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
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.Back To Top
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|
|Additional Academic Subjects||2||3||5||2||5||5|
|TOTAL Academic Units||16||16||16||16||16||16|
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.
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 or ACT.
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.Back To Top
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.Back To Top
Transfer Course/Credit Policy
Marquette University welcomes transfer students to its community and recognizes the unique contribution transfer students bring to Marquette. Our academic programs are grounded in the Jesuit tradition of inclusiveness and we know you will experience a transformational education during your degree completion at Marquette University.
Following is Marquette’s transfer policy, outlining the conditions for transfer of courses/credit to Marquette.
1. Institutions from which transfer courses/credit can be accepted by Marquette:
a. Baccalaureate granting U.S. institutions that are fully accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations.
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
- New England Association of Colleges and Schools
- North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
- Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges
b. Two-year institutions that are fully accredited by one of the six above listed regional accrediting organizations.
c. Tertiary-level international institutions that are formally recognized by that country’s ministry of education or its equivalent.
2. Types of courses that will be evaluated for transfer credit:
a. College-level courses, regardless of the mode of delivery.
b. Credit earned through Credit by Examination.
c. Credit for military training and education provided by the armed services.
- Evaluated in accordance with the recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE).
- Service members may qualify for military transfer credit up to the overall university transfer credit limit and must submit an official copy of their military record for evaluation.
d. Courses taken as part of military service through a regionally accredited institution.
3. Types of courses that will not be evaluated for transfer credit:
a. Courses that include, but are not limited to, those earned as part of a certificate, vocational or professional training program.
- For example: air conditioning, automotive technology, culinary arts.
b. Developmental/Remedial/Non-college level courses.
- For example: pre-college level courses in English, math, writing.
c. Activity/Skills courses.
- For example: physical education and computer literacy.
d. Stand-alone experiential courses.
- For example: internships, clinicals, practica, co-op experiences, etc.
e. Major-specific courses taken more than 10 years prior to matriculation.
- Note: some courses, including major-specific courses and their prerequisites may have a shorter sunset period in some colleges.
Grades are not accepted in the transfer approval process; only credits will transfer.
Courses with a grade of C or higher will be reviewed.
Some majors may require a higher grade to fulfill requirements.
a. Pass/Fail courses will be accepted for credit, assuming the institution’s policy states that the Pass grade reflects a C or higher.
b. Repeated courses will only be reviewed and accepted for credit once, even if taken at different institutions. The most recent grade received will be used in the evaluation process.
a. Courses will not be evaluated or accepted until an official transcript is received directly from the transfer institution.
b. All transfer students must fulfill the requirements of the college into which they are admitted, regardless of the number of transfer credits earned.
c. A minimum of 60 credits of the total credits needed for a Marquette degree must be earned at Marquette.
d. The final 30 credits of the degree must be earned at Marquette (see the University Residency policy).
e. A minimum of 32 upper-division credits must be earned at Marquette.
f. A minimum of 15 credits in the major must be earned at Marquette.
g. A minimum of 9 credits in the minor must be earned at Marquette.
6. Credit Conversion:
Courses that are taken at an institution using quarter credits or units other than semester credits will be converted to semester credits and the total number of transfer credits will be awarded to the nearest whole number.
7. International Transfer Courses:
a. Courses taken at institutions outside of the United States will be subject to review by the Office of International Education (OIE).
b. To complete the evaluations, students should submit the following:
- Official academic results listing dates of study, courses taken, grades/marks received. Note: Attested copies accepted.
- Official, exact English translation of academic records (if not issued in English)
- Course descriptions (in English) of all courses taken.
c. Students who have studied medicine, nursing, and other health related fields may need to have their credentials evaluated by a professional credential evaluation agency.
8. Test Credits:
a. Marquette awards test credit such as AP, IB, CLEP, and A-Level based on official test scores, not credits awarded at previous institutions.
b. Test credit may be applied to UCCS requirements, the major, the minor, or as electives.
c. Test credits for major-specific courses more than 10 years old will not be accepted.
- Note: some test credits associated with major-specific courses and their prerequisites may have a shorter sunset period in some colleges.
d. Test credit will be revoked when a student enrolls and earns credit in a course for which test credit was previously awarded.
