Do I have to live on campus?
If you are a transfer student registering for nine or more credit hours, you are required to live in the university residence halls unless one of the following criteria applies: you are at least 21 years of age; you are married; or you are commuting from the home of a parent or legal guardian.
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.
Your housing assignment letter, sent in July, will include the following information:
Housing assignments are made by the Office of Student Housing and Meal Plan Services. If you have questions about housing or meal plans, you can contact them by email or phone at 513-529-5000.
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 get information about finding housing off campus by visiting the Office of Off-Campus Affairs.
Can I choose a meal plan if I'm living off campus?
Visit the Office of Student Housing and Meal Plan Services to view the available options.
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:
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 undeclared 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 Fine Arts has special admission requirements, and students pursuing the following majors are required to submit a portfolio and/or schedule an audition: architecture, interior design, art, art education, graphic design, music, music education, music performance, and theatre. 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
School of Creative Arts
School of Education, Health, and Society
School of Engineering and Applied Science
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, 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.
You can hear recent exam scores and send them to colleges through AP Automated Score Reporting Services. You can also contact AP Services by calling toll-free or sending a written request. For details, see Score Reporting Services.
If more than four years have passed since you took the AP exam(s), you must complete the Archived AP Grades Request Form (PDF 48KB) and mail or fax it to the address or number indicated, along with $25 per recipient.
*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 a campus 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. Who can I talk to?
You can contact Brian Jicinsky, our transfer coordinator, at 513-529-2536.