Mount Mercy University

Mount Mercy University is a private university founded in 1928 by the Sisters of Mercy, located in beautiful Cedar Rapids, Iowa. MMU offers students a fulfilling education, with 45+ majors and minors to choose from, promising people of all backgrounds solid preparation for a changing world. Our 1,700+ students come from around the globe, creating a vibrant, diverse, and welcoming campus community.


To be considered for admission at Mount Mercy University, transfer students are required to submit an application, official transcript of each college attended, and official high school transcript (if student has not earned an associate’s degree or greater). Complete application files are reviewed weekly.

  • Students who have earned an associate’s degree from an Iowa community college (and minimum 2.0 GPA) are automatically admitted. Students without an associate’s degree are automatically admitted with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

  • A maximum of 63 semester hours will transfer to Mount Mercy from a regionally accredited community college. Students majoring in business at Mount Mercy can transfer up to 75 credits.

  • Students who transfer to Mount Mercy with an Associate of Arts degree from an Iowa community college will have all Core Curriculum requirements waived except the Mercy Capstone and one course in the Ultimate Questions domain. These two requirements must be taken at Mount Mercy.

  • Mount Mercy offers generous scholarships for transfer students. To learn more about scholarship opportunities please visit our website,

Have questions?

If you have not yet registered for classes at one of our colleges, an admissions representative will be happy to answer your questions regarding transfer.

If you are a current student, contact your advisor or Academic Advising at your college:

  • Clinton: 563-244-7001
  • Muscatine: 563-288-6001
  • Scott: 563-441-4181

To speak to a Mount Mercy Admissions representative, contact:

Joshua D’Amico
Associate Director of Transfer Recruitment and Admissions

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Transfer Majors Available for Mount Mercy University