Am I a transfer applicant? Transfer applicants are those who seek to enroll as full-time or part-time undergraduate students at Marquette and have attended a college/university after graduating from high school or earning a high school equivalency diploma. There is not a minimum number of credit hours that need to be earned to be considered a transfer student. However, if a student has earned fewer than 12 college credits, an ACT and/or SAT test score is required as part of the application process.

Transfer students apply for direct admission* into one of Marquette’s undergraduate colleges. For more information about our undergraduate colleges and majors, visit the majors and minors page.

* Please note: Transfer applications to the College of Nursing's traditional B.S.N. program are no longer accepted because enrollment in this college is at capacity. The R.N.-B.S.N. degree completion program has been phased out and is no longer accepting applications from students.

Transfer Application review timeline and deadlines:

  • August (fall) semester: Application review for the fall semester begins in mid-January so that completed fall semester coursework/grades can be included in our review. Application review is conducted on a rolling basis, and admission is granted as space permits. All required materials must be postmarked to the Admissions Office by July 1 for priority consideration. Transfer applications completed after July 1 will continue to be reviewed as space permits.

  • January (spring) semester: Application review for the spring semester begin in early September. The deadline for a completed transfer application for spring consideration is Dec. 1. Application review is conducted on a rolling basis, and admission is granted as space permits. All required application materials must be postmarked to the Marquette University Admissions Office by Dec. 1 for spring admission review. Transfer applications completed after Dec. 1 will not be considered.

Required documents and credentials:

  • Application for admission: Use our free online application. Your transfer student essay and extracurricular activities should be uploaded directly into the online application.
  • High school transcript: required of all transfer applicants, regardless of the number of college credits you have earned
  • Official college transcripts: sent to Marquette University directly from all colleges you have attended
  • ACT and/or SAT test scores: only required if you have completed fewer than 12 college credits

Ready? Begin your application.

The Marquette application for admission

Use any of the applications below to apply to Marquette.

International students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to fill out the Marquette online application but should visit the Office of International Education for a full listing of specific international student application requirements

What you'll need

What we look for

Transfer admission decisions are made collaboratively between the the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the academic dean of the college to which the student is applying. Transfer students demonstrating more than one academic year of college work will have their admission decisions based primarily on the types of courses, earned grades and academic trend in college work. Students showing less than one full academic year of college work will be reviewed on a combination of high school and college performance. Successful transfer applicants typically present above a 2.5/4.0 college GPA in a well-round academic curriculum (e.g., English, mathematics, science, social sciences, humanities) for admission consideration. Decisions are based on a comprehensive review of academic performance. For some academic programs, performance in certain subject areas (math, science) may have greater emphasis in the review process.

What's next:

Upon receipt of your application, we will email access into CheckMarq, the university information system. Do not lose this access. You will need it to verify your application status and to accept/decline financial aid awards.

Upon completion of your transfer application, the review process begins and typically takes about four weeks. During the review process, an official credit evaluation of your completed college courses is conducted. An official evaluation of your credits, along with an academic advising contact, is mailed along with the admission letter.


Is your deadline a postmark/submission deadline or the date by which material must reach your office?

All deadlines are postmark/submission dates.

Can I defer my admission?

Although we do not formally offer deferment, you can request to be evaluated again for a future term. Admission evaluation will be conducted again based on any additional completed course work. If academic performance is consistent with previous performance, typically a similar admission decision will be made.

What is the application fee?

There is no application fee.

Can I change the college to which I applied after submitting my application?

Any changes to your application should be submitted in writing to Include your name, date of birth and request.

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Application status

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

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