First-Year 2017 (Spring or Fall)
To apply for first-year admission, submit the following items online or send to the address below.
- Apply online at CommonApp.org.
- Early Decision candidates must also submit the Common Application Early Decision Agreement by November 15. If you have already submitted your Common Application and now wish to apply under Early Decision, you may do so by using Miami University's Early Decision Agreement (PDF 118KB).
$50 Application Fee (non-refundable)
The application fee may be submitted online at CommonApp.org with a credit card or electronic funds transfer from a bank account, or through the mail with a check or money order made payable to Miami University. Online application fee payments are made at the time of submission of the Common Application. For students who qualify, an official fee waiver form may be submitted in lieu of the application fee. Students requesting a fee waiver must submit a waiver form from the College Board, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), or a letter from a guidance counselor or representative of a social service/community agency stating that the fee would cause financial hardship.
A recommendation must be submitted by your counselor or an academic teacher on your behalf. This recommendation can be in the form of a letter; the Common Application School Report (preferred), completed by your counselor; or the Common Application Teacher Evaluation, completed by an academic teacher. Both forms can be submitted online at CommonApp.org. The recommendation must be submitted directly from the school official.
Only one recommendation is required.
Official High School Transcript
Your counselor must submit your official high school transcript electronically or by mail. A copy of your entire senior year course schedule must be included. We do not require the Common Application Mid-Year Report.
Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency (we do not require, nor use writing scores in our review process). 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 University superscores, using the highest test scores submitted for admission and scholarship consideration. For ACT, the highest scores for each subtest from different exams will determine a combined highest composite score. For Old SAT, the best Critical Reading (CR) and Math (M) subscores will be used to calculate a maximum single score; for New SAT, the best Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) and Math (M) subscores will be used to calculate a maximum single score.
PLEASE NOTE: Old SAT refers to the SAT examination administered through January 2016; New SAT refers to the examination administered March 2016 and after. Miami University does not superscore across the Old SAT and New SAT exams.
All admission requirements not submitted electronically should be mailed by the appropriate application (postmark) deadline to:
Office of Admission
301 S. Campus Ave.
Oxford, OH 45056-3434
Additional Application Requirements
Other application requirements may exist, depending on your academic interest (including majors in the College of Creative Arts and the Farmer School of Business) or financial need, see additional requirements.
Miami University is a proud member of the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success.
Beginning in August 2017, students applying for Fall 2018 admission may use either the Common Application or the Coalition Application.