To find your faculty advisor's name and contact information:
You may contact the divisional office at the numbers below:
Degree audit reports can be printed online using BannerWeb. Instructions (Office of the Registrar)
You should contact the Honors Program to find out if you are eligible.
You should see your faculty and divisional advisors in preparation for each semester's registration, as well as any other times when you have questions or would like to talk about your academic pursuits.
You can find your earned credit hours by looking at the Undergraduate Summary to Date section on the last page of your DARS.
No grade is awarded for a course that it taken credit/no credit. You earn credit by earning a C or better. If you earn a C- or lower, you do not earn credit. Because no grade is awarded, the course is not calculated into your GPA. You cannot take courses for your major/minor on a credit/no credit basis.
If you stop attending a class, it is not the same as dropping it. You must take action to drop the course. Before dropping a course, we recommend that you consult the instructor and your academic advisor to discuss the implications. There are very specific deadlines that dictate the consequences of dropping a course. Dates and deadlines vary between full-semester and sprint courses.
Note: Please consult the academic calendar for official withdraw deadlines.
You need to get permission for excess academic hours from the divisional advisor. However, there are specific criteria under which a student would qualify for excess hour permission. Please be aware that excess hour permission is not always granted.
See The Student Handbook (PDF 922KB).
Once a grade is posted on your transcript, it cannot be removed. If you stopped attending the course before the withdrawal deadline, but failed to drop the course, see your academic advisor to discuss whether you can petition for removal.
You are considered a full time student with 12 credit hours.
Prior to taking a course at another university, you should check with either the evaluations department of the Registrar's Office or the department at Miami that would offer the course. They make the determination if the course is equivalent to a Miami course. You can visit u.select to determine whether there are courses equivalent to Miami's courses. This will help you predict how the courses will apply to your requirements. If the school is not listed on u.select, or if you are unsure of the equivalency, consult your divisional academic advisor.
Sometimes students transfer courses where there is not an equivalent Miami course and the official transcript does not reflect a Miami number and instead will have a T-number such as ARTT06. The T stands for transfer. The transcript reflects credit hours, but those hours are not placed in any category.
Please check with your departmental adviser if you want the courses to count toward your major. If the courses might transfer to the Miami Plan, please see your divisional adviser for assistance. Transfer courses that do not have an equivalent Miami Plan number will have to be petitioned to the Liberal Education Council to fulfill Miami Plan requirements. You will need a syllabus for the course to complete the petition. Complete instructions are found here.
You may use the change of major form available in the departmental or divisional office to declare a minor or a thematic sequence. You must have the signature of the adviser for the minor or thematic sequence. Also, you should designate on your application for graduation that you have pursued a minor.
A Thematic Sequence is a series of related courses (usually three) that focuses on a theme or subject in a developmental way. Each course builds upon or expands upon knowledge or perspective gained from preceding courses. The first course in a sequence may be from a Foundation group and may count as hours in both Foundation and Thematic Sequence requirements. You must complete at least one Thematic Sequence outside the department of your major. Exceptions to this requirement include double majors in two different academic departments. The Office of Liberal Education, 229 Culler Hall, has a list of approved Thematic Sequences. It is also possible to create a self-designed thematic sequence.
Each department has individual ways of handling pre-professional internships. Information is also available at the Office of Career Services located in Hoyt Hall. You are encouraged to register and utilize the services of this office. Departments in the School of Creative Arts may have an individual faculty member who works with student internships. Internships are normally approved before you would register for them.
You must have the written permission of the department chair and the instructor as well as permission of either the SFA Dean or the SFA Assistant Dean.
Effective with May graduation 2012, the criteria for graduation with distinction will be divisionally based. The distinction of summa cum laude will be awarded to the highest 2 percent, magna cum laude will be awarded to the next 5 percent, and cum laude will be awarded to the next 10 percent, with no more than 17 percent being awarded honors. Criteria will be published each June for the following years’ graduation dates and will be based on the three previous years’ average GPA within each division. Current information can be found here.
Note that the criteria for transfer students is based on the number of hours transferred to Miami.
The Registrar's Office in the Campus Avenue Building furnishes official transcripts with no fee unless it is needed immediately. Identification is required. There is a $12.00 fee for a transcript on demand. An unofficial copy of a student's record is available to you by using Banner Web.
It remains on the record as an "I" until the end of the following semester when it converts to an ‘F’. The School of Creative Arts has an Incomplete Agreement that should be negotiated between you and your instructor before the Incomplete is assigned. A copy of this agreement should be in your academic file.