Next Steps for Admitted International Undergraduates

Congratulations on your Admission to Marquette University!

To enroll at Marquette, please review and complete these next steps:

Accept or Decline AdmissionReceive Your I-20Housing and HealthCourse Registration and English Placement TestingCosts and BillingOrientation and Arrival

Step 1: Accept or Decline Admission

Log in to your Application Account. Click on the "Accept Your Admission" form and follow the prompts to officially accept your spot and pay the $500 non-refundable deposit.

The deadline for tuition and housing deposits for Spring is December 1. The priority deadline for tuition and housing deposits for Fall is May 1. The total deposit is $500:  $200 for tuition and $300 for housing.  Submitting your deposit means you are committing to enroll at Marquette. Deposits are non-refundable.

If you have trouble making your deposit payment, contact 

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Step 2: Qualify for Your Form I-20

Complete these three steps to receive your Form I-20 (see details for each step below):       

A. Submit Financial Verification

B. Submit Official Academic Documents 

Upon completion, you will receive your Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) for your F-1 student visa.

Students Transferring F-1 Status: If you currently have F-1 status, you must transfer your SEVIS record to Marquette by completing our F-1 Transfer History Form with help from your current Designated School Official.  Your I-20 will be sent after the History Form is received and your SEVIS record has been released to Marquette.



A. Submit Financial Verification

I. Signed Financial Sponsorship Form (if not already submitted)

Students fully sponsored by their home government or by other external scholarships should provide an official letter of support from their government or other sponsor instead of the sponsorship form.

II. Bank Evidence (if not already submitted)

Students with private sponsors (parents, family, friends) must also provide a current, official bank statement or letter indicating the financial sponsor has at least $65,232 (the 2022-23 total estimated cost) on deposit. The statement must be dated no more than six months before Marquette enrollment.

If you cannot obtain bank evidence, you can submit a verification deposit of $5,000. If you do not become a Marquette F-1 student, $4,500 is refundable. 

Options to Submit Financial Verification Materials:

      • Upload via your Marquette Application account using the "Upload Materials"  link on your Status Page. Label your materials as "Financial Sponsor Information" or "Bank Statement."
      • Send your materials as a scanned email attachment to

B. Submit Official Academic Records

If you uploaded or submitted unofficial academic records (transcripts) and/or exam results when you applied, you must provide official transcripts and examination results before an I-20 Form can be issued.  (Academic records may include high school transcripts, university transcripts, examination results, and/or graduation certificates if available.)

Remember, your offer of admission is contingent upon completion of any course work you are currently enrolled in with grades comparable or better than those upon which Marquette offered you admission.

Options for sending official academic records 

      • Via postal mail in an closed envelope sealed by the verifying institution. These documents must have a fresh ink printing, signature, stamp or raised seal from the verifying institution.  
      • Upload from Docufide, Parchment, Naviance and the Common Application 
      • University transcripts sent directly from the university/college

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Step 3: Housing & Health

Submit Your Housing Preferences

Complete the housing application by logging into your CheckMarq student account and clicking on the Next Step link. The housing forms will be unlocked 24 hours after you pay your deposit. Your Checkmarq username can be found on your student status page and CheckMarq access was sent by email soon after you submitted your application. If you have trouble logging into CheckMarq or don't remember your password, call the IT Help Desk at (414) 288-7799.

Keep the following in mind when completing the housing application:

      • All new students are required to live in a university residence hall during their first two years of study unless they are 21 years or older, more than two years out of high school or living with their parents. If you wish to request a waiver of this policy, please contact OIE.
      • Learn about your housing options, review information on Life at Marquette, and view specialty housing options like the Engineering, Nursing or the DIVE living-learning communities.
      • Students who desire a halal diet can make arrangements with Marquette’s food service to provide basic halal entrée/main course to supplement the standard dining offerings already acceptable for halal.

