MidAmerica Nazarene University

Admissions Overview

Applying to colleges can be overwhelming. We get that.

That’s why at MNU, we’re here to walk beside you through the process, making the admissions process that much easier for you. Whether you’re a first-time freshman, a transfer or an international student, you'll receive help from a personal admissions counselor to answer any questions you have and guide you along the way!

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Applying for admission

Simply choose which application best fits you:

You can start your application now. But if you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact your admissions counselor. Once you submit your application, please send us your high school transcript and official ACT/SAT scores.

After Acceptance

After you’ve been accepted to MNU, here’s what to expect:

  • Submit $200 confirmation deposit. This goes toward your tuition balance!
  • Submit the Housing Form
  • Submit official, final high school transcripts with graduation date and class rank from your high school (first-time students only)
  • Submit any college transcripts if taking dual credit, or Advanced Placement scores

Once these items have been checked off, you can begin registering for classes, and getting dorm and roommate assignments. You’re one step closer to becoming a Pioneer!

Admissions Deadlines

Here are a few important dates to remember as we walk through your admissions process

  • November: Apply for your Federal PIN
  • January 1: FAFSA is available to fill out.
  • March 1: Priority deadline for financial aid.
  • April 1: Kansas residents deadline for FAFSA to be considered for Kansas Comprehensive Grant

Unless you or your parents are unable to complete tax returns by the priority date of March 1st, it is best if you do not estimate income information (Helpful tip: Use the “Will File” option instead if you have to!). If you are unable to complete federal tax returns before March 1st, please contact the Office of Admissions.

First-Time Freshman

Your Checklist

Before you can fully in enroll, simply complete the following:

  • Apply for Admission. If an item is not applicable to you, please mark N/A.
  • Submit results of the ACT or SAT. (MNU’s ACT code is 1445 and SAT code is 6437)
  • Submit your official high school transcripts to MNU (Download Transcript Request Form)
  • Official Admissions Interview (Highly Recommended)
  • Complete the FAFSA and ask that your ISIR be shared with MNU. Our FAFSA number is 007032

After you’ve been accepted to MNU, the following are next steps to get your enrolled in classes:

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Traditional Undergraduate Admissions at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Traditional Undergraduate Admissions at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Traditional Undergraduate Admissions at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Transfer Students

Your Checklist

We can’t wait to help make your transfer to MNU as seamless as possible. Before you can enroll, simply make sure you have completed the list below:

  • Complete the free Application for Admission, by answering all questions. If an item is not applicable, please mark N/A.
  • Submit FAFSA information (available after January 1). MNU’s school code: 007032.
  • Submit MNU Housing Form.
  • Submit $200 confirmation deposit. The confirmation deposit must be paid before the room assignment and pre-registration can proceed. This deposit will be applied directly to your tuition balance during the first semester.
  • Submit all official college transcripts.

At MNU, we have a dedicated admissions counselor just for transfer students! To reach Dennis Miller, simply call 913.971.3380 or email him at dmiller@mnu.edu.

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Transfer Student Undergraduate Admissions at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Transfer Student Undergraduate Admissions at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Transfer Student Undergraduate Admissions at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Transfer Credit Agreements

If you are from the Kansas City area and are interested in transferring to MNU, check out the Registrar's page to get full information about what classes will transfer and MNU’s general education requirements.

If you are transferring in from a college not listed, Dennis Miller, dmiller@mnu.edu, will be able to walk you through your personalized transfer plan. Also be sure to check out the MNU Catalog for more information.

International Students

Your Checklist

We can’t wait to help make your enrollment process to MNU as seamless as possible. Before you can enroll, simply make sure you have completed the list below:

At MNU, we have a dedicated admissions counselor just for international students! To reach Dennis Miller, simply call 913.971.3380 or email him at dmiller@mnu.edu.

Apply Now!

International Student Undergraduate Admissions at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Our Counselors  (hover to learn more)

Lisa Downs, Director of Undergraduate Admissions at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Lisa Downs [ldowns@mnu.edu]

Director of Admissions

MNU has made a huge impact on my life. I love being able to invest in the lives of students here at MNU and help them continue to grow, both academically and spiritually. It is exciting to be a part of a campus community who takes the challenge of serving others seriously!

Kaylan Baker, Undergraduate Admissions Counselor/Event Planner at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Kaylan Baker [kdbaker@mnu.edu]

Admissions Counselor/Event Planner

MNU is such an amazing place to be. I feel like I now have a second family away from my own, and that is the way we want all our students to feel.

Dennis Miller, Transfer and International Admissions Counselor at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Dennis Miller [dmiller@mnu.edu]

Transfer & International Counselor

After 21 years in Admissions I have found it humbling and rewarding to work with prospective students and their family to help make MNU a viable choice for them. I work primarily with transfer and international students. Visit the transfer page for more information or contact me anytime!

Jay Sandbloom, Undergraduate Admissions Counselor at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Jay Sandbloom [jsandbloom@mnu.edu]

Admissions Counselor/Affinity Groups Liaison

The mission of MNU is so strong and bigger than just education. The mission is educate and inspire servant leaders. We are a community of inspiration. Plus there’s the basketball... I’ve been watching our championship-caliber, nationally ranked basketball team since I was a child. #FearTheNeer!

Nate Howard, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Nate Howard [nhoward@mnu.edu]

Associate Director of Admissions

I believe the MNU experience is worth it. I believe that the education, the formation and the ways of thinking that are cultivated here really prepare you for life. My favorite food in campus center? The cookies. They are the best. And I often eat too many.

Scott Kraemer, Undergraduate Admissions Counselor at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Scott Kraemer [swkraemer@mnu.edu]

Admissions Counselor/Financial Aid Advocate

My favorite MNU tradition is Chapel. It is fun to see the student body get together in worship, and watching students I have seen grow up leading!

Kimberly Rudler, Undergraduate Admissions Counselor at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Kimberly Rudler [kdrudler@mnu.edu]

Admissions Counselor/Social Media Coordinator

I chose to work here because I truly believe in the value of higher education. MNU not only shapes you through outstanding academic programs, but also shapes you at a personal level, where you grow and develop relationships you will have for the rest of your life.

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