Welcome to the Center of Learning for the Church at Mount Mercy University. The CLC was developed in consultation with the Archdiocese of Dubuque to offer college courses as online audits for staff members, teachers, and volunteers in parishes and schools at a greatly reduced tuition rate.

Any undergraduate online course offered by Mount Mercy University may be audited by CLC students for $150/courseCheck our list of courses in religious studies, ethics, business, the social sciences, and the arts that may be useful for your parish or school. All religious studies and philosophy professors at MMU possess the Church’s Mandatum to teach.

Upcoming Courses

» Church in Contemporary Society, a five-week course specially designed for CLC students, will be taught by Father Tony Adawu, MMU’s campus minister, starting in February 2018. Sign up soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I apply?
    Step 1: Fill out the online application.
    Step 2: Fill out the CLC application and submit to Dr. Phil Drey.
  • What if I want to change from audit to credit?
    You may be able to change from audit to credit. However, you will need to pay the full credit amount as well as fulfill certain for-credit assessments in discussion with the CLC advisor and the course instructor.
  • Will I have an academic advisor?
    Yes, you will be assigned an academic advisor who will assist you with any potential issues, including course selection and any course perquisites.


Contact Dr. Phil Drey via email or 319-363-1323 x1855.

2017–18 Academic Year