Do I have to live in university housing?

All first- and second-year full-time students are required to live in university housing, with the following exceptions: you are at least 21 years of age by the first day of class; you reside with a parent, legal guardian, spouse, or dependent child(ren); or you have matriculated full time for at least two years at another institution of higher education or a regional campus after graduating high school.

Please note, students who meet the previously mentioned criteria may request university housing at campusservices@MiamiOH.edu; however, Miami is not able to guarantee availability for these students. Should space not be available, students will be placed on a wait list. Students will be contacted as quickly as possible to inform them of Miami's ability to provide university housing.

For more information on housing, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

When will I find out where I'm living in university housing?

Upon receipt of your confirmation deposit and signed Residence Hall and Meal Plan Contract, space will be reserved for you in university housing. You will get your housing assignment by email in early August (fall semester) or early January (spring semester), which will include information about your room and instructions for accessing your StarRez account. Using StarRez, you can review additional details, including information about your roommate and your meal plan.

Can I request a specific roommate?

Yes, you may request a specific roommate directly on the Residence Hall & Meal Plan Contract.

If you want to room with another incoming transfer student, both of you must request the other individual on your housing contract. If you want to room with a current Miami student, you must request that student on your housing contract and the current student must request you as a roommate by contacting the Campus Services Center

Where can I get information about finding non-university housing?

You can visit the Off-Campus Outreach website, which provides information about living in non-university housing.

Can I choose a meal plan if I'm living in non-university housing?

Yes! In fact, more than 5,000 students who live in non-university housing purchase meal plans. Visit Dining Services to learn more about your meal plan options. When you're ready, you can sign up for a plan online.

What happens if I change my mind about attending Miami after I've submitted my confirmation deposit?

If you decide to cancel your admission after submitting the deposit, you must notify the Office of International & Transfer Admission in writing. The offer of admission and your deposit pertain ONLY to the semester for which you applied and cannot be applied to a later term.

Miami University typically allows students to defer offers of admission for military service, medical reasons, study abroad programs, or other specific reasons. We will consider other requests. Requests for deferrals should be made via email to transfer@MiamiOH.edu.

Why is a final transcript required if I've already been accepted?

Miami's offer of acceptance is based upon review of all prior university coursework and your high school transcript, including grades from coursework in which you may be currently enrolled. Your final transcript must demonstrate your consistent effort in maintaining your grade point average (GPA). It is understood that you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 in all college coursework. If your final transcript shows that you did not meet this expectation, if you are suspended, dismissed, or placed on probation by your school, or if you are convicted of a criminal offense other than a minor traffic incident or such charges are pending against you prior to your attendance, Miami University reserves the right to withdraw the offer of admission. Your transcripts must be received in the Office of International & Transfer Admission by August 1 for students starting in the fall. 

How do I know if my credits transferred?

All accepted transfer students will receive an unofficial credit evaluation. About one week after you confirm your enrollment, the Office of the University Registrar will review your college transcripts and post your transfer credits to BannerWeb. Once complete, you will receive an email notification from the Office of the University Registrar.

To view these credits, please log in to myMiami, select "BannerWeb," then "Student Services and Financial Aid," then "Student Records," then "Academic Transcripts," and click the submit button. The courses for which you received credit are listed in the "Transfer Credit by Institution" section of the transcript.

Courses that did not transfer as equivalent Miami courses will appear on your record under the appropriate subject area with a sequential transfer number (i.e. ENGT01, BIOT02). An academic advisor can help you determine if a course syllabus needs to be submitted to the academic department for further review.

If you need advising assistance, please contact the appropriate academic advising office:

  • College of Arts and Science: 513-529-3031
  • College of Creative Arts: 513-529-1517
  • College of Education, Health and Society: 513-529-6317
  • College of Engineering and Computing: 513-529-0700
  • Farmer School of Business: 513-529-1712

How do I change my major?

If you chose a major on your application, you are admitted to the university in the academic division (or college) offering that major. (If no major was indicated, you are admitted into the College of Arts and Science as an undecided major.) If you are now prepared to choose a major, or you want to change your major, you should contact the appropriate division.

Be aware that most majors in the College of Creative Arts (architecture, art education, art (studio), communication design, interior design, music, music composition, music education, music performance, and theatre) require an audition or portfolio review. Some beginning classes in these majors are open to all non-majors. The Farmer School of Business also has additional admission requirements

When will I register for classes? Will I do this during orientation?

Yes, students attending a Transfer One-Day Orientation will meet with an advisor and register for classes during orientation. Not all academic divisions will be available at every Transfer One-Day Orientation, so you’ll want to make sure you register for a day when your division is present.

If you cannot attend a Transfer One-Day Orientation, you are required to attend August Orientation. 

Transfer students must attend an orientation session in order to be able to register for classes.

To learn more about orientation options or to register to attend, please visit the Office of Orientation and Transition Programs.

What credit will I receive for AP exam scores?

While Miami does award AP credit for some scores*, this credit does not transfer from one institution to another. Each time you transfer, the College Board must send your credit to the new college/university. The fee for each transcript is $15. You can call the College Board at 888-225-5427 (toll-free) or mail your request to the following address:

AP Exams
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671

Include your full name; gender; birthdate; AP # or SSN #; year of the exam(s); name, city, and state of the college to receive your scores (Miami University, Oxford, OH); and the college code (Miami's CEEB code is 1463).

If more than four years have passed since you took the AP exam(s), you must mail your request (along with $25 per recipient). In addition to the information listed above, include your former name (if applicable), current mailing address, daytime phone number, name of the exam, and name of the high school you attended.

*For acceptable AP scores, see AP and IB Credit.

What are costs for tuition, fees, housing, and meals at Miami?

For information on costs, see Tuition and Fees. Once you register for classes, you will receive a bill from the Office of the Bursar.

How can I arrange a campus visit?

The Office of International & Transfer Admission hosts several Transfer Preview Days throughout each semester. These are a great way to learn more about Miami. You can also schedule an appointment to meet with a member of our transfer team during Transfer Thursdays by emailing transfer@MiamiOH.edu. Additionally, you can schedule individual advising appointments by contacting your academic division.

I have a question that hasn't been answered here. Is there someone I can talk to?

You can contact one of our Transfer Coordinators at 513-529-2531 or transfer@MiamiOH.edu.