Snow falls gently on the serene landscape of the Miami University Home Page. Happy Holidays!
Skip to Page Level NavigationSkip to Page ContentSkip to Contact Information
International Students with Flags

English Language Proficiency

To study at Miami University, you must be able to understand lectures in English from the first day of classes. Because of this expectation, if your native language is not English, you are required to submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic, or provide alternative evidence of English language proficiency. Students may meet this requirement by completing Miami's American Culture and English Program for one semester.

To be considered for direct admission into an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree program at Miami University, international students whose native language is not English should have earned the following minimum scores:

TOEFL
   Internet-based
   Paper-based
IELTS
   Overall band
PTE Academic
   Overall score          

 
80
550      

6.5

53

To register for the TOEFL online, visit www.toefl.org. Please note that you must take the international TOEFL. Institutional TOEFL scores are not acceptable. To register for the IELTS online, visit www.ielts.org. To register for the PTE Academic online, visitwww.pearsonpte.com.

Students who provide an English proficiency score that is below the requirement (TOEFL 65-79 iBT, IELTS 5.5-6.0, or PTE Academic 45-52) may be considered for Conditional Admission through Miami's American Culture and English (ACE) program. Typically, students receiving an offer of Conditional Admission have a strong academic record, with a test score falling below our minimum score requirement. Students receiving an offer of Conditional Admission will receive an official offer to participate in the American Culture and English Program and a Miami University I-20 visa document.

Students who complete ELS Language Center’s Level 112 may also be considered for conditional admission to the university and if conditional admission is offered, will also receive an offer to participate in Miami’s American Culture and English program.

Alternatives to TOEFL or IELTS

While a valid TOEFL or IELTS score can satisfy Miami's English language proficiency requirement, this requirement can also be met through the following alternatives:

Your country of origin is also an English-speaking country and English is your native language.

TOEFL scores are not required of applicants from the following countries:

Anguilla
Antigua/Barbuda
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
British Guyana
Canada (Except Quebec)
Cayman Islands
Dominica
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Grenada
Guam
Guyana

Ireland
Jamaica/other West Indies
Liberia
Montserrat
New Zealand
South Africa
St. Helena
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent
Trinidad & Tobago
Turks & Caico Isle
United Kingdom
Virgin Islands

You have earned at least one of the following:

  • An associate's or bachelor's degree from a U.S. institution of higher education
  • Course equivalency of Miami's first-year (freshman) sequence, English 111 and 112, at another U.S. university or community college (not English as a Second Language courses). You must provide an official transcript showing a minimum grade of C or better on BOTH subjects.
  • Graduation from a U.S. high school following three years of continuous enrollment. (Remember to send your official SAT/ACT scores.)

You have earned a minimum score from one of the following tests:

Alternative Tests/Programs and Minimum score
Test/Program Minimum score
SAT Critical Reading
(send official test score through CollegeBoard. Miami's SAT code is 1463)
500
ACT English
(send official test score through ACT. Miami's ACT code is 3294)
21
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) 80
*General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)
 —or—
*International General Certificate of Secondary
  Education (IGCSE) Examinations
C in English language (not English as a Second Language)
*Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) B or 4 (8 scale) in English Language
*Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level examinations B in English language
*Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination, or Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education B or 4 (5 scale) in English language
*West African Examinations Council (WAEC) Senior School Certificate B or 4 in English language
*Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) B- in English language
* Arrange to send the official examination result directly from the examination council to Miami University in a sealed envelope. Or, the official document may be attested and verified by the high school principal, headmaster, or an administrator at the U.S. Education Centers in your country (www.educationusa.state.gov). Unattested photocopies or documents that have been faxed or scanned are not acceptable.
Skip to Page Content
Explore our viewbook to see for yourself why Miami is what college should be!

Miami University is nationally recognized as a premier liberal arts university, offering the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. Explore our viewbook to see for yourself why Miami is what college should be!

View PDF (11.2MB) International Viewbook Footer

International Viewbook

Chat with a counselor on QQ

QQ

Locations
Luxembourg
West Chester
Middletown
Hamilton
Oxford
  • Luxembourg
    Luxembourg

    John E. Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg

    One of Miami's oldest continuous study abroad programs, the Miami University John E. Dolibois Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg offers students the opportunity to enroll in Miami classes taught by European-based and Ohio-based Miami faculty. Students enjoy a unique combination of first-class academics, engagement in the local community, and various faculty-guided and independent travel opportunities.

    Contact and emergency information for the Luxembourg Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    Château de Differdange
    1, Impasse du Château
    L-4524 Differdange
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
    luxembourg@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/luxembourg

    217-222 MacMillan Hall
    531 E. Spring Street
    Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA

    Directions

    Main Operator: 011-352-582222-1
    Oxford-based Coordinator: 513-529-5050
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • West Chester
    West Chester

    Voice of America Learning Center

    Located midway between Cincinnati and Dayton along I-75, the Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) offers undergraduate and graduate courses and programs drawn from Miami's Regional and Oxford campuses. Home to Miami's MBA program, the Learning Center provides ready access to graduate programs for area educators and courses leading to the BIS degree for undergraduates.

    Contact and emergency information for the Voice of America Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    7847 VOA Park Dr.
    (Corner of VOA Park Dr. and Cox Rd.)
    West Chester, OH 45069
     
    voalc@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/voalc

    Printable Floor Plan
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-895-8862
    (From Middletown) 513-217-8862
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Middletown
    Middletown

    Middletown Regional Campus

    Nestled on 141 acres near I-75, Miami University Middletown offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Nearby Greentree Health Science Academy immerses Miami's nursing and health information technology students in the health care experience while taking classes.

    Contact and emergency information for the Middletown Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

     4200 N. University Blvd.
    Middletown, OH 45042
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-727-3200
    (Toll-free) 1-86-MIAMI-MID
    Office of Admission: 513-727-3216
    Campus Status Line: 513-727-3477
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Hamilton
    Hamilton

    Hamilton Regional Campus

    A compact, friendly, commuter campus, Miami Hamilton offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Small class sizes, on-site child care, and flexible scheduling make Miami Hamilton attractive to students at all stages of life and career.

    Contact and emergency information for the Hamilton Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    1601 University Blvd.
    Hamilton, OH 45011
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-785-3000
    Office of Admission: 513-785-3111
    Campus Status Line: 513-785-3077
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Oxford
    Oxford

    Miami University, Oxford Ohio

    Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

    Contact and emergency information for the Oxford Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    501 E. High St.
    Oxford, OH 45056

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-529-1809
    Office of Admission: 513-529-2531
    Vine Hotline: 513-529-6400
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency