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Admissions FAQs

What is the first step in the admissions process?

The first step in the admissions process is to submit an application to Mercy college. Students are able to apply to Mercy at www.mercy.edu/apply-now. Certain major concentrations may require supplemental admissions items. Visit our catalogs or contact the Office of Admissions for additional information.

Is the PACT Mentorship Program different than other advising programs?

Yes, the PACT program takes advising a step further. We give you a personal mentor who’ll be your go-to person whenever you want support. With everything from navigating financial aid, and choosing the right major to registering for classes and tracking your academic progress.

How many credits can be transferred from another institution?

Up to 75 credits from a two-year institution. Up to 90 from a four-year institution. Up to 90 credits combined however the credits may not exceed 75 credits from any combination of two-year institutions as they apply to your chosen degree. In addition you may only transfer in two courses of upper-level business credit (six credits) to apply to the major / specialization.

Are department faculty available for academic advising?

Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.

How can I find out more information on a specific program?

Visit our Degrees & Programs section for specific information on admissions requirements, required documents and program requirements.

Where is Mercy College located?

We have three campuses in Westchester and New York City. Our Dobbs Ferry, Westchester campus has 66 acres right on the Hudson River. You can live on-campus in our residence halls, and is only a 40 minute train ride into New York City.

Our New York City campuses are centrally located in Manhattan’s Herald Square on 34th Street and in the Bronx’s Hutchinson Metro Center.

How can I get involved in the community?

Mercy’s thriving campuses are home to over 59 student clubs and activities and 10 NCAA Division II teams. We're here to help you explore and discover your passions. Join one of our clubs or organizations, get involved and come to on-campus and online events or cheer on the home team.

How is Mercy College so affordable? 

We believe college should be accessible to as many students as possible. Mercy College has one of the lowest private tuition rates in New York. Financial aid, including merit and need-based scholarships, helps most of our students fund their education and minimize debt.

Are there opportunities to learn outside the classroom?

Mercy focuses on giving students the real-world knowledge and skills that will make them stand out in a crowded field. Mercy’s state-of-the-art facilities give students access to the equipment and settings they’ll experience on the job and gain hands-on-experience while still in school.

What is the typical class size at Mercy?

Classes are small, with 92 percent of undergraduate classes having fewer than 30 students and 50 percent having fewer than 20 students. It’s all about giving you that one-on-one attention you deserve.  

How is Mercy College so affordable? 

We believe college should be accessible to as many students as possible. Mercy College has one of the lowest private tuition rates in New York. Financial aid, including merit and need-based scholarships, helps most of our students fund their education and minimize debt.

What is included in financial aid?

Financial aid includes different types of aid available to help students fund their educations. It includes grants and scholarships, loans and work-study opportunities.

Do I have to pay back financial aid?

Grants and scholarships are awarded to students based on different factors such as: merit, financial need, athletic or academic performance and many more. While these funds have different eligibility requirements, they often do not need to be paid back. Federal loans must be paid back after a student leaves school. Work-study opportunities allow eligible students to work part-time and earn at least the federal minimum wage to help finance their educations.

How do I know if I qualify for financial aid?

In order for Mercy to put together your financial aid package, you need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The form can be accessed at www.fafsa.gov. Mercy College’s federal school code is 002772. The FAFSA opens October 1.

When are financial aid packages sent out?
Financial aid packages are sent out beginning in mid-January for the fall semester. In order for a package to be completed, you must have a completed FAFSA, submitted any requested documents and have applied to and been accepted by Mercy College.