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Do I have to live on campus?

All first- and second-year full-time students are required to live on campus, with the following exceptions: you are at least 21 years of age by the first day of class; you reside with a parent, legal guardian, spouse, or dependent child(ren); you are employed full-time; or you have matriculated full-time for at least two years at another institution of higher education or a regional campus. For more information on housing requirements, see Policies & Contracts.

When will I find out where I'm living on campus?

Upon receipt of your confirmation deposit and signed Residence Hall and Meal Plan Contract, space will be reserved for you in a university residence hall. You will get your housing assignment by email in late July (Fall semester) or late December (Spring semester), which will include information about your room and instructions for accessing your MyCard account. Using MyCard, you can review additional details, including information about your roommate and your meal plan.

Can I request a specific roommate?

Yes, you can request a specific roommate; however, each student involved is responsible for contacting the Office of Student Housing and Meal Plan Services.

If you want to room with another incoming transfer student, both of you must request the other individual on your housing contract. If you want to room with a current Miami student, you must request that student on your housing contract and the current student must request you as a roommate by contacting the Office of Student Housing and Meal Plan Services.

Where can I get information about finding a place to live off campus?

You can visit Associated Student Government's website, which provides information about living off campus.

Can I choose a meal plan if I'm living off campus?

Yes! In fact, more than 5,000 off-campus students purchase meal plans. After learning more about our off-campus options, you can sign up for a plan online.

What happens if I change my mind about attending Miami after I've submitted my confirmation deposit?

If you decide to cancel your admission after submitting the deposit, you must notify the Office of Admission in writing. The offer of admission and your deposit pertain ONLY to the semester for which you applied and cannot be applied to a later term.

Miami University does not typically grant a deferral on an offer of admission. Only under extreme circumstances such as military orders, certain medical conditions, or study abroad for academic credit will the university grant such a deferral. Each request for deferral is handled on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Brian Jicinsky at 513-529-2536 if you qualify to request a deferral.

Why is a final transcript required if I've already been accepted?

A final transcript from the college/university you previously attended is required for the following reasons:

  • Our offer of acceptance is based upon review of your high school transcript or college coursework completed prior to application. A final transcript reflects your performance in current coursework also.
  • Your final transcript should demonstrate consistent effort in maintaining your grade point average. The expectation is that all accepted students will maintain a cumulative g.p.a. of 2.5 in all college coursework. If your final transcript shows that you did not meet this expectation, we reserve the right to withdraw our offer of admission.

How do I change my major?

If you chose a major on your application, you are admitted to the university in the academic division (or School) offering that major. (If no major was indicated, you are admitted into the College of Arts and Science as an undecided major.) If you are now prepared to choose a major, or you want to change your major, you should contact the appropriate division.

The School of Creative Arts has special admission requirements, and students pursuing majors within this division (i.e., architecture, interior design, art, art education, graphic design, music, music education, music performance, or theatre) are required to submit a portfolio and/or schedule an audition. For more information, call the School office at 513-529-6010.

When will I register for classes? Will I do this during Orientation?

Advising/Registration and Orientation are two separate events for transfer students.

Prior to registration, you are required to meet with an adviser from your academic division. You will not be able to register for classes until you fulfill this requirement.

If your major is offered by the College of Arts and Science, they will send you information about their "group" advising/registration sessions. If your major is offered by a different division, you must contact that division (see phone numbers below) to schedule an individual session.

College of Arts and Science
Farmer School of Business
College of Creative Arts
College of Education, Health, and Society
College of Engineering and Computing


Transfer students are encouraged to attend a special Orientation session held prior to the start of classes. At Orientation, you will be introduced to academics at Miami, meet other students, learn about campus resources, and get a head start on the semester. Many transfer students meet with an advisor and register for classes prior to Orientation to avoid the rush; however, advising and registration are available at Orientation as well.

To learn more about Orientation or to register to attend, please visit the Office of New Student Programs.

What credit will I receive for AP exam scores?

