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Frequently Asked Questions

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Why Mount Mercy?

Mount Mercy University, located in beautiful Cedar Rapids, Iowa, offers students a fulfilling education, promising people of all backgrounds a solid preparation for a changing world. Since our founding, our academic coursework has focused on service, ethical leadership, and social responsibility. Our online programs open remote college courses taught by subject-matter experts to you—wherever you are.

Why a 100% online degree from Mount Mercy University?

At Mount Mercy University, we’ve got your back with online bachelor’s degree programs in business, marketing, and human resource management. With the advantage of 100% online classes, we prioritize both convenience and affordability for our students. The best part is that you never need to set foot on campus—you can log in wherever you are. Our program structure allows for flexible scheduling. There are no set class times. Students can balance their learning journey with their professional and personal commitments. Rest assured, our faculty members are committed to ensuring a seamless student experience and fostering success. Online tutors and academic coaches stand ready to provide comprehensive assistance if you need extra academic support. Online courses are divided into five and ten-week block periods. This approach enables students to immerse themselves in one course at a time if they choose, promoting focused and efficient learning.

How do online courses work?

Students can log onto the Brightspace learning system from their computers anytime, anywhere. Brightspace is a learning portal where you can chat with professors, connect with classmates, turn in assignments, and even tackle exams. There is no need to set foot on campus—you’re free to study on your schedule.

Is Mount Mercy University a good choice for full-time students?

Absolutely! Our online programs are fully tailored to your schedule. You’re free to log in whenever it suits you best. This means you can focus on your studies while juggling work, school, and family life. The best part? You are in charge of when and where to study. But you’re never alone! Your professor or counselor is just a click away via the campus portal.

Is financial aid available for online students?

Yes. Financial aid is available for students who qualify. For more information, please visit our Financial Aid page for more information.

What are the computer requirements for online students?

Our online setup works smoothly on both Mac and PC systems. An email address and a computer with a reliable internet connection are all you need. Your admissions counselor can help determine whether your computer meets the software requirements. You should be familiar with creating, formatting, and attaching Microsoft Word documents.

Can you tell me which (if any) of my previous courses will transfer?

Mount Mercy University happily considers transfer credits from coursework completed at accredited institutions. Please ensure that official transcripts from all previously attended colleges, including military schools, are up-to-date and come directly from the issuing institution. It is important that you have a good standing at your previous educational institution. Please let me know if you need any further assistance. While we accept coursework from regionally accredited higher education institutions, please note not all credits will necessarily count toward your program requirements. Please note courses with grades of “D” might not fulfill degree requirements. Also, for some specialized programs, you might need to retake outdated coursework. We’re here to help you make the most of your transfer credits.

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