Applying

Notice

Our application system (including the online application, event registration, request information, and other online forms) is currently unavailable. Undergraduate students interested in submitting an application for admission during this time should use the Common Application. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Apply to Marywood using our official online application
Apply to Marywood University using the Common Application

Applying for Admission: Undergraduate Students

Complete the Application
If using Marywood's online application for admission, please create an account before beginning the process. Once you have created an account, sign in and complete the Undergraduate online application.   Marywood also accepts the Common Application.  The $35 application fee is waived when you submit the Marywood online application or Common Application.  If you wish to complete a paper application, please download and print.

Transcripts and Test Scores
Request an official copy of your high school transcript be sent to University Admissions.  Request the appropriate agency send SAT-I or ACT scores directly to University Admissions. Marywood will also accept scores reported on official transcripts. Marywood's College Board code is 2407 and ACT code is 3626.

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?
  • Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
  • 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.

Recommendation Letter
You may use our recommendation form.  Please complete and print.  Or you can 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. 

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

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