Frequently Asked Questions

Students walking on campus with the Sundial and MacCracken Hall in the background

Can students receive mail/packages while they are at Miami?

Yes! Please use the following address: Student Name, Summer Scholars Program, Room # Dennison Hall, 21 N. Fisher Drive, Oxford OH 45056.

When is my bill due?

Students who have submitted their Intent to Enroll form and $350 enrollment deposit* will receive a bill via email. Miami will begin accepting payments on June 1 and costs must be paid in full no later than two weeks prior to the start of the program.

*Scholarship recipients must submit their Intent to Enroll form but not the enrollment deposit, and no program fees will be assessed.

How do I submit my program fee payment?

Pay by Mail
Mail the payment (check or money order) to the following address: Miami University Payment Center, Miami University, 301 S. Campus Ave., Room 123, Oxford, OH 45056-3439. When mailing a payment, include a printed copy of the bill notification you received via email and include the student's full name and student ID number. Your student ID number is at the bottom of your acceptance letter on your Applicant Status Page and includes a plus sign and eight digits (for example: +00000000)

Online Bill Pay
Miami offers an online bill pay option for students and parents. Please note, while this service is free with the use of an eCheck, a convenience fee will be applied to payments made by credit card.

To use the online payment service:

  1. Locate your student ID number. Your student ID number is at the bottom of your acceptance letter on your Applicant Status Page and includes a plus sign and eight digits (for example: +00000000).
  2. Visit our "How to Make a Payment" web page.
  3. Click the red "Make a Payment" button under "Online Payments - Guest Payers."
  4. Enter the student’s name, student ID number, and term (Summer 2021).
  5. Review the item information.
  6. Enter your payment information (credit card or eCheck).
  7. Verify your payment information to complete the transaction. Once the transaction is processed, a confirmation receipt will be sent to the payer’s email address.

Do I need a laptop?

While it is helpful for you to have your own laptop, it is not required. There are a variety of Windows-based and Mac computers available at King Library. These are all equipped with popular software applications and Internet access. Visit the University Libraries website for summer hours and information.

What is a typical day like?

You will attend class most weekdays from approximately 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Classes are taught by leading faculty and are designed to be interactive and engaging with a range of different activities each day. You will typically have a lunch break from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. After dinner, you will participate in special workshops designed to prepare you for the competitive college application process. Later each evening, activities and optional programming will be hosted in the residence hall, facilitated by our dynamic team of Summer Scholars counselors.

Will I receive a grade?

No, our academic modules are designed to provide a rich academic experience where you can make personal connections with top faculty and delve deeply into a specialized area of interest. We aim to promote meaningful learning through which you will experience university academic life without the stress of formal assessment. However, attendance and active participation are required.

Will I have homework?

Students typically have ample time to complete academic assignments during class sessions so that homework is not necessary. 

What is the attendance policy?

Attendance at all class sessions, workshops, and formally sponsored program activities and events is mandatory. Exceptions will be made only in extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the Summer Scholars Program team.

How do I use my meal plan?

Your meal plan will be attached to your ID card, which you will receive at check-in. ID cards are used as swipe cards for payment at university dining locations. You will have a balance of $275 to use like a debit card at summer dining locations, including Spring Street Market, Maplestreet Commons, and all Armstrong Student Center dining locations. Visit MiamiOH.edu/dining for more information.

Where can I work out?

For $30 you can purchase a pass to use the aquatic and fitness facilities at the Miami Recreational Sports Center throughout your stay. However, the Summer Scholars daily schedule is very full and on most days, you will only have time to use the center between 6-8 a.m. If you are under age 18 and intend to use the center, you must submit the Recreational Sports Center Waiver and Release via your Applicant Status Page. Passes may be purchased via credit card on move-in day.  

What about the consent form for the climbing wall?

A separate parental consent form is required if you want to use the climbing wall at the Recreational Sports Center. Participation is voluntary and no experience is required, so if you think you may want to participate please remember to submit the online consent form via your Applicant Status Page.

Will I have access to a printer?

Miami offers printing services across campus in all the libraries. Charges for printing may apply.

Can I leave the program for a day/weekend (i.e., for a family reunion/wedding/vacation) and come back?

No. Due to COVID-19 protocols for the 2021 Summer Scholars Program and to protect the health and safety of all program participants and staff members, student will not be permitted to leave and return during the program. Please check out the Miami Events, Moving Forward website for additional information on Miami's COVID-19 protocols.

What if I can’t make it to my assigned check-in window?

Due to COVID-19 protocols, you will need to work with the Summer Scholars staff to identify a window that can accommodate the protocols we have in place. Please email SummerScholars@MiamiOH.edu regarding your inability to arrive during your assigned check-in window.

Can I request a single room?

Yes. We cannot guarantee a single room, however we will evaluate availability and communicate to you prior to your arrival. There is an extra charge for single room occupancy.

Will Summer Scholars staff be vaccinated for COVID-19 or required to show proof of antibodies or a negative COVID-19 test?

Legally, program staff cannot be required to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination, antibodies, or a negative test. Measures will be in place to protect the health and safety of all program participants and staff members, including symptom checking and reporting, temperature checks, mask mandates, and social distancing. Please check out the Miami Events, Moving Forward website for additional information on Miami's COVID-19 protocols.