Admissions During Coronavirus
Marquette University is carefully reopening with strict adherence to the recommendations of the CDC and Wisconsin Department of Health Services concerning coronavirus (COVID-19). During this time, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will cautiously continue to offer in-person visits for prospective students and their families.
If you're considering a visit to Marquette's campus, please review the current health and safety guidelines for campus at this link.
Visit this page for updated information about Marquette University's plan for operation during COVID-19.
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Important Details for Admitted Students
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On-campus Visits Limited
- Marquette University is offering on-campus visits in small numbers. Before registering for an on-campus visit, please review our Health and Safety Guidelines.
- We also encourage you to explore virtual visit options and hundreds of on-demand videos from around campus on our virtual visit page.
- More information about Marquette's response is available here.
Financial Aid & Scholarship
Special Circumstances, Financial Aid
- If you have special circumstances that were not reflected in your FAFSA filing (e.g. extraordinary expenses or loss of income), please call Marquette Central and speak to an advisor. Call (414) 288-4000 and press #5 to speak directly with an advisor between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT.
- Marquette Central advisors will advise you appropriately over the phone if your circumstances would lead to an adjusted financial aid package.
Admission Decision Appeal & Père Marquette Appeal
Students who wish to appeal the admission review committee’s application decision or appeal their Père Marquette Scholarship should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (414) 288-7302 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission counselors will advise you appropriately and determine if you are eligible to appeal.
Please note, Marquette University extends its best scholarship offer from the start. Marquette does not match scholarship offers of other institutions.
- Students will gain access to their housing preference portal 2-5 days after submitting their admissions deposit.
- For students planning to live in a residence hall, the deadline to submit housing preferences in CheckMarq for the first round of assignments is generally in mid-June. (Please refer to your admitted student portal for updated deadlines.) Housing assignments will be emailed to all deposited students’ Marquette email about two weeks after the housing preference form deadline. Housing assignments will be made on a rolling basis beyond this date.
- Click here to find out more about Marquette’s housing options.
Advising & College Credit
Advanced Placement (AP)
- Marquette will award credit for achievement on AP examinations. You can view a list of AP credit transfers here. Official scores will need to be sent from College Board.
- A student may choose to take the credits awarded or take the equivalent course at Marquette. Pre-med and pre-dent students are encouraged to consult with a pre-health advisor before accepting AP credit awards.
International Baccalaureate (IB)
- Marquette will continue to award credit based on our existing IB Credit Policy, which can be found here. Official scores will need to be sent from IB.
- Students that were planning to take CLEP exams for college credit this spring are encouraged to review the FAQs on the College Board website here.
- Marquette will continue to award college credit for CLEP exams under our current policy, available here.
- Marquette will continue to award credit for A-Level subjects. Official certificates from Cambridge, Ofqual and Pearson still need to be sent to Marquette University once available.
- Marquette will review A-Level course work for credit based on course content. Applicants must submit a copy of the syllabus for each A-Level course for which they are seeking credit. The syllabus can be sent before the certificates are available.
Advisement on graduation requirements and senior year course changes
- Marquette University will continue to require students to fulfill all high school graduation requirements. In most cases, COVID-19 related changes to a student’s transcript are going to be accommodated and a student’s admission status will remain intact; however, we encourage all students to fulfill the requirements set forth by their high school during these unique circumstances. Any student admitted to Marquette should notify the university at email@example.com if they intend to drop a course during their senior year.
- We recognize this is a unique and unprecedented situation, and we are committed, as always, to working individually with students, families and school counselors to help all parties understand the possible impact of any decisions related to changes to senior year schedules and/or grading systems.
Important Details for Prospective Students
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Transcripts with a Pass/Fail Grading System for Spring 2020
- Marquette will continue to review applications for admission holistically, and part of that review includes looking at trends, prior performance in similar subjects, etc. One semester of P/F, with all other semesters following a graded system, would still allow our admission committee to make an informed judgement on the students’ potential to succeed at Marquette. We would not penalize a student who has P/F on their transcript for the spring 2020 semester per their school’s policy.
- Per our current transfer credit policy located here, pass/fail courses are accepted for transfer credit if the institution’s policy states that the P grade reflects a grade of C or higher. This policy also applies to high school students enrolled in dual enrollment coursework.