Transfer Students

Misericordia makes transitioning into a new college as stress-free as possible to make it easier for you to call “home”. Get the fresh start that you have been looking for at an institution which truly understands your needs.

We know that each transfer student is coming from a unique background and experience; as such, we provide a support system to ensure that the transition is seamless. We work closely with each student to understand all individual needs and personal goals. Moreover, we work hard to bridge the gap for each student so that transfer students can pick-up where they left-off without missing a beat.

The value of a Misericordia education

  • Small class sizes - average class size is 19
  • 12:1 Student-faculty ratio
  • 99% of students receive financial aid, both merit and need-based
  • More than 95% of Misericordia graduates find jobs or continue their education within six months of graduation
  • Four out of five Misericordia students participate in an internship, fieldwork, or a clinical experience before they graduate. Many students will do several.
  • More than 40 clubs and organizations focusing on the arts, community service, academics, student government, outdoor recreation, and other areas of interest
  • 193,455 MU students’ yearly hours of community service
  • 93% of Misericordia seniors said that they would choose Misericordia again

One-Stop Shop

A specialized counselor who works exclusively with transfer students will assist with everything from the application and admissions process to the financial aid and course registration process, answering any questions and keeping students informed along the way. This individual will also offer expert guidance on the various program options and acceptance criteria, and provide an informal evaluation of transcripts. Quite simply, it is our objective to give each student a positive experience and the opportunity for success.

Shane PagnottiContact Shane Pagnotti, Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions, at 570-674-6255 or spagnott@misericordia.edu to learn more about transferring into Misericordia University.

Schedule a personal visit to meet with the Transfer Counselor by clicking here.

Transfer students are also encouraged to get involved and to experience Misericordia in a similar way as traditional students - to feel the same sense of belonging and pride.

Apply online

2016-2017 Academic Year

  • Spring 2017 Semester: January 16, 2017 - May 11, 2017
  • Transfer Student Orientation: January 15, 2017

Academic Programs for Transfers

Student Opportunities

Whether you are transferring as a resident student or a commuter student, Misericordia affords many opportunities to get involved and enjoy your campus experience. From the numerous student clubs and organizations, to our abundant sports and recreational activities, if you are looking for a college with the right balance of academics and entertainment, Misericordia University is the right campus for you.

We have countless areas throughout our campus where students like to hangout and relax, along with basketball courts, soccer fields, and other facilities where students partake in recreational games. If you are more of an observer, come watch one of our Division III or intramural athletic teams compete on campus.

Not a big fan of sports? Not a problem. Come visit our art gallery, attend a musical performance, participate in a stand-up comedy act, go rock climbing, and much more. You can even catch a shuttle off-campus to go to a favorite restaurant or shop. If you are an individual who enjoys helping others and making a difference, Misericordia also provides service opportunities both locally and internationally. Depending on how far you want to venture off campus, Misericordia offers a Study Abroad program to enhance your educational experience while gaining an appreciation for different cultures. There is always something happening in and around our campus. You will notice how friendly and welcoming everyone really is here, while at the same time, create lifelong memories and forge new friendships.

Check out the latest issue of Misericordia Today to learn more about what is happening on campus as well as what our students & graduates are achieving.

Commuter Life

Commuting students are encouraged to utilize all university services and to get involved in clubs and organizations and to participate in social and co-curricular activities. You will find that commuters have a strong voice on campus even though they are not residential students.

Representation

The Commuter Council is an organization that represents commuter student issues and provides social opportunities on campus. The council meets regularly and meetings are advertised through the Misericordia portal, MyMU. Commuters are also represented on the executive board of the Student Government Association. The commuter representative of SGA attends commuter council meetings and works with SGA to address commuter concerns.

Relaxation

There are several lounges for students to sit and relax or study in between classes. Vending machines can be found in lounges located in Mercy Hall and the Banks Student Life Center. Comfortable seating and a small kitchen can be found in the Henry Student Lounge, located in the small building in front of McGowan and Alumnae Halls.

Dining Options

Commuter meal plans are available through the Student Financial Services office. Flex dollars (cash debit system on the student ID) can be added or special meal plans for commuters only can be purchased. Flex dollars can be used in the Dining Hall and in the Cougar's Den. Meal plans are used in the Dining Hall for all meals.

It is important to know that all commuters must purchase a parking permit through Campus Safety.

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