The MIU Admissions Office welcomes applications at any time for our undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree programs. Once you submit the application form, you’ll be connected with your admissions counselor who will guide you through the rest of the process.
MIU has rolling admissions, which means we review applications for acceptance year-round, once the applicant has completed the required materials. If you’re not yet sure whether you want to apply, we encourage you to submit a Request Info form located anywhere on our website, or to attend one of our monthly Visitors Weekends during which you’ll get a clearer sense of whether MIU is the right fit for you. For more information on Admissions take a look at our FAQ below.
How do I apply?
When does the academic year begin?
All undergraduate programs have entries in mid-August (fall) and early February (spring). Most graduate programs have fall entries, and some will have spring entries as well. Take a look at our academic calendar for more specific info.
What is the deadline for applying?
- US students, Fall 2021 – Submit your application by July 15 and complete the admission process by July 22. The MFA programs in Visual Art, Screenwriting, and Creative Writing have earlier deadlines.
- International online students, Fall 2021 – finish the admission process by July 27
- International on-campus students: See deadlines for international applicants
What about financial aid and scholarships?
Most undergraduates receive full financial aid which includes low-interest federal loans, federal grants, and a need-based scholarship from the university. Graduate students often receive full financial aid in the form of low-interest federal loans and a need-based scholarship. Find out more using our cost & aid calculator.
Can I transfer my credits?
Undergraduate degree students can apply transfer credits to cover electives, some general education requirements, and up to half the course work in the major, for a maximum of 90 total credits. General transfer credits are accepted for courses completed with a grade of “C” or higher. The academic department of your major sets the policies for major transfer credits, and this varies by major. The Office of Admissions only evaluates for general transfer credits; you will be connected with a separate academic advisor to evaluate for major transfer credits/waivers.
What are the entrance requirements?
- High school diploma or equivalent. (Note: For applicants with 24 or more transferable college credits, we don’t require the submission of a high school document.)
- 2.5 GPA or above from their most recent institution attended. Applicants with below a 2.5 may still be considered depending on additional qualifications.
- Four-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
- 3.0 GPA or above for their undergraduate study. Applicants with below a 3.0 may still be considered depending on additional qualifications.
What are the criteria for admission?
When reviewing applicants for admission, we consider each prospective student’s overall potential. Factors include:
- Academic record
- Enthusiasm for learning
- Dedication to developing full potential
- Extracurricular activities and/or work experience
- Recommendations from teachers, employers, or others who know the applicant well
- Answers to essay questions, personal interview, and other information
For students whose first language is not English: official English proficiency test scores within the past 2 years of at least 6.0 on IELTS Academic, 80 on TOEFL iBT, or 51 on PTE, unless you have earned a full-time, on-campus degree from Canada, Australia, the UK, or the US within the past 2 years.
Can I be accepted with a GED or home-study certificate?
Applicants who did not complete their high school study are required to submit one of the following:
- General Educational Development (GED) certificate; or
- A certificate of completion of a home-study program if the program is recognized by the student’s home state, or if the program is not recognized by the student’s state, the state must not consider the student to be in violation of truancy laws. Home-schooled applicants must also submit a complete homeschooling record.
When can I visit the campus?
Where can I find more information on admissions for international students?