Undergraduate Admissions

Since 1915, Marywood has prepared students to discover their passion and live their purpose. With small class sizes, over 50+ majors, 60+ study abroad opportunities, and our Day One approach, which allows students to start their core classes their first day on campus, Marywood students have endless ways to engage in their student experience and showcase their #PacerPride.

Ready to Make your Mark?

Don’t know what you want to study? Don’t worry—10% of our incoming freshmen are undecided, and our advisors are here to help you discover which program is right for you!

Applying for Undergraduate Admission 

The $35 application fee is waived when you submit through the Marywood online application, Common Application, or Apply Coalition with Scoir.

All documents submitted in connection with the application become the property of the University.

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Request that an official copy of your high school transcript, dual enrollment transcript, or transcript of any college-level classes that you’ve taken is sent to Marywood University Admissions.

Test Scores

Marywood has implemented a test-optional admissions policy for first-year freshmen. Students who have taken the SAT or ACT are encouraged, but not required, to submit their test scores with their application. When completing either the Common Application or Marywood Application, you will choose if you want your test scores considered in the admissions review process. If you elect to include your test scores in the review, they must be submitted via your official high school transcript or by the testing agency. Once you submit your application for admission, your test score decision becomes final and cannot be changed. 

This policy is applicable to all academic programs; however, please note that for students interested in studying Communication Sciences and Disorders, test scores are preferred but not required.

Recommendation Letter

Provide one letter of recommendation from a school-based counselor or academic teacher. We also welcome additional letters from teachers, friends, or family members who are familiar with your academic achievements and interests. Letters can be sent electronically via the online application or emailed to yourfuture@marywood.edu.

Writing Sample/Essay 

Submit an essay of at least 250 words.

Essay topics may include:

  • Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.  
  • The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
  • Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
  • Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?
  • Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
  • Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
  • Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.

Resources for Undergraduate Students

For Parents

We've put together some resources for campus, the local area and beyond, which may be useful as you assist your child through the admissions process.

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While you wait to receive acceptance into Marywood, it’s a good idea to start exploring the next steps of financing your education. Marywood is committed to helping to make your education as affordable as possible through grants and scholarships based on both your academic merit and financial need. The tools below will assist you through that part of your journey.

  • Financing Your Future
  • Net Price Calculator
  • Make Your Deposit

Submit Your Deposit
If you have been accepted to Marywood and wish to accept the offer of admission, please Submit Your Deposit online or complete the paper form sent with your acceptance letter.  Deposits are non-refundable. 

Invest in Your Future

  • Await notice of scholarships/grants awarded from institutional resources on the basis of academic merit.  
  • Apply for Financial Aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), preferably by February 15. Marywood's federal school code is 003296.  *Pennsylvania residents must file before May 1 in order to qualify for state aid.
  • If you will be majoring in art, music, or theatre, pursue a talent award. These awards are given to select students who demonstrate outstanding proficiency through an art portfolio, music audition, or participation in a theatre competition. Deadline to apply is March 1.

Complete Online Forms
Once you submit a deposit, you will be issued a Marywood email address and password. This information is sent to you in early spring. You will have access to an online portal where you will be able to complete several forms, including an emergency contact information form, a health history form, housing form (if applicable), and New Student Orientation registration.

Final Transcripts
Acceptance is based upon current information contained in your application for admission. If you are currently enrolled in classes, this offer of admission may be modified or withdrawn if your performance drops below past levels of achievement. A final official transcript must be forwarded to University Admissions upon completion of classes currently in session. Failure to forward a final transcript may result in withdrawal of this offer of acceptance.

AP Courses/Dual Enrollment Credits

  • Contact the College Board and have your AP scores sent directly to the Office of University Registrar, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.
  • If you have taken college courses through a dual enrollment program at your high school, please request official transcripts from the college/university be sent to the Office of University Admissions, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.

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Meet Your Undergraduate Admissions Team

Gilbert, Hadley Grace
Menn, Christina
Perry, Edward J
Schock, Noah
Tripus, Miranda M
Hartz, Rachel E