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Undergraduate Admission

Admission Options

Merrimack understands that each prospective student has a unique set of needs and there are several admission options from which to choose.

Regular Decision for Freshman Applicants

Regular Decision applications are due by February 15 and decisions are sent out mid-March. Deposits are due by May 1.

Early Action for Freshman Applicants

Early Action is intended for students who are completing their senior year in high school and desire to have an admissions decision by mid-December. Under the Early Action program, your application materials, including your Common Application must be received on or before November 15.  This is a non-binding program.

Deposits are due by May 1.  Early action candidates not granted Early Action will still receive full consideration for the fall term. Notification to the candidate of the College’s decision on admission will then be made mid-March.

Early Decision for Freshman Applicants

Early Decision is intended for students who are completing their senior year in high school and who consider Merrimack College their top choice.  Under the Early Decision program, your application materials, including your Common Application must be received on or before November 15.  Early Decision notifications will be available in mid-December. This is a binding program. If you apply to Merrimack for early decision, applying to other colleges through the regular admission process is allowed. If you are accepted to Merrimack through early decision, all other applications must be withdrawn.

Deposits are due by May 1. Those accepted as early decision students will be granted priority registration for classes as well as priority housing. Early decision candidates not granted Early decision will still receive full consideration for the fall term. Notification to the candidate of the College’s decision on admission will then be made mid-March.

Early Acceptance

Students may be considered for admission after completing their junior year if they have achieved a consistent and superior academic record. All early acceptance candidates must be recommended by their high school principal or director of guidance. General application procedures and deadlines are the same as for seniors. Students must meet the normal admission requirements (except for the number of academic courses).