For Millikin University Undergraduate and Graduate Programs and English Transition Program

Complete the International Student Application for Admission and send in your supporting documents
. Your application must be complete before it will be processed. Please use a courier service (and keep your tracking number) to send your supporting documents to: Millikin University, International Recruitment Office, 1184 West Main Street, Decatur, IL 62522 USA.

For the Intensive English Language Program, please complete the Application online. It only takes a few minutes and does not require any supporting documents. You will know within 72 hours if you are accepted.

If you are coming on an exchange program or through one of Millikin's international partner schools, please contact your international office before applying.

To be considered for admission to Millikin, your application and ALL supporting documents must be received by the Application Deadline Schedule.
Fall Admission Application Deadline = June 1
Spring Admission Application Deadline = November 1
Special Immersion and Summer Admission = Please contact the International Office.


Please use the checklist below to review items you will need to complete your application packet.

International Checklist




Completed Online Application

Demonstrated English proficiency

Official transcript and certified English translations (if applicable)

Official copy of secondary school diploma (if available)

Photocopy of passport page(s) showing name, date of birth, passport number and expiration date

Personal Statement: Attach a one-page essay in your own handwriting, commenting on your background, your educational objectives at Millikin University and your career goal(s)

Financial Plans: Plans for financing your study at Millikin

Scholarships: If you already have confirmation that you will be getting a scholarship, please attach official documentation from your funding organization, including duration of scholarship, expenses covered by scholarship (e.g., tuition fees, room and board…) and details of any restrictions on study.

Certified (English) course descriptions, documented hours of instruction, and an official transcript


Once you have submitted your completed application for admission to Millikin University, these are the next steps:

  1. We check to ensure that your Application form and supporting documents are complete and contact you with any questions. You will receive an email to confirm we have received your application.
  2. We assess your English language level and recommend the best pathway to your preferred degree.
  3. The Millikin Office of Admission will review your academic qualifications.
  4. Academic-based scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $2,500 - $25,000 per year. Applicants are considered automatically upon acceptance to Millikin University.
  5. If your application is approved for admission to the University, we will send you a formal University Acceptance Letter within approximately three weeks.
  6. You must pay a $500 deposit (refundable if your Visa is denied) to confirm your acceptance.
  7. You must send a CONFIRMATION OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES. International applicants must submit a Confirmation of Financial Resources form (click here for an example of financial statement you can use) in the amount indicated on your acceptance letter, which is an estimate of the annual tuition, educational and living expenses for an academic year (click here for a breakdown of the estimated tuition and living expenses). We will accept an original government or company letter of sponsorship in lieu of the Confirmation of Financial Resources.
  8. We will release your I-20 Immigration document.
  9. You then need to apply for a Student Visa.
  10. One month before the start of the semester, you must pay your remaining fees (either in full or your first installment).
  11. Before your program starts, we will ask you to complete pre-arrival documents (medical, flight details etc).
  12. When you arrive in the U.S., you will be met at the airport and taken to Millikin University.

Please feel free to send an email to or call us at +1.217.424.3813 if you need any help or if you have questions.

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