General Transfer Policy
- Transferring without a degree
- Transferring with an AAS or Technical degree
- Transferring with an AAS in Nursing
Misericordia University welcomes students who wish to transfer from other accredited four-year colleges or universities, or two-year junior or community colleges. Prospective full-time and part-time transfer students are encouraged to arrange an interview with the admissions office to review academic status and proposed curriculum.
- Transferring Without a Degree
Prospective transfer students will be considered for admission if they have maintained a cumulative GPA (grade point average) of 2.0 or better (based on a 4.0 system). Higher GPA may be required for specific majors. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 30 credits at Misericordia University. The university will accept no more than 60 credits from any single or combination of two year institution(s). Only courses with a grade of C or better will be accepted for transfer. Transfer credits must come from an accredited degree-granting institution or equivalent as determined by the registrar in consultation with the department chair. The registrar, however, reserves the right to award or withhold credit. GPA requirements for advancement into the professional level of individual programs vary (see individual curriculum guides for each program). Candidates who meet the GPA requirements for general admission and who seek advanced standing for previous college work must provide the director of admissions with the following:
- Application for Admission with a non-refundable $35 fee (if applying via paper application).
- Official copy of secondary school transcript or GED test results.
- Official transcripts from each college/university previously attended where credit has been earned.
Credit for course transfer will be awarded for those courses that are equivalent to ones offered at Misericordia University. Other transfer credits may be accepted as elective credit. Grades earned at other institutions are not included in the student's GPA at Misericordia University. Please refer to the section below for specific information, which applies to students transferring with an associate's degree.
- Transferring with an AAS or Technical Degree
Two Misericordia University programs have been designed to allow students with an AAS or technical degree to obtain a bachelor's degree at Misericordia which emphasizes their specialization.
Misericordia will accept 15 credits of the vocational/career oriented courses with two conditions:
- Those students enter either our business administration or professional studies curriculum. In the case of business majors, their specialization will be the technology they mastered at LCCC, e.g. Nuclear Engineering Technology.
- That the liberal arts and business courses follow our guidelines.
- Transferring with an AAS in Nursing
Students wishing to transfer into the BSN program at Misericordia University should make an appointment with the Nursing Department at LCCC. A formal articulation agreement between both Nursing programs has been developed and that information is available through the Nursing departments at either school.
As in all cases, the registrar reserves the right to award or withhold credit.
Misericordia University reserves the right in its sole judgment to promulgate and change rules and regulations and to make changes of any kind in its programs, calendar, admissions policies, procedures and standards, degree requirements and fees whenever it is deemed necessary or desirable, including changes in course content, rescheduling of classes, and cancellation of scheduled classes and other academic activities.
Misericordia University accords students of any race, color, religion, sex, nationality, or ethnic origin all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally made available to traditional students of the University. Misericordia University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, handicap, religion, sex, nationality, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, athletic or other University administered programs.
Misericordia University complies with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended. A copy of the Act is available for inspection in the Office of the Academic Dean.