Frequently Asked Questions

Students walking on campus with the Sundial and MacCracken Hall in the background

Can students receive mail/packages while they are at Miami?

Yes! Please use the following address: Student Name, Summer Scholars Program, Room # Etheridge Hall, 601 Maple Street, Oxford OH 45056.

I've paid my $350 enrollment deposit. When is the remaining balance due?

The remaining balance should be paid two weeks prior to the start date of your Summer Scholars session.

How do I submit my program fee payment?

Pay by Mail
Mail the invoice and payment (check or money order) to the following address: Miami University Payment Center, Miami University, 301 S. Campus Ave., Room 123, Oxford, OH 45056-3439.

Online Bill Pay
Miami offers an online bill pay option for students and parents. Please note, while this service is free with the use of an eCheck, a convenience fee will be applied to payments made by credit card.

To use the online payment service:

  1. Locate your student ID number. Your student ID number is located on your printed invoice and includes a plus sign and eight digits (for example: +00000000).
  2. Visit our "How to Make a Payment" page.
  3. Click the red "Make a Payment" button under "Online Payments - Guest Payers."
  4. Enter the student’s name, student ID number, and term (Summer 2019).
  5. Review the item information.
  6. Enter your payment information (credit card or eCheck).
  7. Verify your payment information to complete the transaction. Once the transaction is processed, a confirmation receipt will be sent to the payer’s email address.

Do I need a laptop/printer?

While it is helpful for students to have their own laptop and printing capabilities, it is not required. There are a variety of Windows-based and Mac computers available for student use at King Library. These are all equipped with popular software applications and Internet access. Visit King Library online for summer hours and information.

What is a typical day like?

Scholars will attend their academic modules each day from approximately 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Modules are taught by leading faculty and are designed to be interactive and engaging with a range of different activities each day. Students will typically have a lunch break from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. After dinner, you will participate in special workshops designed to prepare you for the competitive college application process. Later each evening, activities and optional programming will be hosted in the residence hall, facilitated by our dynamic team of Summer Scholars counselors.

Will I receive a grade?

No, our modules are designed to provide a rich academic experience where students can make personal connections with top faculty and delve deeply into a specialized area of interest. We aim to promote meaningful learning that enables students to experience university academic life without the stress of formal assessment. However, attendance and active participation are required.

Will I have homework?

Students will be expected to continue the learning process outside of class by engaging in group projects, readings, or independent work, depending on the student's specific module. You will have ample time and access to all necessary resources to complete your work.

What is the attendance policy?

Attendance at all class sessions, workshops, and formally sponsored program activities and events is mandatory. Exceptions will be made only in extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the Summer Scholars Program team.

How do I use my meal plan?

Your meal plan will be attached to your ID card, which you will receive at check-in. ID cards are used as swipe cards for payment at university dining locations. Each Summer Scholar will have a declining balance of $275. Summer dining locations include Spring Street Market, Maplestreet Commons, and all Armstrong Student Center dining locations. Visit for more information.

Where can I work out?

Summer Scholars have the option to purchase a pass to use the facilities at the Miami Recreational Sports Center, including the aquatic and fitness centers. If you are under age 18, you must submit the online parental consent form via your Applicant Status Page. More information on Miami's Recreational Sports Center facilities can be accessed at Passes may be purchased via credit card on move-in day. The cost is $30 per pass.

What about the consent form for the climbing wall?

A separate parental consent form is required for use of the climbing wall. Participation is voluntary and no experience is required, so if you think you may want to participate please remember to submit the online consent form via your Applicant Status Page.

Will I have access to a printer?

Miami offers printing services across campus in all the libraries. Charges for printing may apply.