International Student from Korea

Prospective Students

Mailing Address:
Marquette University
Office of International Education
Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor
1324 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Secondary school internal academic records:

These are evaluations of your ability from your own school. Your school may call these transcripts, mark sheets, term reports, etc. If you are still attending secondary school, please send us the internal records presently available. We must receive official copies of this document from each school attended.


Secondary school external academic records:

These are evaluations of your ability from a testing authority outside the control of your own school such as a regional, national or international testing authority. These exams are typically taken towards the end of secondary school.

Examples are the GCSE, IGCSE, British AS/A levels, HKDSE, IB, WASC, EACE, SPM, Maturity Certificate, SMU (SMA), Bachillerato, NCEE, SSCE, ISC and State Board exam results. We must receive official copies of these results when available.


SAT or ACT results:

SAT or ACT results are only required in the following two cases:

  1. For first-year students completing studies at secondary schools that use a U.S. curriculum.
  2. For first-year students from Saudi Arabia who have not completed the prep year commonly required before the start of Saudi university studies. (Official transcripts for the completed prep-year may be submitted in place of an SAT score.)

In general, SAT-I verbal and math scores should each be 525 or higher. ACT subject scores should be 22 or higher. To take the ACT contact For SAT contact Marquette's SAT code is 1448; the ACT code is 4610.


Post-secondary academic records

For every post-secondary school attended, you must submit:


Evidence of English language ability

If English is not your native language, please arrange for us to receive ONE or more of the following:

Please note:

After you enroll at ELS or WESLI, you cannot use a TOEFL or IELTS score to earn final admission unless the test date is at least two months after your last date of study at ELS or WESLI.

Conditional admission to Marquette is available to applicants if all required application materials, except English language evidence, have been received and are satisfactory. Requests for conditional admission should be communicated to the Office of International Education when submitting other application materials.

You cannot complete intensive English studies at Marquette.


Recommendation from a recent teacher or counselor:

This statement about your academic and personal qualities should come from a teacher, guidance counselor, or other appropriate official of your school. (Internal academic records that include conduct grades, teacher comments, etc. may fulfill this requirement.)


Evidence of financial ability

Students who will study with an I-20/F-1 visa or DS-2019/J-1 visa must verify the amount and source of their funding. The preferred evidence is an original Financial Sponsorship Form accompanied by a current bank statement from the financial sponsor.

Students with government sponsorship can also provide a letter of support from their government.


General Definitions

Secondary studies: Usually completed after 10, 11 or 12 years of formal study at age 17 or 18 depending upon the education system. In most countries, the final three, four, or five of those years are called secondary studies.

Post-secondary studies: Formal academic study after secondary school, for example university or college. If your secondary system requires 13 years of formal study, we may consider the 13th year to be post-secondary.

Official records: To be official, a document must have upon it an appropriate fresh ink printing, signature, stamp or raised seal to certify that its content is true. Uploads from Docufide, Naviance and the Common App are also official.

If schools or other education agencies in your country will issue only one original document, you may submit a photocopy or scanned copy of the original document with the fresh certification placed upon that copy by the appropriate official.

Photocopies without an original certification, scanned copies, email attachments, and faxes are not official documents.



Marquette University

Marquette is a Catholic, Jesuit university in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with an enrollment of nearly 12,000 students, more than 700 of whom are international students. Seeking a transformational education, they come from 68 countries — from Canada to China, from Mexico to Malaysia, and everywhere in between.