A complete admission file includes:
The Admissions Committee evaluates all applications on an individual basis. Strong consideration will be given to applicants with the following:
While specific courses are not required for admission, students applying to Mount Mercy are encouraged to complete the following high school coursework:
The Admissions Committee will review admission files for students who do not meet the minimum admission standards or who warrant closer examination. Any admission conditions and/or course recommendations will be determined on an individual basis by the Committee.
Mount Mercy University offers credit for both Advance Placement (AP) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) courses. For AP courses, a score of 3 or higher on the AP exam is required to receive college credit. Information about other AP, CLEP, and other credit earning alternatives can be found at in the Mount Mercy Catalog at or email the Registrar's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mount Mercy University recognizes the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program and awards college credit for the successful completion of the IB Diploma. Students who have completed the diploma, as evidenced by an official IB transcript, will receive 30 semester hours of credit toward graduation. Course equivalency will be granted in consultation with the faculty of the appropriate academic department. Students who have not completed the diploma, but have scored a 4, 5, 6, or 7 on the higher level examination, will receive 3 – 6 semester hours per exam. Credit for individual exams will be granted on a course-by-course basis in consultation with the faculty of the appropriate academic department. Scores must be sent directly to Mount Mercy from International Baccalaureate. IB credits do not count against the 63 hour maximum transferable from a 2-year college.
If at any point in the application process you have questions or concerns, please contact your admissions counselor by email at email@example.com, by phone at 319-368-6460 or 800-248-4504.