Make an Appointment

Our office remains open and ready  to help  students with their advising and registration needs. Due to COVID-19 and the health and wellbeing of our community, advising appointments will be conducted remotely using Google Chat and Google Meet. While a camera is not required, it is preferred.

  • Users who anticipate or experience a disability-related barrier to using Google Chat or Google Meet are encouraged to contact sds@MiamiOH.edu to request reasonable accommodation. Webex may be used as an alternative platform for hearing accommodations.
  • If you are unable to access Google, please contact us (513-529-3031) to request an appointment via a different platform.

If you are not currently enrolled in classes or you do not have a declared major in the College of Arts and Science, please call our office (513-529-3031) during regular business hours to schedule an appointment, as our online system will not allow you access to our schedules.

Scheduling an Appointment

If you do not have a declared Arts and Science major, you cannot sign up for an appointment online and must contact us (513-529-3031; CASAdvising@MiamiOH.edu) to schedule.

All appointments are virtual. Go to Google Chat to start your appointment.  If you are unable to access Google, please contact our office to make alternative arrangements (513-529-3031).

We offer appointments weekdays from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm throughout the semester, but
our busiest times are the month before and the month of registration. Please plan
ahead as schedules fill up quickly.

To schedule an appointment, visit MiamiOH.edu/Navigate:

  1. Choose "Get Assistance," located beneath the Miami University logo.
  2. Under Choose the type of appointment you would like, select "Academic Advising."
  3. Under Service, select "Oxford - College of Arts and Sciences : CAS - General Advising."
  4. Under Pick a Date, select the date that works best in your schedule. Then choose "Find Available Time."
  5. Select your appointment:
    • Select a specific advisor and see their available times to choose from.
      or
    • Choose a specific time slot and the system will select an advisor who is available at that time.
  6. On the Review Detail page in the Would you like to share anything else? box, please include the reason for your appointment (it helps your advisor prepare).
  7. Choose "Schedule" to finalize the appointment.

After scheduling the appointment, you will receive an email confirmation that will include additional information and instructions.

Signing up for a Drop-In

Drop-in advising is available weekdays April 5-23 from 8-11 am Eastern Time.

  • Drop-in hours are intended to address scheduling questions and immediate concerns. If you wish to discuss bigger picture topics or plan for future semesters, you must schedule an appointment.
  • Drop-in meetings will be initiated via Google Chat, and then conducted using Google Meet. Please let us know if you need to use a different platform.
  • There are typically multiple advisors available during drop-in advising and students are met with on a first-come, first-served basis. Wait times may vary, but during peak hours can exceed 45 minutes.

To sign up:

  1. Login to Navigate.
  2. Choose "Get Assistance," located beneath the Miami University logo.
  3. Under Other Appointment Options, select "View Drop-In Times".
  4. Under the What type of appointment would you like to schedule? question "Academic Advising" should already be selected.
  5. Under Service, find "Oxford - College of Arts and Sciences Drop-Ins" and then select "Drop-In Appointment".
  6. Then choose the "Find Available Time" button.
  7. On the next page, select the "College of Arts and Science" location.
  8. Choose the "Check-in with first available" button.
  9. The next screen will indicate that you have successfully checked in, which means you have been added to the queue of students waiting for the next available advisor.
  10. You cannot select a specific advisor to speak with, so select Drop-In Online.
  11. Once you choose Drop-In Online, you will be added to the queue of students waiting for an advisor.
  12. Launch Google Chat (chat.google.com) and an academic advisor will message you there.

Note: You cannot select a specific advisor to meet during a drop-in. If you want to meet with a specific advisor, you will need to schedule an appointment.

If you need to cancel your drop-in:

  1. Return to your Navigate Student Homepage (choose the Home icon).
  2. Choose the red Check Out box if you need to cancel your drop-in before attending.
  3. A confirmation message will come up and you can click "Got It."

Cancelling/Rescheduling an Appointment

To cancel an appointment, go to MiamiOH.edu/Navigate:

  1. On the right side of the screen, there is a section titled Upcoming Appointments, and you should see your appointment listed there. Choose CAS - General Advising to access the appointment information.
  2. In the bottom, left of the Manage Appointment dialogue box, choose Cancel My Attendance.
  3. Select a reason from the drop-down and enter any comments.
  4. Choose Mark As Cancelled.

To reschedule, follow the instructions for cancelling an appointment, then schedule a new appointment using the instructions above.

Google Chat Instructions for Speaking with an Advisor:

  1. Go to https://chat.google.com/.
  2. Choose "Sign In" to login to your Miami Gmail account.
  3. You will receive an invitation to chat from the advisor.
  4. Open the invitation and select "Accept"
  5. Once accepted, the advisor will request that you join a video call via the chat.
  6. Open the video call by clicking on the "Join Video Meeting" icon.
  7. Choose "Join Now" to begin the call from the "Ready to Join?" menu.
  8. You will need to "Allow" Google Chat to access your microphone and camera.