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Admission Requirements

AP/CLEP/IB Credits

If you have taken AP, CLEP, or IB tests and would like the results evaluated for MacMurray College credit, please request that your official scores be sent to the Office of Admissions.

Education Program

Students seeking admission to the Department of Education must meet the following criteria, in addition to general admission requirements:

Dual-Credit Courses

If you have taken college courses in high school and would like the courses to be evaluated for MacMurray college credit, please request an official college transcript to be sent to the Office of Admissions.

First-year Students

Students applying as a first-year student must provide the following items to complete their application for admission.

  1. A completed applcation 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.

Former Students

Students who have attended MacMurray College and have been away from MacMurray more than one year must submit a new application for admission to MacMurray College. Official transcripts from all colleges attended after withdrawing from MacMurray College must be requested and sent to the Office of Admissions.

High School/College Concurrent Enrollment

Applicants who are currently attending high school and have completed one semester of high school attendance may apply to MacMurray College. The following items are needed.

  1. A completed application for admission.
  2. Official high school transcript.
  3. Written approval from the high school principal or designate that verifies academic achievement and eligibility to enroll at MacMurray College. The high school principal may restrict the applicant's enrollment to specified courses or disciplines.

Students may enroll in one MacMurray College course as a freshman or sophomore and two courses after completing sophomore year.

High School Equivalency Applicants (GED)

Students who have received their GED must provide the following items to complete their application for admission.

  1. A completed application for admission.
  2. Official GED scores (call the Regional Office of Education for the location of your GED test to request an official copy).
  3. Official ACT/SAT scores. 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

Nursing Program

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 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.

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

Students looking to complete the LPN to BSN Track 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.

Online Students

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

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

Visit the MacOnline Program for additional requirements and information for all online degree programs.

Part-Time/Non-Degree Students

A part-time student is defined as a student enrolled in less than 12 semester credit hours at MacMurray College.

Part-time students must follow the same admission procedures as the type of applicant they wish to enroll as (freshman, transfer, etc.)

Applicants seeking to enroll in one or two courses for a specific semester with no intent in pursuing a degree program may be admitted as a part-time, non-degree student. Only an application for admission is required to be completed. Non-degree students are enrolled on a space-available basis and must meet all prerequisites and course requirements prior to enrolling in a specific course.

Part-time, non-degree students who have earned 15 semester credits at MacMurray College and wish to enroll for the following semester must submit all required academic credentials and be officially admitted to MacMurray College.

Senior Citizens

Senior citizens age 60 and over may enroll in MacMurray College courses on a space-available basis, provided all course prerequisite requirements are met. Only an application for admission is required for senior citizens.

Tuition for senior citizens is reduced (actual tuition can be found on our Tuition and Fees page), and senior citizens are limited to two courses per semester under this arrangement.

Transfer Students

Students applying as a transfer student must provide the following items to complete their application for admission.

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.

A maximum of 60 hours from two-year colleges will be accepted toward the bachelor's degree.

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

Veteran Status

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.

Visiting Students

Applicants attending another college and wanting to enroll for one term only must submit an application for admission. Applicants must also submit official college transcripts to verify good standing and eligibility to continue at their current institution.