Special Categories (Undergraduate)

Early Admission

Under Marywood's Early Admission Plan, well-qualified students may enroll in the University after the completion of their junior year of high school if they have completed all the high school units required for admission and offer evidence of the maturity necessary to perform well in a university environment. A candidate must have the recommendation of the secondary school principal.

Enrollment with a Limited Academic Schedule

Candidates who do not meet all standard admission requirements may be offered conditional acceptance to the University. Students accepted under this status are limited to no more than 12-14 credits per semester until they achieve a minimum QPA of 2.00 in 12 or more graded credits. These students will also be reviewed by the Grades and Academic Standing Committee each semester until achieving the minimum QPA. If the student does not demonstrate a sufficient level of academic achievement, s/he may be dismissed from the University

Gateway Program

The Gateway program is intended for students who may not meet the general admission requirements for acceptance to Marywood University. The program provides individualized intensive support to assist with students’ academic success. To be eligible, students must have a qualifying QPA and SAT or ACT scores. An interview with the Office of Retention and Advising is required as part of the application process. Incoming students must attend and successfully complete a mandatory one week summer bridge program before classes begin for the fall semester. Transfer students are not eligible for the Gateway Program.

Project GREAT
(Gradual Re-entry for Adults in Transition)

Marywood welcomes adults who have been away from formal education for a few years. For many in this group, life experiences reflecting a high level of motivation and personal success may be better predictors of academic success than are high school records. Project GREAT provides for mature learners, including the development of part-time academic schedules, with day and/or evening classes.

Deferred Enrollment

Candidates offered admission who, for reasons of travel or work, wish to defer enrollment for one or two semesters, should notify in writing the Director of University Admissions of their intentions on or before May 1 or another designated reply date, depending upon the semester of enrollment. Students requesting a deferral beyond one year, or who have previously had their application deferred from another semester, will be required to submit a new application.