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Mount Mercy University is committed to a safe return to campus this fall. We continue to work closely with local, state, and federal officials to keep the Mustang community a safe, supportive environment. 

For more information and updates, visit our Safe Return webpage.

Admitted Students

Congratulations on being admitted to Mount Mercy University! We're thrilled you're joining the Mustang family!

COVID-19 Update

We are committed to helping you through the admission and registration process! We are currently accepting visits to campus and limiting the number of families we can host each day to maintain a safe capacity!! If you have any questions about your next steps to MMU, please email us at admission@mtmercy.edu or call 319-368-6460.

COVID-19 Questions for Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students

Our freshmen and transfer orientation in June and July will be held virtually. Learn more here.

We are flexible. While we’d still like you to send us your final transcripts prior to attending orientation in June or July to help with advising, we understand that in some circumstances, transcripts will not be available. If you run into issues, please let us know.

We can accept unofficial transcript for admission but will need your final official transcript prior to enrolling in the fall. If you are attending orientation and are not able to send us an official copy by then, please bring an unofficial transcript for advising purposes.

We always encourage students to submit housing information sooner than later. We hope to send out housing assignments in May/June.

We are flexible but encourage you to send your signed financial aid award and supplemental documents to the MMU’s financial aid office prior to your summer orientation date. If you have questions about your financial aid, please contact your admission counselor or email us at admission@mtmercy.edu.

Freshmen Students: Next Steps

  • Submit your enrollment deposit. $200 saves your spot in the incoming class. The deposit is nonrefundable and applied to your student account.

  • Complete your housing application. There is no separate housing deposit. If you plan to live off campus with a parent (within 30 miles of MMU), please submit your housing exemption form

  • File the FAFSA. To apply for state and federal aid (grants and loans), you'll want to
    submit the free FAFSA after October 1. Mount Mercy’s FAFSA Code is 001880. Contact our Financial Aid Office at 319-368-6467 with any questions.

  • RSVP for Scholarship Day. Join us to earn additional scholarship money and
    meet future classmates! Learn more about Scholarship Day

  • Sign up for Orientation. You'll meet your classmates, your advisor, and register for classes. More information will be mailed to you in the spring or visit. You must submit your enrollment deposit prior to registering for classes.

  • Return your financial aid award. Be sure to sign and return your financial aid award by May 1 (or two weeks after receipt of award). This step is important so we know you've accepted your aid. Sometimes other documents are also required. 

  • Send us your final transcripts. Please request final high school transcripts, AP exams, and any college coursework prior to attending Orientation.

Transfer Students: Next Steps

  • Submit your enrollment deposit. $200 saves your spot in the incoming class. The deposit is nonrefundable and applied to your student account.

  • Complete your housing application (if living on campus). There is no separate housing deposit. If you plan to live off campus with a parent (within 30 miles of MMU), please submit your housing exemption form

  • File the FAFSA. To apply for state and federal aid (grants and loans), you'll want to
    submit the free FAFSA after October 1. Mount Mercy’s FAFSA Code is 001880. Contact our Financial Aid Office at 319-368-6467 with any questions.

  • Sign up for Orientation. You'll meet your classmates, your advisor, and register for classes. Orientation occurs throughout the year based on your start term. You must submit your enrollment deposit prior to registering for classes.

  • Return your financial aid award. Be sure to sign and return your financial aid award. This step is important so we know you've accepted your aid. Sometimes other documents are also required. 

  • Send us your final transcripts. Please request final high school transcripts, AP exams, and any college coursework prior to attending Orientation.

International Students: Next Steps

  • Get your F-1 student visa. Once you're accepted, Mount Mercy will mail you an official admission letter and your I-20 form. With those two documents, your financial statement, and your passport, you can obtain your F-1 student visa from your nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Our office will guide you through this process, and also provide helpful information on travel, packing, and preparing for your study in the United States.

  • Submit your $200 enrollment deposit. Choose Mount Mercy University (how to use Flywire). The deposit saves your spot in the incoming class, allowing you to register for classes and reserve a space in the residence halls.

  • Complete your housing application. There is no separate housing deposit. If you plan to live off campus with a parent (within 30 miles of MMU), please submit your housing exemption form

Undergraduate Adult Accelerated & Online Students: Next Steps

  • Contact your advisor. You’ll register for classes and receive orientation information.
  • File the FAFSA. To apply for state and federal aid (grants and loans), you'll want to submit the free FAFSA. Mount Mercy’s FAFSA Code is 001880. Contact our Financial Aid Office at 319-368-6467 with any questions
  • Return your financial aid award. Be sure to sign and return your financial aid award. This step is important so we know you've accepted your aid. Sometimes other documents are also required if you are selected for verification.
  • Submit the Deferred Billing Tuition Reimbursement form (if applicable and not submitted previously). This form is required if you are receiving reimbursement from your employer for education expenses.

Graduate Students: Next Steps

  • Contact your Program Director. You’ll register for classes and receive orientation information.
  • File the FAFSA To apply for state and federal aid (loans), you'll want to submit the free FAFSA. Mount Mercy’s FAFSA Code is 001880. Contact our Financial Aid Office at 319-368-6467 with any questions.
  • Return your financial aid award. Be sure to sign and return your financial aid award. This step is important so we know you've accepted your aid. Sometimes other documents are also required if you are selected for verification.
  • Submit the Deferred Billing Tuition Reimbursement form (if applicable and not submitted previously). This form is required if you are receiving reimbursement from your employer for education expenses.