First Time College Students

Steps to Apply

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  1. APPLICATION: Complete and submit your official application.
  2. TRANSCRIPT: Request that a copy of your high school transcript be sent to Milligan. 
    • Transcript request form »
    • Electronic transcripts through Parchment and other online services accepted.
    • NOTE: Due to COVID-19, requesting official transcripts has been hard for some students. We can use unofficial copies for admissions purposes. We will work with you individually to use whatever you can provide us at the moment. Contact your admissions recruiter or reach out to for assistance.
  3. TEST SCORES: Request that official ACT, SAT-I, or CLT scores be sent directly to Milligan.
    • ACT code: 3996
    • SAT-I code: 1469  ‎
    • A writing sample and a description of high school involvement also will be required from students who have an ACT score below 21, SAT score (after March 2016) below 1060 or old SAT score (prior to March 2016) of 980, a CLT score below 68, or a GPA below 2.75.
    • NOTE: NOTE: Due to COVID-19, requesting test scores has been hard for some students. We can use unofficial copies for admissions purposes. We will work with you individually to use whatever you can provide us at the moment. Contact your admissions recruiter or reach out to for assistance.
  4. TEST OPTIONAL: If you select to be admitted without a test score (this applies to admission and academic merit scholarship), for FALL 2021 admission, please instead submit:


Milligan Returns Home COVID-19 planThe Fall 2021 semester will be offered on-campus. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus and community, where we provide a distinctive educational experience while ensuring everyone’s health and safety. Our COVID-19 guidance »

Undergraduate Admission & Timeline

Milligan honors a rolling admission policy, which means the admission committee will consider applications throughout the year, as long as space is available. However, we encourage students to apply early (by February 1 for Fall) for maximum scholarship and financial aid consideration. Also please note there are some academic and scholarship programs with specific dates and deadlines.

Recommended Preparation

Character, ability, preparation, and seriousness of purpose are all qualities emphasized in considering applicants for membership in Milligan University. A college-prep course pattern is strongly recommended:

  • College prep English
  • College prep mathematics
  • College prep science
  • College prep history and/or social science
  • Two years of a single foreign language
  • Some work in speech, music, or art
  • Satisfactory scores on the ACT or SAT-I (MC freshmen usually average 23 ACT/1080 SAT)
  • Evidence of Christian commitment and academic potential

AP & IB Credit

Milligan supports students who choose to challenge themselves in high school by taking Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams. A maximum of 32 semester hours can be earned by testing according to the following policies linked below. These scores are not used in the admission review process but you may receive credit towards your degree once enrolled. Please have official score transcripts sent directly to the Milligan University Registrar’s Office for evaluation (see links below). See the Milligan University Catalog for more details.

Transfer Credit

College credits from most accredited two- and four-year institutions are widely transferable to Milligan University. Milligan accepts transfer credits in which a grade of C- or better has been earned. Credit is transferred on a course-by-course basis and no grades are recorded for transfer credit.  Should you have specific questions about institutions or courses taken, please contact the admissions office at or your Admissions Recruiter.


Next Steps

AFTER YOU APPLY, your Admissions Recruiter will communicate with you regularly about your application file and status. Admission decisions are usually made within two weeks of application. If you qualify for an Academic Scholarship, you’ll find that out right away, too. Once admitted, be sure to visit our ADMITTED STUDENTS page for the next steps to receive maximum financial aid and to secure your spot in the class and campus housing.