Admission decision letters

When will I receive my freshman admission decision letter?

Beginning in late September, admission decision letters are mailed 2-3 weeks following the completion of your online application and our receipt of all supporting materials (like transcripts, test scores, and so on).

Letters are mailed first class and are typically received in the contiguous states within 2-3 weeks of submission of a complete application. 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.

All of my friends have heard, but I haven't and we applied at the same time. Is that bad?

Take a deep breath. Letters are mailed on a rolling basis as the admissions committee completes review and is in no way related to the decision (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 (apologies to Claire from Concord, N.H.), etc. 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 priority 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 all applicants who submitted before the priority deadline. Decisions generally still mail 2-3 weeks after an application file is completed.

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.

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