Applying for Admission

Milligan seeks to enroll an academically talented and spiritually committed student body that enriches the learning community and is representative of the diverse society in which we live. Overall excellence of performance in high school subjects, as well as evidence of Christian commitment and academic potential, provide the basis for admission to Milligan College.

Milligan’s selective admissions process ensures an academically capable entering class. Applicants who are offered admission typically present grade point averages and ACT or SAT-I scores that are above national averages for college-bound students.

The Admissions Committee will evaluate your academic record, two personal references, ACT or SAT-I scores, application essay, and participation in extracurricular activities. While no specific course pattern is required for admission, the applicant is strongly encouraged to include in the high school program the following subjects:

When to Apply

Milligan's Admissions Committee considers applications year-round, so we don't have an "application deadline." However, some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so you don't want to wait until late spring or summer to apply to enter the next fall. Apply now!

How to Apply

To submit your application, please complete the following steps:

Read the mission statement and lifestyle expectations included in the paper or online applications for admission. Your signature on either application indicates your understanding and acceptance of these expectations.
Complete the application forms and submit them to the Office of Admissions with a non-refundable application fee of $30. If applying online all pieces of the application packet are included in the process:

If applying by paper, please follow these instructions:

  • Complete the Paper Application packet or download a printable application (PDF) form and submit it to the Office of Admissions with a non-refundable application fee of $30.
  • Request that a copy of your transcript be mailed directly from your high school and/or college to Milligan College. The transcript request form (PDF) is enclosed in the admission application as well as being available for download.
    • Arrange for a school official and a church minister or leader to complete the school and church reference forms -- either a paper version (school and church) or quick online form (school and church).
    • If paying your application fee by check, please make your check payable to Milligan College. You may also pay by credit card online.
Request that official ACT and/or SAT-I scores be sent directly from the respective testing agency. Milligan's ACT code is 3996 and the SAT-I code is 1469.

Please send all completed materials to Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 210, Milligan College, TN 37682. If you have any questions, you may contact an admissions counselor at 800-262-8337 or

Expectations and Responsibilities

All students at Milligan are expected to uphold the expectations and responsibilities for student lifestyles of Milligan College. We at Milligan adopt specific rules on the basis of our belief that God's Word, as the final rule of faith and practice, speaks on many matters pertaining to personal conduct. Specifically, the Milligan College student agrees to abide by a lifestyle commitment in which he or she refrains from the use or possession of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs. The student also agrees to refrain from pornography, profanity, dishonesty, sexual immorality, unethical conduct, vandalism, and immodest dress. Students are expected to seek to serve Christ in an atmosphere of trust, encouragement, and respect for one another. Click here to read more about expectations and responsibilities for the Milligan community.


Other Students

Home Schoolers
Home school students should follow the admissions procedure outlined above. To discuss requirements related to the high school transcript, call 800.262.8337.

Transfer Students
Students who wish to transfer from an accredited college who merit a letter of good standing will be considered for admission. Applicants must furnish official transcripts of all previous college work. If a transfer student has earned 24 or more college credit hours, the ACT or SAT-I scores and high school transcripts are not required.

International Students 
Milligan College is approved by the United States Department of Justice for the education of non-immigrant alien students. International students should contact the Admissions Office for details on applying. Email or call 800.262.8337.

Working Adults
Adult students interested in the degree completion program in business administration or early childhood education should contact the Office of Lifelong Learning at 800.262.8337 or visit

Graduate Programs
For information about the MBA, M.Ed., or MSOT programs, call 800.262.8337 or visit