Transfer Students

As a precautionary measure, and following federal and state guidance regarding social distancing in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have suspended in-person visits on our main and Pittsburgh campuses.  Our office is still open with staff working remotely, so please feel free to contact your admissions counselor at 866-262-6363 or   to set up an alternative virtual visit between now and May 31.

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

Virtual Transfer Week

 May 18th - May 22nd 


Virtual Transfer Week provides prospective transfer students with the opportunity to learn more about our campus and the transfer process.

You can learn about Misericordia University’s undergraduate programs, discover how your credits will transfer to MU, and speak with representatives from academic colleges,student life, and financial aid.

You will also have the opportunity to take a virtual tour of campus.

Transfer Week Schedule

Each day you can get information from various departments at the University and also hear from faculty member on a variety of majors on days listed below.


2:30-2:45 pm: Introductions and Highlights from:

  • Admissions
  • Registrar
  • Financial Aid 
  • Student Life

2:45-3:00 pm - Faculty Info Session.  Hear faculty from select majors speak about the learning environment, curriculum, and programs outcomes for the following major:  

Faculty Members Speak about their Majors:

  • May 18th: Monday-Psychology
  • May 19th: Tuesday-Education
  • May 20th: Wednesday-Business
  • May 21st: Thursday-Sport Management
  • May 22nd: Friday-Health Science: Medical Science


3:00: Q&A: Students can ask any questions they may have about transfering to Misericordia University, 

Don't forget to RSVP

Psychology Registration 5/18

Education Registration 5/19

Business Registration 5/20

Sport Management Registration 5/21

Health Science: Medical Science Registration 5/22


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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.

Christine Marks, Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions

Contact Christine Marks, Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions, at 570-674-6462 or 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


2019-2020 Academic Year

  • Fall 2019 Semester: August 26th-December 14, 2019
  • Spring 2020 Semester: January 13-May 7th, 2020
  • Transfer Spring Orientation: January 12th

Veteran Services

MU's Yellow Ribbon for veterans or a dependent of a veteran. Misericordia welcomes the men and women who have served or are currently serving our country in the U.S. Armed Forces, including spouses and dependents.
Click here for information about Misericordia's Veteran Services including the Yellow Ribbon program.

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. Click here for more details about our athletics programs.

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. Check out the many students activities options available by clicking here. You can even catch a campus shuttle 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/Away 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 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.


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.


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.

Misericordia University Students Walking

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Misericordia University hosted an interactive virtual faculty panel on Thursday April 30 to discuss COVID-19 and the wide-ranging impact this virus is having on our society.
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