First Year Students


Mars Hill University offers you a well rounded, total education. Students come from diverse backgrounds, from first-year generation college students to international students from more than 20 countries, students from Florida to Maine, athletes and artists. Whatever your background, we invite you to experience life on “the Hill.”  You will become entrenched in campus life, with traditions like late-night breakfast, snowyaking, True North, Tacos and Tie-Dye and homecoming.

Admissions Process

Going through the steps to make sure you are admitted at the school that is the best fit for you can be a little daunting. Our admissions counselors are here to make that process a little easier.

  • Complete and submit an Application for Admission with no application fee.
  • We are test optional. If you have scores and would like to submit them, you may request your SAT (college code: 5395) or ACT (college code: 3124) scores be sent to Mars Hill University. If you do submit them, they could increase scholarship eligibility.
  • Ask your high school guidance counselor to send an official copy of your High School Transcript to Mars Hill University.
  • When the Admissions Office receives all three of the above items, your admission file is “complete,” and the review process begins.
  • Your Admissions Counselor will notify you regarding acceptance, and you will receive complete information and necessary documents via U.S. Mail.
  • Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more about funding your college education and to begin the financial aid process.
  • Submit your $250 Advance Tuition Payment. This payment will allow your new student housing and meals account to be created. Watch your email for a link to log in to your new account. All freshman and sophomore students must live and eat on campus, unless they meet commuter student requirements. If you meet commuter student requirements, submit your $250 Advance Tuition Payment. This payment will allow your Commuter Account and Meals plan account to be created.
  • Visit the Admitted Students page to learn more about final steps in the enrollment process, including Lion Life Orientation sessions and Lion’s Roar.