Now is the time. Millikin is the place. 

Millikin is home to Performance Learning; an approach to education that begins in the classroom, moves to the field with real-life work experiences, and results in a prestigious degree and lifelong connection with our community of support and professional resources. It’s why Millikin has been named the top school in Illinois for moving students into jobs post-graduation, and why more students than ever before have applied for the fall semester. 

Come experience Millikin for yourself! Meet our passionate staff and faculty who come to work every day to see Millikin students succeed. Breathe in our vibrant campus that buzzes with Big Blue excitement. And feel the comradery of student peers, who are excited to work alongside you in collaborate, innovative ways.
Enroll in one of our Campus Visit Days, or arrange an individual visit for you and your family.
Take a virtual tour inside our classrooms, labs and workshops, performance spaces, and residence halls.

Millikin is ready to welcome you. Are you ready to Make it Millikin


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Admission Info for....

  • First-Year Students

    Learn more about undergraduate programs, admission requirements, and financial aid opportunities.

  • Transfer Applicants

    Read more about how to apply to Millikin, life on campus, and financial aid.

  • Graduate Programs

    Learn more about our graduate programs including MBA, MSN, DNP, FNP, and more.

  • International Applicants

    Discover Millikin’s many academic programs, campus life, and opportunities to explore career interests.

  • Flexible Learning

    Flexible Learning helps fit education into your schedule. Most classes take place online, during evenings and weekends.

  • Study Abroad

    Millikin students have the opportunity to live and study all around the world in places such as London, China, Spain, Ireland, and many more for a few weeks or for a full semester.

Our Students

jacquelynn ruot

Jacquelynn Ruot

I had to learn development and how the children are going to act in the classroom, along with other things. Without that I would have never succeeded during my studies.

nick perry

Nick Perry

I love smaller classrooms, and I love how much the football team and the faculty members want me to succeed – which drew me in to Millikin.

Justin Debo

Justin Debo

One of the things I think Millikin does is push yourself to your limits and see where those limits are.

College of Fine Arts
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Central Illinois

Admission Timeline & Dates

Undergraduate Students: Fall 2019 Start

Below, you’ll find a timeline of important dates and info to keep you on track with the admission process. Each student is different, and we encourage you to contact the Office of Admission to talk about your next steps in becoming a Millikin student next fall. We’re here to help.

July 2018

Application opens for admission

The Millikin online application is free, and no essay is required. Apply online at or by using the Common Application. We do not offer an early decision or early action option, but we encourage you to apply early as early applicants have the most opportunities for scholarships. Some academic programs have an early application deadline due to demand.

October 2018

Submit financial aid information (domestic students)

File your 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with Millikin’s school code: 001724. Submitting a FAFSA ensures that you’re considered for all financial aid opportunities, including institutional scholarships and all forms of federal and state aid. Visit for more information.

Wait for a decision

Once you've applied to MU and sent in all of the application requirements, we will begin reviewing your information. The Office of Admission will contact you, whether you've been admitted or not.

December 2018

Estimated award letters begin sent

Your estimated Financial Aid Award provides an initial summary of your federal, state, and institutional awards and offers an estimated cost of attendance for the academic year. These letters are sent on a rolling basis beginning in December, based on the date you're admitted to the college and submit a FAFSA. We'll update you when your award is finalized. For help understanding your award letter, visit the Student Account Assistance FAQs page.

January 15, 2019

Scholarship Deadline

This is also the deadline to be considered for many of Millikin’s scholarship programs.  Information about the programs can be found at  The applications for each scholarship can be found on your student portal.  Students who are chosen to interview for these programs will be invited to attend Scholarship Interview Day on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Students must be admitted to Millikin before they can apply for scholarships.

College of Fine Arts scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis but you must complete your admission application and submit a portfolio or audition by this date. Scroll to the bottom of to see if your programs has additional requirements. 

Apply for housing

All students are required to complete a housing form, whether you plan to live on campus or commute form home. Room choices are based on date of deposit, so the sooner Millikin receives your deposit, the more housing options you will have. See floor plans and photos, and apply for housing—which is offered on a first-come, first-served basis—at

March 23, 2019

Admitted Student Day

Attend Admitted Student Day, which provides a glimpse into life as a Millikin student. Discover more about your field of study or any other area of academic interest by attending three sample classes led by Millikin's passionate, experienced faculty. Eat lunch in our new University Commons, connect with students across 90 clubs and organizations, get to know Millikin's campus, and more. Find out more at

April–June 2019

Sign up to attend Registration Day

After paying your advance tuition deposit, you should sign up for registration in order to register for classes, meet fellow classmates, familiarize yourself with campus, and connect with faculty and staff. You can review and finalize your schedule with an academic advisor. Visit and login to your student portal to sign up today.

May 1, 2019

Save your seat

In order to hold your spot at Millikin, you'll need to submit a $150 advance tuition deposit which is credited toward your tuition. Several academic programs are highly competitive, so you'll want to act quickly to secure a place in your chosen academic field of study. Deposits  will be accepted after May 1, but are only refundable up to that date. Students should stay in touch with their Admission Representative to be sure they stay on track with all pre-enrollment activities.

June 2019

Housing assignments begin going out

To receive a housing assignment, you must be admitted to the college and complete a housing application. Housing assignments are given out at Registration in June, and then sent out on a rolling basis, based on the date you are admitted and submit your housing application. Visit for more information.

Submit final high school and college transcripts

If you are currently enrolled in high school or at a college or university, you must submit official copies of your final transcripts to the Office of Admissions. Late transcripts can complicate registration, financial aid, and payment for your first semester. Visit for more information.

Finalize your financial plan

To pay for education, many families use resources beyond the awards offered on the Financial Aid Award Letter. Learn more about these resources—such as loans and employment-sponsored tuition plans—and read about the various financial aid options at

July 2019

Receive your roommate assignment and move-in date

Students living on campus begin receiving roommate and room assignment notifications. If you’ve completed your housing application, you’ll receive information about your roommates and what to bring to campus. Visit for more information.

August 1, 2019

Submit payment

You must either pay in full or establish an automated payment plan for any portion of your bill not covered by secured financial aid by August 1. If you register for classes after this date, you’ll have seven calendar days to establish payment arrangements. Visit for more information.

August 19 – 23, 2019

Attend Welcome Week

Welcome Week is where you'll be introduced to the Millikin experience. You'll learn about student organizations, studying abroad, internships, athletics, and many more programs and services that support your academic goals and personal development.

August 26, 2019

Fall semester begins

Apply today to #MakeItMillikin!

Admission & Aid News

Millikin University Commons
Academic | Admissions | Campus
Macon Matters: Millikin to offer significant merit scholarships to Macon County students
October 10, 2018, 11:45am
Millikin announces scholarship opportunity for students attending high school, community college in Macon County Through a new initiative called Macon Matters, Millikin University has...
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Millikin University
Academic | Admissions | Campus
Students find their place at Millikin
September 25, 2018, 1:15pm
Academics, relationships lead to rising enrollment Millikin University is growing in many ways, from campus facilities to enrollment as this fall 2,001 undergraduate students started...
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Millikin Business Expansion Award
Academic | Admissions | Alumni & Friends
Millikin University receives 2018 Business Expansion Award
September 24, 2018, 1:30pm
Millikin honored for growth on campus and impact in the community Millikin University received the Business Expansion of the Year Award at the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce 2018...
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