For Admitted International Students

International students that have been accepted to McKendree University and have decided to pursue their education at McKendree will need to complete and submit the following to ensure their enrollment:



Visit the Application Portal

Visit your application portal to view your Admission Decision and download your Admission Decision Letter.  You'll also log-in here to apply for New Student Campus Housing sign up for Course Registration. 

Access your Admission Decision Letter


Visit Campus

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

A virtual counselor meeting is an engaging way to learn more about the all of opportunities available at McKendree, interact with your admission counselor, and 'see' the campus.


Activate Your McKendree Account

Activate your official McKendree University account by clicking on MyMcK and then first time user from the McKendree homepage.  You will need your Student ID to complete the activation process.  You can find this on the Enrollment Confirmation Form sent with your admission packet.


Activating Your Account

Explore Your MyMcK Portal

Add a Proxy User



Ready to officially reserve your spot in the Bearcat family?

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

  • $400 non-refundable tuition and housing deposit for all residents

Pay your deposit securely online with a credit/debit card.
(Refer to your enrollment confirmation form for your student ID number.) 

Your enrollment confirmation form is included in your Admission Decision Letter and can be downloaded from your application portal.

Deadline: May 1


Class Registration


An email will be sent to the address associated with your application record as soon as your enrollment deposit has been submitted and processed.  This message will include a link to a Course Registration form.  Once you've submitted the form, you'll receive information about placements and we'll start the registration process for you.

Apply for Campus Housing

The housing application will be available in the student portal to students that have submitted an enrollment deposit beginning February 1, 2024.


If you've already submitted your housing application but need to make a change, please submit this form.

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


Medical Forms

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

Health Services can provide you will additional details on immunization requirements and a link to the Confidential Medical History Form.

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

Health Insurance

All international students must obtain health or medical insurance by the time they arrive on campus. You may also contact McKendree Director of Health Services at (618) 537-6503 for additional questions you may have about medical issues.

Suggested Insurance Provider:

ISO Student Health Insurance

US NetCare

International Student Insurance



Securing an I-20, Student VISA, and Other Immigration Information

Before McKendree University will issue an I-20, you must have completed the following:

1. Completed the application process and gained admission to the University

2. Indicated your plans to attend McKendree University by submitting your Enrollment Confirmation Form and deposit.

After the I-20 has been issued, it, and other important documents, will be sent to you via email. You will need to make an appointment with the nearest US Consulate to apply for an F-1, or student VISA, which is needed to enter the United States. You will need to bring the I-20 with you when securing your VISA.


Helpful VISA Information


Student VISA Information

Country Specific VISA Information

Study in the States




Contact International Admission


Photo of Madeline KuperMadeline Kuper

International Admission Counselor

(618) 537-6400 or +1-618-537-6400




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