Admissions Application Requirements


We know the college application process can sometimes seem complex. Below you will find the resources and information you need to make applying to a GMercyU undergraduate program stress-free.

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

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If you are interested in an online or accelerated program, the ABSN or Weekend BSN program, or a graduate nursing degree program, check out these application requirements.

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. There are no fees for either application. Please submit only one application.

2. Submit your transcripts

Submit an official transcript from your high school. 

If you have taken college courses while in high school, please submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended.

Official transcripts can be submitted electronically by your high school counselor, or via Naviance or Parchment.

In addition to electronically, you can also 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

No matter what program you’re applying to, you will need to have a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 2.5. 

  • Some programs, such as the Nursing program, have higher GPA requirements and coursework requirements. There’s more information about this below, but please don’t hesitate to contact the Admissions Office if you have questions.

3) Submitting Standardized Test Scores is Optional!

GMercyU does not require students to submit standardized test scores for admission to the University.

If you feel your SAT or ACT 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.

See below for your two options. 

 

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.

Nursing applicants who choose to submit standardized test scores will be directly admitted to the Nursing degree program provided they have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher with A’s and B’s in math and science, and have the following test scores:

SAT Reading: 550 or higher | SAT Math: 520 or higher OR

ACT Reading: 20 or higher | ACT Math: 19 or higher OR

TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) score of Proficient (composite score of 62% or higher)

No worries! They’re not required, but if you choose not to submit them you will need to submit additional materials when applying to any of the following programs:

Accounting – CPA Track** You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and strong math grades, and submit a letter of recommendation from a math or accounting teacher.

 Biology** You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 with strong math and science grades, submit a letter of recommendation from a biology teacher, and schedule a conversation with an Admissions Counselor.

Computer Information Science You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8, earned an A or B in at least one computer course, and submit a letter of recommendation.

Education If your cumulative GPA is less than a 3.0, you will need to submit a letter of recommendation from an academic teacher and schedule a conversation with an Admissions Counselor.  If your GPA is 3.0 or higher, all we need are your high school transcripts.

**Students who choose to submit SAT scores for the above programs generally need at least a 500-530 on the Math section and 500 on the Reading section. Nursing requirements are higher.

Nursing You must have cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and A’s and B’s in math and science. At Admission, you will join the University’s Health Studies program and will work with an advisor during your first year to prepare for the TEAS exam to gain entry to the Nursing program. 

(Nursing applicants who meet GPA/grade requirements and submit qualifying SAT, ACT or TEAS scores can be directly admitted to the nursing program. See Test Score section above for details.) 

Recommendation letters 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.

Apply as a Transfer 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 college/university you attended.

Official transcripts may also be submitted electronically using the National Student Clearinghouse or the preferred method of your current/previous institutions.

Or you can submit your transcripts, and other necessary documents by mail to:

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

3. Check requirements for your intended program

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

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

Our goal is to ensure all students who transfer into our Nursing program are prepared for success!  There are two admissions pathways for transfer Nursing students:

Direct Entry to the Nursing Program for Transfer Students:

Transfer students with 24 or more college credits will be directly admitted to the Nursing program with:

  • Cumulative college GPA of 3.0 with A’s and B’s in math and science courses
  • A Proficient score (Composite score of 62% or higher) on the TEAS Test (Test of Essential Academic Skills)
    • The cost for sitting for the TEAS Test (up to $115) will be credited to your first semester’s tuition at GMercyU.
    • Information on preparing to the TEAS Test is available at atitesting.com.

Official TEAS results should be submitted directly to the University as part of the application process.

BONUS:  Your TEAS test results also will be used as a diagnostic to support you in successfully progressing through our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and passing the NCLEX exam upon graduation.

BSN Pathway for Transfer Students

Transfer students with 24 or more college credits who do not submit qualifying TEAS results as part of their application but have a cumulative college GPA of at least 3.0 with A’s and B’s in math and science courses will be admitted to the University’s Health Studies program for their first semester.

During your first semester, you will work with an advisor to prepare to take the TEAS test.  Students who achieve a score of Proficient (Composite score of 62% or higher) on the TEAS will be granted entry to the Nursing program.

Summer + 2 Year BSN Option

If you are a transfer student with at least 45 qualifying transfer credits, you can earn your BSN in just one summer and two years provided you meet the following:

  • Cumulative college GPA of 3.0 with A’s and B’s in math and science courses
  • A Proficient score (composite score of 62% or higher) on the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)
    • The cost for sitting for the TEAS Test (up to $115) will be credited to your first semester’s tuition at GMercyU.
    • Information on preparing to the TEAS Test is available at atitesting.com.

Official TEAS results should be submitted directly to the University as part of the application process.

BONUS:  Your TEAS test results also will be used as a diagnostic to support you in successfully progressing through our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and passing the NCLEX exam upon graduation.

Have questions?  A GMercyU Transfer Admissions Counselor will be happy to speak with you!

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

Please note: Students who apply to education, nursing, and health profession programs must have the ability to obtain the background screening required for placement in a clinical/school setting and should review state licensure requirements before choosing to enroll.  The background screening requires students to provide a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN).

U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is a requirement for licensure within certain academic programs. International students and students who are under DACA status or are undocumented should carefully review the licensure requirements for their state before enrolling in a degree program that leads to licensure. Additional information can be found on the National Conference of State Legislatures website

More Information For

Once you are accepted into an undergraduate business degree program, you may apply for the 4+1 MBA program in your junior year.  If admitted, you will need to complete an additional 30 credits to earn your MBA.

BONUS!  As an undergrad accepted into the 4+1 MBA program, you will be able to earn up to 12 graduate credits your senior year – as part of your undergraduate tuition. The next 18 credits for your MBA will be completed online in year five.  You will need to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to remain in the program.

If you are a current GMercyU student, you are expected to continually progress toward degree completion. If you are enrolled in a term-based program and 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 to the University to complete your program.

Students enrolled in a non-term program who are 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.

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).

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.

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.