College Entrance Testing

Domestic First-year Students

For Fall 2021*, Miami is test optional, which means domestic, first-year students will not be required to provide an ACT or SAT test score for admission or scholarship consideration. 

Applications without test scores will be evaluated using criteria including GPA, academic rigor, application essays, co-curricular and extracurricular activities, talent, and background, among others. 

Read our Test Optional FAQs for more information.

Applicants who want to provide test scores may self-report them (as well as high school courses and grades) through an online Student Reported Academic Record (SRAR) service, which is accessible through the applicant status page. See SRAR FAQs for more information. Admitted students who provided test scores for admission or scholarship consideration will be required to provide official scores from the testing agency after they confirm their enrollment.

*Miami has not made a decision about being test optional beyond 2021.

International Students

International students are not required to provide an ACT or SAT score, but they are required to meet English language proficiency requirements. ACT or SAT tests may be used to satisfy that requirement. Learn more about English language proficiency requirements

Transfer Students 

Transfer students who have been out of high school for five or more years or who have at least 20 graded semester hours of college-level coursework they completed after high school graduation do not need to provide an ACT or SAT test score. Providing an ACT or SAT score is a requirement for other transfer students. Scores must be provided directly from the ACT or College Board (SAT) using school codes for Miami - Oxford: ACT - 3294; SAT - 1463.