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The McKendree University application portal is currently down for maintenance; however, you can still submit inquiries & applications, request visits, and sign up for Preview Days. 


If you would like more information on your current application status, please contact the Office of Admission at 1-800-BEARCAT, ext. 6831 or email us directly at


The new student housing application along with other event forms will be available in the application portal once the maintenance has been completed.


Set up a Preview Day or schedule a campus visit - click here!



Applicants are considered on an individual basis without regard to sex, race, disability, nationality or religion.



Undergraduate Programs

For students attending college for the first-time or students who have previously attended a post-secondary institution.

Select your preferred campus location to complete the application!


Lebanon (Illinois)

The Common Application (available to first-year students applying to the Lebanon campus)


World Wide Programs

Center at Scott Air Force Base (Illinois)


Radcliff (Kentucky), and/or Shepherdsville (Kentucky)

RN to BSN -- Nursing


Request Information:

Lebanon (Illinois)

World Wide Programs




Graduate Programs

For students with a bachelor's degree or equivalent and wish to
take courses at the post-baccalaureate level.

Campus locations include Lebanon (Illinois), Online, Radcliff (Kentucky), Shepherdsville (Kentucky) and/or various cohord locations.

Select your preferred academic program to complete the application!

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Higher Education Administrative Services

Master of Arts in Criminal Justice

Master of Arts in Education & Teaching

Master in Business Administration

Master of Science in Nursing


Request Information



Doctoral Programs

For students seeking to enroll in the Specialist in Education, Doctor of Education, or Doctor of Nursing Practice programs

Campus locations include Lebanon (Illinois) and/or Online.

Doctoral Application




Glad to see you’re ready to make your mark!

We already know a little bit about you. Just by choosing to become a Bearcat, we already know you want more than just a piece of paper. You want an experience. You want academic excellence. You want more responsibility. You want engagement in the world around you. And you want to keep learning your entire life. You’re someone who is going places.

Deep down you already are a Bearcat; you just haven’t started yet. Take the first step and apply now. We want to be a part of your journey.