At Mount Aloysius College, we want to know who you are, not just the information that is on the paper or on your online application. Our counselors are committed to speaking with you when you have questions or concerns. This is why Mount Aloysius makes every effort to discuss the admissions requirements and process with every prospective student.

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Requirements for:
Freshman
Transfer Students
International Students
Graduate Students
Returning Adult Students

Admissions Requirements for Freshman

Admissions Requirements — Associate and Bachelor Degrees

Prospective students must submit the following materials to the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA 16630, (814) 886-6383:

  • Application for Admission.

  • Evidence of completion (or anticipated completion) of study at an approved secondary school (or GED diploma.)

  • Mount Aloysius College is a Test Optional College where students are not required to submit scores for the majority of academic programs. Students are required to submit SAT/ACT scores if they wish to be considered for cooperative academic programs in Dental, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Osteopathic Medicine, Physician Assistant, and Physical Therapy.  Nursing applicants are required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) and submit scores for consideration for direct acceptance into the program.  Four Year students wishing to be considered for the Mercy Presidential Scholarship Program should submit SAT/ACT scores or submit a letter of recommendation from your high school principal and two letters from high school teachers from academic course of study.

  • Health forms including health history, physical exam and immunization record, are obtained from the Health Services Office. Completed health forms are returned to the Director of Health Services and kept confidential. Health forms are required of all students prior to the start of classes.

  • An official copy of the secondary school transcript must be sent directly from the high school to the Vice President for Enrollment Management.  The transcript should include all pertinent data available.  Persons presenting a GED diploma must have the scores forwarded from the testing center to the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer and returning adult students are welcome and treated like first-class students at Mount Aloysius College.

We do everything we can to minimize headaches and make your life easier as you transfer or enroll at Mount Aloysius College as an adult student. We’ll guide you every step of the way.

When you transfer to Mount Aloysius, you may bring up to 40 credits into an Associate Degree program to complete an Associate Degree, or 90 credits into a Baccalaureate Degree program. Bring in an unofficial copy of your transcript when you visit and we’ll tell you what will transfer while you are here.

Students who have completed an Associate Degree may be able to come into a compatible Bachelors Degree at Mount Aloysius College with Junior standing. These students will be given 60 credits for their degree.

How do you begin your transfer?

  • Submit a completed application, an official high school transcript, and official college transcript(s). Once we receive all that, we’ll perform an official credit review and consider your file for acceptance. Within two weeks of your completed application you should have an answer!

  • Credits with a grade “C” or better will be considered for transfer. Only credits that are equivalent to Mount Aloysius courses, in a program of study, will be reviewed.

  • Transfer students are eligible for Academic Merit Scholarships.

Admissions Requirements for International Students

International students are welcome to apply to Mount Aloysius College for both the fall and spring semesters. International students are responsible for following the same procedures as all freshmen or transfer students. The following is a list of what must be supplied or completed when applying to Mount Aloysius College as an international student.

  • Submit a completed Application for Admissions.

  • Submit official secondary school (high school) academic records (transcripts, certificates, and diplomas) with certified English translations.  Students transferring from other universities should also submit all official university transcripts.  We strongly encourage all students to submit transcripts using World Education Services or another member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.  Transcripts from students who are not required to use a foreign educational credential evaluation service and are sent to MAC directly must have the official seal of the institution.

  • A TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo test score is required as part of the application for an individual whose native language is not English or a certificate of completion from an English-medium education system.

  • For the TOEFL, minimum score is a 61.  For the IELTS a 5.5 is required as the minimum score. The PTE Academic is 42 and Duolingo is an 85. However, everyone is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and admission is never guaranteed.

  • Undergraduate international students who score a 6.0 or below on IELTS (or comparable TOEFL, or other scores) will be required to take a six (6) credit  transition seminar course. Students who complete English as a Secondary Language Program in the United States or come from an English speaking country are exempt. The course will be available to International students who score higher on those exams but feel a need to cover the course content. International, non-native English speakers who transfer in at least 24 credits from an accredited, U.S. college/university with a 2.5 GPA or above will be exempt from the requirement to take this course.

  • Mount Aloysius College is a Test Optional College where students are not required to submit scores for the majority of academic programs.  Students are required to submit SAT/ACT scores if they wish to be considered for cooperative academic programs in Dental Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Osteopathic Medicine, Physican Assistant, and Physical Therapy.  Nursing applicants for both Associate/Bachelor Degree (2+2) Nursing & Nursing BSN 3.5, are required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) and submit scores for consideration for direct acceptance into the program. Students are also permitted to submit SAT or ACT score as long as the test was completed in the recent two years or less.

