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 MIU is the right fit for you, we encourage you to:
- Submit a Request Info form
- Join us for a Visitors Weekend or Visitors Saturday
- Request one-on-one virtual visits with an MIU student, faculty, or admissions counselor
- View our webinars
- Chat with one of our alumni using the widget at the bottom right of any www.miu.edu web page
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 2023 – Submit your application by July 19 and complete the admission process by July 26. MFA in Visual Art and MFA in Screenwriting have earlier deadlines.
- International online students, Fall 2023 – Submit your application by July 19 and complete the admission process by July 26. MFA in Screenwriting has an earlier deadline.
- 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 at costs & aid.
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. Of the 90 total transfer credits, 16 can be credits from vocational coursework.
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 below a 2.5 GPA may still be considered depending on additional qualifications.
International applicants must submit official English proficiency test scores within the past 2 years of at least 100 on Duolingo, 6.0 on IELTS Academic, 80 on TOEFL iBT, or 51 on PTE.
- Four-year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
- 3.0 GPA or above for their undergraduate study. Applicants below a 3.0 GPA may still be considered depending on additional qualifications.
International applicants must submit official English proficiency test scores within the past 2 years of at least 110 on Duolingo, 6.5 on IELTS Academic, 90 on TOEFL iBT or 58 on PTE.
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, your personal interview, and other information
Can I be accepted with a GED or home-study certificate?
Applicants who did not complete their high school studies 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.
How can I visit the campus?
Where can I find more information on admissions for international students?