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Application for Undergraduate Admission

Prospective students apply online: marquette.edu/explore/

Admission to Marquette University may be granted by the Committee on Admissions to an applicant whose qualifications indicate a potential for successful college work. During the application process, the educational background of the applicant is carefully reviewed, and each applicant is given personal attention and consideration. However, no application will be considered for any applicant with an outstanding balance of $3,000 or more already owed the university.

Undergraduate applicants are considered for admission to Marquette University in one of the following classifications:

  • Admission as a Freshman: Degree-seeking applicants entering college for the first time.
  • Admission as a Transfer Student (Advanced Standing): Degree-seeking applicants who have been enrolled or registered in an institution of higher learning since high school graduation, but have not earned a bachelor's degree.
  • Admission as an Additional Degree Student: Degree-seeking applicants who have already earned a bachelor's degree at an institution other than Marquette and wish to earn an additional one.
  • Admission as a Non-degree Student: Non-degree seeking applicants who take credit-bearing classes at Marquette.

All transcripts required in the admission process must be official. Official transcripts are those that are printed on security paper and come directly from U.S. Mail from another institution's record/registrar office to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, or those that are delivered electronically directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions via a secured third party method that has been verified by the sending institution.

The address for institutions to send official transcripts is:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Marquette University
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

If Marquette University has reason to suspect an applicant's high school diploma, transcript or other information is fraudulent or not valid, the dean or his/her designate will investigate the matter. The Office of Admissions reserves the right to rescind admission in cases where fraudulence is found.

Applicants with questions not answered in this section are encouraged to visit Office of Undergraduate Admissions or call at (800) 222-6544 or (414) 288-7302.

Admission as a Freshman

All records and other materials required for admission are described in this section. Admission decisions are made on a competitive, pooled basis.

Freshman applications and supporting credentials must be postmarked no later than Dec. 1. With the exception of physical therapy and athletic training, applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed on a space-available basis after the Dec. 1 deadline. If colleges of the university have special admission procedures and requirements, they are listed in the respective sections of this bulletin.

For success in all of its programs, Marquette University recommends a balanced high school preparation with course work in the following areas: English, mathematics, natural science, social studies, and foreign language. The chart below lists the minimum recommended preparation.

Recommended High School Preparation

Subject Arts and Sciences Business Administration Communication Engineering Nursing Health Sciences
English444444
Social Studies322222
Foreign Language22††2
Mathematics3#3#243##3#
Science (any)2†211
Biology11*1
Chemistry11*1
Physics1
Additional Academic Subjects235255
TOTAL Academic Units161616161616

*

Academic units specifically required for admission.

#

Algebra, geometry, intermediate algebra required. Four units of mathematics recommended.

##

Algebra and geometry required. Three units of mathematics recommended.

Pre-medical/dental and science majors should complete three units of science (preferably biology, chemistry, physics; where physics is unavailable, another senior-level science or math course should be substituted).

††

Students interested in international business are strongly urged to complete four units of a single foreign language.


High School Diploma

Graduation from an accredited high school or the equivalent is required. Admission is determined by the high school transcript submitted at the time of application, normally after six or seven semesters of high school. After admission, the student must submit a final high school transcript before the first semester of attendance that indicates the date the high school diploma was earned. If the high school diploma is not earned, the high school equivalency is determined and verified by the Dean of Admissions upon review of the applicant's documents.

Entrance Examinations

All applicants for admission as freshmen are required to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board or the examination of the American College Testing Program (ACT). Students taking the ACT must also submit scores for the optional writing section of the exam. Information concerning these examinations can be obtained from high school counselors or by requesting information from the respective organizations: The College Board (http://www.collegeboard.com) or ACT (http://www.act.org).

Application Fee and Tuition Deposit

There is no application fee for domestic undergraduate applicants. An applicant who is admitted may reserve a place in the incoming freshman class by forwarding a $200 tuition deposit (and a $300 housing deposit if university housing is desired) by the deadline date specified in his or her admission notification. The tuition deposit will be applied to the tuition assessment of the first term (the housing deposit will be applied to the housing charges for the first term). The tuition and housing deposits are non-refundable.

