Attend Q&A webinars with ISSS via Zoom and submit e-forms by August 21!
Attend Q&A webinars with ISSS via Zoom and submit e-forms by August 21!
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Friday, August 14, 2020 | Fall Semester 2020

Can you believe classes begin on Monday?!

Like any other semester, make sure you have confirmed your course schedule and are clear on course expectations. We recommend that you connect with your professors for any questions about course arrangements. For Fall 2020 you will also need to select a Miami attendance option and complete InterLink e-forms related to your Fall 2020 study plans. See the Immigration Tip section below for more information.  
Also, make sure you are up-to-date on information about the Fall 2020 semester for international students and the Healthy Together Plan
Have you submitted your InterLink e-forms?
Throughout the semester, wherever you may be studying from, ISSS is here to support Miami international students. For specific questions and issues related to maintaining legal status, including but not limited to full-time enrollment, work authorization, and other complex situations, please schedule an ISSS advising appointment. Appointments will be held via phone, Google Meet, or Zoom. For more general questions about how to make requests, where to find information, or who to connect with, send your questions to

More answers to questions about Fall 2020 and other matters relevant to international students can be found during one of the live webinars that ISSS is pleased to offer next week. See the Upcoming section for more details. 
Wednesday, August 19 at 4pm: Fall 2020 Q and A for Students In the US
Thursday, August 20 at 8:30am: Fall 2020 Q and A for Students Outside the US
Get answers to your questions about Fall 2020
Friday, August 21: Deadline to complete tasks and submit e-forms related to Fall 2020 in InterLink and to submit your Miami attendance option
Sunday, Aug. 23, 1-4pm: Fall Mega Fair, discover 600 student clubs and organizations, including service organizations, fraternities and sororities, academic and career-focused groups, and special-interest clubs spanning the Oxford, Hamilton and Middletown campuses.
Immigration Tip
Deadlines for Arrival and InterLink E-form Submission
screen shot of InterLink
New Students: All new students for Fall 2020 must submit e-forms through InterLink by August 21.
  • After logging in, navigate to “Admission and Orientation” and then to “Fall 2020 New Student Study Plans & Tasks.”
  • Submit either the “Study Outside U.S.” form or the “Study in U.S.” form.
  • Those studying in the U.S. will have some additional forms to complete.
Arrival Deadlines for New Students: 
  • SEVIS Transfers (students who had their I-20 transferred to Miami) must enter the U.S. and submit their Document Submission e-form through InterLink by September 1
  • New Initial Students must enter the U.S. and submit their Document Submission e-form through InterLink by September 14.
screenshot of InterLink Fall 2020
Current Students: Every international student who was enrolled at a Miami University campus in Spring 2020 and has not graduated or transferred out must submit the required e-forms through InterLink by Friday, August 21.
  • After logging in, navigate to “Fall 2020” and then to “Fall 2020 Continuing Student Study Plans & Tasks.”
  • Submit the “Overview of Study Plan Options” form and then the additional form that pertains to your situation.
  • You must submit a form even if you do not plan to enroll at Miami this fall!
Student Health Service (SHS)
This year Student Health Service (SHS) will be fully operated by TriHealth in order to deliver accessible and high quality health services to Miami students and employees.  To schedule your first appointment with Student Health Services, call the clinic at 529-3000, option #1. Please be aware of the following health-related updates. 
  • Billing & Pharmacy - TriHealth bills your insurance provider and requires co-payments and payment for services to be paid upfront, similar to any physician's office. Starting this fall semester, SHS will no longer have direct Bursar billing as an option for payment, and prescription orders can be filled using one of the several local pharmacies. See the SHS webpage for more answers to frequently asked questions. 
  • COVID-19 Testing and Treatment - Student Health Services (SHS), operated by TriHealth, is open and ready to assess COVID-19 risk and perform COVID-19 testing on site for those who are displaying symptoms associated with COVID-19 or are confirmed to have had close contact with others diagnosed with COVID-19.
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