STEPS TO ENROLL FOR SPRING 2014
Meet current international students at Marquette through the International Student Network.
1) PAY YOUR DEPOSIT
Submitting your deposit means you are committing to enroll at Marquette for the upcoming term. You should submit your deposit and other forms only after you have made your final decision to attend Marquette. The priority deadline for tuition and housing deposits is December 1, and deposits are non-refundable.
The tuition deposit and housing deposit are:
Tuition deposit $ 200
Housing deposit $ 300
Total deposit $ 500
- Credit card: Log onto your Checkmarq student account and click on the Next Step link. Then click the link to pay your tuition and housing deposit.
- Bank check or money order: Make payable to “Marquette University” and send to OIE. Please indicate your Marquette ID number with your payment.
- Bank wire transfer: Contact OIE for more information.
2) SUBMIT YOUR FINANCIAL VERIFICATION
I. Signed Sponsorship Form
The Marquette Sponsorship Form is available at marquette.edu/oie/reqs.shtml#financial. Students fully sponsored by their home government or by other external scholarships should provide an official letter of support from their government or other sponsor instead of the sponsorship form.
II. Bank evidence
Students with private sponsors (parents, family members, friends) must also provide a current, official bank statement or bank letter that clearly indicates that your financial sponsor currently has at least $53,000 (the 2013-14 estimated cost of tuition and living expenses at Marquette for 12 months) in his or her bank account. Students who cannot obtain bank evidence can submit a larger verification deposit in the amount of $5,000. If you do not become a Marquette F-1 student, $4,500 is refundable. Students who are sponsored by their home government or who have evidence of other external scholarships do not need to provide bank evidence.
3) RECEIVE YOUR I-20
Once your deposit and financial verification are received, the Office of International Education will reserve your place at Marquette University and issue your Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) for your U.S. F-1 student visa.
Students Transferring F-1 Status: If you currently have F-1 visa status, you must arrange to transfer your F-1 status to Marquette. Complete the F-1 Transfer History Form in consultation with the Designated School Official at your current school. Your "Pending Transfer" I-20 will be sent to you after the History Form is received and after your SEVIS record has been released to Marquette.
4) SUBMIT YOUR HOUSING PREFERENCES
Complete the housing application by logging into your CheckMarq student account and clicking on the Next Step link. Next, click on “Select Housing Preferences.” Keep the following in mind:
- All new students are required to live in a university residence hall during their first two years of study unless they are 21 years or older, more than two years out of high school or living with their parents. If you wish to request a waiver of this policy, please contact us as soon as possible.
- Read the book Home Away from Home to learn about specialty housing options like the Engineering, CommUNITY and Performing Arts floors.
- Students who desire a halal diet can request special arrangements with Marquette’s food service to provide basic halal entrée/main course options to supplement the standard dining offerings already acceptable for halal. If you wish to request such arrangements, please send your request to OIE.
5) SUBMIT REQUIRED HEALTH FORMS
Submit the required immunization and tuberculosis forms online through the Next Step link.
What you will need for online immunization form:
- Date of your tetanus/diphtheria booster dose.
- If you were born after 1957, the dates of your two MMR vaccines; OR your two measles, one mumps, one rubella vaccines; OR lab reports showing positive immunity
- Month and year you had chicken pox; OR dates of varicella No. 1 or 2; OR a lab report showing positive immunity
For tuberculosis (TB) form:
- Whether you have had a positive TB skin test; AND been in close contact with anyone with TB; AND a list of the countries you have traveled to or lived in (for more than two weeks); AND, if indicated, results of a TB test
Marquette requires all newly admitted or readmitted students to submit proof of immunizations using their CheckMarq student account. The university will suspend course registration if this information is not submitted.
Questions? Contact Student Health Service at 414.288.7184 or www.marquette.edu/shs/contact/index.
6) COMPLETE THE DEMOGRAPHIC SURVEY
To better plan for our incoming class and allocate resources accordingly, you will be asked a small number of questions about yourself. The information collected will be used in aggregate and not individually identifiable. Complete the demographic survey through the Next Step link by answering each question as you are best able.
HAVING TROUBLE LOGGING IN TO YOUR CHECKMARQ STUDENT ACCOUNT?
If you do not remember your password or are having difficulty accessing your CheckMarq student account, call the IT Help Desk at 414.288.7799 or visit www.marquette.edu/its/help. Have your Marquette ID ready, and be sure to tell them you are an international student.
Complete Current Coursework
Your offer of admission is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the course work in which you are currently enrolled. Satisfactory completion means finishing the work with comparable or better grades than those upon which Marquette offered you admission. You are required to submit an official copy of your final secondary school transcript, final certificates and/or university transcripts to Marquette. The university will suspend course registration if these official documents are not received by February 1. Transcripts should be mailed to the Office of International Education.
English Language Assessment
If English is not your first language, you will likely need to take the English Language Placement Test. Refer to your Next Steps information sheet to see if you are required to take the placement test. This test is given during the international student orientation. The results of this test will be used to determine whether you will need to enroll in any of Marquette’s English as a Second Language Program classes.
ESLP classes are always taken in conjunction with regular academic courses and should generally be taken during the first year. Results from ESLP classes are calculated in your GPA and, in all colleges except Engineering, the credits also count toward your undergraduate requirements. More information about the English Language Program is available at marquette.edu/oie/eslp.
Students who are exempt from the placement test because of extensive evidence of English language proficiency are welcome to take the test if they would like a proficiency assessment to use in planning studies.
Course Registration and Class Selection
Course registration materials will be sent to you in December. Included will be contact information for your academic adviser and a recommendation for your first-semester class schedule.
Submit official transcripts or certificates for all International Baccalaureate, A-Level, Abitur, Advanced Placement and university courses no later than December 1 so that we can evaluate your previous advanced studies for possible transfer credit. In addition, please submit English translations of all related course descriptions. Any transfer credit will be added to your online CheckMarq record for your review before registering for classes at Marquette.
University costs include tuition, a residence hall room and meal plan charges. Details about health insurance and other fees are explained in the Rate Guide. Methods of payment, including a monthly payment plan option are also explained in the guide.
Undergraduate tuition and living expense estimates (2013-14)
|Tuition (fall term)||$17,100|
|Tuition (spring term)||$17,100|
|Living expenses* (fall and spring)||$15,530|
|Living expenses* (summer)||$ 3,270|
* Estimated living expenses include room, food, clothing, health insurance, books and miscellaneous expenses for 12 months.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
International students are considered for financial scholarships at the time of admission. If awarded, your scholarship is announced in your admission letter and will be credited to your tuition account each semester. Unfortunately, Marquette does not offer international student loans or need-based financial aid. Scholarships are not awarded to students who have full government funding.
Health care in the United States is expensive, and health insurance is necessary to protect students in case of serious problems. All Marquette students with F-1 visa status are required to have acceptable health insurance throughout their period of studies. Marquette has established a student insurance program for its F-1 visa students, and you will be covered under this plan beginning with your entry to the United States with a Marquette Form I-20.
Only students who have alternate insurance coverage through a government sponsor or are covered under an appropriate insurance plan of a parent or spouse in the United States can be exempt from the Marquette plan. This exemption must be approved by the Office of International Education before enrollment.
Your Marquette student account will include a charge for the mandatory health insurance. The spring charge is for seven months of enrollment (January-July). For further information, visit marquette.edu/oie/healthinsurance.shtml.
New Student Orientation and Arrival
Orientation begins on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Check back here for updated details.