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.

Main Campus Admissions Office: 800-342-5462;

Graduate and Professional Studies (Online/Accelerated ) Admissions Office: 877-499-6333

How to Apply to GMercyU

The first step in applying to GMercyU is to click on the link below. Fill out the form and click “Submit.”

Undergraduates - Main Campus APPLY NOW!

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. (Nursing program applications may take a little longer to review.)  

If you are interested in an online or accelerated program, or a graduate nursing degree program, use this application.  

Undergraduate Student Application Requirements

First-time Freshmen (First Year Students)
Information on the New SAT and New ACT
For Advanced Placement Students
4 + 1 MBA Students
Transfer Students
International Students
Online/Accelerated Program Application Requirements

Additional Information
Students with Disabilities
Non-Matriculated Students

First-time freshmen (first-year students)

  • Complete the online Admissions application
  • Provide one letter of recommendation from a principal, teacher, guidance counselor, or employer
  • Submit SAT or ACT Scores either 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.
  • Submit an official transcript from each of the high schools, colleges, and/or universities previously attended

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:
    • English: 4 units
    • Mathematics: 3 units
    • Science: 3 units
    • History: 1 unit
    • College preparatory electives: 3 units
  • Freshmen must complete the SAT test or ACT test and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.


Information on the New SAT and New ACT

For freshmen seeking admission to GMercyU, the Admissions Committee will continue to review applications based on SAT Critical Reading (formerly Verbal) and Mathematics scores. The SAT Writing score will be used on an as needed basis in reviewing your academic profile.

You may decide to take the ACT test instead of the SAT test. The new ACT Writing section is not required, but may also be used on an as needed basis in reviewing your academic profile.

Over the past few years, our admitted students' average SAT score range has been between 850 and 1100, and our ACT range has been between 17 and 24.

For Advanced Placement Students

  • Submit the results of the Advanced Placement Examination of the University Entrance Examination Board
  • College credit will be awarded for an examination grade of at least 3
  • You will not be required to take the placement test in English or Mathematics if you are awarded credit in that area.

For 4 + 1 MBA

Once you are accepted into the School of Business, you are 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 – at the undergraduate tuition rate. You will need to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to continue eligibility in the 4+1 MBA program.

Transfer Students

  • Complete the online undergraduate admissions application
  • Submit an official high school transcript from each of the high schools you previously attended (If you have completed 24 or more college credits this does not need to be submitted.)
  • Submit an official transcript from each college/university you attended
  • Provide one letter of recommendation from a principal, teacher, guidance counselor, or employer
  • For most programs, you will need a cumulative GPA* of 2.0 in order to be considered for acceptance to GMercyU.
  • If you are applying for any of Gwynedd Mercy University's Education or nursing programs, you will need to have a cumulative GPA* of 3.0.
  • Some programs may also require satisfactory completion of specific courses. Visit your associated program’s page to find out more information.

*All GPAs scored on a 4.0 scale.


International Students

To apply for admissions as an international student you need to:

  • Complete the application form and meet the admissions criteria for any other freshman or transfer student
  • Have your transcript evaluated by World Education Services
  • Score at least an 80 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 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



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 a no-charge re-admission application to be re-admitted.

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 Coordinator of Student Accessibility  Services at 215-646-7300 ext. 427 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.

Additional GMercyU Application Information

Gwynedd Mercy University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, national origin, religion, sex, or disability in the administration of its educational, admission, scholarship, or loan policies. Information collected in the demographic section of Gwynedd Mercy University’s online application is used for reporting purposes only; it is not used to make admissions decisions.