Misericordia University welcomes students who wish to transfer from other accredited four-year colleges or universities, or two-year junior or community colleges. Prospective full-time and part-time transfer students are encouraged to arrange an interview with the admissions office to review academic status and proposed curriculum. 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.
Prospective transfer students will be considered for admission if they have maintained a cumulative GPA (grade point average) of 2.0 or better (based on a 4.0 system). Higher GPA may be required to specific majors. GPA requirements for advancement into the professional level of individual programs vary (see individual curriculum guides for each program). Candidates who meet the GPA requirements for general admission and who seek advanced standing for previous college work, regardless of delivery mode or teaching/learning format, must provide the director of admissions with the following:
1. Application for Admission with a non-refundable fee (see application).
2. Official copy of secondary school transcript or GED test results.
3. Official transcripts from each college/university previously attended.
4. Registered nurses seeking acceptance to the R.N. to B.S.N. program in Nursing must also send transcripts from their diploma-granting institution, as well as a copy of the RN license.
Transfer students must complete a minimum of 30 credits at Misericordia University. The university will accept no more than 61 credits from any single or combination of associate degree programs. Only courses with a grade of C- (1.7) or better will be accepted for transfer. Grades earned at other institutions are not included in the student's GPA at Misericordia University.
Credit may transfer from other institutions if one of the following criteria is met:
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Misericordia University may award transfer credit based upon an individual review of factors such as course equivalencies, expected student learning outcomes, quality of most recent academic work, cumulative grade point average, number of credits completed, intended field of study, coursework relevant to a prospective student’s major, and applicability or transferability of completed work to Misericordia University’s curricula, standards, and course offerings. This determination will be made in consultation between the Department Chair in the discipline which sponsors the credit at Misericordia University and the Registrar.
Misericordia University maintains the following program-specific articulation agreements:
With Luzerne County Community College
With Lackawanna College
With Keystone College
With Lehigh Carbon Community College
With the Pennsylvania State University-Hazleton Campus
With Northampton Community College
With Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center School of Practical Nursing
With Valley Forge Military Academy and College
With Mount Aloysius College