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Admission Requirements

AP/CLEP Credit

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

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 MacMurray College.

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.

Freshmen Students

Students applying as a freshman need to provide the following items to complete their application for admission.

  1. A completed application for admission.
  2. Official high school transcripts (contact your guidance counselor or records office to request one).
  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.

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.

Online Students

Students looking to enroll in online courses must meet the following criteria for admission.

Applicants submitting transcripts that fall below the minimum GPA requirements may be subject to additional review.

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

Transfer students who have earned at least 24 transferable credit hours will need to submit official college transcripts from every college attended, even if the student withdrew.

Transfer students who have not earned at least 24 transferable credit hours will need to submit official high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores in addition to official college transcripts from all colleges attended.

Transfer students indicating Nursing as their major must provide all information by March 1 and meet the following requirements:

  1. 2.75 cumulative GPA (effective Fall 2016);
  2. 20 composite ACT score or higher (940 SAT Verbal/Math scores);
  3. successful completion of Organic Chemistry with grade of C or higher or proof of course enrollment at Nursing application deadline;
    1. Applicants who are LPNs may take MacMurray College's CHEM 131 concurrently with Nursing courses once admitted and enrolled in the Nursing program. Please refer to the Division of Nursing handbook for more information.
  4. successful completion of Microbiology with grade of C or higher or proof of course enrollment at Nursing application deadline.

Transfer Nursing applicants who meet all above requirements will be offered a spot in the Nursing program, contingent on space available.

Students who earn an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree from an 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.

Appeal Procedures

Students who wish to appeal an Admissions decision are expected to contact the Chief Admissions Officer (CAO) for details.

What constitutes an appeal to the CAO?

  1. A student has been denied by the Admissions Counselor, and
  2. the student has appealed to and has been denied by the Admissions Committee.

What is expected from students who would like to appeal?

  1. Letter of appeal stating why they believe their application should be considered for admission.
    • Letter can be faxed or emailed directly to the CAO.
    • The letter should include a direct phone number to the student.
  2. All transcripts must be current and in file.
  3. File review sheet must be in file.

Once the CAO has received the file and letter, the CAO will make a decision in 3 business days unless more information is requested. Examples of additional information include

  1. supplemental transcripts;
  2. phone interview;
  3. face-to-face interview.

The CAO's decision is final. The CAO will call the student to explain the decision and any stipulations if necessary. The CAO will also write and send the appeal accept/deny letter.

This procedure is subject to yearly review and revision.