Frequently Asked Questions  

Where can I take classes?  

  • Our main campus in located in Fond du Lac, WI. However we also offer classes at our satellite campus in Appleton, and West Allis and also online. Select programs are offered in other locations. Please contact your admission counselor for additional information.

Are online classes available?  

  • Yes. Marian offers both hybrid and fully online classes. In addition, several adult undergraduate and Master's Programs are available in a fully online format.

What days of the week will classes be held?  

  • Adult undergraduate classes typically meet one evening a week from 6-10 p.m. or Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Many courses can be completed in as few as 7 weeks.
  • Master's programs vary based on programs and format.

Please check with your Admission Counselor for additional information.

How do I go about obtaining credit from my prior education and learning?  

  • If you have attended other regionally or nationally accredited institutions, please forward all official transcripts to:
    • Marian University
      Office of Adult and Graduate Admission
      45 S. National Avenue
      Fond du Lac, WI 54935

How do I go about securing financial aid?  

  • Your admission counselor can assist with general questions.

For more detailed questions, we encourage you to contact our Office of Financial Aid at (920) 923-7614 or via email at

Are any scholarships available?  

  • Outside scholarships are available.

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I'm a veteran, what do I do?  

  • When you apply, please indicate on your application that you are a veteran.

Marian University has a veteran's administrator on campus to assist with your benefits administration.

Do you accept military credits?  

  • Yes. Marian University is proud to serve as a military friendly school. Please contact your military branch to have transcripts mailed to Marian during the Application process.

Who is my academic advisor?  

  • Once you move through the admission process, you will be assigned an academic advisor. That advisor will assist you throughout your time at Marian University up to and through graduation.
  • Advisors vary based on program.

Who are the instructors?  

  • Marian instructors hold a minimum of a master's degree, with many bringing hands-on experience in their area of expertise.

What is the format of my classes?  

  • Undergraduate (bachelor's degree) courses are offered in an accelerated format, where classes meet one night per week, with most courses lasting seven weeks.
  • Ph.D. courses are semester-long, meeting one night a week or on select weekends.
  • As additional programs/degrees are offered, delivery may vary.

How many credits can I transfer?  

  • For those in the undergraduate program, Marian accepts up to 90 credits, 30 of which can come from documented work and life experience.
  • Pending evaluation, students can transfer up to 9 credits into graduate programs.
  • All transfer credits are reviewed prior to transfer.
  • Students may also choose to explore CLEP exams.

How long will it take me to complete the program?  

  • The length of time to complete a program at Marian is dependent on the number of credits offered in the program and number of credits transferred.

How do I get my books?  

  • Marian University does have a bookstore. They will not only match any advertised (not peer-to-peer) price, but will beat it by 10%. Shipping is free.

For more information, click here or contact the Bookstore at (920) 923-7166.


Did You Know?

Food service helped the dining environment "go green" four years ago by going trayless! (Source: Sodexo Dining Services).

Campus Info

Marian University
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699


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