Freshmen: Apply today

Freshman applicants seek to enroll as full-time undergraduate students at Marquette University. Any student enrolled in high school or any full-time-seeking student who has not earned postsecondary college credit may apply as a freshman. High school students enrolled in college course work while in high school (dual enrollment) are freshman applicants.

International students (non-U.S. citizens) who match the characteristics above can apply as a freshman but have unique requirements and should visit the Office of International Education for instructions.

Start your Marquette application!

(Choose to complete and submit either the Marquette application or the Common App.)


  • Recommended application deadline for fall entry term: December 1
    (Applications completed by December 1 will receive a decision before the end of the year. This will allow admitted students more time to apply for additional scholarships and receive invitations to all spring visit programs. Marquette is still accepting applications for the Fall 2021 term.)
  • International applicants, refer to the Office of International Education for deadlines.
  • Scholarship deadline: January 15
  • Complete timeline

What you'll need to complete your application:

(For a detailed distribution of admitted students' GPA, ACT and SAT data, visit this page.)

Other items you might submit:

  • Additional personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation
  • College transcripts, upper level IB scores and AP exam scores (These may be sent at a later time and are not needed for freshman application review.)

What's next?

Upon receipt of your application, we will email access information for your online application account. Through this account, you may return to your application and check the status. Application review begins once we receive your online application and all supporting materials. Beginning in late October, admission decisions are mailed 3–5 weeks following the submission of your application and receipt of all supporting materials.

What we look for: