Admission Requirements - First Year Domestic Students

Applying for 2021 Enrollment

When you're ready to apply, here's what to do.

Application Checklist

  • Apply online at CommonApp.org.
  • Be aware of application deadlines. (To maximize consideration for scholarships and competitive admission programs, apply by the December 1 priority application deadline.)
  • Submit a $50 non-refundable application fee (or use a qualified fee waiver) via your application.
  • Ask a school counselor or teacher to provide a recommendation.
  • Self report your high school courses and grades through an online Self Reported Academic Record (SRAR) service. You can access this service through your Miami Applicant Status Page. See SRAR FAQs for more information.
  • Read our test-optional FAQs. (Most students are not required to provide an ACT or SAT test score for admission or scholarship consideration for Fall 2021 — but there are exceptions.) If you are providing test scores, you may self report them through the SRAR mentioned above.
  • Be aware of additional admission requirements for majors within the College of Creative Arts.
  • After submitting your application, use your Miami Applicant Status Page to monitor your application and admission decision.

More information about these checklist items is available below.


Common Application

The Common Application provides various resources to support students:

$50 Application Fee, Fee Waiver

The nonrefundable application fee may be submitted with your application with a credit card or electronic transfer from a bank account. You may also mail a check or money order (address below), payable to Miami University. Students who qualify for a fee waiver should select the proper fee waiver type when completing the application. 


Recommendation

Miami requires one recommendation, either from a school counselor or academic teacher. Our preference is to receive recommendations via the Common Application, either through the Common Application School Report (completed by your counselor) or the Common Application Teacher Evaluation (completed by an academic teacher). Your counselor or teacher also may mail a letter of recommendation directly to Miami (address below).


Self-Reported Courses and Grades

When applying, you will enter your high school courses and grades through Miami’s online Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) service. Within 24 hours of submitting the Common Application, you will be able to access the SRAR via your Applicant Status Page. When completing your SRAR, you will need a copy of your full high school transcript(s) and senior-year schedule. See SRAR FAQs for more information.

Accepted students who confirm their enrollment must provide an official, final transcript with proof of high school graduation. Miami reserves the right to rescind admission, scholarships, and financial aid for any student whose final transcripts do not match their self-reported courses and grades.


Self-Reported ACT/SAT Scores

Most students applying for Fall 2021 are not required to provide an ACT or SAT test score for admission or scholarship consideration; exceptions are listed below. On the Common Application, you will identify whether you want Miami to use your scores and may self report them on your SRAR (mentioned above).

Miami University practices holistic review, which means there are many factors other than test scores that will be evaluated, including GPA, academic rigor, application essay, co-curricular and extracurricular activities, talent, and background, among others. 

The following group of students must provide test scores with their application:

  • Home-schooled students
  • Students who attend schools that do not issue grades
  • Nursing applicants

Accepted students who confirm their enrollment and who provided test scores for admission or scholarship consideration must provide official scores (must come from the testing agency). Miami reserves the right to rescind admission, scholarships, and financial aid for any student whose official scores do not match their self-reported scores.

Learn more, MiamiOH.edu/test-optional-FAQs.


College of Creative Arts Admission Requirements

Several majors within the College of Creative Arts (CCA) require a portfolio, concept document, or audition. We strongly recommend that students provide this material or schedule their audition by February 1. Learn more about additional CCA admission requirements


Admission Mailing Address

All admission requirements not submitted electronically should be mailed by the appropriate application (postmark) deadline to:

Miami University
Office of Admission
301 S. Campus Ave.
Oxford, OH 45056-3434


Students applying for Fall 2021 admission to Miami University can apply using the Common Application.

Miami University is a proud member of the Coalition Application and the Common Application.