Transient and Guest Students

Applicants who wish to take non-clinical courses, but do not intend to pursue a degree may be admitted as a transient/special status student.

Applications for transient or special status students are accepted year–round. Contact Admissions to apply as a transient or special status student.

Please note: Transient/special status students are not eligible for federal and state financial aid programs.


Transient Students

Individuals enrolled in another college or university intending to transfer credit earned at Mercy College to that institution

Special Status Students

Individuals who want to take classes for their own personal or professional development.

Transient/Special Status Students Admission Criteria

  1. Graduation from high school or its equivalent and a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in high school or at the last post-secondary institution attended (some courses may require a higher GPA unless waived by the instructor).
  2. Good standing at the last post-secondary institution attended.
  3. Any prerequisites required for the intended course(s).

Applicants deficient in any of the above criteria may choose to seek permission of the instructor(s) to register for the course(s) desired. Consideration is based on prerequisite knowledge, professional and personal experience, and space available in the course.

  • Document .pdfTransient/Guest Student Form

  • Document .pdfTransient/Guest Student Application



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