Application Checklist

International Students with Flags, students walk in a parade while carrying the flags
Miami's Institutional Code Numbers
TOEFL: 1463
SAT: 1463
ACT: 3294

International First-Year

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.)

International Application or Common Application

You may apply by using either the Miami International Application or the Common Application.

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$70 Application Fee (non-refundable)

When applying, students submit a non-refundable $70 application fee. The application provides fee waivers for qualified students.


A recommendation is not required but may be provided on your behalf. This recommendation can be in the form of a letter; a school report completed by your school official; or a teacher evaluation. The recommendation must be submitted directly from a school official or teacher.

Academic Records*

Academic records include all secondary school studies, beginning with 9th grade through the most current available at the time of application. Proof of secondary school graduation is required before enrolling at Miami.

After submitting an application, students may upload copies of their academic records through their Applicant Status Page.

All documents not originally issued in English must include an English translation. 

Proof of English Language Proficiency*

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

After submitting an application, students may upload copies of their English Language Proficiency test scores through their Applicant Status Page.

ACT/SAT Test Scores (if applicable)*

Most international students are not required to provide an ACT or SAT score, but they may use the ACT or SAT to satisfy English language proficiency requirements.

Canadian students and international students who have attended a U.S. high school for three or more years should be aware of Miami's test-optional policies for admission through the spring 2023 semester. Read our test-optional FAQs.

After submitting an application, students may upload copies of their test scores through their Applicant Status Page.

*Official documentation will be required prior to enrollment 

The following items are required in order for Miami University to issue an I-20 visa document*

Copy of Passport or National Identification Card

International Student Financial Support Form with Financial Verification

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

*These are not required for an admission decision but may be sent at a later date. 

Application Materials

All admission requirements not submitted electronically should be mailed to:

Miami University
Office of International and Transfer Admission
301 S. Campus Ave.
Oxford, OH 45056-3434

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.

Honors Programs

Miami University's Honors programs provide 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.