Freshman Students

Marian is committed to assisting you

Choosing a college can feel overwhelming, and making the right decision takes time, effort, and a lot of information. We are here to help!

Marian is committed to assisting you and your family throughout the admission process. Our admission counselors will help you complete your application, understand the financial aid process, and enroll in the program of your choice. While at Marian, you will experience an extraordinary range of events and activities that move beyond the classroom by blending real world experience and networking.

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Admission Criteria

The Admission Review Committee uses the criteria below when determining your admittance.

  • High School GPA = 2.00 or GED = 660 total score
  • ACT = 18 or SAT = 940 (Test Optional)
  • Rank = Top ½ of High School Class

Applicants who do not meet criteria above but show potential for academic success and a strong desire to learn may be admitted through our EXCEL Program on a provisional basis. Click here for more information.

Admission is contingent upon the receipt of the student’s final official high school transcript after completion of their senior year. Homeschooled students must provide detailed course descriptions.

Admission to freshman standing assumes at least 17 units of high school credit including a minimum of:

4 Units English
2 Units Math
1 Unit Laboratory Science
1 Unit History

Foreign language is recommended, but not required.

Application Requirements

Items required before applicant information is ready for review:

Please allow up to 2 weeks for processing after you have requested your transcripts or test scores to be sent to Marian. You will receive an email from us after each item has been received and processed.


Apply Using the Common Application

Add Marian University to your list of schools that you’re applying to in your Common App account.

Apply Online Now

Our online application is easy and takes less than 15 minutes to complete! If you can’t finish in one setting, you can save your application and finish at a later time.

Admission Team


Megan Liptow

Executive Director of Admission

Maggie Ford

Assistant Director of Admission

Jodi Hartzell, Director of Transfer Enrollment at Marian University.

Jody Hartzell

Director of Transfer Enrollment

Tyler McLaughlin

Assistant Director of Athletic Recruitment

Will Rouech

Admission Counselor

Dana Oremovich

Dana Oremovich

IL Regional Representative

Becky Meilahn

Enrollment Operations Coordinator