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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.

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

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.

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. Complete Milligan’s one page Request for Special Admission
  2. 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 »

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

October 4, 2014 | 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!

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.
October 25, 2014 | Buff Day Open House: Legacy Buffs, Homecoming

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!

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.
October 31, 2014 | Buff Day Open House: Business Buffs

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!

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.
November 7, 2014 | 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!

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.
November 21, 2014 | 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!

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.
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!

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.
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. 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!

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.
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!

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.
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!

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.

Forms & Publications

Forms

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PDF

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