Admissions Application Requirements


At GMercyU, we know the college application process can sometimes seem complex. Below you will find the resources and information you need to make applying to GMercyU stress-free. 

Admissions counselors are available for any questions you may have along the way.

 

GMercyU is going Test Optional for the 2021-2022 academic year! If you feel your ACT or SAT standardized test scores will complement your application, please submit them! But don't worry, you do not need to submit ACT/SAT test scores to complete the undergraduate application process or qualify for merit scholarships. Details on application requirements are below.

How to Apply to GMercyU

We're on a rolling admissions calendar, so you should know within just a couple of weeks if you've been accepted into the program of your choice.*

If you are interested in an online or accelerated program, the ABSN or Weekend BSN program, or a graduate nursing degree program, use this application instead.

Apply as a first-year student

1. Submit your Application

We offer two ways to submit your application. You can either complete GMercyU’s online application or apply via the Common Application. Please submit only one application. 

2. Submit your transcripts

Submit an official transcript from each of the high schools, colleges, and/or universities previously attended.

Please submit your transcripts*, recommendation letter, 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 your high school counselor, or via Naviance or Parchment.

3. Consider sending in standardized test scores.

GMercyU is not requiring students to submit standardized test scores for the 2021-2022 academic year.

If you feel as if your scores will complement your application, please feel free to submit them!** But don't worry, not submitting your test scores will not negatively affect your application or your ability to qualify for merit scholarships.

YES, I want to submit my Test Scores.  Great!  Please send them directly to Gwynedd Mercy University from the testing agencies or as part of your official high school transcript. Our SAT code is 2278. Our ACT code is 3583.

NO, I do not want to submit standardized test scores.  No worries!  You may need to submit additional materials depending on what program you are applying to. See below for more information.

**Students applying to the programs listed above generally need at least a 500 on the math section of the SAT to be admitted directly into the program.  Students admitted to these programs generally have an SAT score of 1,000 or higher. 

Letters of Recommendation are not required for all other programs, but are recommended since they help the Admissions team get to know you better. If submitted, the letter of recommendation should discuss the applicant’s character and promise as a university student.

Other applicants may also be asked to submit an essay or personal statement and/or be asked to participate in an interview during the application review process.

4. Along with your application, you will need to:

  • Show satisfactory completion of (or current enrollment in) at least 16 units in prescribed and elective subjects as indicated on your high school transcript:

English: 4 units
Mathematics: 3 units
Science: 3 units
History: 1 unit
College preparatory electives: 3 units

  • First-Year Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
  • Some programs, such as the Nursing program, have higher GPA and coursework requirements. Contact the Admissions Office or refer to the undergraduate catalog for additional detail.

 

Transfer from another University

1. Submit your Application

Complete GMercyU’s online application.

2. Submit your transcripts.

Submit an official transcript from each of college/university you attended.

Please submit your transcripts*, recommendation letter, 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 your high school counselor and/or a previously attended college, or via Naviance or Parchment.

3. Submit a letter of recommendation.

Letters of Recommendation are not required, but are optional. If submitted, the letter of recommendation should discuss the applicant’s character and promise as a university student.

4. Check requirements for your intended program

Transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 for admittance to GMercyU.  Many programs require a higher GPA for admittance.

If you are applying to GMercyU’s Education or Nursing programs, you will need a minimum GPA of 3.0.*

Some programs may also require satisfactory completion of specific courses. Speak with your Admissions Counselor or review the undergraduate catalog for more information.

*All GPAs scored on a 4.0 scale.

 

Apply as an international student

1. Submit your Application.

Complete GMercyU’s online application and meet the admissions criteria for any other first-year or transfer student (see above).

2. Submit your transcripts for evaluation

You will need to have your transcript evaluated by World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators

3. Take your TOEFL/IELTS

Score at least a 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL test or a 6 on the IELTS test

 

To learn more about enrolling as an International Student, visit the International Student Admissions page.

If you need help, please contact the Gwynedd Mercy University Admissions Department at admissions@gmercyu.edu or 800-342-5462 for specific instructions on how to apply.

All documents for undergraduate admissions should be submitted to:

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

 

More Information For

4+1 MBA Students

Once you are accepted into a business degree program, you may be eligible to participate in the 4+1 MBA program. You will need to complete 30 credits for the MBA.

As an undergrad, you will be able to earn up to 12 graduate credits your senior year – as part of your undergraduate tuition. You will need to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to remain in the 4+1 MBA program.

Re-admission

If you are a current GMercyU student, you are expected to continually progress toward degree completion. If you do not attempt any credits for two consecutive semesters (fall and spring semesters), you will be considered withdrawn from the program of study and will need to submit an online application for readmission, if continuation of study is desired.

For students enrolled in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, a student who is out of enrollment for the period of 1 year (365 days) will need to submit an application for program re-admission. All applications for readmission will be reviewed and approved by the respective School Dean.

Advanced Placement Students

Applicants who have completed work in Advanced Placement Programs in high school may submit the results of the Advanced Placement Examination of the University Entrance Examination Board. College credit will be awarded for a satisfactory examination score of 3 or higher. Students awarded such credit in English or mathematics will not be required to take the placement test in that area. (Refer to Placement Program for College English and Mathematics).

Students with Disabilities

Gwynedd Mercy University provides an equal educational opportunity for all students who disclose disabilities in accordance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. For more information regarding programs and services, please contact the Director of Accessibility Services at 215-646-7300 ext. 21014 or visit the Student Accessibility Services page.

Non-Matriculated Students

You may take as many as 12 credits of coursework on a part-time basis at Gwynedd Mercy University as a non-matriculated student. After completing 12 credits, you will need to contact the Admissions Office for guidance on enrolling as a matriculated student. However, if you wish to continue to take courses but do not intend to work toward degree completion, the Admissions Office can waive the matriculated student requirement.

NOTE: Students who intend to pursue a Business Administration or Nursing degree may only complete nine credits as a non-matriculated student.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Gwynedd Mercy University is committed to maintaining a positive learning, working, and living environment that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. Gwynedd Mercy University does not discriminate against any applicant for admission to or employment at the University because of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, color, marital status, veteran status, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law (“Protected Classes”). This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, financial aid, educational services, and student programs and activities, as well as to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, hiring, placement, transfer, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, and termination. The University will not tolerate unlawful acts of discrimination or harassment based upon Protected Classes, or related retaliation against or by any employee or student.

*Nursing program applications may take a little longer to review.  In addition, due to the limited number of spaces available in the BHS in Occupational Science (Pre-OT) program, students are strongly encouraged to submit a completed application no later than December 1.  Students who apply after the December 1 deadline will be considered for admission based on their qualifications and available spots.