Submit Required Health Forms

Submit the required immunization and tuberculosis forms online through CheckMarq and the Next Step link or find this information at your MU patient portal: The university will suspend course registration if this information is not submitted.

What you will need for the online immunization form:

      • Date of your tetanus/diphtheria booster dose
      • If you were born after 1957, the dates of your two MMR vaccines; OR your two measles, one mumps, one rubella vaccines; OR lab reports showing positive immunity
      • COVID-19 Immunization(s)

For tuberculosis (TB) form:

      • Whether you have had a positive TB skin test; AND been in close contact with anyone with TB; AND a list of the countries you have traveled to or lived in (for more than two weeks); AND, if indicated, results of a TB test

If you are under age 18, print and complete the parental consent form.

Questions? Contact Medical Clinic at or through the Marquette Medical Clinic website.


Health Insurance

All Marquette students with F-1 and J-1 visa status are required to be enrolled in the 12-month international health insurance plan. Charges will be posted to your Bursar account at the start of each term. Learn more about Marquette's health insurance.


Disability Accommodation/Services Request (Optional)

If you have a disability and think you need accommodations, please contact the Office of Disability Services. A request form is available in your Checkmarq account. All information is confidential.

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Step 4: Class Registration, English Testing, & Final Transcripts

Class Registration & Selection

For information about course registration and selection, contact the staff member from your College:

Arts & Sciences:                Anne Bartlelt                

Business Administration:   Beth Krey

Engineering:                      Brigid Lagerman

Education:                         Tina McNamara

Health Sciences:               Michelle Schuh

Communication:                Melissa Econom

Nursing:                            Julie Radford 


Transfer Credit

Submit official transcripts or certificates for all International Baccalaureate, A-Level, Abitur, Advanced Placement and university courses no later than the first day of classes at Marquette for transfer credit evaluation. In addition, please submit English translations of all related university course descriptions. Any transfer credit will be added to your CheckMarq record for review before registering for classes at Marquette.


English Language Assessment

    • If English is not your first language, you will likely need to take Marquette's English Language Placement Test.  The dates for the tests will soon be posted. 
    • The results of this test will be used to determine whether you place into any of Marquette’s English as a Second Language Program classes. ESLP courses are taken in conjunction with regular academic courses and are generally taken during the first year. ESLP course grades are calculated in your GPA. In all colleges except Engineering, the credits count toward your undergraduate requirements. Read more about the English as a Second Language Program.
    • Students who are exempt from the placement test are welcome to take the test if they would like a proficiency assessment to use in planning studies.
    • Students will receive additional information about the placement exams shortly before each exam. There is no need to prepare anything for the placement exam.

Complete Current Coursework & Submit Final Academic Documents

    • Your offer of admission is contingent upon completion of any course work you are currently enrolled in with grades comparable or better than those upon which Marquette offered you admission.
    • Submit an official copy of your final high school transcript, final certificates and/or university transcripts to Marquette no later than the first day of classes at Marquette. Transcripts should be mailed to the Office of International Education. The university will suspend course registration if these official documents are not received.

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Step 5: Costs & Billing

University Costs

University costs include tuition, a residence hall room, meal plan charges and student fees. Details are explained at Marquette Central's site. Also see our tuition information for total costs and estimated living expenses for 12 months.


Payment of Tuition & Fees

An electronic billing statement will be generated after you register for classes. This information will be viewable in your CheckMarq student account under the Bursar tab. Click "View e-bill statements." Also see Marquette Central Office of the Bursar information with methods of payment, deadlines and monthly payment plans.


Scholarships & Financial Aid

International students are considered for merit scholarships at the time of admission. If awarded, your scholarship is announced in your admission letter and will be credited to your tuition account each semester. Unfortunately, Marquette does not offer international student loans, full scholarships or need-based financial aid. Scholarships are not awarded to students who have full government funding.

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Step 6: Orientation & Arrival

New Student Orientation & Arrival

Details on the orientation for new international students will be available on our new student orientation and arrival page. 

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