Admission decision letters

All decision letters for on-time fall freshman applicants have been mailed. View Marquette Freshman Admission Decisions in a full screen map

General scholarship decisions mail in mid-February.

When will I receive my freshman admission decision letter?

This is a long answer. Bear with us.

The first admission decisions for on-time applicants (those completed by December 1) left the admissions office on Wednesday, January 6 or what we in the biz call "Admissions Christmas." From the admissions office, letters are processed in the university mail services center for delivery to the USPS. Metering and preparing thousands of notification letters is no small task and a few decision letters were mailed on the 7th and 8th.

Letters are mailed first class and typically are received in the contiguous states during the course of one to two weeks (near the end of January). Mail to Alaska, Hawai'i, APO addresses and international addresses may take a little longer. It's also been our experience that mail destined for the Chicago area may take an additional three to five days.

But I really, really, really need to know now!

We appreciate your enthusiasm! Sit tight. Knit. Read a book. Decisions are sent only by mail. Admission decisions are not given by phone, email, text message, tweet or carrier pigeon (well, maybe golden eagle). Mailing might seem a little old fashioned, but in a world of instant gratification, it's sometimes nice to pause, reflect, and to open something tangible.

I received my letter, but there is no scholarship information

General scholarship (Ignatius and Magis) notification is mailed in mid-February. All other awards have a February 1 deadline. Visit the scholarship page for information.

All of my friends have heard, but I haven't. Is that bad? Good? Something else?

Take a deep breath. Letters are not mailed in any particular order (e.g., admitted students do not hear before waitlisted students, etc). So much is dependent on Marquette's mail room, the postal service, mail returned because you may have moved, accidental coffee spills (with apologies to Claire from Concord, N.H.), etc. We anticipate that the majority of decision letters will reach applicants no later than the end of January. It is normal for students from the same school or living in the same neighborhood to receive a decision letter one, two or even 10 days later.

I know I applied after the deadline. When will I receive an admission decision?

Late applicants are considered on a space-available basis. We begin formal review after we have completed admission decisions for on-time applicants. Decisions will likely be mailed in mid- to late February.

I have my decision letter. What should I do now?

Review any instructions provided with your letter. Everything else you need to do right now is included in the instructions. We'll send your CheckMarq access by email shortly after you receive your admission letter. Some details (registering for classes, getting an ID, etc.) happen later in the year. We'll walk you through each component of the process. For now, focus on just the next step.

Anything else?

Give us a call at (414) 288-7302.

* Our map tracks admission decisions to undergraduate applicants who are U.S. citizens. International applicants are reviewed by the Office of International Education. International admission letters do not appear on this map, but decisions of U.S. citizens residing abroad will be tagged.

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