First-Year 2018 (Spring or Fall)
To apply for first-year admission, submit the following items online or send to the address below.
- 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.
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.
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.
All admission requirements not submitted electronically should be mailed by the appropriate application (postmark) deadline to:
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.
For this question, be sure to provide all of the information requested with as much detail as possible while still being concise. Since this is a list, formatting can help to reduce the number of characters in your response.
NHS President – Organize and attend ten volunteer events for club members per year (81 characters)
As the president of NHS, I organize and attend ten volunteer events for club members each year. (95 characters)
Although there is only a 14 character difference, it can add up. Formatting the response like the first example means you could include 11-12 activities, whereas you could only list 10 if you formatted the second way. If you have fewer activities, you can add more detail, such as a specific example of your impact on the community service event or organization. It is advisable to select either the most impressive example or the one that you are proudest and most passionate about.
NHS President – Organize and attend ten volunteer events for club members per year, including a dance-a-thon that raised over 5,000 dollars for low-income, special-needs families.
Think of the prompt not as a résumé, but as an opportunity to show your personality and any leadership roles that you’ve taken on. This is your chance to brag about the wonderful work that you’ve done! By conveying your direct impact on a community service event, you show the admissions committee both what you value and the skills that you will bring to the UF campus. In the example above, the details show the reader that the student is capable of organizing large, successful events and managing other students.