Undergraduate Admission

School Counselors

We Help Students Find Their Fit

As a school counselor, you are often the first stop in a student’s journey to college. We value your partnership in the college admission process. Together, we have one very important goal in common: to help our students find the right fit so they will be happy, healthy and successful after high school.

We know how hard it can be to keep track of so many different schools and their application requirements, deadlines, academic offerings and more—especially during such an unusual year. To help, we’ve gathered everything you need to know about Merrimack on one page to keep you updated and informed quickly and easily.

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What’s New at Merrimack

Rolling Admission: In addition to our early decision and early action fall deadlines, we have implemented rolling admission to allow more time and flexibility in the application process.

Test Scores Not Required: Merrimack has been test-blind for 10+ years and will continue to use a holistic review process. Typically, nursing majors need to submit scores. However, due to challenges associated with COVID-19, standardized tests scores will not be required for students applying to nursing for the fall of 2022.

Pass/Fail Grades: Pass/fail grades and other such shifts in transcripts will be reviewed carefully and thoughtfully, with an understanding that each school’s response to COVID-19 has been different. We will also accept unofficial transcripts.

Learn More About Our Application Process


Slate.org is a free tool for school counselors, independent counselors, and community-based organizations. It allows counselors to conveniently and securely upload application-related materials, track students’ status in the admission process and receive notice of their decisions. To register, simply visit Slate.org or email info@slate.org for more information. 

4,000 undergraduate students and 1,200 graduate students from 34 states and 35 countries
15:1 student to faculty ratio
22 average class size
96% career outcomes rate of 2018 graduates after nine months
25 miles to Boston
100+ academic programs
86% participation in internships and co-ops