Congratulations on Your Admission!

Information for Newly Admitted Students

Congratulations on your offer of admission, and best wishes for your future academic success! Follow all of the steps below and you'll be prepared for your graduate school journey. 

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Accept or Decline Your Admission Offer*

Once you've been offered admission, please notify the Graduate School of your decision to accept or decline your offer. Processing your acceptance may take up to five business days. Our admissions staff works through notifications and questions in the order they are received.

If you have been awarded merit-based financial aid (generally in the form of a graduate assistantship) you will need to respond to that offer separately and in addition to accepting/declining your offer of admission.

Check Your Marquette Email*

Use your email address and password to access your Marquette email account. Additional information about setting up and accessing your email account can be found on the IT Services website

This is the email address the University will use to send official communications, so it is important that you check it regularly. Expect to receive a weekly newsletter from the Graduate School. 

Login to check Marquette email

*If you need to update your email address and display name to reflect your preferred name, we encourage you to follow the instructions outlined by IT Services.

Discover CheckMarq: Login and Complete Forms*

What is Checkmarq?

CheckMarq is your gateway to student information at Marquette University. Once you login into CheckMarq, students, instructors and advisors will see access to information and self-service.

Complete Forms

Log in to CheckMarq by using the username and temporary password sent via email within a few days of submitting your application. Contact the IT Services TechSquad if you need to retrieve or reset your log in credentials

Complete the forms in the "Next Steps" section. Forms includes required information from the Marquette University Medical Clinic, as well as forms on demographic information. International students will be able to complete the next steps section once they have received their I-20.

Medical Clinic forms are typically available 2 weeks before the semester begins. We encourage you to complete these forms before the start of the term; a hold may be placed on your record if medical information is not submitted in a timely fashion.

Complete Preregistration Cheq in CheckMarq*

Prior to registering for classes each term, you are required to complete a Preregistration Cheq in CheckMarq. This allows you to complete mandatory financial and academic integrity agreements in advance of your registration appointment time, leaving fewer steps to complete at the point of registration.

Submit Final Official Transcripts*

Transcripts must be submitted to the Graduate School within the first five weeks of the term of admission or a hold preventing registration for future terms will be placed on your record.

Domestic transcripts may be emailed directly to can also mail transcripts to the Graduate School: 

Marquette University Graduate School
Zilber Hall, Room 205
PO Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201

*If not submitted within the first five weeks, a hold will be placed on your record, preventing registration for future terms.

**Final Official Marquette University transcripts need not be submitted.

Connect with Marquette Central*

Marquette Central is your primary source for student enrollment and financial services. 

Federal and Alternative loans

Submit your application online

Our school code is 003863

Connect with Your Assigned Advisor*

This assignment can vary greatly by department in both timing and who is assigned to you.  If you do not have an adviser assigned in CheckMarq, contact your department to inquire as to who you should connect with regarding advisement. Some programs even have advising days.

Register for Courses via Checkmarq*

 A registration tutorial is available to help you through the process. Contact the department offering the course to request a permission number if one is required.  

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Purchase Your Books*

The Book Marq is Marquette University's official bookstore for purchasing text books and other classroom supplies. The Book Marq's focus includes stocking all the text books needed for every Marquette student and providing academically discounted software.

Book Marq Address

818 N. 16th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 288-7317

Get Directions

Schedule a Campus Visit

If you have not visited Marquette University or wish to become more familiar with campus before school beings, please schedule a visit! We have knowledgeable Graduate School staff that will take you around campus and help you get you accustom to your surroundings. 

Get your Marquette student ID card (MarquetteCard)*

Your MarquetteCard allows you to access the libraries, rec centers and computer labs.  It is also a way to pay for certain things on and near campus.  You can get your MarquetteCard at Union Station in the Alumni Memorial Union (AMU). 

Find Housing 

Where should I live? 

Many graduate students live on-campus through University owned apartments, but many students prefer to seek housing off-campus. There are certainly advantages to both.

Students looking to live off-campus in one of Milwaukee's thriving neighborhoods can find which one fits their lifestyle best at Visit Milwaukee

Amenities Provided by University-owned Apartments

  • Convenient location on Marquette's campus
  • Flexible leases
  • Ability to pay your rent on your university bursar account
  • Internet access and digital cable included in rent
  • Positive communities with opportunities for leadership and involvement
  • Fast, reliable maintenance
  • 24-hour building surveillance and security
  • A landlord you can trust

For more information on University-owned apartments, visit Residence Life.

RentCollegePads (third party, unaffiliated)

RentCollegePads provides information on rentals, roommates, and subleases in the Marquette neighborhood. Marquette does not endorse the site or any landlord or property listed on the site. Students should view properties in person and read the entire lease contract before signing it or paying any money. Marquette assumes no responsibility for disputes between tenants and the site, or between tenants and any landlord or property, except for properties owned by Marquette. Mediation and referral services are made available when such disputes arise. 

Parking Information

Parking in an urban campus can sometimes be challenging,  leading to issues that can be a distraction to your day at school. Having a designated place to park provides convenience, peace of mind and safety. 

The application process will begin July 11, starting with commuter students. Each subsequent group’s permits will go on sale at 9 a.m. per the schedule on the parking website. 

To obtain your parking permit, please visit the parking services website. 

New Graduate Student Online Orientation

We invite you to participate in the Graduate School’s New Student Online Orientation. You can access your assigned orientation through D2L, Marquette University’s learning management system.

  • Fall orientation opens August 1st
  • Spring orientation opens December 1st
  • Summer orientation opens May 1st

Email us with any questions

*NOTE: International students must also attend a mandatory New International Student Orientation, coordinated by the Office of International Education.  

Join Our Social Media Community

Following the Graduate School on social media is a great way to stay connected with any events and other happenings around campus.  

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