Placement Tests and English Portfolio

Miami requires placement tests in Foreign Language for some incoming students. Placement tests help you and your advisor determine the appropriate classes for you to take; you will not receive academic credit for placement tests.  

Beginning with the incoming class for fall 2018, new students will not take a math placement test.  Rather, your ACT/SAT math score will determine the appropriate course level for math and math-related (e.g., chemistry, economics) courses.

Placement Tests for New Domestic Students

Read more about foreign language placement tests and access testing materials online through the pre-orientation checklist (item 4). 

English Portfolio

New students can also submit a portfolio of writing samples to earn up to 3 credit hours for Miami English requirements. New students should submit portfolios in May and June, and the Miami English Department will communicate results in July. For more information, please see the English Portfolio website.