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Admissions - Transfer Admissions

Misericordia University has long realized that significant differences exist between the needs of transfer students and traditional freshmen. Transfer students have unique concerns regarding transfer of credits, entrance requirements, and opportunities for financial assistance.

Misericordia University will be hosting the National League of Nursing’s pre-admission exam (PAX-RN) for potential nursing students seeking admittance into nursing schools nationwide. The computer-based exam will be on March 14, 2015 @ 8:30am in the Alden Computer Lab located in the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library.
The NLN PAX RN comprises three main areas: Verbal skills, which consists of both word knowledge and reading comprehension; Mathematics, which includes basic calculations, word problems, and incorporates algebra, geometry, conversions, graphs, and applied mathematics; and Science, which examines general biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science. The NLN PAX-PN includes the above content as well as a section on health and first aid.

Each section consists of all multiple-choice questions and includes experimental items for the purpose of future test development. Answers to these questions are not counted in the scoring.
Misericordia University requires students to achieve a proficiency score of 118 or higher to be considered for admissions in the nursing program.
To register for this exam: Go to the “registration store” located on Select “Pre-Admissions Exam (PAX)” and follow the directions.


More than 100 full-time transfer students, as well as a significant number of part-time transfer students, enroll annually at Misericordia. The University is successful in attracting transfer students because we make that transition as easy as possible. As a transfer student, you can expect a trained counselor who works exclusively with transfer students to answer your questions, informally evaluate your transcript and assist you in every phase of the enrollment process. Programs such as Transfer Information Evening and Transfer Orientation are specifically geared toward providing the type of information students need to make an informed decision.


Misericordia University has formal articulation agreements with Luzerne County Community College, Lackawanna College, Lehigh Carbon Community College and Northampton Community College as well as specific programmatic agreements with Keystone College (in Medical Imaging and Nursing), Lackawanna College (in Communications and Sport Management), Lehigh-Carbon Community College (in Information Technology and Occupational Therapy)and Luzerne County Community College (in Occupational Therapy, Sport Management, Information Technology and Medical Imaging). Misericordia also offers a special financial award for any full-time student transferring from Keystone College, Lackawanna College and Luzerne County Community College. If you are thinking about transferring to Misericordia from one of these institutions, contact us, and we'll help you make the transition.


Financial aid is also an important part of the transfer process. More than 93% of Misericordia students receive financial aid. Additionally, the University considers all full-time transfer students for academic scholarship awards, with nearly 30% of full-time transfer students receiving academic scholarships annually. Students with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average are automatically given scholarship consideration. Misericordia University also awards up to five Phi Theta Kappa scholarships per year to qualified transfer students from community colleges.


Misericordia University is proud of its record of job placement. More than 95% of Misericordia graduates find jobs or continue their education within six months of graduation. The University's Insalaco Center is ready to assist transfer students with career exploration, workshops, internships and other preparations designed to give them the advantage in today's competitive job market.


If you are interested in transferring or returning to school, check out Misericordia University. Our trained Admissions, Adult Education and Financial Aid staffs are available to assist you. Contact Shane Pagnotti at (570) 674-6255, or