We make transferring to finish your college degree easy! 

Why Transfer to Mount Mercy?       Apply Today!

Mount Mercy's generous transfer policy allows many courses to transfer from colleges throughout Iowa and the country.  In fact, you will find you can probably finish your degree at Mount Mercy faster than you thought!  Use our transfer tool (all colleges) or our transfer guide ( Iowa community colleges) to evaluate your transfer credit today.

You can afford us!  Check out our generous scholarships and financial aid.

Importantly, you will feel welcome here. Many Mount Mercy students have transferred in from other colleges.  We understand that it can be a bit overwhelming at first, but you won't be alone.  We are here to help you both through the application process and getting used to your new college home.

And, you'll leave with a degree you can use.  Over 97% of our graduates have jobs or are in graduate school within 9 months of graduation.  Whether you are interested in education, nursing, business, English, psychology, art, or any of our 45+ majors, you'll be well prepared for life after college.

The Application Process

  • Application for admission (there is no application fee!)
  • Official high school transcripts
    For applicants who have not earned an associates degree or higher from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges attended
    For applicants who have earned an associates degree or higher from an accredited college or university
  • Updated copies of college transcripts will need to be sent prior to enrollment for students who apply for admission while enrolled at another college
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis
  • Though there is no application deadline, we receive the majority of our applications by late winter/early spring

Admission Criteria for Transfer Students

Mount Mercy evaluates all files on an individual basis. A variety of factors are weighed to ensure that students admitted to Mount Mercy will find a good fit intellectually and personally. Our Admissions Committee looks for applicants whose preparation and experience suggest they will succeed at Mount Mercy.  While specific courses are not required for admission, the transcripts will be evaluated to ensure that strong college curriculum has been successfully completed. Strong consideration will be given to applicants who have the following:

  • Cumulative transfer grade point average of 2.50 (on 7a 4.0 scale)
  • Application by students looking to transfer with two semesters or less will be reviewed by the Admission Committee.
  • In accordance with an articulation agreement with Kirkwood and Hawkeye Community Colleges, Associate of Arts and Associate of Science graduates who have at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average will be automatically accepted for admission. Students graduating with a A.A.S. in Business Administration from Kirkwood with a minimum 2.0 grade point average are also automatically accepted for admission.
  • Learn more about Mount Mercy's guaranteed admission program with Kirkwood Community College.

Contact Us

If at any point in their application process you have questions or concerns, please contact your admissions counselor by email at admission@mtmercy.edu or by phone at 319-368-6460319-368-6460 or 800-248-4504800-248-4504.