Part-time Students

Students who wish to be accepted to Misericordia University on a part-time basis in either the accelerated degree program (evening/weekend); the Expressway Program at Hawley, Hazleton, Nanticoke, Scranton, Shamokin, or Tannersville; or the semester format should first contact the Center for Adult and Continuing Education for a personal interview. Curriculum requirements, relevant university policies, the process for transfer credit evaluation, and financial aid referral will be explained in detail at that time.

Although part-time students may begin their studies on a non-matriculating basis, they are expected to apply for formal admission to the university at the earliest possible date. Non-matriculated students are limited to earning 15 credits at the university unless special arrangements have been approved. Students applying for part-time admission to the university must:

  1. Complete a part-time student application form. Submit a non-refundable $25 fee with the form.
  2. Send one official transcript from each college/university previously attended to the Center for Adult and Continuing Education.
  3. Send one copy of secondary school (high school) transcript (or GED) to the Center for Adult and Continuing Education if this is the first time attending college.
  4. Registered nurses must send transcripts from their diploma-granting institution, as well as a copy of the RN license to the Center for Adult and Continuing Education.

Upon receipt of the application for admission, the secondary school record/transcript or post-secondary transcripts (if applicable), and the appropriate recommendations, the Center for Adult and Continuing Education and department faculty review the applicant's portfolio. Applicants are notified by mail of the admission decision usually within three weeks. Certain programs have specific requirements for acceptance. Applicants are referred to the description of programs, which appears later in the catalog.

Courses, which apply to the student's field of study and have a course grade of C or higher, will be evaluated by the Misericordia University registrar on a course by course comparison and are subject to approval by the department chair in consultation with the registrar.