MacMurray College announced closure on Friday, March 27, 2020, and will cease enrollments at the end of the 2020 Spring Semester.

Closure Information & Resources for Students

Students are able to refer to this page for answers to questions regarding the closure of MacMurray College. We will continue to update this section of the website as we get more information.

MacMurray's majors are listed below and include resources to those colleges accepting MacMurray students from that major.

If you have further questions or want to discuss your specific situation and transfer options, please reach out to the Registrar's Office and Student Financial Services:

Registrar's Office:
217-479-7017
registrar@mac.edu

Student Financial Services:
217-479-7041
studentfinancialservices@mac.edu

Accreditation

MacMurray College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Schools Accepting MacMurray Transfer Students

MacMurray has worked to create agreements, or Memorandums of Understanding, with seven small, private institutions similar to Mac to help our students through the transfer process; however, when the announcement about the College's closure was made, numerous other colleges reached out with their contact information in order to give our students more options for their degree completion.

Read the list of over 30 institutions as well as their contact information for Admission.

How to Obtain a Transcript

The current process to request transcripts has not changed. Students and alumni can order official transcripts through the Parchment electronic service:

  1. Set up an account at the Parchment website.
  2. Follow the on-site directions to submit orders.

Your legal signature is required to release a transcript which is collected by Parchment, so MacMurray cannot accept requests by phone. Ordering in person or by mail, fax, or email also is no longer available. You must submit a Parchment request, pay the transcript fee and resolve any outstanding holds at MacMurray before we can release transcripts to Parchment for delivery.

All transcripts, including those sent directly to you, require the same processing. Transcripts through Parchment are a total of $15 including their fee. Additional delivery options through Parchment are ordered and paid through them.

At the end of the 2020 Spring semester, the College will also mail all current students two copies of their official transcript to the permanent address we currently have on file.

For further information or in case of problems, please contact the Registrar's Office at 217-479-7017 or email registrar@mac.edu.

Current students, please note: Institutions MacMurray has secured a Memorandum of Understanding with, will receive a current unofficial transcript for admission purposes as well as official transcript once final grades are posted at the conclusion of the Spring 2020 semester. You will not have to send your transcripts to these Institutions.

How to Obtain a Diploma

MacMurray is no longer able to assure that we can deliver replacement diplomas before our closure and therefore must stop accepting orders for them. Our printer, Josten's, puts delivery time into June given the ongoing COVID-19 disruptions and states that orders may be delayed past that time.

If we can make alternative arrangements for replacement diplomas after we close, that will be publicized.

We regret the inconvenience incumbent in this situation.

Veterans Affairs Benefits

Please take the time to understand whether you may be eligible for restoration of VA benefits by reviewing the information at the following link and submitting the attached form to the federal VA: https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/fgib/restoration.asp.

The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs may be able to assist you with completing the attached form or advising you with any other veteran benefits questions. If you require additional assistance, please reach out to:

Dan Wellman
dan.wellman@illinois.gov
217-782-7838

COVID-19 Update: Veterans and family members affected by COVID-19, or coronavirus, who have a VBA benefit debt and need temporary financial relief must contact the DMC at 1-800-827-0648 to request assistance.

In addition, veteran students who are unable to attend classes must contact the Veterans' Administration.

Enrollment/Education Verifications

If you need verification of enrollment, please email the Registrar's Office and include the following information:

Transfer Credits

MyCreditsTransfer is a statewide initiative designed to facilitate transfer within Illinois using the nationally available tool, Transferology. Within Transferology find the courses that transfer between institutions, degree requirements your courses satisfy and different majors that institutions offer. Many Illinois institutions participate in Transferology and it is free for anyone to use.

Transfer Fairs

Due to COVID-19 and the State of Illinois "stay at home" order by the Governor, we are working individually with each of the institutions we are articulating with to develop a plan of action for students to be able to connect with their admissions teams.

Student Meetings/Forums

Due to COVID-19 and the State of Illinois "stay at home" order by the Governor, we will be working individually with students to discuss their specific situations and find the best solution to help them have a smooth transition during their transfer process.

Financial Requests

For financial requests, please email Student Financial Services with the following information:

Account Balance Inquiries

For account balance inquiries, please contact the Student Financial Services with the following information:

1098-T-Questions and Important Information

Forms are mailed to all eligible students no later than January 31 annually.

US Department of Education Resources

Illinois Board of Higher Education Resources