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University Of Miami College Essay Question

First-Year 2018 (Spring or Fall)

To apply for first-year admission, submit the following items online or send to the address below.

Common Application

  • Apply online at CommonApp.org.
  • Please complete the Accessible Version of Application for Admission if you use assistive technology and need an accessible​ ​version of the application for admission.​
  • Early Decision candidates must also submit the Common Application Early Decision Agreement by November 15. If you have already submitted your Common Application and now wish to apply under Early Decision, you may do so by using Miami University's Early Decision Agreement (PDF 118KB).

$50 Application Fee (non-refundable)

The application fee may be submitted online at CommonApp.org with a credit card or electronic funds transfer from a bank account or through the mail with a check or money order made payable to Miami University. Online application fee payments are made at the time of submission of the Common Application. For students who qualify, an official fee waiver form may be submitted in lieu of the application fee. Students requesting a fee waiver must submit a waiver form from the College Board, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), or a letter from a guidance counselor or representative of a social service/community agency stating that the fee would cause financial hardship.


Recommendation

A recommendation must be submitted by your counselor or an academic teacher on your behalf. This recommendation can be in the form of a letter; the Common Application School Report (preferred), completed by your counselor; or the Common Application Teacher Evaluation, completed by an academic teacher. Both forms can be submitted online at CommonApp.org. The recommendation must be submitted directly from the school official.

Only one recommendation is required.


Official High School Transcript

Your counselor must submit your official high school transcript electronically or by mail. A copy of your entire senior year course schedule must be included. We do not require the Common Application Mid-Year Report.


ACT/SAT Scores

Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency (we do not require, nor use writing scores in our review process). You can request submission of these scores to Miami by contacting ACT or the College Board (SAT). Miami's ACT code is 3294; the SAT code is 1463.

No preference is given for ACT or SAT; Miami superscores, using the highest test scores submitted for admission and scholarship consideration. For ACT, the highest scores for each subtest from different exams will determine a combined highest composite score. For SAT the best Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) and (Math) subscores will be used to calculate a maximum single score. For students with scores from the previous SAT (administered through January 2016), the best Critical Reading (CR) and Math (M) subscores will be used to calculate a maximum single score. Miami University does not superscore across the previous SAT and current SAT exams.

Application Materials

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


Additional Application Requirements

Other application requirements may exist, depending on your academic interest (including majors in the College of Creative Arts and the Farmer School of Business) or financial need, see additional requirements.


Students applying for Fall 2018 admission to Miami University can apply using the Common Application.

Miami University is a proud member of the Coalition Application and the Common Application. 

College of Creative Arts

Students applying to the College of Creative Arts to pursue the following majors are required to submit a portfolio and/or schedule an audition/interview by the admission application deadline: Architecture, Art, Art Education, Communication Design, Interior Design, Music, Music Composition, Music Education, Music Performance, and Theatre. For more information, please see the specific admission requirements for each major or contact the College of Creative Arts at 513-529-6010.

Farmer School of Business

Students wishing to major in the Farmer School of Business (FSB) must apply for direct admission into the Farmer School of Business. No separate application is required, but students must indicate business as their intended major on the admission application. Students with questions regarding FSB direct admission are encouraged to speak with their admission representative.

Financial Aid

To apply for all need-based financial aid, including grants, select scholarships, loans, and the federal work study program, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students wishing to be considered for need-based financial aid are encouraged to submit their FAFSA by the Priority I Deadline of December 1, 2017, and no later than the Priority II Deadline of February 1, 2018. (Miami's institutional code is 003077.) The distribution of all merit-based scholarships is based on applications for admission. Priority consideration for Miami University merit scholarships will be given to students applying by December 1, 2017. Students applying Early Decision are strongly encouraged to submit the FAFSA by December 1, 2017.

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