students are required to take English writing and speaking placement tests and may be required to take a Miami-specific math placement assessment. More information about placement testing for international students is available on the International Students and Scholars Services website. International students receive specific placement test information via email prior to their campus arrival.

Placement tests are used to guide academic advising for class scheduling and must be completed before registering for classes. The assessments are not used to award academic credit.

In addition to receiving credit with placement tests, new, first-year students can submit a portfolio of work they have done in high school or as part of other life experience to earn credit for English 111. They may submit their portfolio anytime between May 1 and 5 p.m. on July 6, 2020. For further details, see

Watch for Billing Statements

You will receive billing notifications electronically beginning in July and can manage payments through myMiami. Miami does not send paper bills.

Submit Final Transcripts

Prior to enrolling at Miami, you must provide final, official transcripts.

  • First-year college students*: Ask your school counselor to submit your final transcript (with graduation date included) as soon as possible after graduation. Final high school transcripts are a requirement for enrollment. Students who, during high school, took courses from a college or university also must provide transcripts(s) from the institution that administered the coursework. This includes coursework that served as credit for high school curricula requirements, including Ohio’s College Credit Plus (CCP) program.
  • Transfer students*: Provide final transcripts for all college coursework no later than August 10.

*If necessary, international students may provide required documents upon arrival to campus.

Submit Material for College Credit Consideration

To be considered for Miami credit for courses taken at another college or university, students must provide final, official transcripts from the college or university that administered the coursework. This includes college coursework taken as a high school student, such as in dual-enrollment programs like Ohio’s College Credit Plus.

  • Domestic transfer students will receive a credit evaluation report before they register for courses.
  • For most international transfer students, assessment of previous coursework for possible Miami credit will occur during their first semester. Course descriptions and other supplemental information may be required for coursework completed outside the United States.
  • For first-year college students, previous college coursework will be evaluated and added to their academic records in myMiami before they are scheduled to register for courses.

Students also may earn credit through examinations such as Advance Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). If you have taken or will take any exams offered through these programs, be sure to have your official scores sent to Miami.

For more information about transferring credit to Miami, including how to send transcripts, visit the One Stop website.

Stay on Track – This is Important

All admission offers are conditional based on the expectation that students will maintain the academic and personal conduct standards upon which they were admitted and complete all the coursework that was in progress at the time of application. Miami reserves the right to rescind an admission offer if an individual’s circumstances warrant.

Embrace ‘Love & Honor’

As a Miami student, you will grow to embrace the university’s Code of Love and Honor. Derived from the Miami fight song, “Love and Honor” are the words Miamians around the world use to greet each, and this simple greeting has deep meaning:

Miami University is a scholarly community whose members believe that a liberal education is grounded in qualities of character as well as of intellect. We respect the dignity of other persons, the rights and property of others, and the right of others to hold and express disparate beliefs. We believe in honesty, integrity, and the importance of moral conduct. We defend the freedom of inquiry that is the heart of learning and combine that freedom with the exercise of judgment and the acceptance of personal responsibility.


You’re a Miamian! Pack your bags and join our community of leaders, scholars, colleagues, and friends! We look forward to welcoming you to Oxford, Ohio.

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