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Colleges / Merced College

Merced College

Merced, CA 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%
Acceptance Rate100%

Merced College Admissions

Consult with Merced College's admissions department for more information on applying.

Merced College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Merced College's admissions stats.

Merced College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist No

Merced College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Merced College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Considering Applying Early to Merced College?

Merced College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Merced College Admissions

Is Merced College Hard To Get Into?

Getting into Merced College is not competitive. Merced College has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, Merced College **accepted , approximately 2,593 from the 2,593 applicants.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like Merced College, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores. Admissions to Allied Health Programs is program moderately difficult.

Transferring to Merced College

It is not competitive to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Merced College

Merced College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Merced College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine. Curious about the factors that are considered by Merced College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Make sure to check with Merced College for more information on admission factors.

Merced College Application Requirements

To apply to Merced College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Merced College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript of High School Record
Other Requirements Placement test

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Merced College?

Merced College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Merced College does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Merced College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Merced College

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to Merced College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Merced College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Merced College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Merced College?

❌ Students who are admitted to Merced College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Merced College accept transfer credits?

✅ Merced College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Do I have to submit test scores to Merced College?

✅ Merced College is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Merced College?

❌ Merced College does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Merced College?

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Merced College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Open Admission


How hard is it to get into Merced College? Merced College is a open admission institution. The Merced College acceptance rate is 100%. This means that the institution accepts 100 out of every 100 applicants.


Merced College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Merced College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Merced College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Merced College ACT Scores


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Merced College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Merced College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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