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ACE students sitting together outsideACE students have language proficiency scores on the TOEFL in the 60-79 range (iBT), an IELTS score between 5.0 or 6.0, or an ELS 109 EAP Certificate.

Once admitted into the ACE Program, students are conditionally admitted to Miami. As such, they have the privileges and rights of other Miami students, but they must complete the requirements of the ACE program in order to receive regular admission.

Students in the ACE program can earn up to 15 college credits toward graduation during their first semester at Miami. The specially designed curriculum includes three courses (12 credits) focused on English language and American culture, and one elective course (3-5 credits) from a pre-selected list of courses from the regular Miami course catalogue. Once students successfully complete the program, they are fully admitted into Miami University.

Students in the ACE program can earn up to 17 college credits toward graduation during their first semester at Miami.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will I spend in the undergraduate American Culture and English (ACE) Program?

Most students complete ACE in one semester. Upon successful completion of the program, undergraduate ACE students continue to work toward completing their major and earning their degree.

Why are there different classes for the American Culture course?

Each American Culture course will support students through both an understanding of American culture as well as the ability to navigate their studies and lives in the USA. They have similar learning outcomes, even though the themes may vary.

In addition, each course offered is a Miami Plan Foundation Course: it fulfills one of the graduation requirements for a liberal education course taken to support critical thinking and written communication. ACE students take these courses in sections dedicated only to them. This course is a part of the ACE core curriculum, and students must successfully pass this course in order to complete ACE.

Is there a separate application process and fee?

No. ACE Program applicants should apply via the regular Miami University application process. If you are admitted through ACE, you will follow the regular confirmation and enrollment processes and procedures.


Will I still be able to graduate within 4 years?

Yes. The ACE Program is designed to enable undergraduate ACE students to graduate in 4 years, the same as other Miami students.

Can I go to the Farmer School of Business, even if I go to ACE first?

Yes. The Farmer School of Business will consider your application, if you attend ACE. Even if you choose not to take an elective in your first semester while you are in ACE, you can still apply to the Farmer School.

American Culture and English Program

162 Bachelor Hall
301 S. Patterson Ave.
Oxford, OH 45056