At Mount Ida College, we are proud of our diverse community of learners. We strive to admit students from varied backgrounds, geographies, cultures, interests and talents.
We accept and evaluate applications from high school graduates for direct admission into degree programs, taking into account high school grades, SAT or ACT scores, recommendations and personal essays.
Extracurricular activities, demonstrated leadership and community service are also important factors we consider when evaluating your credentials. Our decisions are never based on religion, race, nationality, gender or economics.
In order to be considered for admission, the following information should be submitted to the admissions office.
- A completed Admissions Application along with a $45.00 application fee; no fee for submitting an online application. Click here for the online application.
- An official transcript from your high school (or a copy of your GED);
SAT or ACT scores, if not already recorded on your high school transcript;
- A minimum of one letter of recommendation;
- A 300-500 word essay describing your future plans and how Mount Ida College will help you to achieve them. Make sure to write about past academic successes and struggles (in either high school or college), extracurricular involvement, leadership positions held, and awards received. Please be complete and thorough as the application essay is used in the admission decision process and in awarding merit aid;
- If applicable, official copies of all college transcripts and course descriptions for evaluation.
PLEASE NOTE: students applying to the Dental Hygiene program must also complete pre-requisite coursework prior to enrollment. Full details are available in the Admissions Policies and Procedures section of our catalog. Click here for more information.
Mount Ida welcomes transfer students at any stage in their education. We recognize the Advanced Placement (AP) Program, the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) of the College Board.
We grant advanced standing for applicable courses completed with requisite grades at other regionally or nationally accredited colleges. Accordingly, applicants may qualify for advanced standing for satisfactory performance in AP and/or CLEP examinations in subject areas appropriate to their chosen major.
If applicable, transfer credits are evaluated individually and awarded for courses that are similar in content and depth to those required in your program of study. Certain studio art courses may require a portfolio review before transfer credit is awarded.
Credit may also be given on an individual basis for life experience. Appropriate courses with a grade of “C” or higher will be awarded transfer credit. Please be assured that every attempt is made to transfer the maximum number of credits earned prior to your admission to the college.
For more information, contact the admissions office at 617-928-4553 or email@example.com.