Application Requirements

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Admission Process

Applications for admission are accepted online at throughout the academic year as students may begin classes that begin throughout the semester. Admission to Millikin University is based upon a thorough and comprehensive review of the online application and complete academic background. Generally, transfer students will be favorably considered for admission if they are in good standing at the institution from which they wish to transfer and have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of C or better. Individuals without previous college credit should submit an official high school transcript or GED. The admission to Teacher Education licensure majors will require a minimum GPA of 2.70. If you have fewer than 12 credits or a lower GPA, don’t be discouraged – we’d still like to talk to you!

Cost of Attendance

Admission for first-time students at Millikin

Complete the free online application for admission at

Contact all colleges and universities previously attended and request official transcripts be sent to Millikin either electronically or by mail. The mailing address is:

Millikin University
1184 West Main Street
Decatur, IL 62522

Once the Office of Admission has received your application and transcripts, an admission decision will be made and you will be notified in writing, followed by a phone call from an advisor to set up an advising appointment. To register for classes, a one-time $150 deposit is required. This will be applied directly to tuition and is non-refundable.

Admission for students who have previously attended Millikin as either a traditional or non-traditional student:

Complete an Application for Readmission ( --- link for readmission application is on the right side).

The Registrar’s Office will review your request and records and make an admission decision. You will receive a letter from the Registrar with instructions on next steps.

Financial Aid 

After completing the Free Application for Financial Aid, Flexible Learning students are evaluated for the Federal Pell grant, State of Illinois MAP grant and Federal Direct loan program.