Admission as a Transfer Student (Advanced Standing)

Students from other colleges, universities, or schools of recognized standing, who have pursued courses equivalent to those offered at Marquette University and have not earned a bachelor's degree, may be considered for admission as a transfer student. Transfer applicants are considered on a rolling basis for all programs except nursing. Refer to the admissions website for transfer admission deadlines and details.

Applicants submit the application forms, their final official high school transcript and an official transcript from each post-secondary school, college, university or other institution in which he or she was registered. Failure to report attendance at any such institution since high school graduation during the admission process is considered sufficient reason for dismissal.

A transfer applicant who has completed fewer than 12 term hours of college level work (or its equivalent) must also submit official SAT or ACT test scores for a completed application. (See Entrance Examinations above.)

Generally, a transfer applicant must present a satisfactory record from the schools previously attended. Specific programs may require an average above a 2.500 (on the four-point system). Applicants who are seeking to enter some of Marquette’s academic programs as juniors or seniors may, at the discretion of the dean or director, have some of their lower-division requirements substituted by courses or credit earned at another institution prior to admission.

Transfer Course/Credit Policy

The university may accept credit from two-and four-year accredited educational institutions based on an individual evaluation of credits using the following criteria:

  • Educational nature of the institution from which the student intends to transfer credit.
  • Comparability of the nature, content, and level of credit earned to that offered by Marquette.
  • Appropriateness and applicability of the credit earned to the programs offered by the college, in light of the student’s goals and the nature of Marquette’s education. The university will normally not accept trade school or job training courses, physical education courses or continuing education courses.

The following regulations are observed in the granting of credit for work completed at other institutions:

  1. Marquette does not accept grades in the transfer approval process. Only credits transfer to Marquette.
  2. Credit is not allowed for courses completed with lower than a C grade.
  3. Credit may not be granted for certain courses of a professional, technical, or vocational nature.
  4. Credits from community colleges may not exceed one-half the number of semester hours required for graduation from a four-year curriculum and are not normally accepted once a student reaches junior or senior class status.
  5. A tentative evaluation of credits is usually made at the time of admission to Marquette University. Courses completed in a quarter-hour system will be converted to semester credits, therefore reducing the totals credits accepted by one-third. Note: This evaluation is subject to cancellation or revision at the close of two terms of full-time attendance, in accordance with the quality of the record made in the interim.
  6. In order to earn a degree from Marquette, the following must be earned from Marquette, as Marquette credits:
    a)    A minimum of 60 credits of the total credits needed for the degree (45 minimum for those admitted to the College of Professional Studies).
    b)    The final 30 credits of the degree.
    c)    A minimum of 32 upper-division credits.
    d)    A minimum of 15 credits in the major.
  7. In addition, transfer students must meet all graduation requirements of their curricula as stated elsewhere in this bulletin.

Note: Refer to individual colleges on transfer credit policy for any additional transfer requirements.

Admission as an Additional Undergraduate Degree Student

Baccalaureate degree holders from an accredited institution other than Marquette, with good scholastic records may be considered for admission as an additional baccalaureate degree student. Marquette bachelor degree graduates, refer to the Readmission section of this bulletin.

Additional bachelor degree-seeking applicants will submit the transfer admission form, their final official high school transcript and an official transcript from each post-secondary school, college, university or other institution in which he or she was registered. Failure to report attendance at any such institution since high school graduation during the admission process is considered sufficient reason for dismissal.
 
Generally, an additional bachelor’s applicant must present a satisfactory record from the schools previously attended. Specific programs may require an average above a 2.500 (on the four-point system).

Additional baccalaureate degree students must complete all of the requirements of the college that offers the degree into which they are admitted. The minimum residence requirement is 32 additional semester hours of upper-division Marquette credit. These students are not eligible for graduation with university honors and class rank does not apply.  In addition, these students may be eligible for Federal Stafford loans; however, are not eligible for other Federal, State or Marquette institutional aid. It is recommended that students who have already earned a baccalaureate degree and wish to further their education should consider the option of applying for admission to a graduate program.

The university may accept credit from two-and four-year accredited educational institutions based on an individual evaluation of credits. Refer to the Admission as a Transfer Student Advanced Standing section above for Marquette’s complete course/credit transfer policy.

