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We Are Buff Nation

Nationally Recognized Academics

A nationally recognized liberal arts college, Milligan integrates a general core with courses in a focused area so students understand the big picture and are prepared for short and long-term decision making in this fast-changing world. Small classes and one-on-one personal attention from professors provide an excellent education. Through high quality academics and a focused Christian commitment, Milligan will help you engage the world that surrounds you and embark on a journey toward promise and progress. Students come to Milligan for an education and leave to fulfill a calling. Read more »

The Milligan Difference: Real Community

You’ll soon discover what makes Milligan stand out from other colleges‚—it’s a Christian community that is genuine and real. We’re not perfect, but we’re a real place, with real people, all learning and serving a real God. Our students come from all over the country and world, so you’ll find students with interests similar to your own, as well as those of different cultures, backgrounds, and views. It’s a place with fun traditions, great athletic programs, and lots to do. We are also a community where real friendships are made that last a lifetime. That’s the Milligan difference.

A Place Where Faith Matters

Whether it’s teaching, preaching, creating, deciding, solving, inventing, or writing, God has a vision for your life. And Milligan wants to help you discover and develop that calling. We believe real leadership is about service. That’s why everything we do at Milligan—in the classroom, residence hall, or athletic field—is designed to encourage you to reflect on what it means to be a servant-leader. We know you long to use the unique ways God has created you to make a real difference.

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Apply for Admission

Steps to Apply

First Time College Students

  1. Complete and submit your official application.
  2. Submit a non-refundable application fee of $30.
    • Pay online »
    • If paying by check or money order, please make it payable to Milligan College, with the student’s name indicated on the memo line, and mail it to:

      Office of Admissions
      P.O. Box 210
      Milligan College, TN 37682

  3. Submit a reference from your church and another from your school
  4. Request that a copy of your transcript be mailed directly from your high school to Milligan.
  5. Request that official ACT and/or SAT-I scores be sent directly to Milligan.
    • ACT code: 3996
    • SAT-I code: 1469

Homeschool Students

  1. Complete and submit your official application.
  2. Submit a non-refundable application fee of $30.
    • Pay online »
    • If paying by check or money order, please make it payable to Milligan College, with the student’s name indicated on the memo line, and mail it to:

      Office of Admissions
      P.O. Box 210
      Milligan College, TN 37682

  3. Submit a reference from your church and another from your primary teacher or from another teacher in your co-op who knows you well.
  4. Submit an official homeschool transcript.
    • To discuss requirements related to the transcript, call 800.262.8337.
  5. Request that official ACT and/or SAT-I scores be sent directly to Milligan.
    • ACT code: 3996
    • SAT-I code: 1469

Transfer Students

Milligan welcomes transfer students! About 30% of our new students each year are transfers and they quickly become part of the Milligan community.

Transfers choose Milligan because of our:

  • Excellent academics
  • Welcoming Christian community
  • Small classes and personal attention
  • Transfer scholarships and financial aid
  • Assistance with admissions process
  • Easy and comfortable transition
  • Successful alumni

Who’s a transfer?

Milligan considers transfer students if you meet the following criteria:

  • Completed 24 or more college credit hours after high school graduation at the time of application to Milligan College
  • Be in good standing at an accredited college or university
  • Have at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Show evidence of Christian commitment and academic potential

Affordable: Transfer Scholarships

Milligan offers merit-based scholarships up to $8,250/year plus need-based grants up to $3,000/year for transfer students. You can also transfer your federal and state (including Tennessee Hope Scholarships) aid programs to Milligan. And we have a payment plan to help make budgeting easier for you and your family. Contact us to find out what you might qualify for.

Other College Credits

To graduate, you must complete 45 semester hours or more at Milligan, including the last three semesters before graduation. Send us your transcript(s) and our Registrar will review them and get you a free evaluation of what credits will transfer to Milligan.

Easy Community College Transition
Milligan maintains articulation agreements with several community colleges that will help you make a smooth transition when transferring to Milligan from a two-year institution. You can plan a program of study, starting with courses at your community college that then lead to a four-year degree from Milligan.

Free transcript review

Send us your transcript(s) and our Registrar will review them and get you a free evaluation of what credits will transfer to Milligan.

