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 is 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 is 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 deans or their designates 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 (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, rolling basis.

Freshman applications and supporting credentials received after Dec. 1 are reviewed on a space-available basis. 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 second language. The chart below lists the minimum recommended preparation.

Recommended High School Preparation

Subject Arts and Sciences Business Administration Communication Engineering Nursing Health Sciences
English 4 4 4 4 4 4
Social Studies 3 2 2 2 2 2
Second Language 2 2†† 2
Mathematics 3# 3# 2 4 3## 3##
Science (any) 2† 2 1 1 1 1
Biology 1 1* 1*
Chemistry 1 1* 1*
Physics 1
Additional Academic Subjects 2 3 5 2 4 4
TOTAL Academic Units 16 16 16 16 16 16

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). Information concerning these examinations are 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. Applicants who are 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 their admission notification. The tuition deposit is applied to the tuition assessment of the first term (the housing deposit is 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. Refer to the admissions website for transfer admission deadlines and details.

Applicants submit the application forms, an official transcript from each post-secondary school, college, university or other institution in which they were registered. Failure to report attendance at any such institution since high school graduation during the admission process is considered sufficient reason for dismissal. For admission purposes, transfer applicants with less than 30 earned college credits must submit a final official high school transcript. Note: Applicants who intend to apply for Federal financial aid, must submit a final high school transcript indicating graduation with a high school diploma or an equivalent. Marquette University does not accept the ability-to-benefit alternatives.

Transfer applicants who have 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, transfer applicants 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

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 are evaluated for transfer credit:

a. College-level courses, regardless of the mode of delivery, that have been taught by a qualified faculty member from an accredited institution of higher education, as described above and whose participants in the class are college students or a mixture of both college and high school students.
b. Credit earned through Credit by Examination at another college or university.
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 are not 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, without theory as a significant component of the content.

  • For example: courses where students are exercising or participating in a sport and courses where students learn the keyboard and/or an application.

d. Stand-alone experiential courses.

  • For example: internships, clinicals, practica, co-op experiences, independent study/research, 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.

4. Grades:

Grades are not accepted in the transfer approval process; only credits transfer. Only courses with a grade of C or higher are reviewed. Some majors may require a higher grade to fulfill requirements.

a. Pass/Fail courses are accepted for credit, if the institution’s policy states that the Pass grade reflects a C or higher. 
b. Repeated courses are only reviewed and accepted for credit once, even if taken at different institutions. The most recent grade received is used in the evaluation process.

5. Requirements:

a. Courses are not 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, or on an approved study abroad program.
d. The final 30 credits of the degree must be earned at Marquette. For exceptions, refer to the University Residency policy.
e. A minimum of 32 upper-division credits must be earned at Marquette, or on an approved study abroad program.
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 are converted to semester credits and when the conversion results in partial credits, the course satisfies the content of the course to the nearest whole number, as per normal rounding up calculations (i.e., 2.50-2.99 satisfies the content of a 3 credit requirement; 3.50-3.99 satisfies the content of a 4 credit requirement, etc.); however, the total number of credits needed for a specific requirement may not be satisfied in some programs; therefore, some colleges may require additional Marquette credits. 

7. International Transfer Courses:

a. Courses taken at institutions outside of the United States are 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. Only those courses considered as passing by the international institution are accepted for transfer. Passing may vary by institution, and is the criteria a particular institution uses to determine completion of a degree for their students accepted into that institution that OIE uses in its evaluation.
d. 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 Marquette Core Curriculum requirements, the major, the minor or as electives.
c. Test credits for major-specific courses more than 10 years old are not accepted. Some test credits associated with major-specific courses and their prerequisites may have a shorter sunset period in some colleges.
d. Test credits are revoked when students enroll and earn credit in courses for which test credit was previously awarded.

9.  Marquette Core Curriculum (MCC): The MCC allows transfer students to qualify for one of four levels outlining the number of courses required for completion of the MCC. The placement within these levels is dependent on the status of the transfer student at the time of admission. Refer to the MCC section of this bulletin for further information. 

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 submit the transfer admission form and an official transcript from each post-secondary school, college, university or other institution in which they were registered. Failure to report attendance at any such institution since high school graduation during the admission process is considered sufficient reason for dismissal.

Generally, additional bachelor's degree applicants must present satisfactory records from the schools previously attended. Specific programs may require an average above a 2.500 (on the four-point system).

Additional bachelor's degree students must complete all of the requirements of the university and college that offers the degree into which they are admitted, as well as any other requirements associated with the major and/or additional degree. The university may accept credit from two and four year accredited institutions, as described in the Course/Credit Transfer policy above; however, the minimum residence requirement is 32 credits of upper-division Marquette credit that are earned above and beyond any other degree, whether pursuing concurrently, or previously awarded. Some degrees require more than the minimum. These students are not eligible for graduation with university honors. 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 consider the option of applying for admission to a graduate program.

