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Miami University International Student Orientation

Welcome, Fall 2021 Cohort of International Students!

Missed a past newsleter? Read previous Orientation Newsletters
In this issue read about:
  • Beginning the Online Orientation Modules in Canvas
  • Covid-19 Travel and Vaccination Considerations 
  • Academic Transcripts and Official Test Score Reports 
  • Miami-Myaamia Connection

Beginning the Online Orientation Modules and Pre-Arrival Preparation

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You will receive an invitation in your email inbox to join the International Student Online Orientation via Canvas this week. The initial orientation modules cover preparations that you should now be making to arrive on campus for the in-person orientation sessions from August 13-17. Details about the ISSS pickup at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG) airport hotel on the morning of August 12 will be available in forthcoming newsletters/Canvas modules. 
Make sure to complete the tasks detailed in each of the Canvas modules covering pre-arrival preparations.
Additional Canvas modules will be released throughout the summer that will cover  important information about maintaining "international student status" while studying in the U.S. and need to know info for all Miami students. 
Please make sure to keep checking your email address regularly and send any questions to 

Covid-19 Travel Regulations, Vaccinations, and Testing  

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In addition to preparing medical records as covered in the International Student Online Orientation Canvas module, you should also check for updates to CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines on:
Also, be sure to review the status of any applicable travel restrictions.
Please note that Miami University is not requiring Covid-19 vaccine for students at this time. Sharing your test result/vaccination record with the Miami COVID-19 testing and response teams will affect your arrival procedure according to Miami's Vaccination Plan. Please note that Miami only accepts Covid-19 vaccines approved by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) or WHO (World Health Organization). This list can be found on the Covid-19 and Planning for Fall 2021 ISSS webpage.
Students who have been fully vaccinated for Covid-19 should use the MedProctor Portal to share your documentation with the university. Note that international vaccine records must be translated into English before being uploaded into MedProctor.
Students who have not yet been vaccinated will be able to receive the Covid-19 vaccine upon arrival to campus in August. 
Read more about Covid-19 Vaccination Information and Planning for Fall 2021 on the following ISSS webpage.
Covid-19 Vaccine Information and Planning for Fall 2021

Academic Transcripts and Official Test Score Reports 

All new graduate students must have a final official transcript sent to Miami University from all institutions attended, beginning with your bachelor's degree. Documents should include both the original language and certified literal English language translation of each of the following: a consolidated transcript, individual statement of marks (if applicable) and degree certificate. 

Miami University will only accept documents provided in a signed sealed envelope issued by the institution. Please have your institution send your final official transcript to the following mailing address:

Miami University Graduate Admissions
301 Nellie Craig Walker Hall
Oxford, OH 45056

Once received, your Enrollment Checklist will update to “Final Transcript Received." For questions about your transcript, please email   
Official Test Score Report

If you need to provide English language proficiency test scores or GRE/GMAT scores with your application, Miami University must receive an official score report sent electronically, directly from the testing agency. (Paper test score reports will not be accepted.)
  • TOEFL and GRE: ETS code: 1463
  • IELTS and PTE:  Account: Miami University Graduate Admissions
                                Address: 301 Nellie Craig Walker Hall
                                City: Oxford 
                                State: OH
                                Zip code: 45056

Did you know? 

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Miami's name comes from the Myaamia people

Miami University is located within the traditional homelands of the Myaamia and Shawnee people, who along with other indigenous groups ceded these lands to the United States in the first Treaty of Greenville in 1795. The Miami people, whose name our university carries, were forcibly removed from these homelands in 1846.

In 1972, a relationship between Miami University and the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma began and evolved into a reciprocal partnership, including the creation of the Myaamia Center at Miami University in 2001. The work of the Myaamia Center serves the Miami Tribe community and is dedicated to the revitalization of Miami language and culture and to restoring that knowledge to the Myaamia people.

Read the full Land Acknowledgement of Miami University

Learn more about the Myaamia and Miami

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