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At Merrimack College, we are addressing these trying times TOGETHER. We are confident that we will work through this, and our community will come out on the other end stronger, and better.

Everyone at Merrimack College is here for you no matter what. If you have a question or concern, need more information or simply need someone to talk through this process with, please email us at

Our Plans for Fall 2021

As we look ahead to the Fall, we are committed to supporting you in your college search, and telling you more about Merrimack. It is important to note that our current plans envision Merrimack returning to a normal Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semester on campus. With that outlook in mind, and knowing some precautions may still remain, we are planning for Fall 2021 classes to be fully in-person and the return to a more normal residential experience.

We understand that visiting campuses is an important part of the college search process. The Welcome Center is open and offering a variety of visit opportunities, including information sessions and campus tours. Event capacity is limited to a small number of students and family members and registration is required prior to visiting campus. Learn more about all our visit options, including information sessions, tours, mock classes, campus drive thrus and virtual panels.

We will continue to update you of our plans and how it may affect your college search. Continue to check the Merrimack website for more information.

Choosing Merrimack

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You can visit campus in person or remotely. 

We have an array of visit opportunities so you can engage with us and get answers to your questions.

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We will accept pass (P) grades.

We realize many high schools and colleges have transitioned to pass/fail grades for the current term.

Please know that we will accept pass (P) grades to satisfy admission requirements.


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We are here to talk through financial options.

If you and your family are concerned about funding your education or if your financial situation has changed, we are here to talk through options.

We have added more money to our financial aid and scholarships for students in need.

Contact your admission counselor for more information.

Applying to Merrimack

You can still apply to Merrimack for fall of 2021.

Our fall application is still open! The admission process is aimed to guide you through the process and support you every step of the way.

Test scores are not required.

Merrimack has been test optional for almost 10 years and will continue to not require ACT/SAT test scores. Our philosophy is that we want to learn about YOU - your goals, interests and why you’re a great fit to join our Merrimack community. We look closely at your transcript and GPA to evaluate your academic performance and will not use test scores in this process.

You are eligible for scholarship consideration.

Your application will automatically be reviewed for generous merit scholarships. Merrimack’s annual tuition average is $20,500 (after scholarships and grants and excluding housing). You can also add Merrimack to your FAFSA to be eligible for need-based aid.

You will receive an admission decision quickly.

In an effort to provide flexibility and support, we have implemented a variety of admission plans for future applicants. Options include early decision, early action, and rolling decision. Refer to the Undergraduate Application Process website for application requirements, important dates and deadlines. We are committed to reviewing your application quickly and communicating your decision as soon as possible. We are accepting unofficial transcripts as well as pass (P) grades and test scores are not required.

We are risk-free.

There is no application fee, giving you the opportunity to apply for free with nothing to lose and everything to gain.

You can join us on campus or for a virtual event.

Whether it be on campus or online, we have a variety of ways to learn more about Merrimack. Learn more and explore an array of options on our visit website.

Merrimack is a community.

Our community and personalized approach is like no other. In fact, we just implemented a new Success Coaching program where every student will have a personal success coach looking out for them every step of the way.

Our Admission Counselors are here for you.

Our staff is here to help answer any questions that you may have. Contact us.