Non-Traditional Transfer Students

If you have at least two years of college and are a working adult, you might consider completing your bachelor’s degree in the evening or online through Milligan’s Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCP).

Steps to Apply

Students who wish to transfer from an accredited college who merit a letter of good standing will be considered for admission. Applicants must furnish official transcripts of all previous college work. If a transfer student has earned 24 or more college credit hours, the ACT or SAT-I scores and high school transcripts are not required.

  1. Complete and submit your official application.
  2. Submit a non-refundable application fee of $30.
    • Pay online »
    • If paying by check or money order, please make it payable to Milligan College, with the student’s name indicated on the memo line, and mail it to:

      Office of Admissions
      P.O. Box 210
      Milligan College, TN 37682

  3. Submit a reference from your church and another from your most recent school or college
  4. Request that a copy of your transcript from high school and all previous college work be mailed directly to Milligan.
    • If you have earned 24 or more college credit hours, the high school transcript is not required.
    • Transcript request form
  5. Request that official ACT and/or SAT-I scores be sent directly to Milligan.
    • If you have earned 24 or more college credit hours, the ACT and/or SAT-I scores are not required.
    • ACT code: 3996
    • SAT-I code: 1469

International Students

Milligan welcomes students from all over the globe. We currently have over 20 countries represented in the student body. If you have questions specific to the visa, immigration, or financial process you may contact internationaladmissions@milligan.edu for more assistance.

Requirements

  • Milligan College is approved by the United States Department of Homeland Security for Education of non-immigrant students (and their dependents) to offer an I-20 for issuance of an F1 visa.
  • International students must present a TOEFL or IELTS score.
    • The TOEFL score must be at least 550 on the paper-based examination or 213 on the computer-based examination or 79 on the internet-based examination.
    • The IELTS score must be at least 6.5.
    • Students who reside in the following countries should not submit a TOEFL or IELTS score: United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Rather, they should submit ACT and/or SAT-I scores instead.
    • Students who reside in Japan may elect to take the EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency, administered by STEP (Society for Testing English Proficiency). The EIKEN score must be at the Grade Pre-1 or Grade 1 level to demonstrate English proficiency at an acceptable level.
  • International students also must provide an affidavit of support and prepay all expenses for one year. $500 of the prepayment is nonrefundable.
  • All admission materials must be received by June 1 for fall enrollment and December 1 for spring enrollment. A complete I-20 is not issued until all required documents are on file and payment for the first year is received.
  • International students must complete a writing sample during new student orientation unless excused by the writing faculty. The writing sample determines the need for placement in HUMN 093 Fundamental College Writing.
  • International students with no ACT or SAT-I scores and no college-level (non-developmental) math course with a grade of C- or above also must take a math competency examination to determine the need for MATH 090 Developmental Mathematics.
  • Placement in HUMN 091 College Reading and Study Skills is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Application Process

  1. Complete and submit your official application.
  2. Submit a non-refundable application fee of $30.
    • Pay online »
    • If paying by check or money order, please make it payable to Milligan College, with the student’s name indicated on the memo line, and mail it to:

      Office of Admissions
      P.O. Box 210
      Milligan College, TN 37682

  3. Submit your transcripts.
    • All foreign transcripts (whether secondary or university level) must be evaluated by a NACES approved Foreign Credential Evaluation service.
    • The evaluation must include a course-by-course level evaluation and include a conversion to the U.S 4.0 GPA scale.
    • There are fees associated with this type of evaluation which are incurred by the student, not Milligan College. Have the results of this evaluation sent to:Milligan College
      c/o Office of Admission
      PO Box 210
      Milligan College, TN 37601 USA
      International@milligan.edu*If applying through our online form, you can upload your foreign credential evaluation service during the application process.
  4. Submit evaluation results.
  5. Submit a reference from your church and another from your most recent school or college.

Dual-Enrollment Students

Dual-enrollment courses are a great way for high school juniors and seniors to get a jump start on their college education. By attending courses taught by a Milligan professors, Students earn high school and college credit simultaneously. Credits are transferable to the college of their choice.

