College Entrance Testing


Miami requires official ACT or SAT scores as part of its application requirements. Miami only accepts test scores reported directly from the testing agencies. Miami does not consider, nor require, SAT Subject Tests in its admission review process. 

No preference is given for ACT or SAT; Miami superscores, using the highest test scores submitted for admission and scholarship consideration. For ACT, the highest scores for each subtest from different exams will determine a combined highest composite score. For SAT the best Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) and (Math) subscores will be used to calculate a maximum single score. For students with scores from the previous SAT (administered through January 2016), the best Critical Reading (CR) and Math (M) subscores will be used to calculate a maximum single score. Miami University does not superscore across the previous SAT and current SAT exams.

Students are strongly encouraged to take standardized tests as early as possible and to submit multiple scores to Miami for consideration; only the highest and best superscore will be considered in the review process.

Applicants from the U.S. who believe their English language skills have affected their Standardized Test Scores have the option of submitting the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson Test of English (PTE). This will be considered supplementary information to other standardized tests.

Miami accepts ACT and SAT scores from tests taken under non-standard conditions.

Applicants who are at least 22 years of age and have been out of high school five or more years are not required to submit standardized test scores.

Writing Exam

The ACT/SAT writing exam is not required.

Test Dates

Students applying for Early Decision or Early Action, should plan to test early and allow sufficient time for scores to be processed and forwarded to Miami. A decision cannot be made on an application without standardized test scores. For calendar dates, registration deadlines, and fees, visit the ACT and/or the College Board (SAT) websites. Consideration for merit scholarships and admission review will be based on the official testing and high school transcript information submitted to Miami University at the time of application.