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Undergraduate Admission

Transfer Application Process 

Merrimack looks for applicants who will contribute to our community. We do this by evaluating a number of factors, including the following:

  • Academic achievement
  • Strength of curriculum
  • Demonstrated interest
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Interview (recommended)
  • Apply through the common application (it’s free!)
  • Essay
  • References


Admission Decision
Transfer for fall semester priority deadline March 15 Rolling (beginning in March)                  
Transfer for fall semester regular deadline August 15 Rolling (beginning in March)  
Transfer for spring semester priority deadline November 15 Rolling (beginning in October) 
Transfer for spring semester regular deadline January 6 Rolling (beginning in October) 

Check out our admission options and dates and deadlines for more information.

 Transfer Student Application Process

  • Apply
  • Submit
    • Official Transcript(s) from each College/University attended
    • Course Catalog/Course Descriptions from each College/University attended (in order to determine transfer credit)
    • A current Letter of Recommendation
    • Your college essay (Your college essay as outlined on the Common Application.)
    • Transfer College Report (Available at
    • Mid-Term Report if final grades are not yet available (found on
    • US Permanent Residents are required to submit a photocopy (both sides) of Alien Registration card
    • High School transcripts are required if less than one year (less than 30 semester hours of credit) of college coursework has been completed.

For international students, a completed application also requires proof of English proficiency:

  • Test scores must be sent directly from the testing authority or institution
  • All international applicants are required to demonstrate English proficiency if English is not their native language
  • If you meet all the requirements except for English Proficiency, Merrimack College has Conditional Acceptance Options

English proficiency to satisfy Merrimack College’s requirement can be demonstrated by the following:

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 80 (internet-based) with no subset score lower than 18 for all students whose native language is not English
  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no band below 6.0) for all students whose native language is not English
  • A minimum SAT Critical Reading Score of 500
  • A minimum PTE Academic score of 53
  • A minimum ACT composite score of 23

If you have any questions, or would like to come in to meet, please don’t hesitate to contact Jim Cristiano at 978-837-5411 or