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​You’ve read the materials, you’ve done a little research, and you’ve made a choice – the choice to make a great start on your future at Mercy College of Ohio. Now you’re ready to begin the application process.

For admission requirement information, please be sure to review Academic/Program information. You may apply online or you may print the application (below) and mail it in with your application fee payment. General application process details are below. Be sure to check to see if the program you are interested in requires additional materials.

Questions can be directed to Admissions at or 419-251-1313 (1-888-80-MERCY).

Complete the Online Application

High School Students
For early admission decisions high school students should apply by January 1st of their senior year in high school. However, applications will be accepted from high school students (graduates) up to and including two weeks prior to the start of fall classes. The Admission Office must receive an official high school transcript showing grade point average. The prospective student should request the official transcript from the high school guidance counselor. The transcript should be sent from the counselor to Mercy College of Ohio at the address listed above. Only official transcripts are reviewed. Students must submit results of the SAT or ACT to be considered for admission to some programs. If more than one set of scores is submitted, the higher score(s) are used. An early application provides optimal opportunity for financial aid consideration, course selection, and campus housing. Applications are accepted for the fall, spring, and summer sessions.
Transfer and Other Students
Mercy College has a rolling admission policy and accepts applications for admission throughout the calendar year. Please note that some clinical-based programs may have a priority deadline each year. Candidates are encouraged to apply for admission at the earliest possible date and no later than two weeks prior to the start of fall classes. An early application provides optimal opportunity for financial aid consideration, course selection, and campus housing. Applications are accepted for Enrollment Management 32 the fall, spring, and summer sessions. 
The following are required to complete the application process:
  1. Submit a completed Mercy College of Ohio application for admission with a $25.00 nonrefundable application fee. Partially completed applications and/or applications without the $25.00 application fee will not be accepted by the College.
  2. If attending an official college event such as an “Open House” or “Information Session,” the application fee is waived.
  3. If you are a Mercy Health Employee, the application fee is waived.
  4. Submit official academic transcripts including all of the following:
    • Official high school transcript showing any work attempted and/or completed. OR copy of GED scores and certificate.
    • Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  5. Verification of Student Identity (Online Students). Online/At-a-distance students should contact their respective admission officer for details.
  6. Submit ACT and/or SAT test scores if direct from high school student. Mercy College of Ohio’s test code for ACT is 6321and SAT is 4685. 

PLEASE NOTE: Mercy College has not petitioned or received approval from the United States Department of Homeland Security to offer non-immigrant students admission to the College. The College cannot issue the Immigration Form I-20.

Applicant must be a must be a Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) and present her/his Green Card to an admission officer to photocopy for the applicant’s Mercy College application file.
  • Applicants with international transcripts are required to submit those transcripts to World Education Services (WES) for a course-by-course level evaluation and calculated cumulative grade point average (GPA). Contact WES at
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must complete the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum combined score (internet-based) of 80. This test must be taken within the past two years. Contact TOEFL at
For students who are home schooled, the following requirements apply for freshman consideration:
1. Submit the completed application with “home-schooled” printed as name of high school.
2. Submit the $25.00 non-refundable application fee.
3. Submit your resume with activities and interests.
4. Submit a personal statement discussing academic preparation and detailing any unique experiences, academic or otherwise, which speak to the student’s preparation for college.
5. Submit written verification from the appropriate school district that the student has been excused from compulsory attendance for home education (signed by the school district superintendent).
6. Submission of ACT or SAT scores, if applicable.
7. Official GED score report.
8. Submit a transcript or written list, with grades, verifying that the student received the following coursework:
a. 4 English courses
b. 3 Math courses (including Algebra II)
c. 3 Laboratory science courses (including Chemistry and Biology)
d. 3 Social Science courses.
9. If the student has taken college courses, provide all official college transcripts.
10. For entering freshman the application deadline for early admission is January 1st or for general admission applications are accepted up to two weeks prior to the start of fall semester classes.
11. Non-Ohio residents must follow the above requirements regardless of home state guidelines. 

Applicants who wish to take non-clinical courses, but do not intend to pursue a degree may be admitted as a transient/special status student. More information about transient/special status admission processes are available from the Student Records Office. 

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More questions? Give us a call at 1-888-80-MERCY or email us Our admissions staff and faculty will be happy to meet with you to help you decide if a Mercy College education is right for you.