Placement Exam Credit

Marquette University recognizes Advanced Placement, College Level Examination Program, International Baccalaureate and Cambridge A-Levels and awards 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 these 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 can view their CheckMarq accounts to see their AP awards.

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.

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

Subject/Score 3 4 5
Art - History No Credit FIAR 9290: 3 cr. HIST 1201 & HIST 1202: 6 cr.
Art - Studio: Drawing No Credit FIAR 1000: 3 cr. FIAR 1000: 3 cr.
Art - Studio: 2-D Design No Credit FIAR 1100: 3 cr. FIAR 1100: 3 cr.
Art - Studio: 3-D Design No Credit FIAR 9290: 3 cr. FIAR 9290: 3 cr.
Biology No Credit BIOL 1009: 3 cr. BIOL 1001 & BIOL 1002: 6 cr.
Capstone Research No Credit ARSC 9290: 3 cr. ARSC 9290: 3 cr.
Capstone Seminar No Credit ARSC 9290: 3 cr. ARSC 9290: 3 cr.
Chemistry CHEM 1001: 4 cr. CHEM 1001 & CHEM 1002: 8 cr. CHEM 1001 & CHEM 1002: 8 cr.
Chinese Language and Culture Placement into CHNS 2001 CHNS 2002: 3 cr. CHNS 2002: 3 cr.
Computer Science Principles No Credit COSC 1000: 3 cr. COSC 1000: 3 cr.
Computer Science A No Credit COSC 1010: 4 cr. COSC 1010: 4 cr.
Economics: Macro No Credit ECON 1104: 3 cr. ECON 1104: 3 cr.
Economics: Micro No Credit ECON 1103: 3 cr. ECON 1103: 3 cr.
English Language/Literature and Composition No Credit ENGL 1001: 3 cr. ENGL 1001 & ENGL 9294: 6 cr.
Environmental Science No Credit PHYS 1009: 3 cr. PHYS 1009: 3 cr.
French Language and Culture Placement into FREN 2001 FREN 2002: 3 cr. FREN 2003: 4 cr.
German Language and Culture Placement into GRMN 2003 GRMN 2003: 4 cr. GRMN 3001: 3 cr.
Government and Politics: Comparative No Credit POSC 2401: 3 cr. POSC 2401: 3 cr.
Government and Politics: United States No Credit POSC 2201: 3 cr. POSC 2201: 3 cr.
History: United States No Credit HIST 2101 & HIST 2102: 6 cr. HIST 2101 & HIST 2102: 6 cr.
History: European No Credit HIST 1002: 3 cr. HIST 1002: 3 cr.
History: World No Credit HIST 9290: 6 cr. HIST 9290: 6 cr.
Human Geography No Credit ANTH 2203: 3 cr. ANTH 2203: 3 cr.
Italian Language and Culture Placement into ITAL 2001 ITAL 2002: 3 cr. ITAL 2002: 3 cr.
Latin Placement into LATN 2001 LATN 2001: 3 cr. LATN 2002: 3 cr.
Mathematics: Calculus AB No Credit MATH 1450: 4 cr. MATH 1450: 4 cr.
Mathematics: Calculus BC MATH 1450: 4 cr. MATH 1450 & MATH 1451: 8 cr. MATH 1450 & MATH 1451: 8 cr.
Music Theory No Credit MUSI 1020: 3 cr. MUSI 1020 & MUSI 9290: 6 cr.
Physics 1* No Credit PHYS 1001: 4 cr. PHYS 1001: 4 cr.
Physics 2* No Credit PHYS 1002: 4 cr. PHYS 1002: 4 cr.
Physics C*# (Mechanics) No Credit PHYS 1003: 3 cr. PHYS 1003: 3 cr.
Physics C*# (Electricity and Magnetism) No Credit PHYS 1004: 3 cr. PHYS 1004: 3 cr.
Psychology No Credit PSYC 1001: 3 cr. PSYC 1001: 3 cr.
Spanish Language and Culture Placement into SPAN 2001 SPAN 2002: 3 cr. SPAN 2003: 4 cr.
Spanish Literature and Culture Placement into SPAN 2001 SPAN 2002: 3 cr. SPAN 2003: 4 cr.
Statistics No Credit MATH 1700: 3 cr. MATH 1700: 3 cr.

Note: No course awards or placement are granted for scores of 1 or 2. AP code is 1448. Revised May 2018.

Cambridge A-Levels

Marquette University reviews A-Level coursework for credit based on course content. In order to be reviewed, applicants must submit a copy of the syllabus of each course for which they are seeking credit. Email syllabi to admissions@marquette.edu.

