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Live and study in New York, take your career anywhere. 黑料网 will give you the tools and support you need to succeed in a competitive world.

International Students

黑料网 will help position you for success with access to all New York City has to offer. The University is located on three campuses in the New York City area 鈥 Manhattan, Westchester, and Bronx!

At Mercy you will be joining a community of students from around the US and the world who study, learn and have fun together. Countries represented on campus include: Norway, Spain, Sweden, Japan, China, Korea, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil and many more.

To get in touch with International Admissions team, please email us at global@mercy.edu.


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Apply Directly to Mercy

Apply directly into the program of your choice at 黑料网. Please see below for detailed information on how to apply and application requirements. 

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Applying to 黑料网

Students are able to apply at: www.mercy.edu/apply-now

All Applicants: 

Official academic transcripts and/or Foreign Academic Credential Evaluation (FACE)* for all foreign transcripts. Evaluations of foreign transcripts are accepted from any NACES or AICE member such as , , , or .

Freshman Course-by-Course Evaluation of foreign high school transcripts
Transfer Course-by-Course Evaluation of foreign college transcripts, and, General Evaluation with GPA for foreign high school transcripts
Graduate Course-by-Course Evaluation of foreign college transcripts

*Mercy partners with Scholaro and SpanTran to offer special evaluation rates to Mercy Applicants. 

*黑料网 also waives the FACE requirement depending upon academic program, please contact Mercy's International Team for details regarding the FACE waiver at global@mercy.edu.

Minimum Required Score for English Language Proficiency

  Undergraduate Graduate
TOEFL 71 80
IELTS 6.0 6.5
Duolingo 100 105

Undergraduate Applicants:

Please note that the Music Production and Recording, Nursing, Pre-Occupational Therapy Assistant and Veterinary Technology programs require supplemental documents.

SAT or ACT: 黑料网 is a test-optional institution, with the exception of our traditional Nursing program. We do not require ACT or SAT for international undergraduate students. If you have taken a standardized test, you are welcome to submit your scores for consideration with your application.

 

Graduate Applicants:

MBA
  • 搁茅蝉耻尘茅
M.S. in Business Analytics (STEM)
  • 搁茅蝉耻尘茅
  • Personal statement (motivations, career plans, etc.)
  • Interview
  • Advanced Excel competency. In order to prove advanced Excel MS Excel certification is preferred, or candidates may justify in their personal statement of significant professional experience with Excel or advanced coursework
M.S. in Public Accounting
  • Two-page written Professional Goals Statement stating the reasons for applying to the program and how the applicant can benefit by its completion
  • Interview with the Accounting Department chairperson or designee
M.S. in Computer Science (STEM)
  • One letter of recommendation that provide evidence of personal and/or professional qualifications
  • 搁茅蝉耻尘茅
  • Pre-Requisites: One course in Discrete Structures, two courses in Calculus, at least one course in Data Structures
M.S. in Cybersecurity (STEM)
  • One letter of recommendation that provide evidence of personal and/or professional qualifications
  • A two-page written personal statement about why you're applying and what you expect to get out of it
  • 搁茅蝉耻尘茅
M.S./M.P.A. in Health Services Management
  • Two Professional Recommendation Letters
  • A personal statement three to five pages on why you would like to work in Health Service Management
  • 搁茅蝉耻尘茅
  • Upon receipt of all transcripts and completion of all requirements and interviews, qualified applicants will be admitted and assigned an advisor
M.S. in Psychology
  • Two (2) detailed written letters of recommendation from instructors in the major area of study or professional contacts. One letter must be from a professor
  • 搁茅蝉耻尘茅
  • A 2鈥3 pages personal statement (Please note, your personal statement will be used as an indicator of your writing skills. Be sure to check for format, spelling, and grammar.)

