Admission Requirements

All high school graduates from an accredited high school or the equivalent (GED) or who possess documentation allowing them to enroll in a college in the U.S. are eligible for admission to Robert Morris University.  All candidates are encouraged to have a personal interview with an admissions representative and tour the campus.

Materials Considered For Admission

  • High school diploma, college coursework, or GED score
  • Work or community service experience
  • Standardized examination results
  • Demonstrated character necessary for success in college

Nursing Students

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. Applicants should demonstrate satisfactory performance in high school (or its equivalent) advanced algebra, biology, and chemistry.

Graduate Students

If you are interested in becoming a student in our School of Graduate Studies, please view our School of Graduate Studies General Admissions Page.

Transfer Students

If you've earned 12 semester hours (18 quarter hours) or more of coursework at another accredited institution of higher learning, you qualify as a transfer student. In making admission decisions for transfer students, the following materials are required:

  • College transcripts

  • High school transcripts

It's also possible that your community college has a special arrangement with Robert Morris University to apply most or all of the credit you've already earned toward your RMU degree. Visit the Transfer Students page for more details.

Returning Students

Welcome back! We invite you to return to Robert Morris University. The steps to enroll are simple.

  • Call 800-762-5960 or visit to schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor.

  • Complete a re-admission application.

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for the current year.

International Students

As an International student, you are very important to us and we welcome you into our community. For detailed information on the Admissions process, please visit our International Students page.

Home-Schooled Students

If you were home-schooled, you must submit a transcript of classes, curriculum documentation and state certification. In addition, you must take a nationally standardized examination to demonstrate an achievement level acceptable to the University.

Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.