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Applicants must provide an ACT or SAT test score and we accept scores provided on official high school transcripts or sent directly from the testing agency. We do not require or use writing scores in our application review. 

Enrolling students who provided test scores via their high school transcript must send official test score(s) directly from the testing agency before the start of their first semester. You can request submission of these scores to Miami by contacting ACT or the College Board (SAT). Miami's ACT code is 3294; the SAT code is 1463.

No preference is given for ACT or SAT; Miami superscores, using the highest test scores submitted for admission and scholarship consideration. For ACT, the highest scores for each subscore from different exams will determine a combined highest composite score. For SAT the best Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) and (Math) subscores will be used to calculate a maximum single score. Miami University does not superscore across the previous SAT and current SAT exams.

Students are strongly encouraged to take standardized tests as early as possible and to submit multiple scores to Miami for consideration; only the highest and best superscore will be considered in the review process.

Applicants from the U.S. who believe their English language skills have affected their Standardized Test Scores have the option of submitting the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson Test of English (PTE). This will be considered supplementary information to other standardized tests.

Applicants who are at least 22 years of age and have been out of high school five or more years are not required to submit standardized test scores.

Writing Exam

The ACT/SAT writing exam is not required.

Test Dates

Students applying for Early Decision, Early Action I, or Early Action II, should plan to test early so that their scores will be available when they are applying to Miami. A decision cannot be made on an application without standardized test scores. For calendar dates, registration deadlines, and fees, visit the ACT and/or the College Board (SAT) websites.