Admission Requirements - First Year Domestic Students

The application for Spring and Fall 2023 will be available on August 1, 2022. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact your admission counselor

Applying for 2023 Enrollment

When you're ready to apply, here's what to do.

Application Checklist

  • Apply online at
  • Be aware of application deadlines. (To maximize consideration for scholarships and competitive admission programs, apply by the Dec. 1 priority application deadline.)
  • Submit a $50 nonrefundable application fee (or use a qualified fee waiver) via your application.
  • Ask a school counselor or teacher to provide a recommendation.
  • Confirm that we have your high school transcripts. For most students, we receive high school transcripts through the Common App School Report provided on your behalf by your high school counselor. Once you apply, you can log in to your Applicant Status Page to check whether we have yours. If we don’t, you can upload a copy (can be unofficial) via your status page.
  • Read our test-optional FAQs. (Students are not required to provide an ACT or SAT test score for admission or scholarship consideration.) If you are providing test scores, you may self report them through your Applicant Status Page.
  • Be aware of additional admission requirements for majors within the College of Creative Arts.
  • After submitting your application, use your Miami Applicant Status Page to monitor your application and admission decision.

More information about these checklist items is available below.

Common Application

The Common Application provides various resources to support students:

$50 Application Fee, Fee Waiver

The nonrefundable application fee may be submitted with your application with a credit card or electronic transfer from a bank account. You may also mail a check or money order (address below), payable to Miami University. Students who qualify for a fee waiver should select the proper fee waiver type when completing the application. 


Miami requires one recommendation, either from a school counselor or academic teacher. Our preference is to receive recommendations via the Common Application, either through the Common Application School Report (completed by your counselor) or the Common Application Teacher Evaluation (completed by an academic teacher). Your counselor or teacher also may mail a letter of recommendation directly to Miami (address below).


After you apply and have access to your Miami Applicant Status Page, monitor the status of your application to confirm that we have received your high school transcripts. Typically, high school counselors provide these when they are completing the Common App School Report. It's your responsibility to confirm that we have them by the deadline, and for admission and scholarship consideration, we will accept an unofficial copy from you, which you can upload through your Applicant Status Page. 

Admitted students who accept their offer of admission must provide an official, final transcript with proof of high school graduation. Miami reserves the right to rescind admission, scholarships, and financial aid for any student whose final transcripts do not match information that was provided at the time of admission.

ACT/SAT Scores

Students applying for fall 2023 are not required to provide an ACT or SAT test score for admission, honors, or scholarship consideration. On the Common Application, you will identify whether you want Miami to use your scores — if you do, test scores must be provided by the application deadline.

Miami University practices holistic review, which means there are many factors other than test scores that will be evaluated, including GPA, academic rigor, application essay, co-curricular and extracurricular activities, talent, and background, among others. 

Admitted students who confirm their enrollment and who provided test scores for admission or scholarship consideration must provide official scores (must come from the testing agency). Miami reserves the right to rescind admission, scholarships, and financial aid for any student whose official scores do not match their self-reported scores.

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College of Creative Arts Admission Requirements

Several majors within the College of Creative Arts (CCA) require a portfolio, concept document, or audition. We strongly recommend that students provide this material or schedule their audition by Feb. 1. Learn more about additional CCA admission requirements

Admission Mailing Address

All admission requirements not submitted electronically should be mailed by the appropriate application (postmark) deadline to:

Miami University
Office of Admission
301 S. Campus Ave.
Oxford, OH 45056-3434