Admissions Process

The admissions process can be overwhelming. We are here to make the process as easy as possible. Here are the steps to guide you through the process to becoming a Mercy girl!

1.  Apply to become a part of the class of 2025! Click here for the WNY Catholic High School Application.

2. Discover Mercy!  Our brand new Discover Mercy program allows prospective students to visit our school and see what it’s like to be a Mercy Girl. A combination of a traditional shadow day and an open house, our Discover Mercy days are designed to give eighth grade girls individualized attention while showing everything Mercy has to offer. Our guests will listen to our Student Ambassadors and Mercy faculty talk about the exceptional educational opportunities and the number of sports, clubs and unique programs we offer. They will be taking a tour of our campus and witness the daily life of a Mercy girl. Don’t miss out on this new and exciting way to experience Mercy! 

Click Here to register for Discover Mercy!

Discover Mercy days will be held every Tuesday and Thursday beginning on October 1, 2020. Arrival to Mount Mercy is 9am and dismissal is at 12pm. Spots are limited to 10 guests per day to allow for social distancing guidelines. Please note that each guest will have their temperature taken upon arrival and will be required to wear a mask.

3. OPEN HOUSE!  Join us on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 6pm for our new and exciting live virtual Open House! Click here for more information and to register your family.

4. Academic Records and Transcript Forms  You will receive a confirmation email upon completing the application.  This will prompt you to print the application and sign it at the bottom. This acts as the consent to release your daughter's academic records.   Please turn this in to her Current school, and request that 6th, 7th, and most recent 8th grade records be sent to Mount Mercy Academy. (Be sure to include report cards, testing scores, attendance records and any IEP/504 information if that applies) All students are reviewed for acceptance prior to addressing scholarships and financial aid.

5. Scholarship Information: Visit https://www.mtmercy.org/scholarships to learn about the many scholarships Mount Mercy Academy has to offer. 

6. FACTS and Tuition Assistance  Financial Aid is available based on the individual family's calculated financial need. 
 Mount Mercy Academy works with FACTS Grant and Aid application to evaluate financial need. All interested students may complete a confidential online application for financial aid.  FACTS will forward their recommendations to the Financial Aid team. The deadline for financial aid applications for students entering Mount Mercy in 2021 is December 22, 2020. 

If you have any questions, please contact our Admissions Department at twebster@mtmercy.org

7. Personal School Tours  We invite you to Mount Mercy Academy to take a guided personal tour of our school. Learn about all of the unique and exciting programs Mercy has to offer. We pride ourselves on our tradition of academic excellence, let us show you how Mercy will mentor your daughter to invent the life she wants to lead! Due to current Covid-19 restrictions and policies regarding social distancing, private family tours will only be scheduled during non-school hours. We are working tirelessly to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff and of course, our guests. Private tours are currently only available for 8th grade girls and their family. Please note that each guest will have temperature taken upon arrival and will be required to wear a mask. New dates and times will be added weekly.

We look forward to meeting you!

Click Here to Register for a Personal Tour!

8. Request Admissions Information  Mount Mercy cares about your safety and well being! We understand that during this time of Covid-19, families may not feel comfortable coming into our building for an event or a personal tour. We also understand that because we are restricted in the amount of guests coming into our building and the times those guests are allowed, our current schedule may not work for you. Please register to have all of our promotional materials and school information sent to you. We can send the information either electronically, in the US mail or materials can be picked up at Mount Mercy. Mount Mercy is committed to helping you navigate through the high school admissions process. We are here to make your daughter's high school journey exciting and effortless.

Click Here to Request Admissions Information!

9. Take a Virtual Tour!  Take a virtual tour of our beautiful campus. We unsderstand that although it can be difficult to meet in person right now, we are still excited to show off our wonderful school!

Click Here for the Mount Mercy Virtual Tour!

  • Entrance & Scholarship Exam Review Course

Monday, November 9th, Tuesday, November 10th, Thursday, November 12th, and Friday November 13th, 2020 

The Mount Mercy Academy Entrance & Scholarship Exam Review Course will be held prior to the Catholic High School Entrance Exam to help students better prepare for the exam. Students learn hands-on exam strategies, tips and advice for overcoming anxiety and building confidence and an in-depth subject review of math, verbal and quantitative skills. A Practice Exam is given and evaluated and step-by-step coaching on different types of questions is offered.

NEW this year! We will be offering our Entrance Exam Review Course both in person and via remote learning. Space will be limited for our in person instruction to allow for social distancing guidelines. Students are required to attend all four days from 3:30pm until 6pm.


  • Catholic High School Entrance & Scholarship Exam 

At Mount Mercy Academy, the Entrance & Scholarship Exam is more than just a test. We also use the results to award scholarships. The highest scoring student receives a full scholarship for her entire four years at Mercy. There is a $20 fee for the Exam. Your scores are only provided to your first and second choice high schools.

When:  Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 8:00am

Please bring sharpened pencils!

Click Here to Register for the Entrance Exam

  • Upcoming Calendar Events for Admissions


DISCOVER MERCY! - A combination of a traditional shadow day and an open house, our Discover Mercy days are designed to let 8th grade girls experience what it would be like to become a Mercy Girl!

PERSONAL TOURS - We invite you to Mount Mercy Academy to take a guided personal tour of our school.


OCTOBER 26, 2020

OPEN HOUSE! - Join us for our virtual Open House. 



APPLY TO MOUNT MERCY ACADEMY - Make sure your student is registered for the Catholic High School Entrance Exam! Parents complete the online application for admission.

ENTRANCE & SCHOLARSHIP EXAM REVIEW COURSE - Monday, November 9th, Tuesday, November 10th, Thursday, November 12th, and Friday November 13th, 2020. Students can choose in person instruction or at home, remote instruction.

ENTRANCE & SCHOLARSHIP EXAM - Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 8:00am.



  • Scholarship Applications are due on December 22, 2020.
  • Tuition Assistance Applications are due on December 22, 2020.



Acceptance packets, which will include, decision letters, scholarship announcements and tuition assistance awards will be mailed January 21, 2021.



"Mount Mercy has taught me some of the most important things in my life and I am so grateful for that. I know that incorporating the principles of a woman of Mercy has made me the best version of myself. I can only hope that in the future, I will continue to grow and teach others the valuable lessons that I was taught at Mount Mercy. While I have learned so many things here, the greatest thing by far that I have learned is that DNA does not always make a family, love makes a family and that is exactly what I have gained here, a second family."

Mariah Rullan

Class of 2019

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