If you know a few major (and some minor) holidays, you know Marquette's admissions and financial aid cycle. The following information does not apply to international undergraduate applicants.

Apply for admission

Beginning August 1

Application review for admission to Marquette University is completed on a rolling basis starting August 1. Beginning in late September, admission decisions are sent 2 to 3 weeks following the completion of the application for admission and receipt of all supporting materials.

Of course, students may apply for admission before Labor Day, but most will not have their transcripts available from their high school/college offices until after Labor Day. If students apply for admission and have other information sent later (e.g., transcripts, test scores), we will assemble all of the pieces in the student's file to ensure the application is complete and ready for review. We encourage applications no later than November 1 to ensure that all credentials reach us by the December 1 priority deadline.

Priority application deadline

December 1 (Feast Day of St. Eligius)

For all of our academic programs, Marquette has a priority admission and Père Marquette Award deadline of December 1 (postmark/submit date). Applications completed after December 1 will be considered on a space-available basis for admission and scholarship.

Admission notification

Late September – early April (Autumnal Equinox – April Fool's Day)

Admission decisions begin rolling out from Marquette beginning in late September.

Financial aid notification

Late-November – early April (Thanksgiving – April Fool's Day)

Financial aid packages are posted to the student's CheckMarq account on a rolling basis beginning in late-November. Students are able to submit the FAFSA as early as October 1. We strongly encourage filing the FAFSA online no later than January 15.

Scholarship application deadline

February 1 (almost Groundhog Day)

Special scholarship programs at Marquette have a February 1 deadline. View complete information about Marquette scholarships, and apply online here.

Scholarship notification

Mid-February – early April (St. Valentine's Day – April Fools' Day)

Père Marquette Award decisions are mailed in mid-February.

Final decisions on all special scholarship programs are mailed in mid-March. Some, but not all, special scholarship programs will notify semifinalists before mid-March to arrange for phone or in-person interviews.

National Candidate Reply Date

May 1 (May Day)

Marquette follows the National Candidate Reply date, the day by which students must notify their colleges of their intention to enroll (or not enroll). You have until May 1 to submit your tuition and housing deposit to Marquette.