Placement Exam/Credit

Marquette University recognizes Advanced Placement, College Level Examination Program and the International Baccalaureate curriculum and will award credit and/or placement to freshmen and transfer students based on examination scores earned.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Degree-seeking matriculated students may be granted advanced placement or credit for college level courses taken in high school. Usually such courses are under the auspices of the Advanced Placement Program of The College Board, and tests are taken upon the recommendation of high school teachers. The tests are administered by The College Board only in the high schools.

Marquette University faculty committees review the content of the Advanced Placement Program to determine course equivalents and required scores. Test results, sent by the College Board Advanced Placement Program, are received during the summer prior to enrollment. Students are notified by mail of the decision concerning advanced placement shortly after the university has received the test results.

The following chart lists the advanced placement subjects accepted at Marquette and the amount of credit that may be awarded for each score. AP credit awards are similar to transfer credit in that they are not calculated into the student’s cumulative grade point average. Students with AP credit awards are encouraged to consult with respective departments prior to registering for more advanced courses in the freshman year.

Additionally, pre-medical or pre-dental students should consult with the health professions adviser before accepting AP credits.

Subject/Score 3 4 5
Art - HistoryNo Credit3 cr. for FIAR 92906 cr. for HIST 1201 and 1202
Art - StudioNo Credit3 cr. for FIAR 92906 cr. for FIAR 9290
BiologyNo Credit3 cr. for BIOL 10096 cr. for BIOL 1001 and 1002
Chemistry4 cr. for CHEM 10018 cr. for CHEM 1001 and 10028 cr. for CHEM 1001 and 1002
Chinese Language and LiteraturePlacement into CHNS 20013 cr. for CHNS 20026 cr. for CHNS 2001 and 2002
Computer Science ANo Credit4 cr. for COSC 10104 cr. for COSC 1010
Computer Science AB4 cr. for COSC 10107 cr. for COSC 1010 and 21007 cr. for COSC 1010 and 2100
Economics: Macro3 cr. for ECON 20043 cr. for ECON 20043 cr. for ECON 2004
Economics: Micro3 cr. for ECON 20033 cr. for ECON 20033 cr. for ECON 2003
English Language/Literature and CompositionNo Credit3 cr. for ENGL 10016 cr. for ENGL 1001 and 1002
Environmental ScienceNo Credit3 cr. for PHYS 10093 cr. for PHYS 1009
French LanguagePlacement into FREN 20014 cr. for FREN 20033 cr. for FREN 3001
French LiteraturePlacement into FREN 20033 cr. for FREN 30016 cr. for FREN 3001 and 3500
German LanguagePlacement into GRMN 20014 cr. for GRMN 20033 cr. for GRMN 3001
Government and Politics: ComparativeNo Credit3 cr. for POSC 24013 cr. for POSC 2401
Government and Politics: United StatesNo Credit3 cr. for POSC 22013 cr. for POSC 2201
History: AmericanNo Credit6 cr. for HIST 2101 and 21026 cr. for HIST 2101 and 2102
History: EuropeanNo Credit3 cr. for HIST 10023 cr. for HIST 1002
History: WorldNo Credit6 cr. for HIST 92906 cr. for HIST 9290
Human GeographyNo Credit3 cr. for ANTH 92903 cr. for ANTH 9290
Italian LanguagePlacement into ITAL 20013 cr. for ITAL 20026 cr. for ITAL 2001 and 2002
Latin LanguagePlacement into LATN 20013 cr. for LATN 20016 cr. for LATN 2001 and 2002
Latin - VergilPlacement into LATN 20013 cr. for LATN 20016 cr. for LATN 2001 and 2002
Mathematics: Calculus ABNo Credit4 cr. for MATH 14504 cr. for MATH 1450
Mathematics: Calculus BC4 cr. for MATH 14508 cr. for MATH 1450 and 14518 cr. for MATH 1450 and 1451
Music TheoryNo Credit3 cr. for MUSI 10203 cr. for MUSI 1020 plus 3 credit for MUSI 9290
Physics B**#No Credit6 cr. for PHYS 1001 and 10026 cr. for PHYS 1001 and 1002
Physics C**# (Mechanics)No Credit3 cr. for PHYS 10033 cr. for PHYS 1003
Physics C**# (Electricity and Magnetism)No Credit3 cr. for PHYS 10043 cr. for PHYS 1004
PsychologyNo Credit3 cr. for PSYC 10013 cr. for PSYC 1001
Spanish LanguagePlacement into SPAN 20014 cr. for SPAN 20033 cr. for SPAN 3001
Spanish LiteraturePlacement into SPAN 20033 cr. for SPAN 30016 cr. for SPAN 3001 and 3500
StatisticsNo Credit3 cr. for MATH 17003 cr. for MATH 1700

Note: No course awards are granted for scores of 1 or 2. AP code is 1448. Revised May 2013.


