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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 2022 and Fall 2023 Freshmen Applicants: 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.  

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.

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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