Future Bearcats



You’ve been admitted to McKendree University and we’re ready for you to join the Bearcat family. 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.







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 tuitiondeposit 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.

Deadline: May 1


Before January 1, 2015, 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, 2015, 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 1st as possible, just re-access your saved FAFSA and update the information when your 2014 tax information is available.

Priority deadline to file FAFSA: March 1












Honor’s and Presidential scholarship recipients are invited to attend our Leadership Scholarship Competition at the end of January.

In addition to the Honor’s or Presidential scholarships you’ve already been offered, the Leadership Scholarship Competition will allow you the opportunity to earn an additional $1,000-$5,000 scholarship.

The competition consists of on-campus personal interviews with members of the McKendree community as well as an essay writing session.

It’s the easiest way to earn additional scholarship money and learn more about Academic Excellence at McKendree.

Online registration will be available soon.


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

Assignments will be e-mailed to students' personal and McKendree accounts after the July 4th holiday.

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


Priority deadline: June 1


The Office of Financial Aid will begin mailing financial aid packages in mid-March. You’ll want to make sure you’ve updated your FAFSA if you used estimates to ensure your offer is accurate.

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 in July.

Priority deadline to submit financial
aid acceptance forms: July 1











First Year Introduction (FYI) is a mandatory, one day program where you will schedule classes, get your student ID card, learn your university email address, and meet your first McKendree friends. Learn more about Academic PlanningIT, and Campus Activities before attending.

Session dates:

April 25, 2015
May 29, 2015
June 20, 2015
July 17, 2015

Online registration will be available soon.


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

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

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


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

In the Spring, you can join the McKendree Class of 2019 Facebook Group! 

Follow all things McK on social media.












Make arrangements to have your final high school transcript mailed to:

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

If you have dual-credit courses, other college credit, or AP credit you will also need to send those transcripts.

Deadline: August 1


After you attend FYI and/or complete course registration, you must register for and attend New Student Orientation (NSO).

This event is essential to your college transition and participation is required. 

Registration Deadline: August 1