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Admissions FAQs

Admission Requirements

What are the admission requirements?
MU typically likes to see students with a history of proven success in the classroom with a minimum high school grade point average of 2.5. Minimum SAT requirement is typically an 850 (Math + Critical Reading), but other factors can be taken into consideration. A number of programs have requirements for direct entry that are higher than university minimums. We advise checking the admission requirements for your program of interest within its designated section of the website. View our list of majors to find your program.


When should I apply?
MU has a rolling admissions cycle, but we advise that students apply early in the cycle (Fall) as the space available in certain programs can be limited.

Is there a fee to apply?
While there is a $35 application fee, that fee is waived for students who visit campus prior to applying and for students who apply online.

Where can I check the status of my application?
The best way to find out the status of your application is to speak directly with your admissions counselor.

When should I expect to hear from Misericordia regarding the status of my application?
You should expect to hear from us within 2-3 weeks of submitting your application and any required supporting documents. You may also receive a call from your Admissions Counselor requesting more information in order to complete the process.

How will I be notified of my decision status?
All admissions decisions are delivered by mail.

What will I need to submit with my application?
All students must submit official high school transcripts, at least one set of SAT or ACT scores, and students applying to the Speech-Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy programs will need to submit a 500-word essay about their interest in their chosen field.

Who can I contact with questions about my application?
Your admissions counselor, or the Admissions Office at  or 1-866-262-6363. View our list of Admissions Staff to find your counselor.

Financial Aid

What type of financial aid is available?
Misericordia offers merit-based scholarships for academics as well as community involvement, and need-based awards which can total well over $20,000 per year for qualified students.

When should I apply for financial aid?
You should complete your financial aid application with  no later than May 1st. Misericordia University's Title IV School Code is 00324700. For eligibility requirements, visit our Financial Aid page.

Who can I contact with questions about financial aid?
Your admissions counselor can connect you with the appropriate financial aid staff member upon request.