Freshman student admissions process

The Freshman Experience is designed to assist new students in making a successful transition to Robert Morris University Illinois, both academically and personally. The careful nurturing by faculty and staff enables students to claim their education by developing their own plan for personal, academic, and career success. 

Becoming a freshman student is easy; just follow these application steps:

Apply by February 1 for early scholarship consideration using one of the following methods:

  • Apply online using a personal login and password you create
  • Visit the campus and submit your application in person to your admissions counselor
  • Mail your application to:
    Robert Morris University
    Attn: Student Records
    401 S. State Street
    Chicago, IL 60605
  • Fax your application to 312.935.4177
  • Email your application to

All applicants are required to submit official high school transcripts.  Send your official transcripts to:

Robert Morris University
Attn: Student Records
401 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605

For your convenience, download a High School Transcript Request Form.
Email your transcripts or test scores to

Applicants must have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent GED before attendance can begin. Therefore, unofficial transcripts are acceptable for those students applying during their last year of high school, however official transcripts are required at the time of enrollment.

  • RMU is a test optional university for most of our programs.  Therefore, you can decide whether or not you’d like your ACT or SAT scores to be considered for admission.  If you do choose to submit your test scores and they are not listed on your high school transcript, please follow the same steps above to send your official transcripts.

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Students enrolling in the Summer (July) or Fall (September) terms should declare their intent to enroll by submitting an enrollment deposit of $40.  This should be submitted before the May 1 deadline.  Your enrollment deposit will secure your seat at RMU and will be applied toward the first quarter of tuition.  The deposit is refundable up until May 1 of the year in which you are enrolling.

Nursing and Surgical Technology students should refer to “other admissions requirements” to learn about the required program deposit.

  • Complete your FAFSA using RMU’s school code = 001746
  • Check MyRMU student portal for updates on additional documents that may be needed to finalize your financial aid awards
  • Submit additional required documents to complete your financial aid package
  • Review your financial plan in person with your admissions counselor or on your MyRMU student portal 
  • Secure your awards by signing and accepting the financial plan

During this important final step, you will:

  • Register for classes and meet your academic advisor
  • Meet faculty and connect with fellow classmates
  • Purchase books, supplies and apparel
  • Finalize any/all paperwork

Nursing Applicants

Due to the nature of our nursing program, nursing students must apply to the University before a review of their transcripts can take place. Please refer to our nursing presentation for program requirements.

The following are required for consideration into the Psychology and Surgical Technology Programs

  • High school GPA requirement of 2.5/4.0
  • Successful completion of upper level science coursework with a C or higher
  • ACT, SAT or TEAS exam scores for math and science
  • Please submit these additional documents via one of the ways above referenced in how to submit transcript

Nursing and Surgical Technology Program Deposit

$200 deposit needs to paid online to secure your spot in the program. Click here to secure your spot.

Scholarships & Tuition

Important Deadlines to Remember

International Students

Visit International Admission to learn more on applying for a student visa and acceptance to RMU.

Contact Information

Office of Admissions Welcome Center
401 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Specific location information for our campuses can be found here.
312.935.5460 or toll-free at 800.762.5960


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