International Student Eligibility Requirements
Basic requirements for admission as an international student to a bachelor's degree program include the following:
- Completion of formal secondary education in a pre-university curriculum.
Completion must include the awarding of a diploma or the issuance of a leaving certificate or matriculation certificate generally recognized as the educational qualification necessary for admission to higher studies.
- English language ability at a level sufficient to undertake a full course of study.
For more information on meeting this qualification, see Miami University's English language proficiency requirements.
- Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) scores (if applicable).
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.
- International students who are visa holders in the U.S. must provide a copy of their current visa or immigration status.
Financial Support Documentation
- At the time of application:
International students who are not currently located in the United States are required to submit the online Financial Estimate Form.
- After receiving an offer of admission:
International students who require I-20 or DS-2019 documents (F-1 or J-1 visa) to attend Miami University are required to provide documentation of financial support adequate to cover all educational and living expenses by submitting the online Financial Support Form along with supporting financial verification (bank documentation).
Miami University recognizes the differences in educational systems and takes these into account when placing international undergraduate students at the appropriate level in their degree programs. Academic credentials are evaluated within the context of the educational system of the country where the student has studied. Comparisons are made with educational programs in the U.S., and students are placed at levels that are suitable to their educational background.
The following information should be submitted to have any previous studies at a non-U.S. institution tentatively evaluated for transfer credit:
- A copy of your up-to-date university academic record (transcript) showing all courses completed and grades.
- Course descriptions and/or course syllabi for each subject considered for transfer credit from a non-U.S. post secondary institution.The descriptions should include a list of required readings, the number of class hours required for each course, and the length of the academic term(s) when enrolled. Since the academic departments at Miami University determine whether credits earned abroad will be accepted as equivalent to courses offered at Miami University, credit is awarded on a subject-by-subject basis.
Students transferring from a U.S. institution may find more information about how to request a transfer credit evaluation.