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Start your journey at Mercy College.

We are excited that you are considering a Mercy College education. This page is designed to provide answers to your questions and walk you through the admission process. Review the information below and let us know if you need further assistance. We are here to help.

Why Mercy College?

Mercy College of Ohio, a Catholic institution with a focus on healthcare, offers a unique educational experience across all programs.

Highlights for both land-based and online students include:

  • Small class sizes
  • Committed, highly trained faculty
  • Institutional dedication to student success and support
  • Competitive tuition rates

Additionally, online program students are able to take coursework in eight week sessions utilizing a full or part time course of study.

Find your program

Mercy College offers both online and land-based programs. Explore options by visiting:

  • MercyCollege.eduPrograms


    View a complete program list for all degree levels at Mercy College.

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Prospective Students Next Steps

Once you have determined your program of interest, there are a number of next steps to be considered for admission.

Please note: some items apply to specific prospective undergraduate students. Carefully review the steps below.


1. All prospective undergraduate students: Apply online.

  • There is a $25 non-refundable application fee
  • Mercy Health employees, access the specific Mercy Health employee application online.

2. All prospective undergraduate students: Submit official transcripts. Official transcripts must come directly from the institution and be sent to Mercy College of Ohio, ATTN: Admissions, 2221 Madison Avenue, Toledo, OH 43604. Required transcripts include:

  • Official high school transcript showing any work attempted and/or completed. OR copy of GED scores and certificate.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

3. Direct from high school students: In addition to items noted in numbers one and two above, direct from high school students must submit ACT and/or SAT test scores. Mercy College of Ohio’s test code for ACT is 6321 and SAT is 4685.

4. Online program students (Healthcare Administration, Health Information Technology, Medical Coding, Medical Imaging, and RN to BSN): In addition to items noted in numbers one and two above, online program students must submit copies of two forms of identification.

One (1) should be a: Valid Driver’s License from any U.S. state or territory, or Valid State ID from any U.S. state or territory AND the other can be any one (1) of the following:

  • State Government Issued Certificate of Birth
  • Professional Licensure (RN or ARRT)
  • Passport from any country
  • Social Security card
  • Utility Bill
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Vehicle Registration Card
  • Mercy College student ID
  • Paycheck Stub with Name and Address
  • Cancelled Check or Bank Statement

Copies can be scanned and emailed to admissions@mercycollege.edu or mailed to:

Mercy College, ATTN: Admissions,
2221 Madison Avenue, Toledo, OH 43604

It is recommended to copy the documents in color if possible for best results.


Additional Steps

Check the status of your application: Create Your Empower Me! Account (PDF)

Applications are reviewed for admission once all require information is received. Admission decisions are sent via postal mail. If admitted, there are additional steps for admitted students which will be detailed in the acceptance letter. Learn more online about what to expect: Next Steps for Admitted Students

All prospective students are encouraged to review Mercy College financial aid, information, complete the FAFSA (Mercy College school code - 030970), and apply for scholarships (before the applicable deadlines).

Once you have determined your program of interest, there are a number of next steps to be considered for admission.

Please note: some items apply to specific prospective students. Carefully review the steps below.

1. All prospective graduate students: Apply online.

  • There is a $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Mercy Health employees, please access the specific Mercy Health employee application online

2. All prospective graduate students: Submit official transcripts.

  • Official transcripts must come directly from the institution and be sent to Mercy College of Ohio, ATTN: Admissions, 2221 Madison Avenue, Toledo, OH 43604. Required transcripts include:
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

3. Online program students (MHA and MSN): In addition to items noted in numbers one and two above, online program students must submit copies of two forms of identification.

One (1) should be a: Valid Driver’s License from any U.S. state or territory, or Valid State ID from any U.S. state or territory AND the other can be any one (1) of the following:

  • State Government Issued Certificate of Birth
  • Professional Licensure (RN or ARRT)
  • Passport from any country
  • Social Security card
  • Utility Bill
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Vehicle Registration Card
  • Mercy College student ID
  • Paycheck Stub with Name and Address
  • Cancelled Check or Bank Statement

Copies can be scanned and emailed to admissions@mercycollege.edu or mailed to Mercy College, ATTN: Admissions, 2221 Madison Avenue, Toledo, OH 43604

It is recommended to copy the documents in color if possible for best results.

4. MSN program applicants: In addition to items noted in number one through three above, MSN program applicants must also provide the following application materials:

  • Submit a current professional resume and statement of purpose. The statement of purpose (750-1000 words) should state your education and career goals and reason for seeking this degree. This will be submitted when completing the online application.
  • Provide three professional references. References can be emailed this online form to complete: MSN Reference Form.

5. MHA program applicants: In addition to items noted in number one through three above, MHA program applicants must also provide the following application materials:

  • Submit a current professional resume or Curriculum Vitae and a statement of purpose. The statement of purpose (750-1000 words) should state your education and career goals as well as the reason for seeking this degree. This will be submitted when completing the online application.
  • Provide three professional references. References can be emailed this online form to complete: MHA Reference Form.
  • Check the status of your application:

    Create Your Empower Me! Account (PDF)

  • Applications are reviewed for admission once all required information is received. Admission decisions are sent via postal mail. If admitted, there are additional steps for admitted students which will be detailed in the acceptance letter. Learn more online about what to expect: Next Steps for Admitted Students.
  • All prospective students are encouraged to review Mercy College financial aid information, complete the FAFSA (Mercy College school code - 030970), and apply for scholarships (before the applicable deadlines).

Tuition Discounts: Are you a Mercy College alumni or a Mercy Health employee?

Mercy College alumni and Mercy Health employees receive a tuition discount.