Current Student FAQs
Who is my advisor?
To find your faculty advisor's name and contact information:
- Log in to myMiami.
- Click your Student tab located near the top of the screen.
- Your advisor will be listed in the top, right corner.
What if I am interested in talking to someone in a different division other than the College of Creative Arts?
You may contact the divisional office at the numbers below:
- College of Arts and Science 513-529-3031
- Farmer School of Business 513-529-1712
- College of Education, Health & Society 513-529-3133
- College of Engineering & Computing 513-529-0700
How can I find my Degree Audit Report (DAR)?
Can I become a part of the Honors Program?
When should I see an academic advisor?
How do I know when to register for classes?
- Log in to BannerWeb.
- Click Student Services.
- Click Registration.
- Click Check your registration status and your registration dates and times.
Since I register based on my earned hours, how do I know how many earned hours I have?
What is credit/no credit?
How do I drop a course?
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.
How can I register for more than 20 hours?
You need to get permission for excess academic hours from the divisional advisor, Gretchen Radler. 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.
What happens if I repeat a course?
Can I get a grade removed from my transcript?
How many credit hours do I need to be considered a full time student? You are considered a full time student with 12 credit hours.
How many hours do I need to be a sophomore, junior, or senior?
- Freshman: 0-29 earned credit hours
- Sophomore: 30-63 earned credit hours
- Junior: 64-95 earned credit hours
- Senior: 96-128+ earned credit hours
How may I make sure that a course from another university will transfer here as a specific Miami course?
Some of the courses I transferred do not have course numbers designated. How do I receive credit for them?
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 advisor if you want the courses to count toward your major. If the courses might transfer to the Miami Plan, please see your divisional advisor 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 Miami Plan petition.
How do I declare a minor or a thematic sequence?
What is a thematic sequence?
Where do I go for job placement or internships?
Final Exams, Records and Graduation
How do I change a final exam?
How do I graduate with distinction?
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. See Degree, Honors and Distinction for current information.
Note that the criteria for transfer students is based on the number of hours transferred to Miami.
Where do I get a copy of my academic record?
The One Stop in the Campus Avenue Building furnishes official transcripts. Transcripts are $8.00 per transcript when ordered online or via a written request sent by postal mail. Immediate transcripts are $12.00. Identification is required.
Current students may access and print an unofficial transcript through BannerWeb.