FAQs – Admissions

Frequently Asked Questions about Admissions into Marylhurst

We’ve collected the most common questions future students ask about Marylhurst’s admission requirements and process, and answered them here in our FAQs section. If you don’t find the answer to your questions, please reach out to us. We’re always available to help you: admissions@marylhurst.edu or 503.699.6268.

How Long After I Submit My Application Will I Get an Admissions Decision?

If we have all the documents (transcripts, essays or anything else required) and your completed online application, it typically takes less than a week to receive an admissions decision for entrance into our undergraduate program. For graduate programs, it depends on if the admissions process requires an interview or audition. But know that we want to provide you with an answer as soon as possible.

Can I Submit my Application Without All the Required Documents?

Yes – that’s totally ok. We know that official transcripts may take a few days to reach us or it may take your references time to complete your recommendation. Once you submit your application, one of our admissions counselors will reach out to you to let you know what else is needed or documents you may be missing.

Is There a Fee for Applying?

Nope – no application fee.

Are There Minimum Requirements for Applying to a Bachelor’s Degree Program?

There are. Applicants should have completed a minimum of 30 quarter credits (20-semester credits) with a 2.25 minimum GPA on college work. View our complete admissions requirements.

Can I Get My Transfer Credits Evaluated Before Applying?

Absolutely! It’s one of our specialities, and it’s free. We can do an unofficial transfer-credit evaluation before you even apply so you can get a sense of which of your past credits may transfer into Marylhurst. To get your credits evaluated email transcripteval@marylhurst.edu or contact our admissions team at 503.699.6268.

Is There Any Way to Earn College Credit for Previous Work Experiences?

At Marylhurst, there is! You have two options for earning college credit for work or knowledge you’ve gained either through on-the-job training, through volunteering, special seminars or workshops.  You can either participate in our Prior Learning Assessment program or do Credit-by-Exam. More information about options is available in Credit For Prior Learning section.

Are there scholarships available?

Marylhurst proudly offers scholarships and financial aid opportunities to the student community. In fact, Marylhurst provides comprehensive financial aid advisors to help you successfully manage the cost of your education. Access more information in the Scholarships & Financial Aid section.

Contact Admissions

We’re here to help you navigate the admissions process at Marylhurst. If you have questions about a degree program, admissions requirements, even financial aid – contact us. That’s what we’re here for.


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