International

International Admissions

Applications for international undergraduate admission may be obtained from the Office of Admissions, Mount Mercy University, 1330 Elmhurst Drive NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402-4797, 319-368-6460 or 800-248-4504, or online at www.mtmercy.edu. Admissions files are reviewed on a rolling basis.

All required documents listed below must be on file by the following deadlines:

Fall Semester – August 1st
Spring Semester – January 2nd

Freshman International Admissions

For consideration as an international freshman, a completed admissions file must include:

  • Application for undergraduate admission

  • Official high school transcripts translated into English by a foreign credit evaluation agency or by an official English language translator.  Strong consideration will be given to applicants with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or equivalent as calculated by the Office of International Student Recruitment and Integration.
  • Official scores from standardized tests* that will be considered for admissions decisions include:
    • TOEFL (550 PBT, 213 CBT, 79 IBT)
    • IELTS (6.0)
    • STEP Eiken (Grade 1)
    • PTE-Academic: Minimum score of 53 (no subscore below 51 for reading, listening, and speaking)
    • ACT (20)
    • SAT (1020)**
    • Duolingo (60)
      *Test scores are waived for students completing Level 112 of ELS's English for Academic Purposes program.
      **For SAT taken after March 1, 2016
  • Certificate of Finance or letter/affidavit from the bank certifying funds are available
  • Scanned copy of the information page of the passport

Transfer International Admissions

For consideration as an international transfer student, a completed file must include:

  • Application for undergraduate admission
  • All official college and/or foreign university transcripts translated into English and evaluated by a foreign credit evaluation agency.  Strong consideration will be given to applicants with a college-level GPA of 2.50 or equivalent.
  • Official high school transcripts translated into English by a foreign credit evaluation agency^
  • Official scores from standardized tests* that will be considered for admissions decisions include^:
    • TOEFL (550 PBT, 213 CBT, 79 IBT)
    • IELTS (6.0)
    • STEP Eiken (Grade 1)
    • PTE-Academic: Minimum score of 53 (no subscore below 51 for reading, listening, and speaking)
    • ACT (20)
    • SAT (1020)**
      **For SAT taken after March 1, 2016
    • Duolingo (60)
  • Certificate of Finance or letter/affidavit from the bank certifying funds are available
  • Scanned copy of the information page of the passport and of U.S. visa and I-20 if a current F-1 student
  • ^ High school transcripts and test scores are waived for students who have earned an associate's degree or higher from an accredited U.S. college or university