Students wearing we are one shirts.In This Together

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

We are a residential college. Our suburban location and wide-open spaces allow us to control access to campus and provide improved social distancing practices during this unprecedented time. We expect to be open in the fall as a residential campus and we are implementing plans to provide the safest campus possible when we open our residence halls, classrooms and cafeterias. 

As we prepare for the fall, Merrimack will continue to make informed decisions based on the advice of federal, state and local health agencies. Our number one priority is to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff.

We plan to reopen campus in four phases: Phase 1: Limited Reopening | Phase 2: Cautious | Phase 3: Implement And Expand | Phase 4: Vigilant

For up-to-date information regarding Merrimack’s multi-phased plan, please visit the Reopening the College Website

Choosing Merrimack

Our doors are always open.

In an effort to support students who are deciding where to attend school in the fall, even though our deposit deadline of June 1 has passed, we will still honor your offer of admission and financial aid package up until September 1, 2020.

Submit your deposit

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.

We will accept pass (P) grades.

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

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


You can visit campus remotely. 

We have added virtual events so you can engage with us and get answers to your questions.

See Virtual Events

Take Virtual Tour

Applying to Merrimack

You can still apply to Merrimack.

We have reopened our fall application and admission process to support you.

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.

We’re reviewing applicants on a rolling basis, and you will receive an admission decision within a few days. We are accepting unofficial transcripts as well as pass (P) grades and test scores are not required (unless you are applying for the nursing program).

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 for a virtual event.

Learn more and explore through our virtual resources or sign up for an online information session, student panel, or other virtual visit opportunity.

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 Admissions Counselors are here for you.

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