Download a list of dual-enrollment courses at Milligan »

Click here to see spring 2015 courses and meeting times »

Only $100 per credit hour. Tennessee residents may qualify for a dual-enrollment grant of up to $300 through the TN Lottery program, so you might be able to take a course for no cost to you. See www.tn.gov/CollegePays to learn more. Maximum 7 credit hours per semester billed $100 per hour. Over 7 hours will be billed the rate of $770 per credit hour.

Application Process

Email admissions@milligan.edu or call 800.262.8337 for more details.

  1. Check out the list of dual-enrollment courses »
  2. Find out which courses are available for the spring 2015 semester »
  3. Complete Milligan’s one page Request for Special Admission
  4. Submit a copy of your high school transcripts

Visit Milligan

Welcome! Located in the Tri-Cities Region of Northeast Tennessee near I-81 and I-26, Milligan College is a thriving Christian liberal arts college offering a top-notch education. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs. We prepare students to think critically, communicate clearly, and meet challenges with integrity and character — all to serve God and humanity. Come visit Milligan and experience all that it has to offer.

Learn More About Our Region » Campus Photo Tour »

Buff Days

Throughout the year we offer special open house days that we like to call “Buff Days.” Enjoy an opportunity to experience life as a Milligan student for a day. You can eat in the cafeteria, talk to professors and current students, and sit in on classes. Sometimes we offer special sessions for parents and students about financial aid, the admissions process, and more!

Check out the Buff Days schedule »

A campus visit is an experience for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you’re a senior in high school, an underclassman, or a potential transfer or graduate student, we are ready to tailor a visit to Milligan that is certain to meet your needs.

Individual Visit

The Office of Admissions hosts students and families on most weekdays. We do not schedule visits during our Open House days. Your visit is personalized for you and may include any of the following:

  • Meet with an admissions counselor
  • Get a tour of campus
  • Talk face-to-face with professors, financial aid staff, and athletic coaches
  • Visit an actual class
  • Have lunch in our beautiful dining center
  • Attend a chapel service (most Thursdays)
  • Spend a night in a residence hall
  • Inquire about other arrangements to meet your individual needs

We are happy to schedule visits during breaks, but class visits, meetings with professors and coaches, meals in the dining center, and residence hall stays may not be possible.

SCHEDULE An Individual ViSIT »

Group Visit

Milligan welcomes group visits from churches and other organizations. If you have juniors or seniors in high school who would like to meet with a certain professor or coach, please let us know when you call so we can make the appointments ahead of time. Here are some other guidelines to use while planning your visit:

  1. Milligan will provide housing in the residence halls for one night at no charge. Longer stays are discouraged.
  2. Each person in your group will be provided a meal pass good for one complimentary meal. Other meals are the responsibility of the individuals.
  3. The Office of Admissions strongly discourages young children, pre-teens, and adults from being housed in the residence halls. Special arrangements should be made to avoid this situation. See our list of local accommodations.
  4. All groups visiting the campus are required to arrive before 10 p.m.
  5. Room and board are not available during final exam weeks, during breaks, or during the summer.

Schedule a Group Visit »

Open House Events

January 31, 2015 | Buff Day Open House

Experience life as a Buff for a day. Attend information sessions about college life and meet one-on-one with our students and faculty. Eat lunch in the cafeteria and take a tour of our beautiful campus.

What To Expect

Get a snapshot of campus life packed into a full day for future students AND parents. Meet one-on-one with students and faculty about academic programs. Eat lunch with our students and faculty and tour campus. Learn about scholarships & financial aid available for Fall 2015!

REGISTER NOW »

Schedule

8:00 – ARRIVE AT GREGORY CENTER

8:30 – REGISTRATION

9:00 – WELCOME

9:30 – BREAKOUT SESSIONS (CHOOSE ONE)

  • Campus Tour
  • Financial Aid Workshop
  • Student Life/Leadership
  • Graduate Programs

10:30 – BREAKOUT SESSIONS (CHOOSE ONE)

  • Campus Tour
  • Financial Aid Workshop
  • Student Life/Leadership
  • Graduate Programs

11:45 – BRUNCH

12:45 – ACADEMIC BUFF (CHOOSE ONE)

  • Meet with a Professor & Students from Academic Schools
  • Parent to Parent – Meet with Parent Council members
  • Graduate & Professional Services

1:45 – NEXT STEPS

  • Meet with your Admissions Counselor to go over your next steps in the admissions process.

