Admissions Requirements for Marylhurst

Admissions into Marylhurst University involves a few key steps starting with our online application. First determine what type of degree or program you’re interested in (bachelor’s, master’s, certificates/endorsements, courses only – nondegree), and then review the requirements for admissions below. Once you’re ready, start the process with the Online Admissions Application, which includes directions on how to submit supplemental admissions materials (like official transcripts).

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Upcoming start terms

Most undergraduate programs (bachelor’s, certificates and courses) enroll students four times a year. As a good rule, submit your admissions application no later than two weeks prior to the start of the term you want to begin.

  • Winter term – Jan. 9
  • Spring term – March 29
  • Summer term – June 21
  • Fall term 2017 – Sept. 25

The majority of our graduate programs accept students for a fall term start, and most start to review applications in the spring prior. However, some do accept new students each term – like our MBA programs. It’s best to connect with us so we can let you know your most optimal time to start one of our grad programs.

Bachelor’s Degree: Admissions Requirements

To start, applicants should have a 2.25 minimum GPA on college work or a 2.5 minimum GPA on high school work.

  • Complete an online application
    Don’t worry about finishing the online application in one session. You can save your work, log out and return to the application at any time. Your information will be saved.
  • Pay the $50 application fee
  • Submit your official transcripts from all previous schools
  • Write a short, one-to-two page personal statement of intent

A few of our undergraduate programs have additional departmental requirements  (such as auditions):

Are you an international student? That’s wonderful! Please take a moment to review additional requirements for applying as an international student.

Official Transcripts
Official transcripts must arrive at Marylhurst University in the original unopened envelope as issued by the originating institution with an institutional stamp or signature on the closed envelope flap. Sounds very legal, but it’s pretty straightforward: contact your previous institutions and request an official transcript to be sent directly to Marylhurst: 17600 Pacific HWY, PO Box 261, Marylhurst, OR 97036-0261. Official transcripts can also be sent via a secure delivery service such as National Student Clearinghouse, eSCRIP-SAFE, or Parchment. Directions on how to do this will also be available within the online admissions application.

Statement of Intent
This is a brief essay in which you introduce yourself and share information about your academic goals and experiences. This is not a formal academic or research paper, but it should be proofread for errors and grammar to ensure readability. This essay may be used as part of the scholarship consideration process at Marylhurst University. Please write a one-to-two page paper in 12pt. font. Make sure to include your name in the top, right-hand corner of each page. Please address the following questions:

  • Why have you chosen your course of study? If undecided, please comment on your area(s) of interest.
  • Why have you chosen Marylhurst University?
  • How does this degree fit into your past/current life experiences and future goals?

To submit the statement, you can upload it inside the online application portal, or email it to admissions@marylhurst.edu or FAX it to 503.699.6320.

Master’s Degree: Admissions Requirements

All Marylhurst graduate programs require you to have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Please select the program you are interested in and follow the steps toward admissions:

Are you an international student? Wonderful! Please take a moment to review additional requirements for graduate international students.

Certificates, Endorsements and Prep Programs: Admissions Requirements

Undergraduate certificates
Follow the admission requirements and process for applying for a bachelor’s degree (see above).

Graduate certificates and endorsements

Courses Only  (Nondegree): Admissions Requirements

Want professional development, continuing education or just want to take classes for personal enrichment?  You can at Marylhurst. Anyone can take classes as a nondegree student. This just means you’re not pursuing a degree with us. To register for our classes, please complete our short nondegree admissions form.

Please note: As a nondegree student, you don’t qualify for federal financial aid.

Re-Admit: Are You Returning to Marylhurst?

Were you previously admitted into Marylhurst but, for whatever reason, were not able to complete your program? Coming back to Marylhurst is a simple admissions process. First, welcome back! Second, please go to our Online Application and select “first time here?” as your starting point. Based on your information, the application will give you further instructions. If you have any questions about this process, please contact us: admissions@marylhurst.edu or 503.699.6268.

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