1. Visit Campus

We love to show off our amenities!  Visit our downtown Des Moines campus and take a tour of our classrooms and labs and meet with an academic and/or financial aid advisor for personalized advice on your next steps to becoming a Mercy College student.

2. Review Program Requirements


Diagnostic Medical Sonography? Surg Tech? Nursing? Whatever your program of choice may be, find out what your specific academic program requires at mchs.edu/requirements to ensure you meet the requirements to be admitted.

3. Establish Your Start Date


Whether it be fall, spring, or summer, Mercy College runs on a year-round calendar to allow flexible start dates. Check with your admissions counselor so you don’t miss an important application or financial aid deadline.

4. Complete the Online Application


Create an account online at mchs.edu/apply to begin your application. Take your time — you can save your application progress and return at any time to complete. There are two application types: Application for College Admission (majors, minors, and certificates)and Guest Student Application (EMTs and CCPs).

5. Submit Your Required Forms

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One last thing! You will need to submit your program’s required forms before your application can be reviewed. Common requirements include:

  • GED/HiSet scores
  • Official high school or previous college transcripts
  • Official ACT/SAT scores
  • Military discharge (DD214) or basic eligibility (DD2283) form
  • English as a foreign language (TOEFL) scores

So, ready to Chart Your Course yet? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor to get your healthcare career started or schedule your campus visit today!

About Mercy College of Health Sciences
Mercy College of Health Sciences is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Located in downtown Des Moines, Mercy College prepares graduates for service and leadership in the healthcare community with a wide-range of bachelor, associate, and certificate programs. Mercy College’s liberal arts and sciences education develops compassionate caregivers and leaders. Visit www.mchs.edu or call (515) 643-3180 to learn more.