Accelerated Students

Our accelerated programs are designed for busy working adults like you. Classes start every five weeks, so submit your application today. And with our generous transfer credit policies (up to 93 credits!), you’ll be well on your way to accomplishing your degree goal!

How to Apply

Degree-Seeking Students

Readmits or Non-Degree Seeking Students

Admission Requirements

We're here to help you reach your goals. If you think you don't meet the following criteria, you may still qualify for admission after review by the Admissions Committee.

  • Program is designed for working adults
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
    • If your high school grades missed this mark, that's okay. We understand things change and that you may be ready for college now.
  • Graduates of Iowa community colleges who hold an associate degree with at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA will be automatically accepted for admission

  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing from a regionally accredited college
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students with a GPA of less than 3.0 may be considered for conditional admission
  • Current, active RN license
  • Employed at least half-time in the nursing field
  • See catalog for specific documentation required prior to beginning the RN—BSN program

Contact Accelerated Admissions

We look forward to welcoming you to Mount Mercy! We're here to help you reach your educational goals and answer any questions throughout the admissions process. 



Dylan Werner

Admissions Recruiter for MAED, MSED and Accelerated Programs

Dylan works with: 

  • Prospective students and applicants for MAEd, MSEd, and accelerated programs





Accelerated Admissions

University Center, Admissions Suite
1330 Elmhurst Drive NE,
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

The staff at Mount Mercy is ready and willing to help you every step of the way. You don’t feel a sense of being rushed. They can assess your needs and what exactly you hope to gain from the program. Most importantly, they will help you reach your biggest goal: graduating!