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Miami offers guaranteed merit scholarships to qualified high school students who apply for admission by February 1 and are enrolled as full-time students on Miami’s Oxford campus by Fall 2020. To earn a scholarship, students must apply by the deadline and meet the minimum academic criteria listed below. No separate scholarship application is necessary.

Admission Types and Deadlines
Application Type Application (Postmark) Deadline Decision Notification Confirmation Postmark Deadline
(Non-refundable Deposit Due)
Spring 2020 (January)

Admission to select programs in the College of Creative Arts is available fall semester only.
December 1 Rolling basis, beginning December 1 Confirmation deposit due by date in acceptance letter
Fall 2020, Early Decision

This binding option is intended for students who are willing to commit themselves to Miami University as their first college choice. Students may apply to only one college as an Early Decision candidate. Applicants contractually agree to withdraw all applications to other colleges and attend Miami if accepted.
November 1 December 1

Students not accepted at this time are automatically reconsidered in the later review and will be notified on or about March 15.
January 15*
Fall 2020, Early Action I

Unlike Early Decision, this option is non-binding. Early Action candidates may apply to as many colleges as they wish.
November 1 December 15

Students not accepted at this time are automatically reconsidered in the later review and will be notified on or about March 15.
May 1
Fall 2020, Early Action II

Unlike Early Decision, this option is non-binding. Early Action candidates may apply to as many colleges as they wish.
December 1 February 1

Students not accepted at this time are automatically reconsidered in the later review and will be notified on or about March 15.
May 1
Fall 2020, Regular Decision

As with Early Action, the Regular Decision option is non-binding. Candidates may apply to as many colleges as they wish.
February 1 March 15 May 1

* Students applying Early Decision are strongly encouraged to submit the FAFSA by December 1, 2019.


As a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), Miami University supports the Code of Ethics and Professional Practices and "permits candidates to choose, without penalty, among offers of admission and financial aid until May 1. Candidates admitted under early decision are a recognized exception to this provision." (Section II, A, 3)

Students offered admission have the right to wait until May 1 to respond to an offer of admission and/or financial aid. For more information regarding the national confirmation deadline and other policies, please visit the NACAC website.