Please address the following: Describe your interest in studying Psychology as a discipline, Describe why you are pursuing a Masters in Psychology, Explain why you have chosen 黑料网 to pursue this degree, and Discuss how you plan to use your Master鈥檚 degree in Psychology to meet your personal career goals

Statement format: Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, 2 pages (minimum) to 3 pages (maximum), and Double-spaced

M.S. in Mental Health Counseling

M.S. in Counseling: School Counseling

  • 搁茅蝉耻尘茅
  • Two (2) detailed written letters of recommendation from instructors in the major area of study or professional contacts. One letter must be from a professor.
  • Personal statement (800-1000 words): Please address the following questions: What does it mean to be a mental health / school counselor? What influenced you to want to be a mental health / school counselor? What are your three biggest strengths? Your three biggest challenges? How will your strengths and challenges impact you as a student in the mental health / school counseling program and as a future mental health / school counselor? If your GPA is below a 3.0, this must be one of your challenges that you discuss. What influenced you to apply to 黑料网?
M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Two (2) detailed written letters of recommendation from instructors in the major area of study or professional contacts. One letter must be from a professor
  • 搁茅蝉耻尘茅
  • A 5-page essay on the applicant鈥檚 reasons for pursuing the Master鈥檚 Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Shorter essays will not be accepted.

The essay should detail: Why the applicant wants to be in the MFT program, What personal and professional attributes the applicant brings to this endeavor, and The applicant鈥檚 career goals

This essay should reflect the applicant鈥檚 knowledge of what the field of MFT involves, include specific ideas and demonstrate the good writing skills required in graduate school.

M.S. in Educational Studies
For all other graduate programs

 

Please send all required admissions documents to:

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Student Support Services Center
828 S. Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591
USA

Important: Please submit an online application to 黑料网 before sending your admissions documents to the above address.

After acceptance, the International Student Services office will contact you within one week of your acceptance to begin the 黑料网 I-20 application process. Please see the Getting your I-20 section of the International Students Office website for more information on your I-20 and F-1 student visa , or SEVIS Record transfer. 

After the acceptance, the International Student Services Office will contact you within one week of your acceptance to begin the 黑料网 I-20 application process. Please see the Getting your I-20 section of the International Students Office website for more information on your I-20 and F-1 student visa, or SEVIS Record transfer.

黑料网 operates on a rolling admissions schedule, so we accept your documents at any time. However, we ask that you submit your documents for admission and an I-20 at least 30 days before the start date of your program so you have enough time to get a visa or transfer your SEVIS record from your current US institution. 

You can check the start date of your program on our Academic Calendars page.

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International Undergraduate Academic Merit Scholarships聽

All incoming full-time undergraduate (freshman and transfer) students are automatically reviewed for scholarships based on their current academic standing.  

 

3 Campuses in the New York City Area

Dobbs Ferry, Manhattan and Bronx 


Admission Requirements

International applicants whose primary language is not English are required to submit a proof of English language proficiency.

Required Minimum English Test Scores for Admission:

  Undergraduate Graduate
TOEFL 71 80
IELTS 6.0 6.5
Duolingo English Test (DET) 105 110
PTE 48 53
EIKEN Pre-1 Not Accepted

 

English Language Proficiency Requirement Waiver Policy

International applicants are eligible for an English language proficiency requirement waiver under certain conditions, in which case they do not need to submit English language test scores.

An English language proficiency requirement waiver may be granted by demonstrating proof of English proficiency based on one or more of the following requirements:

  1. Applicants from the following countries:
American Samoa Anguilla Antigua
Australia Bahamas Barbados
Belize Bermuda Botswana
British Virgin Islands Canada Dominica
Gambia Ghana Grand Cayman
Grenada Guyana Ireland
Jamaica Kenya Lesotho
Liberia Malawi New Zealand
Nigeria Northern Marianas Paula
Papua New Guinea Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Scotland Sierra Leone St. Lucia
Singapore South Africa Swaziland
Tanzania Trinidad/Tobago Turks and Caicos Islands
Uganda United Kingdom U.S. Pacific Trust
Virgin Island Wales Zambia
Zimbabwe    

