Early Decision FAQs
2. What application is used for Early Decision?
Miami University uses the Common Application and the Miami Supplement to the Common Application. Early Decision applicants must also submit the Common Application Early Decision Agreement form.
3. If I'm not accepted to Miami under Early Decision, can I still be accepted under another decision plan?
Students not accepted under the Early Decision plan still remain in the applicant pool. They will be deferred admission, and their applications will be reviewed a second time. Final admission decision notification is March 15.
4. May I apply to multiple schools under Early Decision?
No, you may not. Since Early Decision is a binding agreement of your intent to enroll, you may only apply to one school under the Early Decision plan.
5. May I apply for admission to other universities if I apply to Miami as an Early Decision applicant?
Yes, you may apply to other institutions while you are a Miami University Early Decision candidate. However, Early Decision applicants must withdraw all applications at other colleges and enroll at Miami once admitted by the university.
6. What if I decide not to apply as Early Decision after I submit my application?
If you would like to switch your application type, contact your admission counselor before November 15.
7. Can I apply to the Honors program as an Early Decision applicant?
Yes you can! Make sure you submit your honors application online by November 15.
8. When is my enrollment confirmation deposit due and how much is it?
Students who are admitted under Early Decision are committed to enrolling to Miami and the $425 deposit ($95 for commuter students) is due January 15.
9. Will I still be eligible for scholarships and financial aid?
Yes. Your application type does not affect your eligibility for scholarship or financial aid consideration. For priority consideration of need-based aid, you will need to submit the 2013–2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15, 2013. The 2013–2014 FAFSA will not be available until January 1, 2013.
10. When will I receive notification about scholarships and financial aid?
All scholarship and financial aid notification takes place in late March.
11. What if I don't receive enough financial aid?
Students who are admitted under Early Decision may appeal to be released from their commitment if there is demonstrated financial hardship. However, Early Decision applicants are applying to Miami University without comparing financial aid packages from other institutions. Therefore, if financial factors impact your decision to attend Miami, Early Decision may not be the best choice.