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 is 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. Refer to the Credit by Exam section of this bulletin for additional policy information about CLEP. 

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

Subject/Required Score 50 55 60
Biology BIOL 1009: 3 cr. BIOL 1001: 3 cr. BIOL 1002: 3 cr.
Chemistry CHEM 1001: 4 cr. CHEM 1002: 4 cr.
Analyzing and Interpreting Literature ENGL 9292: 3 cr.
American Literature ENGL 2000: 3 cr.
English Literature ENGL 2000: 3 cr.
History of the United States I HIST 2101: 3 cr.
History of the United States II HIST 2102: 3 cr.
Western Civilization I HIST 1001: 3 cr.
Western Civilization II HIST 1002: 3 cr.
Information Systems COSC 1000: 3 cr.
College Algebra MATH 1100: 3 cr.
Calculus MATH 1450: 4 cr.
American Government POSC 2201: 3 cr.
Introduction to Psychology PSYC 1001: 3 cr.
Introduction to Sociology SOCI 1001: 3 cr.
Principles of Microeconomics ECON 1103: 3 cr.
Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 1104: 3 cr.

Note: The score reported on CLEP reports is the scaled score, not the percentile. CLEP code is 1448. Revised May 2018.

Decisions about Marquette Core Curriculum credit for transfer courses, Advanced Placement courses, International Baccalaureate and CLEP are made by college designees in consultation with the director of the Marquette 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 can view their CheckMarq accounts to see their IB awards.

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
Language A Language and Literature ENGL 1001: 3 cr. ENGL 1001: 3 cr. ENGL 1001: 3 cr. ENGL 1001: 3 cr.
Language A All non-English Languages Second language waiver; 3 humanities cr. Second language waiver; 3 humanities cr. Second language waiver; 3 humanities cr. Second language waiver; 3 humanities cr.
Language A Literature ENGL 9292: 3 cr. ENGL 9292: 3 cr. ENGL 9292: 3 cr. ENGL 9292: 3 cr.
Language A All non-English Languages Second language waiver; 3 humanities cr. Second language waiver; 3 humanities cr. Second language waiver; 3 humanities cr. Second language waiver; 3 humanities cr.
Language B French B, Spanish B Placement into 2001 level Placement into 2003 level 2002 level: 3 cr. 2003 level: 4 cr.
Language B German B Placement in GRMN 2003 GRMN 2003: 4 cr. GRMN 3001: 3 cr. GRMN 3001: 3 cr.
Language B Arabic B, Chinese B, Greek B, Italian B Placement into 2001 level Placement into 2002 level 2002 level: 3 cr. 2002 level: 3 cr.
Language B Other non-English B languages No Credit No Credit 3 humanities cr. 3 humanities cr.
Individuals and Societies Business and Management MANA 9290: 3 cr. MANA 9290: 3 cr. MANA 9290: 3 cr. MANA 9290: 3 cr.
Individuals and Societies Economics ECON 1103: 3 cr. ECON 1104: 3 cr. ECON 1103: 3 cr. ECON 1104: 3 cr. ECON 1103: 3 cr. ECON 1104: 3 cr. ECON 1103: 3 cr. ECON 1104: 3 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 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 & Oceania 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 & Middle East 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 Information Technology in a Global Society BUAD 9290: 3 cr. BUAD 9290: 3 cr. BUAD 9290: 3 cr. BUAD 9290: 3 cr.
Individuals and Societies Philosophy PHIL 1001: 3 cr. PHIL 9290: 3 cr. PHIL 1001: 3 cr. PHIL 9290: 3 cr. PHIL 1001: 3 cr. PHIL 9290: 3 cr. PHIL 1001: 3 cr. PHIL 9290: 3 cr.
Individuals and Societies Psychology PSYC 1001: 3 cr. PSYC 1001: 3 cr. PSYC 1001: 3 cr. PSYC 1001: 3 cr.
Individuals and Societies Social and Cultural Anthropology ANTH 2101: 3 cr. ANTH 9290: 3 cr. ANTH 2101: 3 cr. ANTH 9290: 3 cr. ANTH 2101: 3 cr. ANTH 9290: 3 cr. ANTH 2101: 3 cr. ANTH 9290: 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 Film FILM 9290: 6 cr. FILM 9290: 6 cr. FILM 9290: 6 cr. FILM 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 2018.

Placement in Language Courses

Students in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences pursuing a Bachelor of Arts, 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 second language requirement for graduation. This may be accomplished by placement, course work, or both. The goal of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures is to place students in the most appropriate level of second 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 dismissal, and only then with the approval of the Committee on Admissions. Such applicants must file official transcripts from schools previously attended before their requests for admission are reviewed. These transcripts must be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the other institutions; transcripts are not accepted by Marquette if routed through the student.

Students who wish to apply for student financial aid and/or transfer credits/courses into Marquette must seek degree status and 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. An application is not 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 term after the degree was earned, or return at a later term, 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 non-immigrant students from around the world. Applicants for undergraduate admission who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States submit their applications to the Office of International Education. The application process is designed to allow international students the opportunity to demonstrate the abilities that are necessary for successful study at Marquette: high academic ability, positive personal ability and strong English language ability.

To learn more about the application process and deadlines, students who are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents, should contact the Office of International Education (OIE). The undergraduate application and a complete list of required materials can also be found at the OIE website.

Office of International Education
Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201 USA
Phone: (414) 288-7289
Email: world@marquette.edu

International students who ultimately enroll at Marquette are required to report to OIE as soon as they arrive at the university. The office provides advising and specialized orientation programs for international students. OIE’s administrators are also the Designated School Officials (DSOs) and Responsible Officers (ROs) for students with F-1 and J-1 visa statuses. Students with certain visa statuses 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

Students who have failed to enroll in one term (excluding summer) and wish to return to Marquette, must apply for readmission. This is required for former students, other than the students addressed in the Change of Status section above, who wish to complete a first bachelor’s degree, pursue an additional bachelor’s degree or take courses for professional or personal development. In all cases students must be fully readmitted to the university prior to the session in which they wish to register (see the Academic Calendar for published deadlines) and policies in effect at the time of return apply.  

Readmission is not considered for former students with an outstanding balance of $3,000 or more already owed the university, or who have an active Student Affairs/Development or Office of the Registrar registration hold on their record. Various criteria may be considered by the colleges during the review of readmission requests, including, but not limited to: current Grade Point Average, cumulative Grade Point Average, prior academic record and prior academic misconduct issues. The academic status of students at the time of withdrawal, or when 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 cases are former students' degree/major/minor/concentration rescinded for the purpose of earning an additional concurrent degree and/or major and/or minor and/or concentration. In addition, students may not be readmitted for the sole purpose of earning a major/minor/concentration, without a concurrent degree. For further information, see the Graduate Record section of the Academic Regulations in this bulletin. 

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 require readmission to the university, must submit an Application for Readmission, located on the Marquette Central academic forms website. 

Re-entering students who 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 is considered. Transcript(s) must be mailed 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 which is verified by the sending institution. Transcript(s) are not 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.

Readmitted former students typically meet the degree requirements which prevail at the time of readmission. Policies in effect at the time of return also apply to all students, regardless of the term of initial enrollment.  Students may not be readmitted to a degree, major and/or minor that is no longer active. Non-degree students who wish to become degree-seeking, must apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and are held to the degree requirements and policies in effect at the time of admission as degree-seeking students. (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, students are encouraged 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 students wish to enroll, with the exception of Nursing students (refer to the Academic Calendar for the College of Nursing deadlines).

Readmission to Second / Additional Undergraduate Degree

Students who have earned a bachelor's degree from Marquette with good scholastic records may be admitted to pursue an additional baccalaureate degree from Marquette and are held to the degree requirements and policies in effect at the time of readmission.

Additional baccalaureate degree students must complete all of the requirements of the university and college offering the degree into which they are admitted, as well as any other requirements associated with the major and/or additional degree. The minimum residence requirement is 32 semester credits of upper-division Marquette credit and must be earned above and beyond any other degree, whether pursuing concurrently, or previously awarded. Note that some degrees require more than the minimum. These students are not eligible for graduation with university honors. Additional bachelor's degree students may be eligible for Federal Stafford loans; however, are not eligible for other federal, state or Marquette institutional aid.

Students who have already earned a baccalaureate degree and wish to further their education are encouraged to consider the option of applying for admission to a graduate program.

Readmission with Non-degree Status

Former non-degree Marquette students, who wish to return as non-degree, or former Marquette bachelor degree-seeking 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. Policies in effect at the time of return apply to all students, regardless of the term of initial enrollment.

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 dates of certain immunizations and complete a TB Screening questionnaire for tuberculosis. Proof of immunization, immunity or disease incidence, if applicable, for Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella (chicken pox), Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis and completion of a tuberculosis screening questionnaire is required and must be completed electronically. Directions on how to access the Marquette University Medical Clinic student web portal to complete these forms are found in Checkmarq under the Next Step tab. Directions can also be found on the Marquette University Medical Clinic website. Failure to complete the required immunization and TB screening questionnaire within 30 days of the start of the student’s first term or the readmitted term at Marquette results in the placement of a registration hold on future registrations. The hold is 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 the department or college for specific requirements.