FAQs

As a Spring Admit, how do I make the most of my time prior to spring semester?

The Spring Admit Program allows students to maximize this time in a way that best meets their personal, educational, and professional goals. Miami does not endorse or direct students to any particular opportunities. Examples of how to spend your time include enrolling in select online courses through Miami University regional campuses as a non-degree student, attending a local community college or regional institution, working in order to gain professional experience, participating in travel or study abroad programs, securing an internship, or volunteering in community service and engagement projects.

What are the online courses offered by Miami's regional campuses

Fall Semester 2017 online courses include:

  • ART (Art) 183: Images of America (3 credits)
  • ATH (Anthropology) 175: Peoples of the World (3 credits)
  • ENG (English) 111: Composition and Rhetoric (3 credits)
  • GLG (Geology) 141: Geology of U.S. National Parks (3 credits)
  • HST (History) 197: World History to 1500 (3 credits)
  • STC (Strategic Communication) 136: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)

When will I find out where I'm living?

When we receive your Residence Hall and Meal Plan Contract, we will determine your housing assignment. Your housing assignment will be emailed to your Miami University email account in mid-January. The email will include:

  • Your housing assignment.
  • Arrival information.
  • Information about accessing your MyCard Account, where you will learn about your roommate, meal plan information, and much more.

Assignments are made by the Office of Student Housing and Meal Plan Services. If you have questions about housing or meal plans or want a printed copy of the contract, please email housingandmeals@MiamiOH.edu or call 513-529-5000.

When will I receive information about scholarships and financial aid?

Spring Admit Program students will receive award notifications in late November. To be considered for need-based aid, you must submit a FAFSA by November 15, 2018. Complete your FAFSA online using Miami’s federal school code (003077). If you have questions about need-based financial aid or merit-based scholarships, please visit the One Stop or call 513-529-0001.

How will I register for my classes?

January Orientation, for first-year students and their families, is a one-and-a-half day program that helps new students learn about academic and co-curricular life at Miami, meet other new students, learn about campus resources, receive academic advising, and register for spring semester classes. Registration for January Orientation will be available online 0;beginning in the first week of November. If you are unable to attend January Orientation, please contact the Office of Orientation and Transition Programs at 513-529-9771 or orientation@MiamiOH.edu.

What are the fees and charges and how will I be billed?

You can find updated tuition and fee information online. If you register for classes on time, the Office of the Bursar will send an eBill notification to your Miami email address. Students who register after our billing dates will view their fees on the myMiami "My Bill and Aid" tab after registration.

Will I need a computer?

Yes, Miami strongly recommends that you bring a computer for both academic and social life. If you’re buying a new computer, consider purchasing a laptop through the Miami Notebook program. These laptops are designed and configured to make the most your Miami experience and include unbeatable service and support.

When should I plan to arrive on campus?

Classes begin Monday, January 28, 20198. All students should arrive for January Orientation - specific dates will be available in Fall 2018.

Can a Spring Admit participate in athletics?

Miami is an incredibly active campus with 18 Division I athletic teams, 50 club sports, and a multitude of intramural activities. Spring Admits are encouraged to follow their athletic passions once they arrive on campus.

Can a Spring Admit participate in Greek life?

Because of the importance of a successful transition from high school to college, Miami requires all students to have earned at least 12 credit hours and at least a 2.5 GPA prior to recruiting for Greek life. As such, Spring Admits who have not yet met those thresholds will not be permitted to recruit in Spring 2019. Some fraternities and sororities may conduct informal recruiting in Fall 2019 for interested students, and of course Spring Admits may choose to recruit in Spring 2020, provided they meet the academic thresholds. Additionally, Spring Admits may choose to apply any Fall 2018 college credits that they may earn (such as community college credit) toward meeting the academic thresholds for Spring 2019 recruitment.

I have more questions! Who should I call?

The Office of Admission will be happy to answer your questions or refer you to the appropriate office. Please give us a call at 513-529-2531 or find your admission representative.