Applying to MU

Marymount offers you the opportunity to expand your horizons, develop your talents, prepare for a successful future, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

You will thrive here if you are looking for a participatory classroom and social environment, a place where you can interact with your professors and peers, and a setting where you can lead and serve.

Marymount University respects individuals' right to lawfully and peacefully protest. Applicants or admitted students who are disciplined for engaging responsibly in exercising their rights and freedoms will not have their chances of admission compromised or their admission revoked.​

Admission Requirements


Freshman applicants should have the following academic qualifications:

  • Cumulative academic GPA of 2.6 or higher on 4.0 scale
  • Standardized test scores are now optional. Students who have a high school GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale do not need to submit their SAT or ACT scores for admissions consideration.*

*If your high school GPA is lower than a 3.0 or if you are homeschooled, you are required to submit your standardized test scores. You may also submit your scores if you believe they will reflect positively on your admissions decision. If you are applying to a Marymount Scholarly program, standardized test scores are required.

Marymount University’s codes for sending test scores are 5405 for the SAT and 4378 for the ACT.

Recommended Completed High School Curriculum

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of Foreign Language
  • 3 years of Math
  • 2 years of Science**
  • 3 years of Social Studies

**Applicants to the Malek School of Health Professions are encouraged to complete biology and chemistry during high school.

Required Materials


Freshman applicants must submit the following to be considered for admission:

  • Completed freshman application (apply online)
  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official high school transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • An essay or untimed writing sample of at least 250 but no more than 500 words is optional. Applicants may submit it for consideration, but it is not required.
  • Additional materials are required for international students.

Students pursuing an undergraduate or post-baccalaureate certificate - or who just want to take a few classes at Marymount - are subject to requirements for nondegree applicants.

Note: Due to manual entry of certain documents, please allow up to two weeks to begin processing your application. 

How to Apply

Currently, students may apply through the Common Application and our online application

When to Apply


March 1, 2018 

Freshman admission at Marymount operates on a rolling basis, which means that we review your application as soon as it arrives and mail you a decision in about one month. And unlike early admissions policies elsewhere, you don’t have to commit to attend Marymount until the May 1 national decision deadline.

While there is no rigid application deadline, we recommend that prospective freshmen complete their application by March 1 to have the best opportunity for securing housing and financial aid. Enrollment deposits received after May 1 are accepted on a space available basis.

Applying for Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Scholars Programs

You are automatically considered for Marymount’s at-large academic scholarships and need-based financial aid when you submit an application. Other scholarships and aid require separate applications due as early as February 1. Visit Financial Aid to learn more.

Applying as an International Student

International students are required to submit additional information with the admissions application. Learn more.

Applying as a Military Veteran


Marymount welcomes veterans, active duty and reserve military personnel, and their dependents.

We recognize the important contributions that you and your families have made, and we encourage you to enjoy the educational benefits resulting from your service. G.I. Jobs magazine lists Marymount as a Military-Friendly School, and our goal is to assist you!

Currently, students may apply through the Common Application and our online application

Applying for Non-Degree Admissions

Those interested in applying to Marymount as non-degree students must submit the following:
  • Completed  non-degree studies application
  • Nonrefundable $40 application fee
  • Official high school or college transcripts with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from the institution you attended most recently

*Please note: Non-degree students may not enroll in courses in the following programs: Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Interior Design, and Nursing.