  • Courses from international colleges and universities will be considered for transfer credit on a case-by-case basis.  These courses must be equivalent to a “C” or better and comparable to a Mount Aloysius College course after a full credential evaluation is completed.

  • Graduate students are required to submit two letters of recommendation, a personal goal statement/statement of purpose and resume along with undergraduate final transcripts. An entrance exam may also be required.

  • If accepted into Mount Aloysius College, an international student must return a financial affidavit form to the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions within two weeks of receiving the acceptance letter.

  • The office will provide an I-20 form when the $250 enrollment deposit is received. Your tuition and room and board fees for the first semester must be paid in full to the Business Office by the billing due date and prior to arriving to the United States.

  • Housing is available and is mandatory for traditionally aged full-time international students during their entire time at MAC. During major college breaks, the residence halls will be closed. However, the institution will make every effort to find available off-campus housing when the residence halls are closed.  For non-traditional international students, they must find off campus housing on their own.

  • Mount Aloysius College upholds the policy for international students as set forth by the United States Department of Immigration and Naturalization, the United States Department of Homeland Security, and SEVIS (Student and Exchange Visitor Information System).

  • Submit proof of health insurance.

  • Health forms including health history, physical exam and immunization forms, are obtained from the Health Services Office and their website. Completed health forms are returned to the Director of Health Services and kept confidential. Health forms are required of all students prior to the start of classes.

  • Students must arrive early to attend New Student Orientation before classes begin.

If you are an eligible non-citizen and have an Alien Registration Number, are a permanent resident and you have an Alien Registration Card or a conditional permanent resident, you are eligible to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and may be eligible to receive federal and state funding such as grants, work-study, and student loans.

Admissions Requirements for Graduate Students

To apply for Graduate School at Mount Aloysius College, applicants must submit the following information to the office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions:

  • An application with professional career/goal statement.

  • An official transcript issued to Mount Aloysius College from every institution, regardless of whether or not a degree was earned. An official transcript is one that is sent or carried to the College in an envelope sealed by the granting university.

  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English Language (TOEFL) and submit a score of not less than 550 (paper) or 213 (electronic). If the applicant has a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally-accredited U.S. college or university, the TOEFL requirement is waived.

  • Two letters of recommendation that verify professional experience, academic ability, volunteer experience, and aptitude for the proposed career path.

Applicants to the Community Counseling program must show evidence of successful completion of undergraduate statistics. If an applicant has not completed an undergraduate statistics course, he or she is expected to do so prior to matriculation, or, is expected to enroll in an undergraduate statistics course as part of his or her program.

Applicants to the Business Administration program must submit a three to five minute video statement of purpose using the prompts outlined in the application. MBA students who do not have a bachelors degree in business or accounting must pass two leveling modules before they are considered for the program.

Students may be accepted on a provisional basis if they do not meet all the academic admissions requirements for official acceptance. Students accepted on a provisional basis are permitted to enroll in up to six credits (2 classes). Provisional status will be removed if the student receives a letter grade of “B” or better in each course. Provisional acceptance is done a case-per-case basis.

Students who have not been formally accepted into a graduate program at Mount Aloysius College are eligible to enroll in up to six credits of coursework as a non-matriculating student.

An official college transcript must be submitted. A maximum of six credits (2 classes) will be considered for transfer from another college.

Courses considered for transfer must meet the following criteria:

  • three credit, graduate level (500 – 600 level)
  • a letter grade of “B” or better
  • comparable to one of our courses (course titles and descriptions must be substantially the same)
  • completed within the last ten years

Transfer credits will appear on the transcript as fulfilling program requirements or as electives. Transfer credits do not affect the student’s GPA. All transfer credits are made in semester credits. Therefore, any transfer credits based upon credit systems will be converted to semester credits. Semester credit values are rounded to the nearest hundredth. If a student is awarded transfer credit, he or she may not receive credit at Mount Aloysius College that duplicates the learning for which transfer credit was given. The Program Coordinator will judge the similarity of the courses. The Registrar will review the request and make the final decision.

Admissions Requirements for Returning Adult Students

Returning adult students are welcome and treated like first-class students at Mount Aloysius College.

We do everything we can to minimize headaches and make your life easier for the student. We’ll guide you every step of the way.

What do I need to do to start at MAC?

  • Submit a completed application, an official high school transcript and a non-refundable $30.00 application fee(the fee is waived if you visit in person). Once we receive all that, we’ll perform an official credit review and consider your file for acceptance. Within two weeks of your completed application you should have an answer!

  • You need to complete the FAFSA form for Financial Aid purposes.

  • Returning Adults students are eligible for Academic Merit Scholarships.

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