 

  1. Applicants who graduated from an American high school in the U.S. or abroad and completed two full years of regular English courses
  2. Applicants who received an American GED
  3. Applicants who completed 12+ credits at an American college or university in the U.S. or abroad with a cumulative GPA of a 2.0
  4. Applicants who have taken an English course at an American college or university with a grade of a "C" or better
  5. Applicants who have taken the SAT (although not required for admission) and received a 500 or better on the Critical Reading section
  6. Applicants who have completed high schools in countries where the official language is English and the education system is all in English and completed two full years of regular English courses. Please see specific countries listed under number 1 on this Waiver Policy
  7.  Applicants who have completed 12+ credits with a cumulative GPA of a 2.0 at colleges or universities in countries where the official language is English and the education system is all in English. Please see specific countries listed under number 1 on this Waiver Policy
  8. Applicants who have completed at least 5 passes in GCE/GSCE/IGCSE O Levels or at least 3 passes in GCE/GSCE/IGCSE A Levels education at the secondary level (High School) with a grade of C or better in English language course
  9. Applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) English B Standard Level (SL) and received a score of a 4 or better, or have an 80%/B average in English B HL/SL at the time of application
  10. Applicants who have taken the AP English Composition and Literature Exam and received a score of 3 or better
  11. Applicants who have taken the Cambridge English Exam and received minimum score of a 160 (B2 First, C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency) for undergraduate programs and 180 (Only C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency) for graduate programs
  12. Applicants from Sweden with a grade of 鈥淐鈥 ("VG" on the old scale) or above in English
  13. Applicants from Norway with Level 4 or above in English
  14. Applicants who have completed a professional certificate program at U.S. institution
  15. Undergraduate applicants who have received a minimum score of 1,140 on GTEC Exam
  16. Graduate applicants who have completed at least two consecutive years of post-secondary full-time study or completed a bachelor's or first master's degree at a U.S. institution
  17. Graduate applicants who have completed a degree in a country where English is the primary language and this degree is from an institution where English is the primary medium or instruction
  18. Applicants who have successfully completed an equivalent of B2 level on Common European Framework Reference (CEFR) for undergraduate and C1 level on CEFR for graduate programs through an approved English language school.

Mercy College reserves the right request additional documentation to determine a student鈥檚 English language proficiency. Although it is rare that we request additional information, in doing so we hope to ensure your success at Mercy College. If you have any questions regarding English language proficiency waiver requirements, please contact International Admissions at global@mercy.edu.

What is a Foreign Academic Credential Evaluation (FACE)?

A foreign academic credential evaluation is a document that equates foreign degrees to American degrees using the American degree using the American grading scale and credit system. Since 黑料网 receives applicants from around the world and has a relatively small International Admissions Office, we require or students to have their credentials evaluated for equivalency and authenticity. A credential evaluation will provide an American equivalent of the courses you have taken, your final average and your American degree equivalency. A credential evaluation ensures that your application will be reviewed fairly and under the same academic guidelines as your American peers.

黑料网 also waives the FACE requirement depending upon academic program, please contact Mercy's International Team for details regarding the FACE waiver at global@mercy.edu.

Where can I get an evaluation?

Mercy University accepts evaluations from NACES or AICE members such as (Discount code: DISNY), , (Discount link: ), (Discount link: ), and (Discount Link: ), or any members of / .

What kind of evaluation do I need and what should I submit to the agency?

Freshman Course-by-Course Evaluation of foreign high school transcripts*
Transfer Course-by-Course Evaluation of foreign college transcripts, and, General Evaluation with GPA OR Course-by-Course Evaluation for foreign high school transcripts*
Graduate Course-by-Course Evaluation of foreign college transcripts
*If you have taken a secondary exam such as the GCSE and A-levels, CXC, WAEC or a national secondary exam; please send your official scores to the evaluation company. 

