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Undergraduate Transfer Admission

Application Process

Transfer Application Process

Merrimack students are passionate about learning, care about their community, and want to make a difference in the world. We seek students best suited to take advantage of everything Merrimack has to offer.

Accordingly, Merrimack’s Admission Committee considers every aspect of a student’s application and credentials, including the following:

  • Academic achievement
  • Strength of curriculum
  • Community involvement
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Interview (recommended) - Register online
  • Transfer Application through Merrimack or the Common Application
  • Essay
  • References

For additional information please refer to the Merrimack College application guide.


  Application Deadline 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)

Transfer Credits

As a prospective transfer student, we encourage you to review your possible transfer credit equivalencies. 
> Check your transfer credits

Completing Your Application

In order for a transfer application to be considered “complete”, the following items are required:

  • Transfer Application through Merrimack or the Common Application (Applicants may select from either of the two Transfer Application options. Please submit only one version of the application, not both.)
  • 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
  • Mid-Term Report if final grades are not yet available
  • 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 79 (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 or SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 510
  • A minimum PTE Academic score of 53
  • A minimum ACT composite score of 23

If you have any questions, or would like to come to Merrimack for a personal meeting, please contact Jim Cristiano, Director of Admission for Transfer Students, at 978-837-5411; Nicole Williams, Assistant Director of Admission for Transfer Students, at 978-837-5568; or email

Once you have submitted your application you will receive an email containing your Merrimack Admission ID and instructions for setting up your application status check portal.

Mailing Information

Transcripts, recommendations, Declaration and Certification of Finances forms (DCF), and any other admission materials that are not submitted online should be mailed to:

Office of Undergraduate Admission
Merrimack College
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845