FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS

Transferring made simple.

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 doesn’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. 

Applying to Mercyhurst

We welcome transfer applications from bright, engaging students looking for an enriching undergraduate experience. Our online application is free and easy. You can apply for Fall or Spring term entry.

Admissions Requirements

All transfer applicants must submit the following documents:

  • Completed undergraduate admissions application (Apply online for free at apply.mercyhurst.edu)
  • 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 (must have a cumulative college GPA of at least 2.5)
  • Transfer Evaluation Form completed by you and the Dean of Students at your current institution (You must submit a Transfer Evaluation 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

If you’re transferring from Mercyhurst North East, Mercyhurst Corry or Mercyhurst at the Booker T. Washington Center, click here

Will My Credits Transfer?

Mercyhurst is a fully accredited institution, which means most of your college credits earned at other accredited institutions will transfer with you. To determine which of your college credits will transfer and which equivalent courses you’ll receive credit for, sign up with Transferology, a free network service designed to help you explore your transfer options.

Credit Evaluation

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.

Mercyhurst can accept a maximum of 80 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. Please note that while course credits transfer to Mercyhurst, 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.

Scholarships and Aid

As you explore your higher education options, we’re confident that when you consider affordability and availability of financial aid, Mercyhurst will stand out among our peers. We commit considerable institutional resources to mitigate college expenses for our families, giving us one of the lowest net tuitions in the region. To be considered for financial aid, you must re-file or submit a correction to your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and include Mercyhurst University. Our school code is 003297.

Transfer Scholarships

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.


Contact Us

Dana K. McMillin
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Transfer Coordinator
Phone: 814-824-3125
Email: dmcmillin@mercyhurst.edu