Application Checklist

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Miami's Institutional Code Numbers
TOEFL: 1463
SAT: 1463
ACT: 3294

International First-Year—Spring or Fall 2020

To apply for first-year admission as an international student, submit the following items online or send to the address below.

Do not send duplicate materials, as it will delay processing.

(To apply for transfer admission as an international student, see the International Transfer Application Checklist.)

Common Application (includes essay)

Apply online

$70 Application Fee (non-refundable)

The application fee may be submitted online at with a credit card or electronic funds transfer from a bank account or through the mail with a check or money order in U.S. currency 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.

International Students Financial Support Form with Financial Verification

Submit the International Student Financial Support Form through your Applicant Status Page. Your form must be accompanied by documentation providing proof of financial support, which you will be able to upload via your Applicant Status Page as well. The most common type of documentation submitted for the Financial Verification is a copy of a current bank statement. Tax returns and letters of employment or income will not be accepted as proof of financial support. Please allow two business days to process any uploaded material.


A recommendation must be submitted on your behalf. This recommendation can be in the form of a letter; the School Report completed by your school official; or the Teacher Evaluation, completed by a teacher. Both forms can be found at The recommendation must be submitted directly from the school official or teacher. Only one recommendation is required.

Official Academic Records

Academic records include all secondary studies, beginning with 9th grade to date, and proof of secondary school graduation (if applicable).

All documents not originally issued in English must be accompanied by an English translation. Faxed or
emailed/scanned copies of academic records submitted by the applicant cannot be accepted.

Proof of English Language Proficiency

Send official TOEFL or IELTS test score to Miami or provide alternative proof of English language proficiency.

ACT/SAT Test Scores (if applicable)

Standardized tests are generally not required but are recommended for international students. These are required for international student applicants who have attended a U.S. high school for three or more years, as well as applicants from Canada.

Copy of Passport or National Identification Card

Application Materials

All admission requirements not submitted electronically should be mailed by the appropriate application (postmark) deadline to:

Miami University
Office of Admission
301 S. Campus Ave.
Oxford, OH 45056-3434
Fax: +1-513-529-0682

Additional Application Requirements

We do not conduct interviews as part of the general admission process.

College of Creative Arts

Students pursuing the following majors within the College of Creative Arts are required to submit a portfolio and/or schedule an audition/interview by the application deadline: Architecture, Art, Art Education, Communication Design, Interior Design, Music, Music Composition, Music Education, Music Performance, and Theatre. For more information, please see the specific admission requirements for each major or contact the College of Creative Arts at +1-513-529-1517.

Farmer School of Business

Students wishing to major in business must apply for direct admission into the Farmer School of Business (FSB). No separate application is required, but students must indicate business as their intended major on the admission application.

Honors Programs

Miami University's Honors Programs provides a number of unique opportunities for high-ability students. Students wishing to be considered for the Honors programs must submit a separate application. See for more information.