For Admitted First-Year Students

 

CONGRATULATIONS!


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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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.

 

 


Academic Scholarship Eligibility


Academic scholarships are awarded upon admission.  Your Admission Decision Letter will include information about the academic scholarship for which you were eligible.

 


Deposit


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 housing deposit for all residents

Pay your deposit securely online with a credit/debit card.
(Refer to acceptance packet 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: June 1

 


Campus Housing


If you plan to live on campus, 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 your unique housing application and will require you to log into your application portal as well.

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

 

 


Applying for Aid


Before October 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 October 1, you should submit the FAFSA, making sure to list McKendree as a recipient school using our code: 001722.

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-December.

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)


McKendree’s First Year Introduction program is your first step in becoming a successful college student. This program is designed to help you transition to life at McKendree.

While we limit the number of participants at each F.Y.I.session, the session sizes of each program will be too large to fall within the state-wide and CDC guidelines that have been set during the COVID-19 pandemic.  For this reason, McKendree University will provide a virtual registration experience for all students.

 

Click here to get started with the Virtual FYI experience.

 

 


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.

 


Transcripts

 

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 exam credit you will also need to send those transcripts.

Deadline: August 1

 

 


New Student Orientation (NSO)

 

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

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

Registration deadline: August 1


 


Make It McKendree  Apply Today!