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Online Degree Program Admissions

General Admission Requirements to Mount Mercy University Online Programs (Please check your specific program of interest for additional requirements)

For students with fewer than 12 graded semester hours of prior college coursework:

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcripts from all schools previously attended
  • Cumulative H.S. grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Composite ACT score of 20 (940 SAT) with sub-scores of 17 or higher
  • Class rank in the top half of graduating class
  • Mount Mercy applicants are encouraged to complete the following high school coursework:
    • Four years of English
    • Three years of Mathematics
    • Three years of Social Studies
    • Three years of Science

For students with 12 or more graded semester hours of prior college coursework:

Any student who does not meet the above criteria will be evaluated on an individual basis by the Admissions Committee.

Admission Process

  1. Complete the free online application
  2. Request official transcripts from all previous institutions* be sent to:
    Online Admissions
    Basile Hall
    Mount Mercy University
    1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797
  3. Once all documents are received, it will take 3-5 business days to evaluate your transcripts
  4. You will receive a letter in the mail regarding your acceptance

*Request your high school transcript if you do not have an associate or bachelor's degree.

If you have any questions about how to request your transcripts or the status of your application, please contact us at (855) 815-6276 or

Class Start Dates

  • 1/4/2016
  • 2/8/2016
  • 3/14/2016
  • 4/25/2016
  • 6/6/2016
  • 7/18/2016