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Undergraduate Admission

Transfer Application Process


Merrimack looks for applicants who will contribute to our community. We do this by evaluating a number of factors, including the following:

  • Academic achievement
  • Strength of curriculum
  • Demonstrated interest
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Interview (recommended)
  • Apply through the common application (it’s free!)
  • Essay
  • References

We welcome transfer students in the spring and fall semesters. For fall admission (classes beginning in September) decisions will be sent out on a rolling basis from March until August. For spring admission (classes beginning in January) admission decisions will be sent out on a rolling basis starting in October until early January.

 Transfer Student Application Process

  • Apply
  • Submit
    • Official Transcript(s) from each College/University attended
    • Course Catalog/Course Descriptions from each College/University attended (in order to determine transfer credit)
    • A current Letter of Recommendation
    • Your college essay (Your college essay as outlined on the Common Application.)
    • Transfer College Report (Available at or download here)
    • Mid-Term Report if final grades are not yet available (found on
    • US Permanent Residents are required to submit a photocopy (both sides) of Alien Registration card
    • High School transcripts are required if less than one year (less than 30 semester hours of credit) of college coursework has been completed.

For international students, a completed application also requires proof of English proficiency:

  • Test scores must be sent directly from the testing authority or institution
  • All international applicants are required to demonstrate English proficiency if English is not their native language
  • If you meet all the requirements except for English Proficiency, Merrimack College has Conditional Acceptance Options

English proficiency to satisfy Merrimack College’s requirement can be demonstrated by the following:

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based) with no subset score lower than 18 for all students whose native language is not English
  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no band below 6.0) for all students whose native language is not English
  • A minimum SAT Critical Reading Score of 500
  • A minimum PTE Academic score of 53
  • A minimum ACT composite score of 23

If you have any questions, or would like to come in to meet, please don’t hesitate to contact Jim Cristiano at 978-837-5411 or