College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Credit for some college courses may be earned through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of The College Board. Recent high school graduates as well as those who have acquired knowledge in ways other than through traditional formal classroom attendance may benefit from these tests. The maximum number of credits that students can earn by CLEP examination is 30. Credit is not granted for any of the five general examinations. It is granted only for those approved subject examinations listed below. Credits are approved by the respective faculty, dean or director. Credit will be designated as earned by CLEP on the student record CLEP credit awards are similar to transfer credit, in that they are not calculated into the student’s cumulative grade point average.

General information on CLEP costs and test centers may be obtained from The College Board.

Subject/Required Score 50 55 60
General BiologyBIOL 1009 - 3 cr.BIOL 1001 - 3 cr. BIOL 1002 - 3 cr.
General ChemistryCHEM 1001 - 4 cr. CHEM 1002 - 4 cr.
Analysis and Interpretation of LiteratureENGL 9292 - 3 cr.
American LiteratureENGL 9292 - 3 cr.
English LiteratureENGL 9292 - 3 cr.
Western Civilization 1HIST 1001 - 3 cr.
Western Civilization 2HIST 1002 - 3 cr.
History of the United States 1HIST 2101 - 3 cr.
History of the United States 2HIST 2102 - 3 cr.
Information Systems and Computer ApplicationsCOSC 1000 - 3 cr.
College AlgebraMATH 1100 - 3 cr.
Calculus with Elementary FunctionsMATH 1450 - 4 cr.
American GovernmentPOSC 2201 - 3 cr.
Introduction to Psychology 1PSYC 1001 - 3 cr.
Introduction to SociologySOCI 1001 - 3 cr.
Principles of MicroeconomicsECON 2003 - 3 cr.
Principles of MacroeconomicsECON 2004 - 3 cr.

Note: The score reported on CLEP reports is the scaled score, not the percentile. CLEP code is 1448. Revised May 2013

Decisions about core credit for transfer courses, Advanced Placement courses, International Baccalaureate, and CLEP are made by college designees in consultation with the director of Core Curriculum.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Marquette recognizes the rigorous academic preparation provided students who pursue IB courses as part of their high school curriculum. Matriculated students may be granted credit for their Higher Level (HL) IB courses. The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is offered at secondary institutions around the world, including 520 schools in the United States. The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) certifies IB World Schools, develops the curriculum and examinations and administers the exams.

Marquette University faculty committees review the content of the International Baccalaureate curriculum to determine course equivalents and required scores. Test results, sent by the International Baccalaureate Organization, are received during the summer prior to enrollment. Students should contact their College advising office to learn which IB credits have been awarded prior to registering for courses in the freshman year.

The following chart lists the Higher Level (HL) IB courses accepted at Marquette and the amount of credit that may be awarded for each score. IB credit awards are similar to transfer credit in that they are not calculated into the student’s cumulative grade point average. Students with IB credit awards are encouraged to consult with respective departments prior to registering for courses in the freshman year. Additionally, pre-medical or pre-dental students should consult with the health professions adviser before accepting IB credits.

