For Admitted Students

Financial Aid

If you are receiving a loan, you must complete the Promissory Notes and Entrance Counseling here

Register for your classes in Bear’s Den. 

Log onto Bear’s Den to review your Aid. 

The Business Office will apply your financial aid funds to your College bill when the funds are released by the Office of Student Financial Aid. This process begins on the first day of classes.  

Excesses from your financial aid will be given as a refund. This refund will be available from the business office within 14 days of the date the credit balance occurs.

Important Dates

Congratulations, and welcome to the Miles College family! It's time to take your next steps to enroll at Miles College.

We can't wait to see you on campus and watch you grow into your best self.


Mark Your Calendar
New Student Move-In Day  date
Experience Miles New Student Orientation  date
Vesper New Student Induction Ceremony date
Fall 2021 Courses begin  date



Decision Day!

You have your acceptance letter. It's decision time. Every year, some 1500 admitted students pick Miles College. Ask any student here today, and they'll tell you why

Your Next Steps

Are you done celebrating? It's time to take care of business. We need you to complete all of the following steps before you arrive on campus.



  • If you haven't already filed your 2021-2022 Financial Aid Application at FAFSA.ed.gov., now's the time to do it. All Institutional Scholarship recipients are required to complete a FAFSA, so complete and file the form, even if you think you are not eligible for federal aid.

    We recommend that you complete and submit your FAFA at least six weeks before the semester starts. 

    The Miles school code is 001028

    Questions? Contact Financial Aid at finaid@miles.edu for help, or if you have completed the FAFSA but have not received your Financial Aid award letter

  • Even if you submitted documents with your application, we still need to receive the final versions.

    Your Final Transcript

    Bring a sealed copy of your Official High School Transcript or your original High School Diploma to the Office of Admission & Recruitment; we will make a copy. Please do not open your transcript. Transcripts should come from the school’s counselor, not the student portal.

    Official Transcripts should include:

    • Your Graduation Date
    • A School administrator's Signature
    • Your School’s Seal

    Questions? Contact the Office of Admission & Recruitment at 205-929-1656 or admissions@miles.edu.

    Dual Enrollment Transcript and/or College Board Advanced Placement Scores

    High School graduates who have received dual enrollment college credits or Advanced Placement credits should submit their official College transcripts and/or the official test College Board Advanced Placement Scores of 3 or better.

    Questions? Contact the Office of Admission & Recruitment at 205-929-1656 or admissions@miles.edu.

    College Transcripts

    Students who have attended college(s) must submit all final transcripts from each institution attended. Unofficial college transcripts will not be accepted. If you are transferring less than 30 college credits, you must submit your Official High School transcript or a copy of your High School Diploma.

    Questions? Contact the Office of Admission & Recruitment at 205-929-1656 or admissions@miles.edu.

  • First-year students: If you did not take the SAT and/or ACT, you must take the Accuplacer Placement Test for course placement. You can take the test virtually or in person at no cost.

    Contact the Testing Center at 205-929-1824 to schedule an appointment to take the Accuplacer Placement Test.

    Transfer students: If you have completed required developmental coursework at another institution, you do not need to take the placement test.

  • We will assign you an academic advisor to guide you as you register for classes. The Advising Center has contacted you about registration. If you already have your Fall Schedule, skip this step. If you do not have the Fall Schedule schedule, contact a Student Success Coach. (You can make changes to your schedule when you arrive on campus.)

    Contact a Student Success Coach to Register

    Ms. Yoruba Marshall, Director



    Mr. Chris Gillion, Academic Coach



    Mrs. Dorrain Richardson, Academic Coach



    Ms. Anna McCormick, Academic Coach




  • All new students must complete the New Student Orientation process. Orientation takes place the week before classes begin.

    Register for Orientation


    The New Student Orientation Fee is $100 and is non-refundable. Orientation fees can be paid at epay.miles.edu. When using Miles ePay, be sure to include your First and Last Name and enter "New Student Orientation Fee" in the description box.

  • Housing is reserved on a first come, first serve basis, and the residence halls typically fill to capacity. To guarantee on-campus housing, complete your housing application and pay your non-refundable housing fee as soon as possible (see below).

    What to bring and not to bring to your residence hall

  • The Residence Hall deposit is $150 and is non-refundable. Residence Hall Deposits can be paid at epay.miles.edu. You'll receive your Residence Hall Assignment and key during New Student Check-in.

    Questions? Contact housing at 205-929-1455 or at dmitchell@miles.edu.


What to Expect


Starting college is exciting. It can also feel daunting when you don't know what to expect. At Miles, you can look forward to being welcomed from day one into our big, diverse family. We share a pride, an energy and a passion for justice that are uniquely Miles. We also share an openness — whoever you are, wherever you're coming from, you belong here.

Your Questions

Like most incoming students and their families, you probably have questions. We're here to answer them.

See answers to questions about housing

See answers to questions about admissions

See FAFSA Step-by-Ste

  • Developmental courses provide students who may lack the academic skills to succeed in the college environment. These courses will improve your basic skills in Reading, Math and Writing. You must pass each course you are enrolled in with a minimum grade of C. If you fail a course, you'll repeat it the next semester until you pass it — with support from your academic support team.

  • Each student is assigned an advisor as a freshman. You advisor counsels you on course selection.

  • The normal course load is 15 to 18 credit hours per semester. An undergraduate student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours in order to be considered a full-time student

  • Complete the housing application form and pay your non-refundable $150 deposit at epay.miles.edu. To guarantee on-campus housing, you should do this as soon as possible.

  • Meals are served cafeteria style in the College Cafeteria. See cost information

  • Yes, freshman can have cars. Parking is available on campus for a fee.

  • Yes, Miles College has a campus police department that is on duty 24 hours a day

  • Yes, All accounts are due and payable at registration. However, upon request, a payment plan is available for those persons unable to make full payment at the required time. Payment for at least one-half of the cost of attendance is required either before or at the time of registration. Three payments (one-third installments) must be paid during the next three succeeding months of the semester.


Contact Numbers at a Glance
Office of Admission & Recruitment  205-929-1656 admission@miles.edu
Office of Financial Aid 205-929-1665 finaid@miles.edu
Office of Student Housing 205-929-1455 dmitchell@miles.edu
Office of Advising Services 205-709-2663 ymarshall@miles.edu
Office of Academic Records 205-929-1422 jduganwood@miles.edu
Office of Business Affairs 205-929-1430 bfinley@miles.edu
Health Center 205-855-3072 healthctr@miles.edu