Admission Timeline & Dates

Below, you’ll find a timeline of important dates and info to keep you on track with the admission process. Each student is different, and we encourage you to contact the Office of Admission to talk about your next steps in becoming a Millikin student next fall. We’re here to help.


Submit your FAFSA on or after October 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 for more information.

Wait for a decision

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, whether you've been admitted or not.


Scholarship applications open November 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). To apply for scholarships you will log into your myVIP page and click the Cost and Aid tab to see which scholarships are relevant to you.


Housing applications open December 1

All students are required to complete a housing form, whether you plan to live on campus or commute from home. Room choices are based on date of deposit, so the sooner Millikin receives your deposit, the more housing options you will have. See floor plans and photos, and apply for housing—which is offered on a first-come, first-served basis—at Housing applications will be available on your myVIP page

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. For help understanding your award letter, visit the Student Account Assistance FAQs page.

January 15

Scholarship Deadline

This is also the deadline to be considered for many of Millikin’s scholarship programs. Information about the programs can be found at Students must be admitted to Millikin before they can apply for scholarships. The applications for each scholarship can be found on your myVIP page.  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 complete your admission application and submit a portfolio or audition. Visit the individual department pages to see if your program has additional requirements.

February 4

Scholarship Interview Day

Scholarship Interview Day is a special day for admitted, scholarship-eligible students. Students will receive an invitation to attend.

April 1

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. Find out more at


May 1

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. 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, June 12-15

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. Visit and log in to your myVIP page to sign up.

Housing assignments begin going out

To receive a housing assignment, you must be admitted to the college and complete a housing application. 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 submit 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 Admissions. 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—such as loans and employment-sponsored tuition plans—and read about the various financial aid options at

Attend an Orientation Day on campus, June 19-23

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 living on campus begin receiving roommate and room assignment notifications. If you’ve completed your housing application, you’ll receive information about your roommates and what to bring to campus. Visit for more information.


Submit payment by August 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 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.