 

Please arrange for the evaluation agency to send the evaluation directly to 黑料网 and include copies of the official documents when available.

*If you have taken a secondary exam such as the GCSE and A-levels, CXC, WAEC or a national secondary exam; please send your scores to the evaluation company.

What is a Verification Pending evaluation?

If you submitted unofficial university transcripts to an evaluations agency, your documents will have to be verified by the evaluations agency for authenticity. This usually means that the evaluations agency will call or email your home institution to verify that you attended the university and the transcript you submitted is authentic. While 黑料网 will accept unverified evaluations for an admissions decision, a verified evaluation must be sent to 黑料网 by the middle of your fist semester to complete your application file; otherwise you will not be able to register for the next semester's classes. In short, an unverified evaluation is treated the same way an unofficial transcript from a college or university. It is the student's responsibility to contact their evaluation agency to send a verified evaluation to 黑料网 by the required date.

Where should I send my transcripts - to 黑料网 or to the evaluation agency?

Please have your transcripts sent directly to your evaluation agency. 黑料网 does not require a copy of your foreign transcripts.

Where should I have my evaluation sent?

Please have your evaluation sent to our Student Services Support Center:

黑料网
Student Services Support Center
828 S. Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591
USA

黑料网 considers three-year Bachelor degree holders to be eligible for graduate-level study in some cases. This includes, but is not limited to, applicants from participating European Bologna Process countries and students from India who have completed a Bachelor's degree with Division I from an institution ranked "A" or higher by NAAC. If you have a three-year Bachelor's degree and have questions regarding your eligibility for graduate-level study, please contact International Admissions at global@mercy.edu.

Please note that certain graduate programs such as Public Accounting, Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy and the graduate Education programs have specific pre-requisite and degree requirements that may affect your eligibility. Pre-requisite work as an undergraduate student may be required. Please check your program's website or contact International Admissions if you have any questions.

If your native language is not English and you fall below our TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo English Test score requirement, but you are academically qualified to study for your degree at Mercy University, you are eligible for our conditional admissions program (Bachelor鈥檚 degrees only).

Mercy University offers an English as a Second Language (ESL) conditional admissions program through our on-site ESL Program, .  

After the successful completion of English as a second Language (ESL) courses at Oxford International - New York, your TOEFL/IELTS requirement will be met. Retaking the TOEFL/IELTS exam is not required.

Conditional Admissions Application Process:

  1. Contact Oxford International - New York (nyc@oxfordinternational.com) for information on tuition, registering for classes
  2. Accepted into Oxford International - New York then get your acceptance letter and I-20
  3. Complete Online Application for Mercy University
  4. Send copies of your ESL acceptance letter and I-20 to Mercy鈥檚 International Admissions via email (global@mercy.edu)
  5. Receive a conditional admissions acceptance letter from Mercy University.
  6. Apply F-1 Student Visa
  7. Attend and successfully complete the ESL program at Oxford International - New York and submit proof of completion to Mercy University via email (global@mercy.edu). Required a successful completion of B2 or higher level on Common European Framework Reference (CEFR)
  8. Receive full acceptance letter from Mercy University
  9. Submit documents to obtain Form I-20 to the International Student Services office
  10. Transfer SEVIS record from Oxford International - New York to Mercy University
  11. Begin your degree program at Mercy University

Mercy University also offer an English as a Second Language (ESL) conditional admissions program through the following approved ESL schools:

Advantages for Scandinavian Students

黑料网 welcomes Scandinavian students and enjoys the academic and cultural contributions that they make on campus. In an effort to streamline the admissions process, we offer several unique advantages for students from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland.

1. Sophomore Status for Undergraduates

  • Scandinavian students with an upper-secondary diploma are granted sophomore status, which means that you can complete your degree in three years. Students from Norway are considered eligible for full Lanekassen funding.

