Applying to Millikin University marks your first step toward an education that you can expect to be as exciting and rewarding as it is challenging. We're looking for bright, eager minds who are ready to take on the world, to see things differently, and have the confidence to find their own success story at Millikin. Apply using the Common App or directly to MU by clicking below.  Apply Today 

Quick Facts & Admission Requirements

  • Online Program Application
  • High School or College Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores
  • Audition or Portfolio Review
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA 
  • Extracurricular Activities

Ready to Take the Next Steps?

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    Visit Campus
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    Fill Out an Online Admission Application
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    Send Your Credentials
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    Save you Seat
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    Complete your Housing Forms
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    File Your FAFSA
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    Register for Classes
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    Welcome Week

Take a tour of campus and find out more about your academic area of study, financial aid, and campus life. Millikin hosts several Campus Visit Days throughout the year, but individual visits can be scheduled at any time. Can’t make it to campus? View MU through our virtual tour.

Applications for admission to Millikin's traditional undergraduate program (for freshman and transfer students) are accepted on a rolling basis. Flexible Learning (evening, degree-completion program) applicants, Master of Business Administration (MBA) applicants, and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) applicants must meet specific application deadlines.

Fill out the application and simply create an account, choose the program and term you’re applying for, and begin filling out the various sections. There is no fee required to apply! You will be asked to send additional application requirements such as official transcripts and test scores. Certain programs may have extra requirements.

ACT Code: 1080
SAT Code: 1470

Required Forms

Send additional application requirements such as official transcripts, test scores, and Faculty/Counselor Evaluation Form (from a guidance counselor and a teacher). Learn more about programs with additional application requirements on the bottom of the Apply page.

In order to hold your spot at Millikin, you’ll need to submit a $150 advance tuition deposit. Several academic programs are highly competitive, so you’ll want to act quickly to secure your spot in your chosen academic field of study. The deposit is credited toward your tuition and is refundable until May 1. Make your deposit today on myMILLIKIN.

Within 24 hours of receiving your advance tuition deposit, we’ll send you an email with a link that enables you to access the Housing Application. Deadlines for Housing Applications are May 1st for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester. Housing assignments are typically given out during Orientation & Registration, which takes place in June.

Preferences for housing are considered, but the sooner we receive your deposit, the quicker we’ll be able to accommodate you. The application includes a questionnaire about your personal habits, and your answers will help us match you to a compatible roommate.

For more information about housing visit Residence life.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only form Millikin requires in order to receive federal, state, and institutional need-based funding. Completing the FAFSA determines how much financial assistance you’ll have available to use toward the cost of attendance. The 2018-19 FAFSA will be available beginning October 1, at Millikin’s school code is 001724.
Filing the FAFSA determines how much financial aid assistance you'll be able to use toward the cost of attendance. Those admitted to Millikin, submitted their deposit, and who have filed their FAFSA will receive an email from the Office of Admission regarding the full amount of financial aid they'll be receiving. Find out more by visiting our Cost & Aid page.

Registration begins in April. You can register by logging in to myMillikin, clicking the myVIP tab on the right and selecting "Sign up for Registration" in your admission checklist. Registration Day is your chance to work with faculty advisors to register for classes, meet fellow classmates, connect with current students, and familiarize yourself with campus. 


You’re here! Congratulations! Welcome Week is designed for first-year students and offers an experience that will teach you what is expected in the college environment and how to best engage in the Millikin community. You’ll learn more about student organizations, studying abroad, internships, student media, athletics, and many more programs and services that support your academic goals, personal development, and well-being.

All Welcome Week activities are mandatory so that you can learn all that is vital to your success while at Millikin. Plus, you’ll make bonds that last a lifetime, not only with your peers, but also with our dynamic faculty and administrators. Welcome home!

Click here for more information about Welcome Week!

Programs with Additional Requirements

Student talking to Admission Counselor

Transfer Students

Transfer applicants should have completed 12 or more credits from an approved institution and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. It’s advised that students interested in transferring to Millikin contact the Transfer Department or Office of Admission.

Group of International Students

International Students

International students who would like to study at Millikin must complete the International Student Application for Admission and send in any supporting documents including transcripts, test scores, and passport information to Millikin's International Recruitment Office.

MBA Student with Dean

MBA Programs

Millikin offers two MBA options: A 17-month Executive MBA for working professionals with classes that take place two hours a week during the evening and a 12-month Fast-Track MBA for recent graduates with classes that take place full-time during the day.

Nursing Students with Patient

Graduate Nursing

Millikin offers graduate degrees in Nursing, including two Master of Science in Nursing tracks (Master’s Entry into Nursing Practice and Nurse Educator) and two Doctor of Nursing Practice tracks (Nurse Anesthesia Program and DNP completion for Advanced Practice Nurses). 

Student at Computer

Flexible Learning Degrees

Flexible Learning is an accelerated bachelor degree program for adults with jobs and families. Enrollment in the program is based upon a review of the online application, work experience, and complete academic background. 

Music Students

School of Music

To be accepted by the School of Music, high school seniors and transfer students interested in majoring or minoring in music must fill out a separate application and schedule an audition. 

Apply to the School of Theatre and Dance

Theatre & Dance

Millikin's School of Theatre & Dance (SoTaD) is known for producing graduates of significant talent. In order to be accepted, prospective students are asked to fill out a separate application and schedule an audition and/or interview that showcases talent or previous work.

Art Student Painting

Art Department

Students who wish to major in Art must submit a separate application and portfolio review. The portfolio should include a 250-word essay and examples of recent drawings and/or designs. Optional materials include paintings, graphic design, or 3-D work.

After Acceptance

Next Steps

Once admitted, the Office of Admission will send you a packet detailing your next steps.

After Acceptance

Registration Info

At Registration, students register for classes, meet fellow classmates, and familiarize yourself with campus.


Your First Week

First Week is a week-long orientation event held every August for first-year students.

First Week