Conditional Admission

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Graduate School
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Miami University
Oxford, Ohio 45056


International applicants who do not meet the English language proficiency requirements for regular graduate admission may be considered for Conditional Admission. Depending on the English language scores provided at the time of application, students may be placed into the ELC and/or the ACE-G intensive English language program(s) offered at Miami University. Students must complete the intensive English language program successfully before entering their graduate program. 

American Culture and English for Graduate Students (ACE-G)

The American Culture and English for Graduate Students (ACE-G) program located on Miami University's main campus, facilities the linguistic, cultural, and academic transition of international graduate students to Miami University. It provides high-quality English language instruction in a challenging and supportive intellectual environment, combined with the cultural and co-curricular opportunities necessary to realize success at Miami University. Students with the following test scores may be considered for Conditional Admission through the ACE-G program.

  • TOEFL iBT 65-79
  • IELTS 5.5-6.0
  • ELS 112 Certificate

The ACE-G program consists of 3 English language courses focusing on advanced communication, advanced reading and writing, and presentation skills. Additionally, ACE-G students will work closely with their graduate study faculty mentor/advisor in an independent study course. Offered every Summer (intensive 8 weeks) and Spring semester (4 months) of study, students who complete the program successfully with a B or higher may begin their graduate studies in the Fall semester.  

English Language Center (ELC)

The English Language Center (ELC) program is located on Miami University's regional campus in Middletown, Ohio. The ELC program provides students a safe and optimal learning environment to become proficient users in the global language of English. Students who have the following test scores may be considered for Conditional Admission through the ELC program. 

  • TOEFL iBT below 65
  • IELTS below 5.5
  • ELS 109 Certificate

Students who enter the ELC program will be tested into one of three ELC language levels. Each level takes approximately one semester (4 months) to complete. Once a student has successfully completed Level 3 in the ELC program with a B or higher, students will then begin the ACE-G program on Miami University's main campus. 

Have Questions?

If you have questions about the ACE-G program, the ELC program, and/or conditional admission, view the Frequently Asked Questions page. If you have additional questions, please email