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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:

  • A test of English proficiency is required for applicants for whom English is not his/her native language. We require a TOEFL score of 75 (no subset below 16) or IELTS score of 6.0 (no band below 5.0).

Please note: All documents must be translated into English where applicable.

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


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