First-Year Student Admissions Calendar

Please note, the timeline below is for First-Year Applicants who plan to start classes in the Fall 2023 semester. Applications for the Spring 2023 semester are reviewed on a rolling basis starting in October.


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Applications submitted to Marquette by December 1 are considered as on-time and are reviewed as part of the initial application pool. On-time applicants will receive an admission decision through their student status page on December 20. Late applications, (those received after December 1) will be reviewed on a space-available basis beginning in early January. Decisions for late applications are typically posted 2-3 weeks after an application is complete.

Recommended Application Deadline

December 1 

In order to receive an admission decision and a Père Marquette Award on our initial Decision Day (December 20) an application must be submitted and complete by December 1. Applications completed after December 1 will be considered on a space-available basis for admission and scholarship.

Admission notification

December 20

On-time applicants will receive admission notifications before the end of the calendar year through their student status page. 

Financial Aid Notification

February – early April 

Financial aid packages are posted to the student's CheckMarq account on a rolling basis beginning in February. Students are able to submit the FAFSA as early as October 1. We strongly encourage filing the FAFSA online no later than February 1.

Scholarship Application Deadline

February 1

Special scholarship programs at Marquette have a February 1 deadline. View complete information about Marquette scholarships, and apply online here beginning on December 20.

Scholarship Notification

Mid-February – early April 

Père Marquette Award decisions are included with admission notifications.

Final decisions on all special scholarship programs are mailed in mid-March. Some, but not all, special scholarship programs will notify semifinalists before mid-March to arrange for phone or in-person interviews.

National Candidate Reply Date

May 1 

Marquette follows the National Candidate Reply date, the day by which students must notify their colleges of their intention to enroll (or not enroll). You have until May 1 to submit your tuition and housing deposit to Marquette. Deposits are submitted through your student status page.