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What’s New at Merrimack

Campus Is Open: We offer both in-person and virtual visit opportunities, and we’re always adding new options to our visit page. Additionally, Merrimack has been open as a residential college throughout the Fall, and will continue to function as such in the Spring. Students are able to take classes in person, online, or a hybrid of both depending on their needs. 

Rolling Admission: In addition to our early decision and early action fall deadlines, we are implementing rolling admission from January 16 - August 1 to allow more time and flexibility in the application process. And don’t forget - there is no fee to apply.

Test Scores Not Required: Merrimack has been test optional for almost 10 years and will continue to not require ACT/SAT test scores. 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 2021.

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

Get In Touch

At Merrimack, we’re devoted to going the extra mile for you. And we understand that the college search process comes with a lot of information. Let us help! Reach out in whatever way works for you:

Chat: Click the “Ask me anything!” box in the corner of your screen

Meet: Schedule a conversation with a counselor


Call: 978-837-5100

PS. Don’t forget to join our mailing list so you can begin receiving parent communications via email and mail. It really is the best way to stay connected with us! 

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Supporting Your Student

When students come to Merrimack, they are never on their own. We’re here to help, every step of the way, with an exceptional range of programs and resources aimed at helping everyone succeed:

Academic Success Center
Success Coaching
Career Development
iGrad Financial Resources
Student Outcomes