College Application Procedure

Application for College Admission

An application is complete when the following items are received:

  • Application for College Admission

  • Official high school transcript and GED scores, if applicable

    High school transcripts are required for all students including those who have previously attended or graduated from college. (Exception: Applicants applying for the following programs DO NOT need to submit high school transcripts: EMT, CCEMTP, CLS, BSHCA, and BSN.) If you have completed a GED,  a high school transcript and GED score must be submitted to the Admissions Office.

  • Official ACT/SAT score report, if applicable
    School Codes - ACT: 1347; SAT: 2803

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. (Exception: Applicants applying for the following programs DO NOT need to submit college transcripts: EMT and CCEMTP).

    Students who have completed one class at a college/university or withdrew from one semester, must submit a transcript from that institution to the Admissions Office.

  • Submit to the Financial Aid Office a copy of their Military Discharge Form (DD214) or Basic Eligibility (DD2283), if applicable

  • If English is not your native language and you did not graduate from a U.S. high school you will need to provide either the results from an English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a score of 530 or higher (71 or higher on an Internet-based test or 197 or higher on a Computer-based test) or COMPASS ESL Reading test with a score of 92 or higher within the last two years. 

An Official Transcript

A transcript is considered official when stamped with the official school seal, signed by the appropriate school official and received in a sealed envelope. During the application process, request that official transcript(s) be sent to the Mercy College Admissions Office from your high school (if applicable) and any colleges you have attended. Students who have completed one class at a college/university or withdrew from one semester, must submit a transcript from that institution to the Admissions Office.

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Mail forms and Official transcripts to:

Mercy College of Health Sciences
Office of Admissions
921 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1200