Note: Refer to individual colleges on transfer credit policy for any additional transfer requirements.Back To Top
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.
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.
|Art - History||No Credit||3 cr. for FIAR 9290||6 cr. for HIST 1201 and 1202|
|Art - Studio||No Credit||3 cr. for FIAR 9290||6 cr. for FIAR 9290|
|Biology||No Credit||3 cr. for BIOL 1009||6 cr. for BIOL 1001 and 1002|
|Chemistry||4 cr. for CHEM 1001||8 cr. for CHEM 1001 and 1002||8 cr. for CHEM 1001 and 1002|
|Chinese Language and Literature||Placement into CHNS 2001||3 cr. for CHNS 2002||6 cr. for CHNS 2001 and 2002|
|Computer Science A||No Credit||4 cr. for COSC 1010||4 cr. for COSC 1010|
|Computer Science AB||4 cr. for COSC 1010||7 cr. for COSC 1010 and 2100||7 cr. for COSC 1010 and 2100|
|Economics: Macro||No Credit||3 cr. for ECON 2004||3 cr. for ECON 2004|
|Economics: Micro||No Credit||3 cr. for ECON 2003||3 cr. for ECON 2003|
|English Language/Literature and Composition||No Credit||3 cr. for ENGL 1001||6 cr. for ENGL 1001 and 1002|
|Environmental Science||No Credit||3 cr. for PHYS 1009||3 cr. for PHYS 1009|
|French Language||Placement into FREN 2001||4 cr. for FREN 2003||3 cr. for FREN 3001|
|French Literature||Placement into FREN 2003||3 cr. for FREN 3001||6 cr. for FREN 3001 and 3500|
|German Language||Placement into GRMN 2001||4 cr. for GRMN 2003||3 cr. for GRMN 3001|
|Government and Politics: Comparative||No Credit||3 cr. for POSC 2401||3 cr. for POSC 2401|
|Government and Politics: United States||No Credit||3 cr. for POSC 2201||3 cr. for POSC 2201|
|History: American||No Credit||6 cr. for HIST 2101 and 2102||6 cr. for HIST 2101 and 2102|
|History: European||No Credit||3 cr. for HIST 1002||3 cr. for HIST 1002|
|History: World||No Credit||6 cr. for HIST 9290||6 cr. for HIST 9290|
|Human Geography||No Credit||3 cr. for ANTH 9290||3 cr. for ANTH 9290|
|Italian Language||Placement into ITAL 2001||3 cr. for ITAL 2002||6 cr. for ITAL 2001 and 2002|
|Latin Language||Placement into LATN 2001||3 cr. for LATN 2001||6 cr. for LATN 2001 and 2002|
|Latin - Vergil||Placement into LATN 2001||3 cr. for LATN 2001||6 cr. for LATN 2001 and 2002|
|Mathematics: Calculus AB||No Credit||4 cr. for MATH 1450||4 cr. for MATH 1450|
|Mathematics: Calculus BC||4 cr. for MATH 1450||8 cr. for MATH 1450 and 1451||8 cr. for MATH 1450 and 1451|
|Music Theory||No Credit||3 cr. for MUSI 1020||3 cr. for MUSI 1020 plus 3 credit for MUSI 9290|
|Physics B**#||No Credit||6 cr. for PHYS 1001 and 1002||6 cr. for PHYS 1001 and 1002|
|Physics C**# (Mechanics)||No Credit||3 cr. for PHYS 1003||3 cr. for PHYS 1003|
|Physics C**# (Electricity and Magnetism)||No Credit||3 cr. for PHYS 1004||3 cr. for PHYS 1004|
|Psychology||No Credit||3 cr. for PSYC 1001||3 cr. for PSYC 1001|
|Spanish Language||Placement into SPAN 2001||4 cr. for SPAN 2003||3 cr. for SPAN 3001|
|Spanish Literature||Placement into SPAN 2003||3 cr. for SPAN 3001||6 cr. for SPAN 3001 and 3500|
|Statistics||No Credit||3 cr. for MATH 1700||3 cr. for MATH 1700|
Note: No course awards are granted for scores of 1 or 2. AP code is 1448. Revised May 2014.
