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.

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 for students applying to Marymount for the Fall 2016 semester or laterStudents 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 or download PDF)
  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official high school transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation (download PDF)
  • 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. 

When to Apply


April 1, 2017 

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 April 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 Readmission

To apply for readmission to Marymount University, please complete and submit this application in person or by mail. If you have questions about applying for readmission, please contact our admissions office.

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 Students

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

Office of Admissions

Marymount University
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207