Admissions Application Requirements

At GMercyU, we know the college application process can sometimes seem complex. Below you will find the resources and information you need to make applying to GMercyU stress-free.

Admissions counselors are available for any questions you may have along the way.

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GMercyU is test optional!
If you feel your ACT or SAT standardized test scores will complement your application, please submit them! But don't worry, they are not required to complete the undergraduate application process or qualify for merit scholarships. Details on application requirements are below.

How to Apply to GMercyU

We're on a rolling admissions calendar, so you should know within just a couple of weeks if you've been accepted into the program of your choice.*

If you are interested in an online or accelerated program, the ABSN or Weekend BSN program, or a graduate nursing degree program, check out these application requirements.

1. Submit your Application

We offer two ways to submit your application. You can either complete GMercyU’s online application or apply via the Common Application. Please submit only one application.

2. Submit your transcripts

Submit an official transcript from each of the high schools, colleges, and/or universities previously attended.

Please submit your transcripts*, recommendation letter, and other necessary documents to:

Office of Admissions
Gwynedd Mercy University
1325 Sumneytown Pike
P.O. Box 901
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437

*Official transcripts may also be submitted electronically by your high school counselor, or via Naviance or Parchment.

3. Consider sending in standardized test scores.

GMercyU is not requiring students to submit standardized test scores for admission to the University.

If you feel as if your scores will complement your application, please feel free to submit them!** But don't worry, not submitting your test scores will not negatively affect your application or your ability to qualify for merit scholarships.

YES, I want to submit my Test Scores. Great! Please send them directly to Gwynedd Mercy University from the testing agencies or as part of your official high school transcript. Our SAT code is 2278. Our ACT code is 3583.

NO, I do not want to submit standardized test scores. No worries! You may need to submit additional materials depending on what program you are applying to. See below for more information.


**Students applying to the programs listed above generally need at least a 500 on the math section of the SAT to be admitted directly into the program. Students admitted to these programs generally have an SAT score of 1,000 or higher.

Letters of Recommendation are not required for all other programs, but are recommended since they help the Admissions team get to know you better. If submitted, the letter of recommendation should discuss the applicant’s character and promise as a university student.

Other applicants may also be asked to submit an essay or personal statement and/or be asked to participate in an interview during the application review process.

4. Along with your application, you will need to:

  • Show satisfactory completion of (or current enrollment in) at least 16 units in prescribed and elective subjects as indicated on your high school transcript:
    • English: 4 units
    • Mathematics: 3 units
    • Science: 3 units
    • History: 1 unit
    • College preparatory electives: 3 units
  • First-Year Students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
  • Some programs, such as the Nursing program, have higher GPA requirements and coursework requirements. Contact the Admissions Office or refer to the undergraduate catalog for additional detail.

1. Submit your Application

Complete GMercyU’s online application.

2. Submit your transcripts.

Submit an official transcript from each of college/university you attended.

Please submit your transcripts*, recommendation letter, and other necessary documents to:

Office of Admissions
Gwynedd Mercy University
1325 Sumneytown Pike
P.O. Box 901
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437

*Official transcripts may also be submitted electronically by your high school counselor and/or a previously attended college, or via Naviance or Parchment.

3. Submit a letter of recommendation.

Letters of Recommendation are not required, but are optional. If submitted, the letter of recommendation should discuss the applicant’s character and promise as a university student.

4. Check requirements for your intended program

Transfer students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 for admittance to GMercyU. Many programs require a higher GPA for admittance.

If you are applying to GMercyU’s Education or Nursing programs, you will need a minimum GPA of 3.0.*

Some programs may also require satisfactory completion of specific courses. Speak with your Admissions Counselor or review the undergraduate catalog for more information.

*All GPAs scored on a 4.0 scale.

1. Submit your Application.

Complete GMercyU’s online application and meet the admissions criteria for any other first-year or transfer student (see above).

2. Submit your transcripts for evaluation

You will need to have your transcript evaluated by World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators.

3. Take your TOEFL/IELTS

Score at least a 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL test or a 6 on the IELTS test.

To learn more about enrolling as an International Student, visit the International Student Admissions page.

If you need help, please contact the Gwynedd Mercy University Admissions Department at or 800-342-5462 for specific instructions on how to apply.

All documents for undergraduate admissions should be submitted to:

Office of Admissions
Gwynedd Mercy University
1325 Sumneytown Pike
P.O. Box 901
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437

Please note: Students who apply to education, nursing, and health profession programs must have the ability to obtain the background screening required for placement in a clinical/school setting and should review state licensure requirements before choosing to enroll.  The background screening requires students to provide a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN).

U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is a requirement for licensure within certain academic programs. International students and students who are under DACA status or are undocumented should carefully review the licensure requirements for their state before enrolling in a degree program that leads to licensure. Additional information can be found on the National Conference of State Legislatures website

More Information For

Once you are accepted into an undergraduate business degree program, you may apply for the 4+1 MBA program in your junior year.  If admitted, you will need to complete an additional 30 credits to earn your MBA.

BONUS!  As an undergrad accepted into the 4+1 MBA program, you will be able to earn up to 12 graduate credits your senior year – as part of your undergraduate tuition. The next 18 credits for your MBA will be completed online in year five.  You will need to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to remain in the program.

If you are a current GMercyU student, you are expected to continually progress toward degree completion. If you are enrolled in a term-based program and do not attempt any credits for two consecutive semesters (fall and spring semesters), you will be considered withdrawn from the program of study and will need to submit an online application for readmission to the University to complete your program.

Students enrolled in a non-term program who are out of enrollment for the period of 1 year (365 days) will need to submit an application for program re-admission. All applications for readmission will be reviewed and approved by the respective School Dean.

Applicants who have completed work in Advanced Placement Programs in high school may submit the results of the Advanced Placement Examination of the University Entrance Examination Board. College credit will be awarded for a satisfactory examination score of 3 or higher. Students awarded such credit in English or mathematics will not be required to take the placement test in that area. (Refer to Placement Program for College English and Mathematics).

Gwynedd Mercy University provides an equal educational opportunity for all students who disclose disabilities in accordance with section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. For more information regarding programs and services, please contact the Director of Accessibility Services at 215-646-7300 ext. 21014 or visit the Student Accessibility Services page.

You may take as many as 12 credits of coursework on a part-time basis at Gwynedd Mercy University as a non-matriculated student. After completing 12 credits, you will need to contact the Admissions Office for guidance on enrolling as a matriculated student. However, if you wish to continue to take courses but do not intend to work toward degree completion, the Admissions Office can waive the matriculated student requirement.

NOTE: Students who intend to pursue a Business Administration or Nursing degree may only complete nine credits as a non-matriculated student.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Gwynedd Mercy University is committed to maintaining a positive learning, working, and living environment that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. Gwynedd Mercy University does not discriminate against any applicant for admission to or employment at the University because of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, color, marital status, veteran status, genetic characteristics, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law (“Protected Classes”). This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, financial aid, educational services, and student programs and activities, as well as to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, hiring, placement, transfer, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, and termination. The University will not tolerate unlawful acts of discrimination or harassment based upon Protected Classes, or related retaliation against or by any employee or student.

*Nursing program applications may take a little longer to review. In addition, we have a limited number of spaces available in the BHS in Occupational Science (Pre-OT) program, and strongly encourage students to submit a completed application by December 1. Students who apply for this program after the December 1 deadline will be considered for admission based on their qualifications and available spots.