Freshman application process

Marquette has a formal application deadline of Dec. 1.
International applicants, refer to the Office of International Education for deadlines.

Applications completed after our deadline will be considered on a space-available basis. There is no early action and no early decision. Because admission to Marquette is pooled, we take time to thoroughly review all credentials submitted to the committee. We expect our admission decisions to be finalized, and letters to be mailed, beginning after the New Year holiday. Depending on the volume of applications received, the actual notification date may change.

Application process

The application process at many colleges is shrouded in mystery. That's not the way we do things at Marquette. On the following page, we'll connect you with everything you need to know about applying to Marquette, from writing your college essay to telling us about your extracurricular activities.

Our best tip? R-E-L-A-X! We want to get to know you academically and personally. We want to learn all about the things that make you who you are. So brag about yourself in your application, and make sure to follow the advice below.

Proceso de admisión: información en español

What you need to send us

To complete your online application, please be sure to submit the following:

  • High school transcript
  • ACT or SAT test scores; scores must be official or listed on your high school transcript
  • School counselor recommendation
  • College transcripts and AP exam scores may be sent at a later time and are not needed for freshman application review

Understanding the process

Writing your essay

Telling us about extracurricular activities

We ask you to provide a list of extracurricular activities to get to know you better. We're not looking for students who have 400 activities.

Instead, we would rather see that you have been involved in a few activities, advanced in leadership and been committed to an activity/organization. Be sure to give us a sense of how much time you spend in your activities and highlight any leadership roles. Make sure to explain any activities you think the committee may not know or understand. Though we know what it means to be an Eagle Scout, we may not know what it means to be a member of the STAR club at your school.

Take a look at our sample extracurricular resume below, and download the template for your own use as you apply to colleges.

When you apply to Marquette, we look at the big picture, including:

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Next steps for accepted students

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Application status

Learn how to verify the status of your application through your Checkmarq student account.


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