Admissions During Coronavirus

Marquette University has suspended all on-campus events in response 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 remain open through remote operations exclusively.

Recognizing there are many questions right now we have developed a set of FAQs that we hope you will find helpful.

We understand this is an important time for many of our admitted students as they discern their college enrollment plans. For this reason we continue to be available by phone, text and virtual appointment to speak with students and their families. 

All on-campus visits and events are cancelled through May 26. Given the fluidity of the situation, we encourage you to visit this page often for updates.

 

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Important Details for Admitted Students

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Your Admission Deposit

Non-refundable Deposit:

  • Marquette’s enrollment deposit is $200. The housing deposit for students who plan to live in a residence hall is $300. Deposits are submitted via the student’s application status page and are non-refundable. We strongly advocate that students do not submit the non-refundable deposit until they know they plan to attend Marquette.

Deposit Deadline

  • Due to the continued impacts of COVID-19 on students’ decision process, our deposit deadline for incoming first-year students planning to enroll for the fall 2020 term is now June 1. Marquette will continue to evaluate this deadline throughout the coming weeks due to the constantly changing environment of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    If there are any questions we can answer to help students make their enrollment decisions, please call us or book a virtual appointment. After all, talking about Marquette is one of our favorite things to do! 

  • The deposit deadline for transfer students planning to enroll in the fall 2020 term remains July 1.

Housing Deposit

  • For students who have submitted their preferences by the June 1 deadline, housing assignments will be emailed on June 15 by 4 pm CDT. Any student who submits their enrollment deposit and/or housing preference form after the first round of housing assignments are made on June 15 will be assigned housing on a rolling basis thereafter. Marquette guarantees housing in the residence halls for new freshmen.

Guaranteed Deferral of Admission and Scholarship 

  • This year has brought many unforeseen circumstances, and we know that your college decision process became more complex. This is why for freshman applicants who were admitted for the fall 2020 semester, we are guaranteeing undergraduate admission through May 1, 2021. Click here to learn more!

Visiting Campus

On-campus Visits Unavailable 

  • Marquette University has suspended all on-campus events through at least June 1 in response to the recommendations of the CDC and Wisconsin Department of Health Services concerning coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • We 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.
  • During this time, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will remain open through remote operations exclusively. The Office of Admissions will continue to be available by phone, text and virtual appointment to speak with students and their families.

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 AM and 4:30 PM CDT.
  • 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 admissions@marquette.edu. 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.

The Housing Process

Housing Assignments

  • 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 is June 1. Housing assignments will be emailed to all fee-paid students’ Marquette email who have submitted their preferences on June 15 by 4 pm CDT.
  • Click here to find out more about Marquette’s housing options.

Advising & College Credit

SPARK@Home (Summer Priority Advising and Registration Kick-off)

  • The decision has been made to move SPARK sessions to an online format for the summer of 2020 and has been renamed SPARK@HOME. Official registration is available now through the student status page
  • Even though the format for SPARK has changed, Marquette University is committed to providing support and guidance to our new students as they transition to college. Check out the SPARK@Home webpage for the latest information.

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.

CLEP

  • 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.

A-Level Examinations

  • 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.

Graduation Requirements

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 University for Fall 2020 should notify Marquette at admissions@marquette.edu 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 them understand the possible impact of any decisions related to changes to their senior year schedule and/or grading system.

Admission and Scholarship Deferral 

Guaranteed Deferral of Admission and Scholarship 

  • This year has brought many unforeseen circumstances, and we know that your college decision process became more complex. This is why for freshman applicants who were admitted for the fall 2020 semester, we are guaranteeing undergraduate admission through May 1, 2021. Click here to learn more!

 

 

Important Details for Prospective Students

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Visiting Campus

 

On-campus Visits Unavailable 

  • Marquette University has suspended all on-campus events through at least June 1 in response to the recommendations of the CDC and Wisconsin Department of Health Services concerning coronavirus (COVID-19).
  • We 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.
  • During this time, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will remain open through remote operations exclusively. The Office of Admissions will continue to be available by phone, text and virtual appointment to speak with students and their families.

The Application Process

Application Deadline

  • Marquette continues to accept applications for freshman admission for all colleges except the College of Nursing. We encourage interested students to apply at this link via the Marquette application or the Common Application.
  • The application for transfer admission remains unchanged. Students are encouraged to apply by July 1.

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.
  • Admission will be honored for students who have already been admitted for the fall 2020 term regardless of a school’s decision to switch their grading scale during the spring 2020 semester/trimester/quarter.
  • Per our current transfer credit policy located here, Pass/Fail courses are accepted for transfer credit if the institution’s policy states that the Pass grade reflects a grade of C or higher. This policy also applies to high school students enrolled in dual enrollment coursework.

Test Optional

  • Students who would like to apply for admission without an ACT or SAT score are welcome to do so under our test optional policy outlined here.
  • We understand that many students may not be able to take the ACT or SAT in the spring 2020 due to test cancellations related to COVID-19. Since 2019, students have been able to apply test optional to Marquette, and we expect this policy to alleviate many of the concerns students and parents may have if ACT and SAT standardized testing is unavailable in the spring of 2020.