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Resources for Applicants and School Counselors

The Office of Admission is pleased that you or someone you know is considering the University of Mount Union! This page provides more information on how applicants and school counselors can ensure application materials are properly submitted to the Office of Admission. Please review the list of required materials for first-time students, transfer students, and international students.

  1. Application for Admission

    The University offers a few different ways to apply for admission. Please select one of the following:

  2. Application Essay

    View the application essay instructions, which include prompts, and complete your submission. You may upload your application essay as a Word or PDF document when submitting the online application. You may also submit your essay through the mail, fax or email. 

  3. Official Transcript(s)

    All transcripts must be official and forwarded to the University of Mount Union directly from the issuing academic institution using one of the following methods:

    Electronic Document Delivery 
    Mount Union only accepts electronic documents that come from legitimate sending institutions and through the following delivery services: Naviance, Parchment Exchange, eScrip-Safe, or The Office of Admission will only evaluate electronic documents sent through these recognized services. If prompted for a delivery email address, should be used in order for Mount Union to retrieve the electronic documents and use them as acceptable credentials.

    Official transcripts may be mailed from the issuing academic institution directly to the University of Mount Union, Office of Admission, 1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, OH 44601.

  4. Test Scores

    The University has adopted a test optional policy and does not require test score submission as part of the admissions process. Applicant test scores will only be considered if the submitted scores increase the scholarship level for which the applicant is eligible. Applicants who choose not to submit test scores are still eligible for academic scholarships. 

    Students who wish to be considered for the following programs must submit standardized test scores.

    • Presidential Scholarship Program
    • Direct-entry Nursing Program
    • Honors program

    The University still encourages all students who have ACT or SAT scores to submit them, as it helps identify which first-year courses will best serve them.


  5. Counselor and Reference Forms

    Transfer students must request a Dean's Evaluation Form in order to be considered for acceptance at the University of Mount Union. This form must be submitted from your most recently attended institution. The Office of Admission reserves the right to require a Dean's Evaluation Form from any previously attended institution. If past or pending disciplinary issues are evident, we will also require a Dean's Evaluation Form from every institution at which the student was enrolled.