Frequently Asked Admissions Questions

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When can I see the school?

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The students, faculty and staff of Marquette University High School invite you to spend a day visiting our school through our Campus Visit Program. On the day you visit, a student host will take you to his classes. At noon, you will eat lunch in the student cafeteria and meet other MUHS students. We will pair a prospective student with a current sophomore who shares similar interests or you can request a student that you already know. Eighth-grade students can shadow anytime during the school year. Seventh-grade students are invited to shadow in the second semester. Online registration is available under "Campus Visit Program."

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What do I need to do to apply?

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Students need to submit a completed application and $25 application fee and must take the MUHS entrance exam.

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When is the entrance exam?

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The entrance exam will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 and Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Registration is required and a completed application must be submitted prior to taking the exam.

A Make-up Exam will be offered on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.

Students should arrive for the exam no later than 7:30 a.m.

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How can I prepare for the entrance exam?

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Students should get a good night’s sleep. On the day of the exam, students should eat a good breakfast and then arrive by 7:30 a.m. The exam will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. and will end about 11:45 a.m.

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What is on the entrance exam?

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MUHS tests cognitive abilities as well as basic skills. The test includes reading, language, math and science sections along with a written essay. The test that is used is the ACT Explore Test. More information about this test can be found at www.actstudent.org/explore/

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What does MUHS look for in an applicant?

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MUHS seeks and welcomes young men of all races, religions and ethnic origins; this reaffirms the strength of the Jesuit educational tradition. MUHS looks for a broad range of student interests and talents as well as academic aptitude and achievement.

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What criteria are used to select Marquette High students?

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Admission to MUHS is determined by a student’s score on the entrance exam; 6th, 7th and 8th grade report cards; previous standardized testing; and recommendations provided by middle school teachers.

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When are the admission decision letters mailed?

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Admissions Decision letters and Financial Aid information are mailed home the first week of January.

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If I am accepted, are there placement exams for math and/or second languages?

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Placement exams for advanced math courses and advanced Spanish courses are held in early June.

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Do you offer scholarships?

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MUHS recognizes special academic achievement by offering scholarship awards to students gaining exemplary scores on the entrance examination. The three students receiving the top exam scores will each be awarded a one-time $500 scholarship to be applied to tuition payment upon enrollment.

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What are MUHS’ tuition and fees?

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Tuition for the 2013-2014 school year is $11,070. An average book bill ranges from $300 to $500. MUHS hosts a used book sale annually in July where students can get books at a discounted rate, as well as allow students to sell books back at the end of each school year.

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What is the difference between Parent Network and Parent Partnership Program?

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The mission of the MUHS Parent Network is to be a vehicle of communication that provides support for parents through education and networking. The Parent Partnership is a program where parents are encouraged to financially support the school by helping make up the difference between tuition and the actual cost of educating an MUHS student.

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What kind of athletic teams do you have?

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The MUHS athletic program is one of the most successful in the state, not only in terms of accomplishments but – and more importantly – in participation. Annually, 60 percent of MUHS students participate in a sport. This level of participation emphasizes our commitment to providing ample opportunities for student participation. While the MUHS sports program is competitive, it is also the school’s philosophy to include as many students as is reasonably possible. Therefore, there is at least one non-cut sport in every season and there are two freshman teams in multiple sports.

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What other ways can I get involved at MUHS?

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Students are encouraged to experience another important aspect of student life through involvement in one of the many student clubs, organizations, fine arts programs, service programs and athletic teams.