Fall 2022 Admission

We Are Here For You

What makes Merrimack unique is that we all look out for one another. We are here for you and look forward to supporting you through the college search process.

Our 2022 Application is open!

We’re excited to get to know the next class of Warriors and encourage you to learn more about our application options and deadlines. Our early decision and early action 1 deadline is November 15, followed by early action 2 on January 15 and rolling thereafter. Plenty of options to choose what works for you!

No matter where you are in the process, we encourage you to come visit campus or have a conversation with a member of the admission team.

If you need more information or simply need someone to talk through this process with, please email us at

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Choosing Merrimack

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.

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.

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 now apply to Merrimack for the spring or fall of 2022.

Our 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 $22,300 (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Please reach out to your admission counselor! They are your go-to person and can help with any questions you may have. If you are not sure who your counselor is, email us and we can help you out. We also have Mack, our new chatbot, available to answer your questions 24/7. Keep an eye out for Mack in the bottom corner of this page and on the Undergraduate Admission webpage.

We have a few options for you! View the full menu, including open houses, information sessions, tours, academic preview days and more For assistance planning your visit, contact or call 978-837-5241.

Application and Admission

We have become more flexible with deadlines and requirements to aid in the college application and decision process.

We will be working very closely to understand any academic changes that were made amidst COVID-19.

We will be looking at your school counselors’ submission of their secondary school report form, and your transcript to help us understand what academic changes may have been part of your high school experience. We will not penalize students for these academic shifts. Our office is prepared to utilize Pass/Fail grades in our review process. This includes all academic programs, including our nursing major.

Merrimack has been test optional for almost 10 years and will continue to not require ACT/SAT test scores. Typically, nursing majors would need to submit scores. However, due to challenges associated with COVID-19, standardized tests scores will not be required for students applying for nursing for the fall of 2022. 

We review all aspects of your application to determine if you’ll be a good fit here; including academic achievement, community involvement, extracurricular activities and more.

Merrimack has extensive opportunities for transfer credit. AP exam scores of 3 or higher are considered for Merrimack course credit. Email for additional information.

Merrimack has various application deadlines to assist students in submitting their materials in a timeframe that works for them.

We will continue to be flexible and work together with any student who is interested in applying to and attending Merrimack. And remember, Merrimack is test optional!

Yes! Interviews are encouraged for high school seniors and transfers and are a great way for our admission counselors to get to know you in person - and for you to get to know us! They are evaluative and are an excellent addition to your application that can help you stand out from the crowd.

Offered: Monday through Friday at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.

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Our admission office understands that COVID-19 has had impacts on all of us, and your high school experience. We would ask that you share any involvements you have had- even if in a virtual space during COVID-19 and into your senior year. We also will look to what you were involved in pre COVID-19. If COVID-19 had a profound impact on you academically or personally, there is an optional question on the Common Application this year, which is a space to share this information with our admission staff.

Our admission counselors will be looking at all grades reported on your transcript, at the time of your application being received. We will be looking at your grades pre-COVID, as well as from COVID-19 forward. We will be looking at both traditional grades such as letter or numeric grades, as well as Pass/Fail grades.

Transfer Admission

Transfer applicants may use either the Common Application or the Merrimack College Transfer Application, with all admission decisions released on a rolling basis. The admission committee takes into consideration every aspect of a student’s application and credentials, including the possible impact of COVID-19. Email with any questions.

Merrimack College reviews college courses with a grade of C- or higher for transfer credit. However, with an increase in college courses being offered as pass/fail during Covid-19 (including at Merrimack College), we will review Spring and Summer courses with a “pass” grade for transfer credit.

Financial Aid and Billing

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 funding to our financial aid and scholarships for students in need. Contact your admission counselor for more information.

If your Federal Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) is complete, you will receive your full financial aid package with your admission decision. Email for more assistance. 


Once you deposit, you will receive your Merrimack email address and more information about preparing for your first semester. View additional next steps at