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.

Applying for Admission: Freshmen

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.

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

Submit The Following

Request an official copy of your high school transcript be sent to University Admissions.

Test Scores
Fall 2020 Freshmen: We have waived the test score requirement for students who have not yet tested and were unable to test in the spring due to cancellations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The one exception is students applying to the Speech-Language Pathology program. For select majors, students who do not submit SAT/ACT test scores with their application, but are admitted based on other factors, may be asked to initially enroll as undeclared. Applicants are encouraged to contact their admissions counselor for further clarification. 

Fall 2021 Freshmen: Marywood has implemented a test-optional admissions policy for first-year freshmen entering in Fall 2021. This policy is applicable to all academic programs. Students who have taken the SAT or ACT are encouraged, but not required, to submit their test scores with their application.

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
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 emailed to or sent electronically via the online application.

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

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