We welcome applications from transfer students for both the fall and spring semesters or for any of our four summer terms. However, because the number of transfer students who can be accepted for admission depends on the number of enrolled students that we retain (our retention rate of freshmen who returned for their sophomore year is consistently 90 percent), transfer admission is limited and competitive. Students who have the strongest academic records are given priority. In recent years, most transfer students with a B (3.0) average or better in a rigorous academic curriculum have been accepted for admission. However, when space and facilities permit, transfer students who are below this average but who have at least a 2.0 average will be considered. A student who does not have a 2.0 average and has been attending college during the past two calendar years will not be considered for admission.
In computing the grade point average (GPA) of transfer applicants, Miami will honor the cumulative GPA as reported on the official transcript. In the case of multiple institutions attended, Miami will recalculate an overall GPA for admission and scholarship purposes.
Admission is granted on a provisional basis. Students must submit a final transcript of all college work taken prior to the start of classes at Miami. Final transcript must indicate good standing in all respects. When reviewing final transcripts, any incomplete grades will be considered an F. If we find the provisions outlined in the acceptance packet isn’t met, the acceptance may be cancelled.
Applicants from another Ohio public college or university who have completed the transfer module from that institution will receive preferential admission consideration in accordance with the Ohio State Articulation and Transfer Policy.
You are invited to declare a major when you apply for transfer admission. If you are undecided in your choice of major, you will be placed in the College of Arts and Science until you select one.
Transfer admission to some programs is limited, with requirements such as a higher grade point average (g.p.a.) or upperclass standing. These programs are included in the following schools:
- College of Arts and Science
Speech Pathology and Audiology
Technical and Scientific Communication
- Farmer School of Business
- School of Education, Health, and Society
All majors except Family Studies
- School of Engineering and Applied Science
- School of Creative Arts
Students must submit a portfolio and/or schedule an audition at the time they apply for admission to Miami.
Updated information available on special requirements is available in the General Bulletin or in the Opportunities and Guidelines for Transfer Students brochure.