Applying to MacMurray gets you one step closer to becoming a part of the Mac Fam. Submit your free application, then read more about our Admissions requirements if you are a first-year, transfer or online student. Once you've applied, review our Admissions Checklist or contact us to see what's next.

First-year Students

Students applying as a first-year student must provide the following items to complete the admissions process:

  1. A completed application for admission. Students may submit the MacMurray application or the Common Application. There is no fee to apply.
  2. Official high school transcript.
  3. Official ACT/SAT scores. Scores reported on official high school transcripts will be accepted. If your high school does not include test scores on transcripts, please visit www.actstudent.org (ACT) or www.collegeboard.com (SAT) to request official scores. MacMurray College's test code for the ACT is 1068 and SAT is 1435.

Admission Requirements

Students are not guaranteed admission based on meeting these requirements. All applicants are reviewed holistically by the admission committee. The committee awards admission only to those applicants who show a strong likelihood of success.

Nursing: First-year students who meet the following requirements will receive admission into the Nursing Program. Admission to the Nursing Program is competitive and students are encouraged to apply early for admission to MacMurray:

Transfer Students

Students applying as a transfer student must provide the following items to complete the admissions process:

  1. A completed application for admission. Students may submit the MacMurray application or the Common Application. There is no fee to apply.
  2. Official college transcripts from every college attended, even if the student withdrew.
  3. Official final High School transcript.
  4. Official ACT/SAT scores. Scores reported on official high school transcripts will be accepted. If your high school does not include test scores on transcripts, please visit www.actstudent.org (ACT) or www.collegeboard.com (SAT) to request official scores. MacMurray College's test code for the ACT is 1068 and SAT is 1435.

Admissions Requirements

Students who earn an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree from an accredited Illinois two-year college will be granted 60 transfer credits (junior standing) at MacMurray, and will have the general education requirements considered fulfilled with the exception of any specific MacMurray-required general education courses or experiential learning courses which cannot reasonably be construed to have been met at the two-year level.

After a student attains junior standing (60 hours) at MacMurray, further courses at two-year colleges will not earn credit hours towards MacMurray graduation except with permission of One-Stop Student Services, but may continue to satisfy specific course requirements.

More information on Transfer Credits is available in the Official Catalog of Courses and Policies.

Nursing: Transfer students who meet the following requirements will be considered for admission into the Nursing Program and placed on the nursing admission waitlist. The deadline to be considered for the transfer nursing waitlist is March 1.

For additional requirements and information regarding nursing transfer admission, contact the Office of Admissions.

Students applying to the LPN to BSN Bridge Program must meet the following requirements to be considered for the admission waitlist. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis. The track is only available for the start of spring semester and has limited space.

For additional requirements and information regarding LPN to BSN Track admission, students should contact the Office of Admissions.

Online Students

Students looking to enroll in the Business Administration or Criminal Justice online programs must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  1. Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher in high school.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.00 if transferring from another college.
    • Students with fewer than 24 transferable credit hours are reviewed based on their high school record.

Students looking to enroll in the RN to BSN Online Program must meet the following requirements:

Visit the Online Programs for additional requirements and information for all online programs.

International Students

MacMurray College welcomes students from countries outside of the United States who wish to earn a high-quality undergraduate degree. The following information will help you through the process of applying to MacMurray College, how to reserve your spot in the class once you decide that MacMurray is right for you, navigate the student visa process (if you desire to study under an F-1 visa), and become aware of the resources and support services available to you once you are on campus.

How to Apply for Admission as an International Student

At MacMurray College, your ability to succeed is not simply a matter of your secondary school academic record, but instead a composite of your academic preparation, the potential contributions you will bring as a student to enhance diversity of thought and culture on our campus, your desire to participate in various student organizations, your ability to effectively read, write and converse in English, and how well you will be able to navigate both your academics and social life while studying at the College.

Accordingly, we ask that you provide the following information in the application process:

  1. Complete an application for admission. You may use the MacMurray application for Admission or the Common Application. You do not need to file both, and there is no fee for you to apply using either application.
  2. Take and submit official test scores from one of the following:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 500 (paper) or 170 (computer-based) is required for the TOEFL.
    • International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP). A minimum score of 3.5 is required for the iTEP.
    • IELTS score of at least 6 Band.
  3. A certified bank statement showing you have adequate financial support to meet costs for tuition, room, board, books, personal goods and travel for at least the first year of study. If you receive a merit-based scholarship from MacMurray, you will only have to show support for costs beyond the scholarship you are awarded.
  4. Submit official transcript, leaving certificate, International Baccalaureate diploma (IB), advanced level exam certificate or other official document showing you have completed your course of study. You must provide us with an English translation.
  5. You are not required to submit SAT or ACT test scores to MacMurray. You may include official test results as part of your application if you have already taken the test, and these will be considered along with other information you provide.

The application for admission is submitted online. All other documents must be certified as original and sent either by international courier (FedEx, UPS, DHL) or scanned and sent to MacMurray College as an email enclosure.

Address
MacMurray College
447 East College Avenue
Attn: Office of Admissions
Jacksonville, IL 62650
USA

Email
admissions(at)mac(dot)edu

Once we receive all of the required documents, we will review your application and provide you with an admission decision within 10 days via email.

Veterans

Veterans who have completed active duty and would like to be eligible for GI benefits must submit an official DD-214 form prior to enrolling to MacMurray College. See application requirements above to find out the materials you must submit for your application for admission to MacMurray College.

As a yellow ribbon school, MacMurray also takes part in those programs offered to veterans through the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The College has made the Yellow Ribbon pledge to cover the full cost of MacMurray tuition and fees (worth over $20,000 a year) for all veterans who qualify for full Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. Read more about other veterans' education benefits that MacMurray offers.