Supporting Your High School Student

Welcome Prospective Parents and Families

Choosing a college is very much a family decision, and whether you are a first-time college parent or have already gone through the process, Merrimack is here to help you along the way.

We’ve gathered some resources, links and more below to hopefully make the process a little easier. Be sure to join our mailing list so we can send you important news and updates about Merrimack.

Did you know?

Typically we only email students because we don’t have an email address for a parent. But we want to keep you in the loop too! Click the button above to add YOUR email address to your student’s record.

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Applying to Merrimack

No Application Fee: We do not charge a fee to apply to Merrimack, and we will automatically review applications for merit scholarships up to $27,000.

Rolling Admission: In addition to our early decision and early action deadlines, we offer rolling admission from February-August to allow more time and flexibility in the application process.

Test Scores Not Required: We do not use test scores in our application review process. Instead, we look closely at transcripts, GPA and other application documents to evaluate college readiness and fit.

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

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

Email: admission@merrimack.edu

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! 

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

Career Development

Health & Wellness
iGrad Financial Resources
Student Outcomes

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