“It’s been a banner year, and we are excited to continue building on our mission of meeting the needs of all students, whether they are transferring in or joining us as freshmen,” says Assistant Director of Admissions Mike Russ ’05.
Eighty-four new undergraduate transfer students enrolled this spring, compared to 72 students who transferred into Mount Mercy this time last year, a 17 percent increase. “Mount Mercy is a transfer-friendly school,” says Admissions Counselor Ryan Ronan, who works one-on-one with transfer students. “Our faculty and staff work very closely with colleagues across the higher education community to coordinate course offerings and credit policies so our incoming students experience a smooth transition and admittance.”
The mid-year record transfer enrollment comes on the heels of Mount Mercy’s record-breaking fall enrollment, which included 1,824 students, the highest in the institution's history.
In addition to traditional transfer students, many students enter Mount Mercy in the middle of the academic year through international exchange programs, adult accelerated programs, and through special enrollment in one or two courses. “We work very hard to accommodate a variety of student goals, ensuring students don’t get lost in the process,” says Russ.