Group Subject/Score H4 H5 H6 H7
First LanguageEnglish A1ENGL 1001: 3 cr. ENGL 1002: 3 cr.ENGL 1001: 3 cr. ENGL 1002: 3 cr.ENGL 1001: 3 cr. ENGL 1002: 3 cr.ENGL 1001: 3 cr. ENGL 1002: 3 cr.
First LanguageAll non-English A LanguagesFOLA waiver 3 humanities creditsFOLA waiver 3 humanities creditsFOLA waiver 3 humanities creditsFOLA waiver 3 humanities credits
Second LanguageFrench B, German B, Spanish BPlacement into 2001 levelPlacement into 2003 level4 credits for 2003 level3 credits for 3001 level
Second LanguageArabic B, Chinese B, Greek B, Italian BPlacement into 2001 levelPlacement into 2002 level3 credits for 2002 level3 credits for 2002 level
Second LanguageOther non-English B languagesNo CreditNo Credit3 credits in humanities3 credits in humanities
Individuals and SocietiesBusiness and ManagementMANA 9390: 3 cr.MANA 9390: 3 cr.MANA 9390: 3 cr.MANA 9390: 3 cr.
Individuals and SocietiesHistory: AfricaHIST 1401: 3 cr. HIST 9290: 3 cr.HIST 1401: 3 cr. HIST 9290: 3 cr.HIST 1401: 3 cr. HIST 9290: 3 cr.HIST 1401: 3 cr. HIST 9290: 3 cr.
Individuals and SocietiesHistory: AmericasHIST 1101: 3 cr. HIST 1301: 3 cr.HIST 1101: 3 cr. HIST 1301: 3 cr.HIST 1101: 3 cr. HIST 1301: 3 cr.HIST 1101: 3 cr. HIST 1301: 3 cr.
Individuals and SocietiesHistory: AsiaHIST 1501: 3 cr. HIST 9290: 3 cr.HIST 1501: 3 cr. HIST 9290: 3 cr.HIST 1501: 3 cr. HIST 9290: 3 cr.HIST 1501: 3 cr. HIST 9290: 3 cr.
Individuals and SocietiesHistory: EuropeHIST 1002: 3 cr. HIST 9290: 3 cr.HIST 1002: 3 cr. HIST 9290: 3 cr.HIST 1002: 3 cr. HIST 9290: 3 cr.HIST 1002: 3 cr. HIST 9290: 3 cr.
Individuals and SocietiesHistory: IslamHIST 9290: 6 cr.HIST 9290: 6 cr.HIST 9290: 6 cr.HIST 9290: 6 cr.
Individuals and SocietiesGeographyANTH 9290: 3 cr. PHYS 9290: 3 cr.ANTH 9290: 3 cr. PHYS 9290: 3 cr.ANTH 9290: 3 cr. PHYS 9290: 3 cr.ANTH 9290: 3 cr. PHYS 9290: 3 cr.
Individuals and SocietiesEconomicsECON 2003: 3 cr. ECON 2004: 3 cr.ECON 2003: 3 cr. ECON 2004: 3 cr.ECON 2003: 3 cr. ECON 2004: 3 cr.ECON 2003: 3 cr. ECON 2004: 3 cr.
Individuals and SocietiesPhilosophyPHIL 9290: 6 cr.PHIL 9290: 6 cr.PHIL 9290: 6 cr.PHIL 9290: 6 cr.
Individuals and SocietiesPsychologyPSYC 1001: 3 cr.PSYC 1001: 3 cr.PSYC 1001: 3 cr.PSYC 1001: 3 cr.
Experimental SciencesBiologyBIOL 1001: 3 cr. BIOL 1002: 3 cr.BIOL 1001: 3 cr. BIOL 1002: 3 cr.BIOL 1001: 3 cr. BIOL 1002: 3 cr.BIOL 1001: 3 cr. BIOL 1002: 3 cr.
Experimental SciencesChemistryCHEM 1001: 4 cr. CHEM 1002: 4 cr.CHEM 1001: 4 cr. CHEM 1002: 4 cr.CHEM 1001: 4 cr. CHEM 1002: 4 cr.CHEM 1001: 4 cr. CHEM 1002: 4 cr.
Experimental SciencesPhysicsPHYS 1003: 4 cr. PHYS 1004: 4 cr.PHYS 1003: 4 cr. PHYS 1004: 4 cr.PHYS 1003: 4 cr. PHYS 1004: 4 cr.PHYS 1003: 4 cr. PHYS 1004: 4 cr.
MathematicsComputer ScienceCOSC 1000: 3 cr. COSC 1010: 3 cr.COSC 1000: 3 cr. COSC 1010: 3 cr.COSC 1000: 3 cr. COSC 1010: 3 cr.COSC 1000: 3 cr. COSC 1010: 3 cr.
MathematicsMathematicsMATH 1450: 4 cr. MATH 1451: 4 cr.MATH 1450: 4 cr. MATH 1451: 4 cr.MATH 1450: 4 cr. MATH 1451: 4 cr.MATH 1450: 4 cr. MATH 1451: 4 cr.
The ArtsDanceDANC 9290: 6 cr.DANC 9290: 6 cr.DANC 9290: 6 cr.DANC 9290: 6 cr.
The ArtsTheatre ArtsTHAR 9290: 6 cr.THAR 9290: 6 cr.THAR 9290: 6 cr.THAR 9290: 6 cr.
The ArtsVisual ArtsFIAR 9290: 6 cr.FIAR 9290: 6 cr.FIAR 9290: 6 cr.FIAR 9290: 6 cr.

