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Undergraduate Admission

Freshman Application Process

Still interested in applying Early Action or Early Decision? Contact the Admission Office at 978-837-5100 to discuss your options.

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
  • Community involvement
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Interview (recommended)
  • Apply through the common application (no fee to apply!)
  • Essay
  • References

The freshmen application deadline for early action is November 15. The freshman application deadline for regular admission is February 15. The last day for regular decision freshman applicants to interview is February 17. Check out our admission options for more information.

Completing Your Application

In order for a freshman application to be considered “complete,” the following items are required:

  • Application 
  • High school transcripts (including 1st quarter grades)
  • SAT or ACT scores (optional)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • College essay
  • Secondary School Report (SSR)
  • U.S. Permanent Residents are required to submit a photocopy (both sides) of Alien Registration card

Once you have submitted your application you will receive an email containing your Merrimack Admission ID and instructions for setting up your application status check account

For international students, a completed application also requires:

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based) with no subset score lower than 18 for all students whose native language is not English.

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

International students should refer to the International Student Website for additional instructions.

Mailing Information

Transcripts and recommendations that are not submitted online should be mailed to:

Merrimack College
Undergraduate Admission Processing Center
P.O. Box 937
North Andover, MA 01845

Fed-Ex, UPS, Priority Mail packages and Declaration and Certification of Finances form (DCF) should be mailed to:

Office of Undergraduate Admission
Merrimack College
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845