Admissions Requirements

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.

  • Spring term 2018 – April 1, 2018
  • Summer term 2018 – June 25, 2018
  • Fall term 2018 – Sept. 24, 2018
  • Winter term 2019 – Jan. 7, 2019

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 into other terms – 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 completed a minimum of 30 quarter credits (20 semester credits) with a 2.25 minimum GPA on college 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.
  • Submit your official transcripts from all previous regionally accredited colleges and universities. As a courtesy, Marylhurst University will pay for and order your transcripts for you. Complete the Transcript Release Form for each institution requested and return to the Office of Admissions.
  • Applicants with less than a 2.25 GPA will be asked to provide additional information in the form of a personal interview or a short one-to-two page personal letter 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 be received by Marylhurst University in the original unopened envelope or through approved electronic means from the originating institution. 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. And don’t forget – we can do this for you: Complete the Transcript Release Form and return to the Office of Admissions.

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 complete this simple form for returning students and we’ll take it from there. If you have any questions about this process, please contact us: or 503.699.6268.

Re-Admission Form

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