Admission Requirements

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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS

Requirements


At Mercy College, we recognize students' educational and professional experiences. Determining your admission first requires determining if you are a first-time college student or a transfer student.

First-time college students have graduated from high school and have not received nine or more credits for any coursework at a college or university post graduation. 

Students who meet the first-time college student criteria must:

  • Have a high school cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or higher; or
  • Have an ACT composite score of 18 or higher; or
  • Have completed the High School Equivalency Test (HiSet) or General Education Development (GED) certificate

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TRANSFER ADMISSIONS

Requirements


Transfer students have attended a college or university upon high school graduation and earned at least nine or more credits. Students who meet this criteria must:

  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.25 at the institution where the most recent nine or more credits hours were attempted

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Learn about our generous transfer credit acceptance. We accept up to 90 credits to be applied toward your bachelor's degree!
 

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Next step before transforming into a life-saving hero: complete the form below. Our admissions team will get you all the info you need to know.

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