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


Millikin University Viewbook 2019-2020

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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Admission Timeline & Dates

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.

June 1, 2020

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 June 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 2020

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 2020

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.

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, 2020

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 18 – 23, 2020 (Dates subject to change)

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.

October 2019

Submit financial aid information (domestic students)

File your 2020-2021 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 2019

Estimated award letters begin to be 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, 2020

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 in February. 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 2020

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 2020

Sign up to attend an Online Registration Day

After paying your advance tuition deposit, you should sign up for an Online Registration Day in order to connect with Campus Life as well as hear about financial aid, health and safety, academic support and campus employment. You will also connect with a faculty advisor and register for fall classes. Visit and login to your student portal to sign up today.

Apply today to #MakeItMillikin!

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