About ACE

The American Culture & English (ACE) Program seeks to facilitate the linguistic, cultural, and academic transition of international students to Miami University. This is accomplished by providing them with high-quality English language instruction and a challenging and supportive intellectual environment, combined with cultural and co-curricular opportunities necessary for them to achieve success at Miami.

The ACE Program is intended for international students whose English language test scores fall just below the admissible level for admission to Miami, but who otherwise meet the requirements for admission.

ACE students have language proficiency scores on the TOEFL in the 60-79 range (iBT), an IELTS score between 5.0 or 6.0, or an ELS 109 EAP Certificate.

Once admitted into the ACE Program, students are conditionally admitted to Miami. As such, they have the privileges and rights of other Miami students, but they must complete the requirements of the ACE program in order to receive regular admission.

Students in the ACE program can earn up to 15 college credits toward graduation during their first semester at Miami. The specially designed curriculum includes three courses (12 credits) focused on English language and American culture, and one elective course (3-5 credits) from a pre-selected list of courses from the regular Miami course catalogue. Once students successfully complete the program, they are fully admitted into Miami University.

ACE undergraduates ...

  • Earn a minimum of 12 credits toward graduation
  • Receive conditional admission to Miami
  • Take one Global Miami Plan course as a part of the ACE core curriculum
  • Live in a residence hall on campus with American students
  • Participate in all aspects of college life