Placement Tests and English Portfolio

Miami requires placement tests in foreign language for some incoming students. Placement tests help you and your advisor determine the appropriate classes for you to take; you will not receive academic credit for placement tests.  

Miami uses ACT or SAT math sub-scores to determine course placement in a number of academic areas like: chemistry, computer science & software engineering, information systems & analytics, mathematics, physics, and statistics, among others.

If these test scores are not provided, a placement test score will be used.  The test must be completed a week prior to a student's academic advising appointment at orientation and it will inform the advising conversation and may impact course registration.

Placement Tests for New Domestic Students

Read more about math and foreign language placement tests and access testing materials online through the new student checklist

English Portfolio

New students can also submit a portfolio of writing samples to earn up to 3 credit hours for Miami English requirements. New students should submit portfolios in May and June, and the Miami English Department will communicate results in July. For more information, please see the English Portfolio website.