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First-Year Student Process

Applying to Monmouth College is a straightforward and easy process. We practice holistic admission and review completed admission files on a rolling basis once they are complete in advance of each publicized deadline.

All applicants must submit:

  1. An application for admission using one of the following two options. Either application is accepted and you only need to submit one OR the other: Already started?  Finish your Common Application or Finish your Monmouth College Application.
  2. Official high school transcripts
  3. Official or unofficial ACT or SAT test score(s). Unofficial test scores may be used for admission. Scores can be submitted directly from the test center, as part of the high school transcript, or directly to the Admission Office from the student via mail, email or text.


  Deadline Receive Admission Decision By
Early Action Deadline November 15, 2018 No later than December 15, 2018
Priority Scholarship Deadline January 15, 2019 No later than February 15, 2019
Must be admitted by this deadline to qualify for top academic scholarships
Regular Decision Deadline April 1, 2019 On a rolling basis, starting in early January

For all decision plans, financial aid awards are sent on a rolling basis beginning in early December for admitted students with a FAFSA on file.

Additional Information

We will use your best ACT Composite score or your best individual Evidence-based Reading and Writing and Math SAT scores. Our ACT school code is 1084 and our SAT school code is 1484. For students who enroll at Monmouth College as first-year students, official test scores will eventually be required to confirm unofficial scores.

For any materials not being submitted electronically via The Common Application, The Monmouth College Application or your school's counseling office, you can mail or email them to us at:

Office of Admission
700 East Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462

Scholarships and Financial Aid

When we review your admission application, we also review your file for academic scholarships. Nothing more is required in order to receive an academic'll find out the amount you're receiving if you are admitted to the College.

Additionally, we offer competitive scholarships in a variety of disciplines (fine arts, sustainability, Latin, bagpipes, speech and debate, and Presbyterian Scholars). Interested in one of these? Let us know on your admission application or email your counselor.

For need-based financial aid, you can complete a FAFSA as early as October 1, 2018. Our FAFSA code is 001725.

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