Student FAQs

Q: Will my diploma be from Miami University?
A:
Yes.

Q: Will my diploma specify the regional campus where I took all, or most, of my courses?
A:
No.

Q: What does academic “division” mean?
A:
The academic "division" is where Miami’s academic degrees are housed. Right now there are five academic divisions at Miami University: College of Arts and Science; School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; School of Education, Health & Society; Farmer School of Business, and the School of Fine Arts. The proposal now under consideration would establish a sixth academic division at the regional campuses, including Miami Hamilton, Miami Middletown, the Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester, and Greentree Health Sciences Academy, located on the campus of Atrium Medical Center in Middletown.

Q: What is the name of the new academic division?
A:
The name has not been determined. The committees considering the proposal will be seeking suggestions for the official name.

Q: Will my diploma specify the name of my academic division?
A:
Yes. In the proposal, all academic divisions would be specified on all Miami University diplomas.

Q: Would I still be able to start in Hamilton or Middletown and relocate to Oxford to complete my degree?
A:
Yes. Faculty members on the regional campuses would continue to teach the Miami Plan curriculum that all Miami students are required to complete. Interested students would still be encouraged to relocate to the Oxford campus to complete those Miami degrees that are not offered on the regional campuses.

Q: Will students be able to attend both a regional campus and the main campus as many currently do?
A:
Yes. While the details are not yet known, this proposal is not intended to create more barriers for students who take classes simultaneously on multiple campuses including Oxford, or students who begin at the regional campuses and relocate to the main campus. Oxford students would still be able to take courses on the regional campuses.

Q: What if I am scheduled to graduate before these changes are made?
A:
No changes can happen until after the new division is approved by the Miami University Board of Trustees. In general, Miami University students follow the policies listed in the university catalogue the year during which they first enrolled at the university.

 

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