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Deadlines

Application options and deadlines
Admission Option Application (postmark) deadline Decision notification Confirmation postmark deadline
Non-refundable deposit due
Spring 2016 (January)

Admission to select programs in the College of Creative Arts is available first semester only.
December 1 Rolling basis, beginning December 1 Rolling basis
Fall 2016, Early Decision

This binding option is intended for students who are willing to commit themselves to Miami University as their first college choice. Students may apply to only one college as an Early Decision candidate. Applicants contractually agree to withdraw all applications to other colleges and attend Miami if accepted.
November 15* December 15

Students not accepted at this time are automatically reconsidered in the later review and will be notified on or about March 15.
January 15**
Fall 2016, Early Action***

Unlike Early Decision, this option is non-binding. Early Action candidates may apply to as many colleges as they wish.
December 1* February 1

Students not accepted at this time are automatically reconsidered in the later review and will be notified on or about March 15.
May 1
Fall 2016, Regular Decision

As with Early Action, the Regular Decision option is non-binding. Candidates may apply to as many colleges as they wish.
February 1 March 15 May 1
* Priority consideration for admission, merit scholarships, and selection for the University Academic Scholars Program, the University Honors Program, and other competitive admission programs will be given to students completing all application requirements by December 1, 2015.
** Accepted Early Decision applicants are considered for all financial aid opportunities (if FAFSA is submitted by February 15, 2016) as well as all available scholarships. The confirmation deadline of January 15 precedes financial aid/scholarship award notification (usually late March).
*** This option is similar to Regular Decision but with an earlier deadline (December 1) and notification date (February 1).
As a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, Miami University supports the Statement of Principles of Good Practice and "permits candidates to choose, without penalty, among offers of admission and financial aid until May 1. Candidates admitted under early decision are a recognized exception to this provision." (Section II, A, 6)