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Freshman Applicants

Misericordia University has announced that it will continue test-blind admission review for the first-year class entering in Fall 2023 and Fall 2024 in all academic programs. Students who have taken the SAT or ACT are not required to submit their scores. Test scores will not be used in determining admission or academic scholarship awards.

Successful freshman applicants to Misericordia University's Medical Imaging program will typically have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 and a combined SAT score of 950 (math and critical reading) for students who took the SAT prior to March 5, 2016, or 1030 for students who took the SAT after March 5, 2016; or a minimum 20 ACT composite score. They will also have taken 3 years of high school math and 1 year of Biology all with a minimum grade of "C".

Transfer Applicants

Transfer applications to the Medical Imaging program are only accepted for the freshman or sophomore level, and only with the successful completion of appropriate prerequisites, and based on clinical availability. Successful transfer applicants will typically hold a minimum collegiate grade point average of 2.75. Students having completed less than 24 credits will be considered freshman applicants. Freshman level transfer applicants for the January semester must have 12 credits that apply toward the major, 4 of which are Anatomy & Physiology I. Transfers into the sophomore class must have a minimum of 24 credits that apply toward the major; 8 of which must be Anatomy and Physiology I and II. Students already at MU wishing to change majors must include the “Internal Transfer Application for Medical Imaging" found on the MU portal on the Registrar's page with their request letter. Click on “Academics" and then “Registrar's Office" in the drop down box.

Misericordia University reviews individual applications carefully, and the above stated standards should be seen only as general guidelines. The Director of Admissions and individual department chairs reserve the right to exercise discretion in any admissions decision.

Articulation Agreements with LCCC and Keystone College

The Medical Imaging program has formal articulation agreements with both Luzerne County Community College's Associate in Science degree in General Studies Program and Keystone College's Associate in Applied Science in Medical Imaging Program. Graduates of either program who have successfully completed the stated curricula may enter Misericordia University's Medical Imaging program at the professional level under the dual admission agreement.

Graduation Requirements

A cumulative GPA of 2.5, as well as a minimum GPA of 2.5 in Medical Imaging coded courses; minimum of 120 credits, depending on the track chosen; a minimum score of 74% on the Assessment test, administered in MI 415, Senior Seminar; and satisfactory completion of all Misericordia University's requirements (both financial and academic).