2. TOEFL Waiver

  • Norway: With a grade of a 4 or higher in your Vitnemal English class, your TOEFL requirement will be waived.
  • Sweden: With a grade of a VG ("C" on the new scale) or higher in your Slutbetyg English class, your TOEFL Requirement will be waived.
  • Denmark, Finland, Iceland: After the review of your application, you may be eligible for a TOEFL waiver.

3. Foreign Transcripts for Admission

  • foreign academic credential evaluation is not required. 黑料网 can make an admissions decision using your official secondary and/or university transcripts.

4. SAT/GRE/GMAT Optional

  • 黑料网 is SAT/GRE/GMAT optional. We understand that it may be difficult to travel to a testing center and that the exams may only be offered a few times per year. Most importantly, we consider your final average and supplemental documents to be more important than just a single exam.

5. Lanekassen, CSN and Government Funding Friendly

  • We are familiar with the requirements of Lanekassen, CSN and other government programs. We provide a custom acceptance letter to make sure you meet the necessary requirements for funding.

Visiting Students

Although we would love for you to complete your entire degree at 黑料网, we also accept visiting students who want to study abroad! Many Scandinavian students complete their Bachelor's degree in their home country but spend their second year abroad in the United States. We can help you register for eligible courses and will give you a custom acceptance letter that states all of your courses so you can easily secure government funding.

For additional details please see our Scandinavian Student Fact Sheet

Congratulations on your recent acceptance to 黑料网! We are looking forward to meeting you at our International Student Orientation. The next steps to becoming a 黑料网 student are (1) obtaining your Form I-20 for an F-1 student visa or SEVIS Record Transfer, and (2) registering for classes. 

Form I-20 and F-1 student visa

The International Students Office will contact you within one week of your acceptance to begin the 黑料网 I-20 application process. Please see the Getting your I-20 section of the International Students Office website for more information on your I-20 and F-1 student visa, or SEVIS Record transfer.

Registration

Registration for the Fall semester usually open in March or April, and registration for the Spring semester usually opens in October or November. Undergraduate students register with the International PACT Office and graduate students register with the International PACT Office and graduates students register with the International Students Office. 

Undergraduate Students 

After you are accepted, 黑料网's International PACT (Personalized Achievement Contract) Counselor will contact you to teach you how to register using our online system platform, Mercy Connect. Your International PACT Counselor will help you create a personalized plan to reach all of your academic, personal and professional goals; and will serve as your mentor for your entire program at 黑料网.

Graduate Students

After you are accepted, 黑料网's International Student Services Office will contact you to teach you how to register using our online system platform, Mercy Connect. The Director of International Students will serve as both your academic and international advisor for the duration of your graduate program.


Get On A Path To Success

In partnership with Oxford International 黑料网 is working hard to make access to international study easier for students. Our University Pathway program is designed for students who need a little extra support as they start their college journey in the US. 

Students in the Undergraduate and Graduate pathway program become part of a highly supportive international community at Mercy's Manhattan Campus, with specialized courses designed to improve English language skills and build a strong foundation of college level skills. 

At Mercy our goal is to make sure that every student has the tools they need to succeed in college and beyond. 


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International Student Services (ISS)

International Student Services (ISS)

ISS is dedicated to serving the needs of F-1 international students and serves as a resource for international students at 黑料网. ISS provides a wide array of services to new, continuing and visiting international students and works closely with campus partners to ensure a smooth and successful transition to life in the United States.

PACT (Personalized Achievement Contract) Program

PACT (Personalized Achievement Contract) Program

PACT is here to support you from your first day at Mercy through graduation. Not sure where to go or who to reach out to with questions? Your PACT Mentor will help you every step of the way, enrolling in classes, building your interview skills, presenting networking opportunities, and assisting in obtaining internships and jobs in today鈥檚 leading industries. PACT and other Student Support Services departments work together to give you the best possible Mercy experience.


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Form 1-20 & F-1 Student Visa

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