Advising Sessions for International Students

During the orientation sessions, international students fall into one of two categories:

  • degree-seeking students who are planning on graduating from Miami University
  • exchange students who are taking courses at Miami for a semester/year and then return to their home university

We work with these two groups of students separately during the orientation sessions.

Degree-Seeking Students

Once you have arrived at Miami University, we will provide advising to help you:

  • understand university requirements and policies
  • answer questions you have regarding major/minor choices
  • register for classes

Preparing for the Advising Session

  1. Make sure that you have visited Student Health Service and had your tuberculosis (TB) test cleared. (If your immunization is not cleared, you might not be able to register for classes.)
  2. Take recommended placement tests online. (See common concerns for international students.)

Attending the Advising Session

  1. Arrive 15 minutes prior to your session to allow time to check in.
  2. Remember to bring a pen and the university materials you are given during orientation.

Exchange Students

Prior to arriving at Miami University you should have submitted a list of courses to the Office of International Education that you would like to take while studying at Miami University. We will do our best to register you for these courses prior to your arrival; however, not all course requests may be possible due to class availability or time conflicts. An academic advisor will work with you during orientation to help you:

  • review your schedule of courses
  • use important Miami websites
  • understand university policies