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Admission Requirements

Mercy College accepts transfer students with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of  2.0 or higher with 12 or more transferrable credits from their previous college or university. All students are encouraged to apply as Mercy College does consider other factors in the admission decision including professional experience and extracurricular activities. 

Certain programs may have additional admission requirements. These majors include the following: Communication DisordersComputer Arts & Design, Music Industry & Technology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Social Work, and Veterinary Technology. Please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog or contact the Office of Admissions for further information.

What is a transfer student?

A transfer student will be considered as anyone who has taken college credit after the completion of high school. This would not include high school students who have completed credits while in high school or the summer following their high school graduation. For applicants who have completed fewer than 12 college credits, a  high school transcript is required to make an admissions decision. 

All transfer applicants must submit the following:

  • Final official college transcripts from all colleges attended
  • A final official High School transcript or High School Equivalency
  • Any testing credits

Any military students who will be submitting a Joint Service Transcript will also be considered a Transfer student. 

Adult Student Admissions

Adult Students:

Adult students who do not meet Mercy College’s undergraduate admission requirements may gain entrance into most undergraduate degree programs based on an the review of alternative admission materials. To qualify for such a review, students must (a) be age 24 or over, (b) be out of school (high school or college) for five or more years, and (c) have three or more years of professional work experience. Students must submit a current resume or CV and meet Mercy College’s English and math admit requirements. An admissions interview may be required on a case-by-case basis.

Undergraduate programs in Generic Nursing, Veterinary Technology, Occupational Therapy Assistant, and Health Science are not eligible for alternative admission. Adult students applying to these programs must meet regular admission requirements. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 1-877-MERCY-GO or email