While Miami does award AP credit for some scores*, this credit does not transfer from one institution to another. Each time you transfer, the College Board must send your credit to the new college/university. The fee for each transcript is $15. You can call the College Board at 888-225-5427 (toll-free) or mail your request to the following address:

AP Exams
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671

Include your full name; gender; birthdate; AP # or SSN #; year of the exam(s); name, city, and state of the college to receive your scores (Miami University, Oxford, OH); and the college code (Miami's CEEB code is 1463).

If more than four years have passed since you took the AP exam(s), you must mail your request (along with $25 per recipient). In addition to the information listed above, include your former name (if applicable), current mailing address, daytime phone number, name of the exam, and name of the high school you attended.

*For acceptable AP scores, see AP and IB Credit.

What are costs for tuition, room/board and fees at Miami?

For information on costs, see Tuition and Costs. Once you register for classes, you will receive a bill from the Office of the Bursar.

How can I arrange a campus visit?

Hosted by the Office of Admission. campus visits are offered weekdays throughout the year and Saturdays during the school year (except most national holidays). Each visit, which lasts approximately 2½ hours, consists of an information session immediately followed by a student-guided walking tour of campus.

To ensure that groups remain a personable size, reservations are required, so please schedule your visit online. To schedule an appointment with a faculty member or adviser, contact the appropriate department.

I have a question that hasn't been answered here. Is there someone I can talk to?

You can contact Sarah Unger, our transfer coordinator, at 513-529-8507 or

West Chester
  • Luxembourg

    John E. Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg

    One of Miami's oldest continuous study abroad programs, the Miami University John E. Dolibois Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg offers students the opportunity to enroll in Miami classes taught by European-based and Ohio-based Miami faculty. Students enjoy a unique combination of first-class academics, engagement in the local community, and various faculty-guided and independent travel opportunities.

    Contact and emergency information for the Luxembourg Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    Château de Differdange
    1, Impasse du Château
    L-4524 Differdange
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

    217-222 MacMillan Hall
    531 E. Spring Street
    Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA


    Main Operator: 011-352-582222-1
    Oxford-based Coordinator: 513-529-5050
    Emergency info:

  • West Chester
    West Chester

    Voice of America Learning Center

    Located midway between Cincinnati and Dayton along I-75, the Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) offers undergraduate and graduate courses and programs drawn from Miami's Regional and Oxford campuses. Home to Miami's MBA program, the Learning Center provides ready access to graduate programs for area educators and courses leading to the BIS degree for undergraduates.

    Contact and emergency information for the Voice of America Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    7847 VOA Park Dr.
    (Corner of VOA Park Dr. and Cox Rd.)
    West Chester, OH 45069

    Printable Floor Plan

    Main Operator: 513-895-8862
    (From Middletown) 513-217-8862
    Emergency info:

  • Middletown

    Middletown Regional Campus

    Nestled on 141 acres near I-75, Miami University Middletown offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Nearby Greentree Health Science Academy immerses Miami's nursing and health information technology students in the health care experience while taking classes.

    Contact and emergency information for the Middletown Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

     4200 N. University Blvd.
    Middletown, OH 45042

    Printable Campus Map

    Main Operator: 513-727-3200
    (Toll-free) 1-86-MIAMI-MID
    Office of Admission: 513-727-3216
    Campus Status Line: 513-727-3477
    Emergency info:

  • Hamilton

    Hamilton Regional Campus

    A compact, friendly, commuter campus, Miami Hamilton offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Small class sizes, on-site child care, and flexible scheduling make Miami Hamilton attractive to students at all stages of life and career.

    Contact and emergency information for the Hamilton Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    1601 University Blvd.
    Hamilton, OH 45011

    Printable Campus Map

    Main Operator: 513-785-3000
    Office of Admission: 513-785-3111
    Campus Status Line: 513-785-3077
    Emergency info:

  • Oxford

    Miami University, Oxford Ohio

    Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

    Contact and emergency information for the Oxford Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    501 E. High St.
    Oxford, OH 45056

    Printable Campus Map

    Main Operator: 513-529-1809
    Office of Admission: 513-529-2531
    Vine Hotline: 513-529-6400
    Emergency info: