Information for Newly Admitted Students

Congratulations on Your Admission to Marquette University! 

We wish you every success in your graduate education and are happy to be a part of your educational goals.  To get you off to a smooth start, please read about your next steps below. 

Accepting Your Admission Offer

Once you've been offered admission, the most important next step is to notify us of your decision to accept or decline your offer of admission (link also provided in your welcome email). If you have been awarded merit-based financial aid (generally in the form of a graduate assistantship) you will need to respond to that offer separately and in addition to accepting/declining your offer of admission.

After You Accept Your Admission

It may take up to 5 business days to process your acceptance. Our admissions staff works through notifications and questions in the order they are received.

Your Acceptance Has Been Processed. Now What?

→ Log in to CheckMarq and complete the forms in the "Next Steps" section.

  • Forms includes required information from the Marquette University Medical Clinic, as well as forms on demographic information. 

  • Use the username and temporary password sent via email within a few days of submitting your application. Contact the HelpDesk if you need to retrieve or reset your log in credentials

  • Medical Clinic forms are typically available 2 weeks before the semester begins. We encourage you to complete these forms before the start of the term; a hold may be placed on your record if medical information is not submitted in a timely fashion.

→ Submit Final Official Transcripts

  • If you submitted unofficial or in-progress transcripts during the application process, you must submit final official transcripts within the first five weeks of the term of admission from all previously attended colleges/universities (with certified English translations if the original language is not English).
  • Transcripts must be completed within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on your record.
  • Domestic transcripts may be sent emailed directly to You can also mail transcripts to the Graduate School:

Marquette University Graduate School

Holthusen Hall, 305

PO Box 1881

Milwaukee, WI 53201

→ An Adviser Will Be Assigned To You by Your Department

This assignment can vary greatly by department in both timing and who is assigned to you.  If you do not have an adviser assigned in CheckMarq, contact your department to inquire as to who you should connect with regarding advisement. Some programs even have advising days.

→ Register for Courses via CheckMarq

A registration tutorial is available to help you through the process. Contact the department offering the course to request a permission number if one is required.  

→ Check Your eMarq Email Account (Marquette University email). 

Use your CheckMarq username and password to access your eMarq account. This is the email address the University will use to send official communications, so it is important that you check it regularly. Expect to receive a weekly newsletter from the Graduate School .

→ Register for New Graduate Student Orientation

If you are admitted to the fall term, then the Graduate School holds an on-campus event a few days before classes start.  If you are admitted to the spring term, check your email for New Student Welcome event information and access the fall orientation information online.

NOTE: International students must attend a mandatory New International Student Orientation that is coordinated by the Office of International Education. 

→ Discover Your New City!

Check out Visit Milwaukee for great places to eat, events to enjoy, and neighborhoods to explore.

Relocating to Milwaukee? Visit Marquette’s Office of Off Campus Housing website for apartments to rent in the Marquette neighborhood.


The faculty and staff of Marquette University look forward to your participation in graduate studies with us.  We are committed to helping you be successful in your academic career.  Congratulations again on your offer of admission, and best wishes for your future academic success!