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Welcome Marian University Students

We extend a warm Stritch welcome to Marian University students. Please know we are committed to helping you achieve your goals.

Welcome to the Stritch family!

Dr. Daniel J. Scholz
Interim President

Cardinal Stritch University and Marian University have partnered to ensure you have avenues to complete your degree programs. Whether you are seeking to fully transfer to Stritch and/or will simply be joining us for a few classes to complete your degree at Marian, please know that here at Stritch, we are committed to helping you achieve your academic, personal and professional goals. If you have a question that isn’t listed below, please contact our Admissions team at admissions

For students seeking to fully transfer to Cardinal Stritch University’s Doctoral Program

  • Free quick application to collect basic information
  • Direct admission for students in good academic standing at Marian
  • Confidential review of transcripts, acceptance of all Marian University courses and credits
  • Direct connection with Stritch academic and dissertation advisors to plan for degree completion.
  • Costs aligned to costs at Marian University

Next Steps

  • Complete the Quick Application to begin your journey at Stritch.
  • Speak with an Admissions Counselor to learn more about Stritch, its programs and the process toward dissertation.
  • Submit official transcripts from Marian University to assist with advising and graduation planning.
  • Add Cardinal Stritch University to your 2020-2021 FAFSA. Stritch’s FAFSA code is 003837
  • Notify Marian University of your intent to enroll at Stritch this fall.

Quick Application


For students seeking to take Cardinal Stritch University graduate courses to transfer back to Marian University’s Doctoral, MA in Ed Leadership or Superintendent Licensure programs

  • Free quick application to be a “special student” at the University with guaranteed admission
  • Special Student credit limits have been waived for Marian University graduate students
  • Direct connection with a Stritch academic and/or dissertation advisor (as appropriate to program) to ensure course alignment and transferability back to Marian.
  • Costs aligned to costs at Marian University
  • Assistance with financial aid as requested
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Next Steps

  • Speak with an Advisor at Marian University to ensure correct course selection to meet program goals.
  • Complete the Stritch Special Student Application
  • Speak with an Admissions representative to become registered for selected courses.
  • If utilizing financial aid, be sure to contact Marian University’s financial aid office to complete a consortium agreement form.
Special Student Application Course Options

At Cardinal Stritch University, we understand that this is a challenging time for you.

We are here to help you continue your academic journey!

Learn More About Stritch

For more information please speak with:

Kirsten Brown for graduate programs and Nicole Horvath for doctoral programs

Kirsten Brown

Associate Director of Graduate Admissions|Director of Recruitment for the Kellner College of Education, Literacy, and Leadership

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(414) 410-4061

Nicole M. Horvath

Assistant Director of Admissions for Adult and Professional Studies

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(414) 410-4709