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Conditional Admissions at Mercy College

If your native language is not English and you fall below our TOEFL/IELTS score requirement, but you are academically qualified to study for your degree at Mercy College, you are eligible for our conditional admissions program. After the successful completion of English as a second Language (ESL) courses at one of our partner ESL schools, your TOEFL/IELTS requirement will be met. Retaking the TOEFL/IELTS exam is not required. All students are automatically considered for conditional admission. 

Mercy College ESL at Manhattan Language, New York Language Center, and Global ESL Academy

Mercy College offers an English as a Second Language (ESL) conditional admission program through our partners including Manhattan Language, New York Language Center, Global ESL Academy, and other approved ESL schools listed in this page.

What is Conditional Admission? Benefits
  • If you are academically qualified to study at Mercy College, but have low TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores, conditional admission is for you.
  • Manhattan Language, New York Language Center, Global ESL Academy and other approved ESL schools listed in this page satisfy Mercy College's English language requirement.
  • After the successful completion of an equivalent of B2 level on Common European Framework Reference (CEFR) for undergraduate and C1 level on CEFR for graduate programs, you can begin your study at Mercy College
  • No TOEFL exam required
  • Study English in New York City
  • Enroll directly into Mercy College after completing of B2 level on Common European Framework Reference (CEFR) for undergraduate and C1 level on CEFR for graduate programs
  • Get adjusted to speaking English and life in New York before beginning classes.

 

Conditional Admission Timeline

1. Complete Application

2. Receive conditional admission acceptance letter from Mercy College

  • This letter will state that you are eligible to enroll at Mercy College after the successful completion of an equivalent B2 level on Common European Framework Reference (CEFR) for undergraduate and C1 level on CEFR for graduate programs form Manhattan Language or New York Language Center, you can begin your study at Mercy College

3. Contact one of partner ESL schools for information on tuition, registering for classes and your I-20

4. Successfully complete the ESL program at one of partner ESL schools and submit proof of completion to Mercy College

  • Have your ESL school's counselor submit proof of completion to International Admissions (Submit the equivalent B2 level on Common European Framework Reference (CEFR) for undergraduate and C1 level on CEFR for graduate programs form one of partner ESL schools)

5. Receive full acceptance letter from Mercy College and submit documents to obtain Form I-20 to the International Students Office no later than 30 days prior to the start of your program

6. Make appointment to obtain visa in your home country or transfer SEVIS record from another school in the United States

7. Begin your degree program at Mercy College

Please note that you will be receiving an I-20, the government document that allows you to enter the US on an F-1 student visa, from your ESL school first. It is important to remember that you will have to meet the financial requirements for Mercy College after you complete your program at your language school. 

The financial requirement for a Mercy College I-20 is approximately $32,000 per year for undergraduate-level studies and may be higher for graduate-level studies depending on your program. To be issued a Mercy college I-20, you will need to show that you have the financial means to pay for one year of study and financial responsibility for future semesters. Manhattan Languages ELS students are considered as Mercy College students upon registration for courses at Mercy College.