Note: No course awards are granted for scores of H1-H3. Revised May 2013

Placement in Foreign Language Courses

Students in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, international business majors in the College of Business Administration, College of Education and speech pathology and audiology majors in the College of Health Sciences must satisfy a foreign language requirement for graduation. This may be accomplished by placement, course work, or both. The goal of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is to place students in the most appropriate level of foreign language study based on their previous exposure to the language. For more information, see the Academic Regulations section in this bulletin.

Admission with Non-degree Status

Students who wish to pursue courses for personal or professional development and who do not wish to pursue a degree may apply for admission with non-degree status. Although supporting credentials are not ordinarily required for the admission of non-degree students, Marquette reserves the right to request these if deemed appropriate to complete an admission review.

Students who have been dismissed from other colleges or universities may be admitted with non-degree status with the lapse of at least one term since the drop, and then only with the approval of the Committee on Admissions. Such applicants must file official transcripts from schools previously attended before their requests for admission will be reviewed. These transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the other institutions; they will not be accepted by Marquette if routed through the student.

Students who wish to apply for student financial aid must seek degree status and must apply for admission as a freshman, a transfer student or an additional degree-seeking student.

Additional regulations for non-degree students appear in the Academic Regulations section of this bulletin.

Change of Status

Applicants who enter any program at Marquette University with non-degree status may later apply for degree status, as either full time or part time through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, according to the deadlines for the term. This application will not be considered for any student with an outstanding balance of $3,000 or more already owed the university, Various criteria may be considered by the colleges during the review of the student’s request for a status change, including, but not limited to: current Grade Point Average, cumulative Grade Point Average, prior academic record and prior academic misconduct issues. Students having earned a degree at Marquette and wish to continue the semester after the degree was earned, or return at a later semester, follow the readmission policies of the university. (See Readmission to the University in this section of this bulletin.)

Admission of Non-immigrant Students

Each year, Marquette University is pleased to enroll a large number of non-immigrant students from countries throughout the world. Applicants for undergraduate admission who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States participate in a specialized application process administered by the Office of International Education. This process is designed to allow international students the opportunity to demonstrate the four abilities that are necessary for successful study at Marquette: high academic ability, positive personal ability, strong English language ability, and sufficient financial ability.

To begin the application process, students who are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents, should contact the Office of International Education (OIE). The address is Alumni Memorial Union, 425; Marquette University; P.O. Box 1881; Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881, U.S.A. Students can also reach OIE by telephone at (414) 288-7289, by fax at (414) 288-3701, and by e-mail at world@marquette.edu. It is important to remember that the application process can take from one week to many months, depending primarily upon when the applicant can provide the required materials. An application, as well as a complete list of required materials, can also be found at the OIE website.

International students who ultimately enroll at Marquette will also be required to report to OIE as soon as they arrive at the university, when the office will provide advising and specialized orientation programs. OIE’s administrators are also the Designated School Officials (DSOs), and students with certain visa statuses will need the involvement of OIE in many federal procedures such as extension of stay in the United States, return to the country after a visit abroad, employment and practical training applications, and allowance for part-time enrollment in certain situations.

Readmission to the University

Readmission to Marquette University is required for any former student who wishes to return to the university to complete a first bachelor’s degree, pursue an additional bachelor’s degree or take courses for professional or personal development. In all cases the student must be fully readmitted to the university prior to the session in which he/she wishes to register (see the Academic Calendar for published deadlines).

