Transferring to Mount Mercy University is easy and intuitive.

» Use our transfer tool (all colleges) or our transfer guide (Iowa community colleges) to evaluate your transfer credit today.

Why Transfer to Mount Mercy?

Mount Mercy's generous transfer policy allows many courses to transfer from colleges throughout Iowa and the country. In many cases, you will find you can finish your degree at Mount Mercy faster than you thought!

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

You will feel welcome here. Many Mount Mercy students have transferred in from other colleges—both 2-year and 4-year schools. It can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help! You will join a community that respects and supports every individual’s educational journey.

And, you'll leave with a degree you can use. 96% of MMU alumni are employed or 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.

How to Transfer to Mount Mercy

  1. Apply onlineit’s free!
  2. Send official transcripts from all colleges attended; if you don’t have an associate degree, send high school transcripts to:
    Mount Mercy University Admissions
    1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
  3. Know how your courses will transfer by checking our transfer guide or using our online transfer tool 
  4. Set up a campus visit and meet with our faculty
  5. File your FAFSA before July 1 to receive your financial aid award—including Mount Mercy’s generous transfer scholarships
    Our FAFSA Code: 001880 
  6. Attend registration session and orientation
  7. Register for classes and start your adventure—in the spring or fall semester

Admission Criteria for Transfer Students

Mount Mercy evaluates all transfer applications on an individual basis. A variety of factors are weighed by the Admissions Committee to ensure students admitted will find a good fit intellectually and personally, based on preparation and experience.

  • While specific courses are not required for admission, transcripts will be evaluated to ensure a strong college curriculum has been successfully completed.
  • Strong consideration will be given to applicants with a cumulative transfer GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • In accordance with articulation agreements with all Iowa community colleges, associate degree holders with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA will be automatically accepted for admission. Students graduating with an A.A.S. in Business Administration from Kirkwood with a minimum 2.0 GPA are also automatically accepted for admission.

Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 123 semester hours credit earned toward a degree
  • Completion of core curriculum requirements and a major program of study
  • At least 12 semester hours in your major, 200 level or above, completed at Mount Mercy
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all credits earned at Mount Mercy
  • A minimum of 30 consecutive semester hours completed at Mount Mercy
  • If graduating with a minor, 9 semester hours in your minor must be taken at Mount Mercy

Contact Us

If at any point in the application process you have questions or concerns, please contact your admissions counselor by email at or by phone at 319-368-6460 or 800-248-4504.