Online Undergraduate Students

Our online undergraduate 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

  • Complete your application.

  • Request official transcripts from all schools previously attended. Mail to:

    Accelerated Programs
    Mount Mercy University
    1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797

  • Check out our generous transfer credit policy and transfer plans.

  • If you are using employer reimbursement, please complete the Deferred Billing for Employer Reimbursement form.

  • NOTE: Per government policy, international students are unable to attend fully-online university programs in the United States. Unfortunately, we are unable to admit international students to online-only programs.

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 Online Undergraduate 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. 


Josh D'Amico '04

Associate Director of Admissions/Education & Online Nursing Recruiter | (319) 363-8213 x1614

Josh works with:

  • International students
  • Transfer students
  • Prospective students and applicants for RN-BSN
  • Prospective students and applicants for the Paraeducator to Teacher Program

Tim Bruhn

Admissions Recruiter for Online Programs | (319) 363-1323 x1270

Tim works with: 

  • Prospective students and applicants for our online bachelor's degree programs—management, HR management, business, marketing, applied management, liberal arts, health care administration, and health care leadership

Online Undergraduate Admissions


University Center, Admissions Suite
1330 Elmhurst Dr. 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!