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Admissions Requirements

Misericordia University has announced that it will begin test-optional admission review for the first-year class entering in Fall 2021 in all academic programs. Students who have taken the SAT or ACT are encouraged, but not required, to submit their scores.  Learn more in this news release.

The minimum criteria for admission into the Computer Science program as a freshman student are:

  • Class rank in the top half of the high school graduating class and/or a cumulative 2.5 grade point average
  • Minimum combined SAT score of 850 for Critical Reading and Math (combined) if SAT taken prior to March 5, 2016, or a combined 930 if taken after March 5, 2016. In lieu of SAT, ACT results may also be provided with a minimum composite score of 18

Students should have one year of high school biological science and one year of high school physical science. Students should also have taken sufficient mathematics courses to successfully pass Math 171, and 172.

Successful transfer applicants will typically hold a minimum collegiate grade point average of 2.0, having completed at least 15 college credits.

Please note the above listed requirements are general, and that each application is looked at thoroughly, taking into account individual grades, academic rigor, and other factors.