International First-Year—Spring or Fall 2017
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 International Transfer—Spring or Fall 2017.)
Common Application (includes essay)
Apply online at CommonApp.org.
$70 Application Fee (non-refundable)
You may pay this fee by credit card when submitting the Common Application online. Or, you can pay this fee by postal mail with a check or money order in U.S. currency made payable to Miami University.
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. 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 CommonApp.org. 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.
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
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
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, interior design, art, art education, graphic design, music, 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 or change their intended major before February 1.
Miami University's Honors Program provides a number of unique opportunities for high-ability students. Selection to the Honors Program is based upon the application for admission.
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.