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 (must have cumulative GPA of 2.75 or equivalent)
  • Official scores from standardized tests* that will be considered for admissions decisions include:
    • TOEFL (550 PBT, 213 CBT, 79 IBT)
    • IELTS (6.5)
    • STEP Eiken (Grade 1)
    • PTE-Academic: Minimum score of 53 (no subscore below 51 for reading, listening, and speaking)
    • ACT (20)
    • SAT (1020)**
      *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

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 (college-level GPA of 2.50 or equivalent required)
  • Official high school transcripts translated into English by a foreign credit evaluation agency (for applicants who have not earned an associates degree or higher from an accredited college or university)
  • Official scores from standardized tests* that will be considered for admissions decisions include:
    • TOEFL (550 PBT, 213 CBT, 79 IBT)
    • IELTS (6.5)
    • 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
  • Certificate of Finance or letter/affidavit from the bank certifying funds are available
*

 Test scores are waived for students completing Level 112 of ELS's English for Academic Purposes program.