Admissions and Aid
Since our founding in 1926, Mercyhurst University has prided itself on providing a premier, affordable liberal arts education that blends real-world, hands-on experience with the skills necessary to prepare graduates for meaningful careers. Mercyhurst currently educates more than 2,000 traditional undergraduate students in 80+ academic programs on our picturesque residential campus located in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Mercyhurst University graduate programs provide students with engaging learning experiences and unrivaled access to faculty. Mercyhurst offers some of the region's best online and on-campus graduate programs in Criminal Justice Administration, Data Science, Organizational Leadership, Physician Assistant Studies, Secondary Education, Cybersecurity, and Special Education/Applied Disability Studies.
Whether you’re a recent high school graduate or you’ve been out of school for a while, when you’re ready to advance your education with an associate degree or certificate, we’re ready to work with you to make it happen! Applying to college can be a daunting task, but we’ll be here to assist you at every step of the way, from securing your high school transcripts to completing any necessary placement exams to applying for financial aid.
A Mercyhurst education is about preparing for a rewarding career and a fulfilling life—more than that, though, it’s about building grit and determination, taking on new challenges, engaging with the world and reaching for new ground. This is an exciting time, and we’re eager share our enthusiasm for Mercyhurst and guide you on this journey.
Whether you’re transferring from a two-year or community college or a four-year institution, we appreciate your interest in Mercyhurst! As a Mercyhurst Laker, you’ll be part of a vibrant, lifelong academic community of scholars and alumni who are making a difference everywhere in the world.
Our transfer process is easy and straightforward, and we’ll work with you at every step of the way. Mercyhurst’s flexible core curriculum means we’ll accept the vast majority of academic credits that you’ve already earned. This ensures that transferring won’t set you back in your pursuit of a bachelor’s—you’ll graduate on schedule without spending extra time or money on your degree.
Mercyhurst's premier academic programs, tight-knit academic community, and strong faculty-student relationships attract students from around the world. Students from more than 40 countries are currently represented in our international student community.
Mercyhurst University appreciates the sacrifices you’ve made serving our country. Let’s put your benefits to work for you with our veterans career transition program!
We know that identifying and accessing your veterans education benefits can be a challenge. Our dedicated staff knows first-hand the issues you face in transitioning from service. Going beyond veteran friendly, we provide the resources and support you need to pursue your educational goals.
Mercyhurst’s Office of Veteran Services demonstrates our commitment to you. Our full-time Veterans Services coordinator can help you with everything from applying for admission to education grants for veterans to serving as your liaison to other university offices.
Mercyhurst University’s online opportunities bring the engaging classroom experience, standout faculty and cutting-edge learning resources of a Mercyhurst education to students anywhere in the world. In a range of graduate programs and graduate certificates, you’ll build the critical skills and leadership abilities needed to achieve your professional goals while enjoying the convenience and flexibility of an online education that works with your busy schedule.
High school counselors, transfer coordinators, international agents, independent counselors, and other enrollment consultants are essential partners in helping students assess their educational opportunities and navigate the admissions process. We appreciate the important role you play in helping your students navigate the college application process and determine whether Mercyhurst is the right fit for them!