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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    Schedule a Visit of Campus
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    Fill Out an Online Admission Application
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    Required Forms
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    Pay the Advance Tuition Deposit
  • 5
    Fill out your Housing Application
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    File your FAFSA
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    Attend Registration
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    Join Us for First Week!

Millikin hosts several Campus Visit Days throughout the year, but you can also schedule an individual visit. On all Visit Days, prospective students and their families are able to take a tour of campus, speak with our Admission representatives, hear from administrative staff and faculty, and learn more about academic programs, athletics, and financial aid.

When is a good time to start visiting colleges? If you’re a sophomore or junior in high school, now is the perfect time to visit Millikin and find out if we’re the right fit for you. If you’re interested in transferring, PACE, or one of our graduate programs, we recommend scheduling an individual visit and scheduling an appointment to speak with a representative of the program you’re interested in applying to.

Find out more about scheduling a visit today! Can't make it to campus? Take a tour!

Applications for admission to Millikin's traditional undergraduate program (for freshman and transfer students) are accepted on a rolling basis. PACE (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.

You can fill out the application by clicking here. 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

In order to complete your application, the following form needs to be completed by one faculty member and one counselor from your high school.

Faculty/Counselor Evaluation Form

Once you’ve applied to Millikin and sent in all of the application requirements, we will begin reviewing your information. Millikin takes a holistic approach to deciding who will be admitted. Basically, we look at other things besides grades and test scores. We’re also interested in any extracurricular activities, community service, or hobbies that you’re involved in; your drive and ambition to succeed; or ways in which your talent and personality will contribute something special to the campus!

The Admission Office will contact you about whether or not you’ve been admitted. If you accept Millikin’s offer of admittance, we’ll send an Admission packet highlighting important information and deadlines, including deposit and housing information. In the meantime, call 217.424.6211 or email us with any questions.

In order to hold your spot, you’ll need to submit your $150 advance tuition deposit, which is refundable until May 1st. You can pay the deposit on myMillikin. You’ll just need your username and password that was included on your myMillikin card in your Admission Packet. Be sure to keep your username and password handy from now on because you’ll need it to check your Millikin email! Submit your deposit.

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.

It's very important that, in order to receive all of the financial aid you qualify for, you file your FAFSA as soon as possible after it becomes available on October 1. Students will be able to submit a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016, rather than beginning on January 1, 2017. Sometimes money given by the state is limited and distributed through a first-come, first-served basis. Students and parents will report income information from an earlier tax year (2015 instead of 2016).
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.

You’re so close, you can almost taste it! 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. At Registration, you’ll register for classes, get your housing assignment, meet fellow classmates, familiarize yourself with the campus, and get connected with faculty and current students.

Need more information? Visit the Registration page.


You’re here! Congratulations! First 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 First 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 First 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.