High School Counselor FAQs

At GMercyU, we strive to make the college search and application process as simple as possible. We know students look to you as a source of resources and guidance, which is why we want to make sure you have all the information you need to help them navigate the application and financial aid process. 


Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions that your students may be asking you. If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to our Admissions Office at admissions@gmercyu.edu

FAQs About Admissions

How can my students learn more about GMercyU?

Our website is a great resource to learn more about what it's like to be a student at GMercyU. Your students can explore our list of majors to see the 30+ degrees we offer or take a look around our Residence Life page to find the perfect home away from home. 

Our website is also where they can request more information and apply. Fun Fact: GMercyU's application is free! 

How should students apply? Do you accept the Common App?

To apply, students should fill out our online undergraduate admissions application. Students also can apply through the Common Application by searching for "Gwynedd Mercy University." Students should submit only one application.

What is your application fee?

GMercyU's online admissions application does not include an application fee. Students who apply via the Common Application are charged a $20 fee.  

What is your application deadline?

We have a rolling admissions policy, which means your students will receive an admissions decision within just a couple of weeks after submitting a complete application.  

What are GMercyU’s application requirements?

First, your students need to complete the online undergraduate application and submit an official high school transcript.  

For Fall 2021, GMercyU will not require students to submit their SAT or ACT scores.  However, students who choose not to submit standardized test scores and are seeking admission to any of the programs listed below will need to submit one teacher recommendation and schedule an interview with an Admissions Counselor. You can learn more on our Application Requirements page. 

Accounting - CPA Track
Computer Information Science (CIS)
Medical Laboratory Science
Occupational Science (Pre-OT program)
Radiation Therapy
Radiologic Technology
Respiratory Care
Social Work

Who is my school's admissions counselor?

You can meet our admissions counselors here but if you're still unsure of who to contact, feel free to reach out to admissions@gmercyu.edu

How can my students visit GMercyU?

Campus visits are the best way to find out if GMercyU is the right fit for your student. They can schedule in-person tours or get to know us virtually — find all details on our Visit Campus page. 

Where should my students send transcripts and other documents to GMercyU?

If you're applying for an undergraduate program on GMercyU's Gwynedd Valley campus, please submit your official transcripts*, recommendation letters, and other necessary documents to:

Office of Admissions
Gwynedd Mercy University
1325 Sumneytown Pike
P.O. Box 901
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437

*Official transcripts may also be submitted electronically by a student's high school counselor, or via Naviance or Parchment.

GMercyU has a rolling admissions policy. Students should receive an admissions decision within a couple of weeks after submitting your completed application.

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FAQs About Financial Aid and Tuition 

Do you offer financial aid?

Yes! There are a variety of options for your student, from generous merit scholarships to need-based grants and loans. Fun Fact: 100% of our first-time, full-time students received some kind of financial aid in 2019-20!  

More information on scholarships and other types of aid can be found on our website. Our admissions counselors and Financial Aid Office is always willing to answer any additional questions. 

How can my student apply for financial aid?

We laid out detailed instructions on our Starting the Financial Aid Process page, including helpful tips on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).   

Your students can access all of the needed financial aid forms on our financial aid Applications and Forms page. 

How much is your tuition?

Tuition costs depend on what program your student is interested in pursuing.  A full breakdown is available on our Financial Aid & Tuition page for your students to check out. We offer generous scholarships and opportunities for other financial aid, so getting a great education at GMercyU is much more affordable than your students may think!

Bonus: Check out this infographic on the Value of investing in college. It provides some useful information for students and their parents.

Have more questions about what it’s like to be a Griffin? Check out our Admissions FAQs!