Mercy College takes a holistic approach when considering each student for admittance. We do not believe that one test score is a true representation of a student’s ability or potential. Therefore, we are SAT/ACT optional. We review each student’s transcript and academic record, taking into account courses taken and grades attained. Other factors considered in the admission decision include an applicant’s leadership potential, extracurricular and service-related activities and his or her ability to contribute positively to the campus community. Specific programs may also require an interview or additional documentation.