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Get ahead with your past school and work experience

Transform your past experience into MMU credit to finish your online degree, advance your career, and make a difference in your community faster.

No matter when you received school or work experience, you may be able to apply one or more of the sources below toward your online degree at Mount Mercy University.

Community college or technical/vocational school

Associate degree holders

If you have an associate degree from an Iowa community college, you can apply up to 75 credit hours to your MMU degree.

If you graduated with a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher, you will be automatically admitted to MMU.

See the Iowa Community College Transfer Guide for more details.

Past experience, but no associate degree

You can apply up to 63 credit hours from any two-year institution, such as a junior college or technical or vocational school.

Speak with an enrollment coach to see how your past experience can help you finish faster: (877) 643-6181

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Four-year college or university

Undergraduate students

Even if it’s been a while since you’ve been to school, you can apply up to 93 credit hours from one or more four-year institutions.

Graduate students

Apply up to 12 graduate-level credit hours to complete your degree faster. Strong consideration will be given to applicants with a cumulative GPA from your past schools of at least 2.5.

Speak with an enrollment coach to see how your past experience can help you finish faster: (877) 643-6181

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Military

All students who qualify for Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits and the Yellow Ribbon Program can get up to 100% of tuition and fees covered at MMU.

Exams

Test out of courses you don’t need to take through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or use tests and/or certifications from Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES).

Portfolios

Create a portfolio of your experience through the Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) portfolio documentation.

Speak with an enrollment coach to see how your past experience can help you finish faster: (877) 643-6181

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Other work or school

Exams

Test out of courses you don’t need to take through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP).

Portfolios

Create a portfolio of your experience through the Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) portfolio documentation.

Past high school tests

Students who have scored a 3 or higher on Advanced Placement (AP) exams can receive college credit.

Speak with an enrollment coach to see how your past experience can help you finish faster: (877) 643-6181

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Why should I go to Mount Mercy University?

MADE BY MERCY’ to me means that our students are able to take their education and go out and make a difference in the world.

— Marcie Van Note
MBA Program Director

MMU offers experience and support in a compassionate community that will help you prepare for your career after college. In fact, 96% of MMU alumni are employed or in graduate school within 9 months of graduation. Call an enrollment coach now to get started at Mount Mercy.