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 the term to enroll below.  

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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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    Apply for Scholarships
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    Visit Campus
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    Register for Classes

Apply today for the Fall 2020/Spring 2020 Term. You can also apply through the Common Application. Our application is free and no essay is required. 

Required Forms

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

Millikin is interested in more than your grades and test scores. We’ll also look at your extracurricular activities, community service, hobbies, and drive to succeed. We know you’ll bring something special to campus when you Make it Millikin. 

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 about whether or not you've been admitted.

If you have questions or for more information call 217.424.6211 or email us with any questions.

Make it Millikin by submitting a $150 advance tuition deposit. The deposit is credited toward your tuition and is refundable until June 1. Make your deposit today on myMILLIKIN.

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 toward the cost of attendance. You can complete the FAFSA any time after October 1. Millikin's school code is 001724. For more information visit our Cost & Aid page.

We understand the financial hurdles of a quality education, which is why 99% of our students receive financial aid. Apply for scholarships after you’ve been accepted. Most scholarship applications are due Jan. 15. 

Visit us during one of our Campus Visit Days or arrange an individual visit to Millikin. Can’t make it to campus? Take a virtual tour

Registration Day is your chance to work with faculty advisors to register for your classes, meet fellow classmates, connect with current students, and plan for Welcome Week. Welcome Week is MU’s orientation specifically designed for first-year students. 


Programs with Additional Requirements

Programs with Additional Requirements

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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

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.


 Welcome Week

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

Welcome Week