2:30 – OPTIONAL CAMPUS TOUR

  • Meet in the lobby of Derthick Hall.

REGISTER NOW »

February 6, 2015 - February 7, 2015 | Buff Day Open House: Honors

Experience life as a Buff for a day. Attend information sessions about college life and meet one-on-one with our students and faculty. Eat lunch in the cafeteria and take a tour of our beautiful campus.

What To Expect

Get a snapshot of campus life packed into a full day for future students AND parents. More details are coming soon!

REGISTER NOW »

Friday

1:00 – Check in

  • Lobby, Gregory Center

1:30 – Welcome

  • McGothlin-Street Theatre, Gregory Center

2:30 – Breakout Sessions

  • Campus Tour
  • Financial Aid Session for Parents
  • Being a  Buff, Student Life & Community
  • Interviews (Derthick Hall)

3:30 – BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  • Campus Tour
  • Parent to Parent Session
  • Being a Buff, Student Life & Community
  • Interviews (Derthick Hall)

6:00 – Banquet

  • Annex, McCormick Dining Hall

8:30 -Social

  • Movie for Students (Village Community Room)
  • Parents, Relax and Mingle (Fireside Room, Thompson Center, Emmanuel Christian Seminary)

Bookstore will be open until 6:00

Saturday

8:30 – Interviews Begin

  • Derthick Hall

9:00 – Student Panel Discussion

  • Derthick 110

10:00 – Student Panel Discussion

  • Derthick 110

11:30 – Brunch

  • Annex, McCormick Dining Hall

REGISTER NOW »

Lodging at the Thompson Community Center

Block of rooms are reserved until January 6. View a photo gallery of the rooms »

Call 423-722-1090 to reserve a room or visit the website. Please indicate that you are with the Honors Weekend. Reservations must be secured with a credit card.

Office hours are M-F 10:00 – 9:00, Saturday 10:00 – 6:00.

8 Regular Rooms

  • Second floor, no elevator
  • 2 Full size beds, a desk and a full bath.
  • Tax included, $68.85 

2 Executive Suites

  • 1 Queen and 1 Full bed
    • Located on the ground level
  • 2 Queen beds
    • Second floor, no elevator
  • Suites have full kitchens, living room and dining room
  • Tax included $97.54

Check in after 3:00 pm. Check out by 11:00 am. (Luggage can be stored after checkout if necessary.)

February 27, 2015 | Buff Day Open House

Experience life as a Buff for a day. Attend information sessions about college life and meet one-on-one with our students and faculty. Eat lunch in the cafeteria and take a tour of our beautiful campus.

What To Expect

Get a snapshot of campus life packed into a full day for future students AND parents. Meet one-on-one with students and faculty about academic programs. Eat lunch with our students and faculty and tour campus. Learn about scholarships & financial aid available for Fall 2015!

REGISTER NOW »

Schedule

8:00 – ARRIVE AT GREGORY CENTER

8:30 – REGISTRATION

9:00 – WELCOME

9:30 – BREAKOUT SESSIONS (CHOOSE ONE)

  • Campus Tour
  • Financial Aid Workshop
  • Student Life/Leadership
  • Graduate Programs

10:30 – BREAKOUT SESSIONS (CHOOSE ONE)

  • Campus Tour
  • Financial Aid Workshop
  • Student Life/Leadership
  • Graduate Programs

11:45 – BRUNCH

12:45 – ACADEMIC BUFF (CHOOSE ONE)

  • Meet with a Professor & Students from Academic Schools
  • Parent to Parent – Meet with Parent Council members
  • Graduate & Professional Services

1:45 – NEXT STEPS

  • Meet with your Admissions Counselor to go over your next steps in the admissions process.

2:30 – OPTIONAL CAMPUS TOUR

  • Meet in the lobby of Derthick Hall.

