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For Transfer Students...

Sometimes plans change...  Maybe you want to change majors or attend college closer to home.  Or you’d like to turn a two-year degree into a bachelor’s degree with the credits you’ve already earned.  Whatever the reason, if you're ready to transfer to Mercyhurst University, we're here to help.  Our transfer admissions coordinator will help you through the entire process -- from transferring credits to getting financial aid.

Admission Requirements

All transfer applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Completed undergraduate admissions application (There is no application fee if you apply online)
  • Official high school transcripts (waived for students with more than 24 college credits and a 3.0 GPA)
  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities
  • A cumulative college GPA of at least 2.5
  • Completed Transfer Form from your Dean of Students  (You must submit a Dean of Students Transfer Form from every college or university you've attended.)
  • A writing sample (a minimum of 250 words on the subject of your choice)
  • Letters of recommendation are optional

All transfer application documents should be directed to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Mercyhurst University
501 East 38th Street
Erie, PA 16546

Credit Evaluation

The admissions department will carefully evaluate your transcript(s) to determine the number of credits that will transfer to Mercyhurst. In general, the credits you earned for courses in which you received a grade of 'C' or higher will transfer to Mercyhurst. You will receive a preliminary evaluation of transfer credits with your acceptance letter.

How many credits does Mercyhurst accept?  We can accept a maximum of 75 credits from accredited four-year colleges and universities or 60 credits from community or junior colleges.  Credits earned for orientation, practicum, internships, and student teaching do not transfer. AP credits will be considered for transfer upon review of original score reports. Note that course credits transfer to Mercyhurst, but previous grade point averages do not transfer - all transfer students start a new grade point average that is based only on courses completed at Mercyhurst University.

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Transfer Scholarships

In addition to the donor-based scholarships offered at Mercyhurst, students transferring from another college or university are eligible to receive merit-based transfer scholarships. The scholarships are awarded by the Committee on Academic Excellence during the application for admission process. Candidates must meet certain academic requirements.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship - To be eligible to receive this $2,000 scholarship, a student must be an active member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, be enrolled full-time, and have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Egan Scholarship - To receive this scholarship, which awards amounts up to $18,000 per year, a student must have at least at 2.75 GPA and must have completed at least 12 credit hours at a four-year institution OR 24 credit hours at a two-year institution.

To be considered for financial aid, you must re-file or submit a correction to your FAFSA® and include Mercyhurst University.  Our school code is 003297.


Dana McMillin '05
Assistant Director of Admissions
Transfer Coordinator
Phone: (814) 824-3125