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.
We believe that visiting campus is the most essential step in making your college decision so check out our
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 of 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.
Academically talented students with either a 3.0 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale or an ACT composite score of 22 or higher will receive our Dean's, Presidential, or Honor's scholarship upon acceptance. Awards are valued at $10,000 to $13,000.
Honor's and Presidential Scholars are invited to attend a Leadership Competition held on January 30 and 31, 2016. Attendance at the Leadership Competition will determine students' eligibility for a Leadership Award ranging in value from $2,000 to $5,000.
Students must register to attend the Honor's or Presidential Leadership Competition. For more information or to register to attend.
Ready to officially reserve your spot in the Bearcat family?
Sign and return your enrollment confirmation form along with your deposit:
- $200 non-refundable 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.
(Refer to acceptance packet for your student ID number.)
Deadline: May 1
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 this summer.
Check out Residence Life for helpful tips on what to bring and contact them with your questions.
Priority deadline: June 1
Before January 1, you and a parent/guardian should create an FSA ID.
McKendree's Net Price Calculator can provide you with an estimate of 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 year's tax information initially, just re-access your saved FAFSA and update the information when your 2015 tax information is available.
Be sure to review all of our scholarship opportunities.
Priority deadline to file FAFSA: March 1
The Office of Financial Aid will begin mailing financial aid packages in mid-March. You'll want to make sure
your FAFSA if you originally used estimates to ensure your award letter is accurate.
Once you receive your package, read it carefully and follow any instructions outlined in it. Contact the financial aid 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 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.
FYI dates for Fall 2016 have all passed. Please contact your admission counselor to register for courses.
Complete and return your Confidential Medical History Form and immunization record.
Health Services can provide you will additional details on immunization requirements.
Deadline: August 1 -- you will not be able to move into your residence hall until these forms are received
Make arrangements to have your final high school transcript mailed to:
Office of Admission
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254
If you have dual-credit courses, other college credit, or AP exam 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) August 24-28. Register now!
This event is essential to your college transition and participation is required.
Registration deadline: August 1