Below is a timeline of important dates and information to keep you on track with your admission process.
Sept - Dec
Submit the FAFSA On or After Oct. 1 (domestic students)
File your 2023-2024 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 our Scholarships & Aid page for more information.
Wait for a Decision
Once you've applied and have 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.
Scholarship Applications open Nov. 1
You must first be admitted before you can apply for scholarships. Most scholarship deadlines are January 15 (first-year students) and April 1 (transfer students). Students must first be admitted to Millikin before they can apply for scholarships. Scholarship applications are available on your myVIP page.
Housing Applications open Dec. 1
All students are required to complete a Housing Application, whether you plan to live on campus or commute from home. Room choices are based on date of submission. Housing applications will be available on your myVIP page. Learn more about campus housing options at millikin.edu/housing.
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.
Jan - Apr
This is the deadline to be considered for many of Millikin’s scholarship programs. Information about the programs can be found at millikin.edu/scholarships. Students who are chosen to interview for these programs will be invited to attend Scholarship Interview Day in February.
College of Fine Arts Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis, but you must first complete your Millikin application for admission. Visit the individual School pages to see if your program has additional requirements.
Scholarship Interview Day
Scholarship Interview Day is a special day for admitted, scholarship-eligible students. Students will receive an invitation to attend.
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.
May - Aug
Refundable Advance Tuition Deposit Deadline
In order to hold your spot at Millikin, you'll need to submit a $150 advance tuition deposit which is credited toward your tuition. Deposits can be made at millikin.edu/deposit. 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 counselor to be sure they stay on track with all pre-enrollment activities.
Sign up to attend an Online Registration Day
After paying your advance tuition deposit, you should sign up to attend one Online Registration Day. You will also connect with a faculty advisor and register for fall classes.
Housing assignments begin going out
Housing assignments are given out at Orientation in June, and then sent out on a rolling basis, based on the date you are admitted and submitted your housing application.
Submit final high school and college transcripts
If you are currently enrolled in high school, you must submit official copies of your final transcripts to the Office of Admission. Late transcripts can complicate registration, financial aid and payment for your first semester.
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 on our Applying for Aid page.
Attend an Orientation Day on campus
Plan now to attend one in-person Orientation Day where you will connect with Campus Life as well as hear about financial aid, health and safety, academic support and campus employment.
Receive your roommate assignment and move-in date
Students planning to live on campus will begin receiving roommate and room assignment notifications. Visit the FAQs page for more information.
Submit payment by Aug. 1
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 our Payment Options page for more information.
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.