REGISTER NOW »

March 27, 2015 | Buff Day Open House: Nursing

Experience life as a Buff for a day. Attend information sessions about college life and meet one-on-one with our students and faculty. Eat lunch in the cafeteria and take a tour of our beautiful campus.

What To Expect

Get a snapshot of campus life packed into a full day for future students AND parents. Meet one-on-one with students and faculty about academic programs. Eat lunch with our students and faculty and tour campus. Learn about scholarships & financial aid available for Fall 2015!

REGISTER NOW »

Schedule

8:00 – ARRIVE AT GREGORY CENTER

8:30 – REGISTRATION

9:00 – WELCOME

9:30 – BREAKOUT SESSIONS (CHOOSE ONE)

  • Campus Tour
  • Financial Aid Workshop
  • Student Life/Leadership
  • Graduate Programs

10:30 – BREAKOUT SESSIONS (CHOOSE ONE)

  • Campus Tour
  • Financial Aid Workshop
  • Student Life/Leadership
  • Graduate Programs

11:45 – BRUNCH

12:45 – ACADEMIC BUFF (CHOOSE ONE)

  • Meet with a Professor & Students from Academic Schools
  • Parent to Parent – Meet with Parent Council members
  • Graduate & Professional Services

1:45 – NEXT STEPS

  • Meet with your Admissions Counselor to go over your next steps in the admissions process.

2:30 – OPTIONAL CAMPUS TOUR

  • Meet in the lobby of Derthick Hall.

REGISTER NOW »

April 10, 2015 - April 11, 2015 | Connections: New Student Orientation

Make plans to join us for Connections: New Student Orientation, which prepares new students and parents for a smooth and easy transition to college life. You’re welcome to attend Connections even if you haven’t quite reached the point of making a final decision to attend Milligan.

Connections: New Student OrientationCongratulations on your admission to Milligan!

Make plans to join us for Connections: New Student Orientation, which prepares new students and parents for a smooth and easy transition to college life.

Choose either April 10-11 OR June 12-13.

  • Build friendships with other new students.
  • Meet your faculty mentor.
  • Select courses for the Fall semester and leave with a schedule in hand.
  • Have your student ID made.
  • Address your family’s questions during student and parent sessions or 1:1 talks.
  • Become familiar with Milligan’s campus on a student-led campus tour.

You’re welcome to attend Connections even if you haven’t quite reached the point of making a final decision to attend Milligan. Your Admissions Counselor is ready to assist you with any questions you might have. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Milligan!

Register for Connections today!

REGISTER FOR CONNECTIONS TODAY! »

June 12, 2015 - June 13, 2015 | Connections: New Student Orientation

Make plans to join us for Connections: New Student Orientation, which prepares new students and parents for a smooth and easy transition to college life. You’re welcome to attend Connections even if you haven’t quite reached the point of making a final decision to attend Milligan.

Connections: New Student OrientationCongratulations on your admission to Milligan!

Make plans to join us for Connections: New Student Orientation, which prepares new students and parents for a smooth and easy transition to college life.

Choose either April 10-11 OR June 12-13.

  • Build friendships with other new students.
  • Meet your faculty mentor.
  • Select courses for the Fall semester and leave with a schedule in hand.
  • Have your student ID made.
  • Address your family’s questions during student and parent sessions or 1:1 talks.
  • Become familiar with Milligan’s campus on a student-led campus tour.

You’re welcome to attend Connections even if you haven’t quite reached the point of making a final decision to attend Milligan. Your Admissions Counselor is ready to assist you with any questions you might have. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Milligan!

Register for Connections today!

REGISTER FOR CONNECTIONS TODAY! »

Forms & Publications

Forms

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Application for Admission Online Download a PDF
Church Reference Online  Download a PDF
School Reference Online Download a PDF
Financial Aid Online
Transcript Request Download a PDF
Readmission Application  Download a PDF
Special Admission Application  Download a PDF
Enrollment Confirmation & Housing Information Online Download a PDF
Health & Immunization Record  Download a PDF
FERPA – Authorization to release information from my education records  Download a PDF

Publications

Viewbook  Download a PDF
Search Piece  Download a PDF
Financial Aid Brochure  Download a PDF
Fast Facts  Download a PDF