Steps 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. Set up a campus visit and meet with our faculty
  4. See how your credits transfer with our transfer guide and transfer tool.  An official transfer credit audit will be sent to you upon admittance.
  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

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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.

Why Transfer to Mount Mercy?

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.


Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us anytime at or by phone at 319-368-6460 or 800-248-4504.