Readmission will not be considered for any former student with an outstanding balance of $3,000 or more already owed the university, or who has an active Student Affairs/Development or Office of the Registrar registration hold on his or her record. Various criteria may be considered by the colleges during the review of the student’s readmission request, including, but not limited to: current Grade Point Average, cumulative Grade Point Average, prior academic record and prior academic misconduct issues. A student's academic status at the time the student withdrew, or was withdrawn from the university, remains in effect at the time of readmission. The decision for readmission is at the discretion of the dean and the decision of the dean is final.

Note: In no case will a former student’s degree/major/minor/concentration be rescinded for the purpose of earning an additional concurrent degree and/or major and/or minor and/or concentration. In addition, a student may not be readmitted for the purpose of simply earning a major/minor/concentration, without a concurrent degree. In this case, the major or minor or concentration will not be posted to the permanent academic record; however, a notation will be made on the transcript indicating that coursework was completed for the requisite major and/or minor and/or concentration.

Readmission to First Undergraduate Degree

Former bachelor degree-seeking Marquette University students who wish to return after a lapse of one full term (excluding summer) or whose conditions of dismissal/withdrawal requires readmission to the university, must submit an Application for Readmission, to the Office of the Registrar located at Marquette Central. These students are normally held to the degree requirements in effect at the time of readmission. 

A re-entering student who has attended any other institution since leaving Marquette must request that an official transcript from each school be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar. The transcript(s) must be received before the application for readmission will be considered. The transcript(s) must be sent directly to the Office of the Registrar by the other institution(s), or delivered electronically directly to the Office of the Registrar via a secured third party that has been verified by the sending insitution, transcript(s) will not be accepted by Marquette if routed through the student. Records of applicants for readmission, including previous work at Marquette University, are subject to review and to a new evaluation of credits. A student who interrupts residence for two or more consecutive terms normally must meet the graduation requirements which prevail at the time of readmission and may not be readmitted to a degree, major and/or minor that is no longer active. A re-entering, non-degree student who wishes to become degree-seeking, must apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and is held to the degree requirements of the catalog in effect at the time of admission as a degree-seeking student. (See Admission with Non-Degree Status in this section of this bulletin).

Because Marquette conducts early registration which begins several months prior to the start of each term, it is to the student’s advantage to apply for readmission as early as possible. Application forms are available online and a completed application must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar no later than one week before the start of the session for which the student wishes to enroll. (For the College of Nursing deadlines refer to the Academic Calendar).

Readmission to Second/Additional Undergraduate Degree

Marquette baccalaureate degree holders with good scholastic records may be admitted to pursue an additional baccalaureate degree from Marquette. These students are held to the degree requirements in effect at the time of readmission.

Additional baccalaureate degree students must complete all of the requirements of the college that offers the degree into which they are admitted. The minimum residence requirement is 32 additional semester hours of upper-division Marquette credit and these students are not eligible for graduation with university honors and class rank does not apply.  In addition, additional bachelor's degree students may be eligible for Federal Stafford loans; however, are not eligible for other Federal, State or Marquette institutional aid.

It is recommended that students who have already earned a baccalaureate degree and wish to further their education should consider the option of applying for admission to a graduate program.

Readmission with Non-degree Status

Former Marquette students and graduates of Marquette who wish to enroll in courses for personal or professional development only, must apply for readmission as a non-degree student.

Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid.

Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Requirements

All newly admitted and readmitted undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are required to provide proof of certain immunizations and complete a TB Screening questionnaire for tuberculosis. Prior to arrival on campus all new and readmitted students will supply this information to the Marquette University Medical Clinic (formerly Student Health Service). Proof of immunization and/or prior disease for Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella (chicken pox), Tetanus/Diphtheria and completion of a tuberculosis screening questionnaire is required.  Immunization and tuberculosis screening forms must be completed electronically. The forms and directions can be found on the University Medical Clinic (formerly Student Health Service) website. Failure to submit the required immunization documentation and TB screening questionnaire within 30 days of the start of the student’s first term or the readmitted term at Marquette will result in the placement of a registration “hold” on future registrations. The hold will be removed once the immunization and screening requirements have been met. Health Sciences, Nursing and Dental students may be required by their departments or colleges to receive additional immunizations. Contact your department or college for specific requirements.

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