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.
|General Biology||BIOL 1009 - 3 cr.||BIOL 1001 - 3 cr. BIOL 1002 - 3 cr.|
|General Chemistry||CHEM 1001 - 4 cr. CHEM 1002 - 4 cr.|
|Analysis and Interpretation of Literature||ENGL 9292 - 3 cr.|
|American Literature||ENGL 9292 - 3 cr.|
|English Literature||ENGL 9292 - 3 cr.|
|Western Civilization 1||HIST 1001 - 3 cr.|
|Western Civilization 2||HIST 1002 - 3 cr.|
|History of the United States 1||HIST 2101 - 3 cr.|
|History of the United States 2||HIST 2102 - 3 cr.|
|Information Systems and Computer Applications||COSC 1000 - 3 cr.|
|College Algebra||MATH 1100 - 3 cr.|
|Calculus with Elementary Functions||MATH 1450 - 4 cr.|
|American Government||POSC 2201 - 3 cr.|
|Introduction to Psychology 1||PSYC 1001 - 3 cr.|
|Introduction to Sociology||SOCI 1001 - 3 cr.|
|Principles of Microeconomics||ECON 2003 - 3 cr.|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||ECON 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.
|First Language||English A1||ENGL 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 Language||All non-English A Languages||FOLA waiver 3 humanities credits||FOLA waiver 3 humanities credits||FOLA waiver 3 humanities credits||FOLA waiver 3 humanities credits|
|Second Language||French B, German B, Spanish B||Placement into 2001 level||Placement into 2003 level||4 credits for 2003 level||3 credits for 3001 level|
|Second Language||Arabic B, Chinese B, Greek B, Italian B||Placement into 2001 level||Placement into 2002 level||3 credits for 2002 level||3 credits for 2002 level|
|Second Language||Other non-English B languages||No Credit||No Credit||3 credits in humanities||3 credits in humanities|
|Individuals and Societies||Business and Management||MANA 9390: 3 cr.||MANA 9390: 3 cr.||MANA 9390: 3 cr.||MANA 9390: 3 cr.|
|Individuals and Societies||History: Africa||HIST 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 Societies||History: Americas||HIST 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 Societies||History: Asia||HIST 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 Societies||History: Europe||HIST 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 Societies||History: Islam||HIST 9290: 6 cr.||HIST 9290: 6 cr.||HIST 9290: 6 cr.||HIST 9290: 6 cr.|
|Individuals and Societies||Geography||ANTH 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 Societies||Economics||ECON 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 Societies||Philosophy||PHIL 9290: 6 cr.||PHIL 9290: 6 cr.||PHIL 9290: 6 cr.||PHIL 9290: 6 cr.|
|Individuals and Societies||Psychology||PSYC 1001: 3 cr.||PSYC 1001: 3 cr.||PSYC 1001: 3 cr.||PSYC 1001: 3 cr.|
|Experimental Sciences||Biology||BIOL 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 Sciences||Chemistry||CHEM 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 Sciences||Physics||PHYS 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.|
|Mathematics||Computer Science||COSC 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.|
|Mathematics||Mathematics||MATH 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 Arts||Dance||DANC 9290: 6 cr.||DANC 9290: 6 cr.||DANC 9290: 6 cr.||DANC 9290: 6 cr.|
|The Arts||Theatre Arts||THAR 9290: 6 cr.||THAR 9290: 6 cr.||THAR 9290: 6 cr.||THAR 9290: 6 cr.|
|The Arts||Visual Arts||FIAR 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 2013Back To Top
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.Back To Top
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; transcripts 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.Back To Top
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.)Back To Top
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.Back To Top
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).
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.Back To Top
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, located on the Marquette Central academic forms website.
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 institution. 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).Back To Top
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.
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
Marquette University requires all newly admitted and readmitted undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to provide proof of certain immunizations and complete a TB Screening questionnaire for tuberculosis. 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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- Application for Undergraduate Admission
- Admission as a Freshman
- Admission as a Transfer Student (Advanced Standing)
- Transfer Course/Credit Policy
- Admission as an Additional Undergraduate Degree Student
- Placement Exam/Credit
- Placement in Foreign Language Courses
- Admission with Non-degree Status
- Change of Status
- Admission of Non-immigrant Students
- Readmission to the University
- Readmission to First Undergraduate Degree
- Readmission to Second/Additional Undergraduate Degree
- Readmission with Non-degree Status
- Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Requirements