Transfer Students - August Orientation Academic Advising

New transfer students who do not attend a transfer one-day orientation must attend August orientation for a comprehensive introduction to Miami, which includes meeting with an academic advisor and registering for classes.  Students and families attend an orientation session about their academic curriculum on Day 1 of August orientation (Wednesday, August 22), and academic advising and registration (with students only) takes place on Day 2 of August orientation (Thursday, August 23).  For questions regarding academic advising and registration, please contact the academic division for your major. Undecided students will be advised by staff in the College of Arts and Science.

Important resources for advising and registration:

Guidebook for New Students

The Guidebook for New Students (PDF - 2017 version; 2018 version will be updated soon) serves as a smaller version of the Miami University Bulletin, focusing largely on the all-university requirements known as the Global Miami Plan. The table of contents appears below. All students will receive a printed copy of the Guidebook.

Other Resources

Advanced Placement Credit (2017 version; 2018 version will be updated soon): This website lists the credit given for AP and IB exams for Miami courses.  Advisers at Orientation can be of additional assistance to students in understanding and applying this information, especially since Miami doesn't receive this year's official AP scores until July. 

English Composition Guide: This document explains answers to commonly asked questions about enrolling in English courses.

The Bulletin: The Bulletin is produced by the Registrar's Office, and includes complete information regarding general and major requirements as well as course descriptions and details regarding registration.

Questions about Academic Advising? Contact Your Division:

  • College of Arts and Science/Undecided (513) 529-3031
  • College of Engineering and Computing (513) 529-0700
  • Farmer School of Business (513) 529-1712
  • College of Education, Health and Society (513) 529-6317
  • College of Creative Arts (513) 529-6010

To learn more about academic advising at Miami University, visit the following websites: