Accepted Students Next Steps - Spring Enrollment

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



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Apply for Financial Aid*

To be considered for need-based aid, you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online using Miami's federal school code 003077. If you have questions about need-based financial aid or merit-based scholarships, please visit the One Stop or call 513-529-0001.

*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

Transfer

January 10

First-year 

January 15


*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.

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 MiamiOH.edu 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). On the online housing contract, you will identify residence hall, dining, roommate, and other preferences. 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

All students are required to attend an orientation program prior to the start of the spring semester. Programs are tailored for first-year, transfer and international students. Visit the Orientation and Transition Programs website for information.

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, 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. For further details, see MiamiOH.edu/portfolio.

Watch for Billing Statements

You will receive billing notifications electronically beginning in December 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 January 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.

Celebrate

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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