First-Year Student Admissions Calendar

Apply for admission

Beginning August 1

Application review for admission to Marquette University is completed in a pooled manner after the December 1 deadline. Applications submitted to Marquette by December 1 are on-time and will receive an admission decision before the end of the year. (Late applications, those received after December 1, will be reviewed on a space-available basis beginning in January.)

Of course, students may apply for admission before Labor Day, but most will not have their transcripts available from their high school/college offices until after Labor Day. If students apply for admission and have other information sent later (e.g., transcripts, test scores, etc.), we will assemble all of the pieces in the student's file to ensure the application is complete and ready for review. We encourage applications no later than November 1 to ensure that all credentials reach the Office of Admissions by the December 1 application deadline.

Application deadline

December 1 

All undergraduate programs at Marquette University maintain an admission and Père Marquette Award deadline of December 1 (postmark/submit date). Applications completed after December 1 will be considered on a space-available basis for admission and scholarship beginning in January.

Admission notification

Mid-December 

On-time applicants will receive admission notifications before the end of the calendar year. 

Financial aid notification

February – early April 

Financial aid packages are posted to the student's CheckMarq account on a rolling basis beginning in February. Students are able to submit the FAFSA as early as October 1. We strongly encourage filing the FAFSA online no later than February 1.

Scholarship application deadline

February 1

Special scholarship programs at Marquette have a February 1 deadline. View complete information about Marquette scholarships, and apply online here beginning in mid-October.

Scholarship notification

Mid-February – early April 

Père Marquette Award decisions are included with admission notifications.

Final decisions on all special scholarship programs are mailed in mid-March. Some, but not all, special scholarship programs will notify semifinalists before mid-March to arrange for phone or in-person interviews.

National Candidate Reply Date

May 1 

Marquette follows the National Candidate Reply date, the day by which students must notify their colleges of their intention to enroll (or not enroll). You have until May 1 to submit your tuition and housing deposit to Marquette. Deposits are submitted through your student status page.