Mercyhurst College - North East

 Mercyhurst College - North East
 Thomas Gamble
 Office of International Admissions and Services
 Travis Lindahl
 Derector of Admission
 16 W. Division Street • North East, PA 16428
 Web site
region where the university is located
     Located at the northwestern tip of Pennsylvania, Mercyhurst College – North East lies along Lake Erie, two hours north of Youngstown, OH and 2.3 hours north of Pittsburgh. An hour and a half drive north along Lake Erie will take you to Buffalo, NY. A two hour drive south along the lake will take you to Cleveland, OH.

University's characteristics, advantages, selling points, uniqueness, others
     2-year junior college. MNE offers 32 academic programs, including 24 associate degrees, seven certificates and an RN to BSN bachelors completion program. With about 1,050 enrolled students, including nearly 300 living on campus, MNE is proud to compete in nine NJCAA sports and supports more than 20 clubs and organizations.

MNE is one of four Mercyhurst campuses, all of which were founded under the mission of the Sisters of Mercy, who believe that education should be available to all students.

     Small class sizes -
At MNE, you won’t get lost in the shuffle. You'll be able to work closely with your instructors to get extra help.

     Transferable credits- Unlike some other one- and two-year schools in the area, MNE is accredited. That means that any credits you earn are likely to transfer to other colleges should you decide to go on to pursue a more advanced degree.

     Affordability- With a low starting cost and additional grants available, we're always an affordable option. Plus our financial aid team is waiting and willing to work with you.

     Career-oriented programs- Start, graduate and get employed in as little as two years.

     Multiple-entry points- Whether it's fall, winter or spring, at MNE you can start when it's convenient for you.

     Academic support- At MNE you work closely with academic advisers, support staff, and career counselors to ensure you get the most out of your college education.

     Campus- You want to go to college, not an office building. Have the traditional college experience at our beautiful, diverse campus!

     Housing- Live on campus in a dorm, suite or townhouse to get the total college experience.

     Athletics- Want to play a college sport? We've got NJCAA athletics. Go Saints!

     Free transportation- Not sure how you'll get here? MNE offers FREE EMTA bus service between Erie and North East for students.

     Diversity- MNE's student body is one of the most diverse around, by age, race, socio-economics AND geography. Come to MNE and be yourself.

     Learning Differences Program- We'll help with note-taking, testing arrangements and tutoring for any student with a diagnosed learning disability.

      Mercyhurst College- Utilize all of the facilities and resources available at the Erie campus. And weoffer grants of up to $10,000 for MNE graduates who transfer to the Erie campus to pursue a bachelor's degree.
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Degree offered
 With 24 associate degrees, seven one-year certificates and an RN to BSN completion program, Mercyhurst North East is one of the area's leading providers of career training.

Academic programs
 Associate Degrees and Concentrations
  • Business Administration
    • Accounting
    • Sport Management
    • Sport Management-Personal Trainer
  • Computer Systems Support
  • Criminal Justice 
    • Crime and Intelligence Analysis
    • Law Enforcement
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Hospitality Management
  • Liberal Art
    • Communications
    • Education
    • Radio broadcasting 
    • Science
  • Medical Laboratory Technician 
  • Medical Office Management
  • Nursing
    • RN-Registered Nursing 
    • LPN to RN Bridge 
    • Part-Time RN
    • Part-Time LPN to RN Bridge
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant 
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Respiratory Therapist
Bachelor's Degree Program
  • RN to BSN Completion

Certificate Programs

  • Culinary Arts
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Insurance Coding Specialist
  • Medical Transcriptionist
  • Municipal Police Training Academy- ACT 120 Certification
  • Practical Nursing- LPN
Engineering programs
 None available
Programs for international students
 Mercyhurst International Student Association (MISO)

The general purpose of this organization is to provide a cultural exchange to the Mercyhurst community. It is understood that the organization must be well integrated in the student body, and that it develops educational, social, and cultural activities.

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Admission requirements for international student
     The following steps are for applying to, committing to and attending Mercyhurst North East as an international student beginning in any of our three terms (fall, winter and spring). Contact Travis Lindahl, Director of Admissions, at with any questions you may have.

Step 1 - Apply online at
Step 2 - Submit official high school & college (if applicable) transcripts. If your records are written in a language other than English, translation of the documents into English and a statement attesting to the accuracy of the translations must be submitted (notarized). Though unofficial or faxed copies may be used to make a preliminary admissions decision, the officials must be received by the College before you may begin classes.

Transcripts may be mailed to: Mercyhurst North East 16 West Division St. North East, PA 16428

Step 3 - Submit and SAT and/or ACT scores for tests you may have completed. If you have not taken the SAT or ACT, you may be asked to take the Mercyhurst North East placement test at some point before classes begin.

Step 4 - If English is not your native language, your scores on the "Test of English as a Foreign Language" (TOEFL) must be submitted. Applicants for admission must present a score of no less than 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, and 79-80 on the Internet-based test.

Upon completion of these first 4 Steps, and admissions decision will be made. If accepted, a financial award will be made, and cost of attendance will be estimated. Once a cost of attendance is estimated, the following steps are required for issuing you an I-20 (document needed for the F-1 visa).

Step 5 - Download and complete a Certification of Finances Form found here. For an example, "click here". Amounts certified should be greater than or equal to your cost of attendance, and need to be filled in for two years regardless of how long you think you may be at Mercyhurst North East. For an example, look here.

Step 6 - Request a Bank Affidavit on official letterhead from your banking institution (a notarized document verifying US dollar amounts available). This is required by the U. S. government, and will be attached to your final immigration documents. The amount verified by the bank should be greater than or equal to the cost of attendance. NOTE: This amount does not need to be cash on hand, but rather available funds (savings, sporsorship or loans available). For an example, click here.

Step 7 - Send a copy of the Certification of Finances, Bank Affidavit and a copy of your passport's photo page to the Mercyhurst North East address above, Attention Travis Lindahl. You may also fax these documents to (814) 725-6251 to reserve your spot in the class (this may be included in the packet in Step 7). Checks should be made payable to Mercyhurst College.

Step 8 - Download and complete a student housing contract. This may be sent to the address above or faxed to (814) 725-6251. A $250 refundable housing security deposit will be required before moving onto campus. For convenience sake, this form and deposit may also be included with the packet in Step 7.

Step 9 - Download and have completed by a physician the Pre-Admission Health Record. This must be completed and received by the school before moving onto campus as well. Along with the Pre-Admission Health Record, the College requires proof of health insurance coverage. If you do not have a policy that covers you in the United States, consider "this insurance policy": offered through the College.

Check out the Immigration Information link to learn more about entering the United States to attend school. (This link will create a "pop-up" window taking you to the Mercyhurst College International Admissions website for the most up-to-date information on entering the United States as a new student.)

Does school offer conditional admission?
     Yes. Acceptance into the nursing program is conditional until receipt and review of a required physical exam including immunization records, specific blood titers, TB testing, and criminal and child abuse history report. Physical and emotional health is necessary to fulfill the objectives of the program.

On campus housing for international student (guaranteed/what is available for international student)?
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     Mercyhurst North East does not require traditional-aged students to live on campus. We do ask that the student keep his or her address up to date with the registrar's office at all times once enrolled.

Are international student eligible for financial assistance?
 See for full list of merit scholarships.
Application Deadline
 Rolling admission