Future Bearcats


We're excited that you’ve been admitted to McKendree University and we’re ready for you to join the Bearcat family. A McKendree education provides you with so much more than just a degree. McKendree offers you a high quality educational experience designed to encourage the critical thinking, leadership, problem-solving, and communication skills necessary to succeed in today's world. Our co-curricular program gives you the opportunity to participate in a variety of clubs and organizations, enjoy new experiences, and form lifelong friendships

As a McKendree student, you will take an active role in your education - participating in classroom discussions, researching with faculty, serving in campus leadership roles, and giving back to the community. We believe that McKendree is not just a place to think, but a place to be inspired - it is in moments of inspiration that we solve problems, change lives, and improve our world. 

McKendree is a school on the move - with our recent advances, one thing remains constant: McKendree continues to provide a nurturing environment, offering students opportunities and challenges that lead to unmatched personal and professional growth. 

We hope you'll choose to attend McKendree and if you do, this checklist will provide you with everything you need to finalize your enrollment plans and ensure that you have a smooth transition to McKendree University. 

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We believe that visiting campus is the most essential step in making your college decision so check out our visit opportunities!


From group Preview Days to personalized individual visits, we offer a variety of ways for you to experience McKendree.


Once you've visited, compare your choices, make a list of positives and negatives, and ask questions. Gather all the information you can and trust your gut feeling, usually you can feel if a school is right for you when you walk across campus.


Sign and return your enrollment confirmation form along with your deposit:

$200 non-refundable tuition deposit for all commuters

$400 non-refundable tuition and room damage deposit for all residents

Pay your deposit securely online with a credit/debit card.

For more information on our deposit policy, click here.


For Spring 2015 enrollment, submit your FAFSA ASAP.

Before January 1, you and a parent/guardian should request your PIN's online. You can also use our Net Price Calculator to find out how affordable your McKendree education will be.

On and after January 1, you should submit the FAFSA, making sure to list McKendree as a recipient school using our code: 001722. It's ok to use estimates or prior years' tax information to get your FAFSA submitted as soon after January 1 as possible, just re-access your saved FAFSA and update the information when your current tax information is available.

Priority Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
deadline: March 1, 2015











Complete and return your Confidential Medical History Form and immunization record. 

Health Services can provide you with additional details on immunization requirements.

Fall enrollment deadline: August 1 -- you will not be able to move into your residence hall until these forms are received


If you will be a campus resident, submit the housing application. Housing assignments are typically made in date received order so be sure and get your application in early.

Check-out Residence Life for helpful tips on what to bring and contact them with questions or concerns.


Priority Fall 2015 deadline: June 1


The Office of Financial Aid will send you a financial aid package once all of your information has been received.

Once you receive your package, read it carefully and follow any instructions outlined in it. Contact the counselor listed on the aid letter or your admission counselor for help understanding your offer.

You'll need to return all necessary documents (e.g. verification forms, IRS tax transcript, etc.) along with appropriate loan acceptance forms to ensure that your registration statement (aka your bill) is accurate.











Make arrangements to have all of your transcripts mailed to:

McKendree University 
Office of Admission 
701 College Road 
Lebanon, IL 62254


Contact your transfer counselor to make arrangements for course registration.


Start searching for McKendree Facebook pages to "Like" to follow our community of students.

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