Long Island Instant Decision Event

December 11, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn, Melville, NY

Prospective Students: Why wait to get your admissions decision?

Attend Mount Saint Mary College’s Instant Decision Event and you won’t have to!

Submit your official transcripts, test scores, letter of recommendation, and short essay when you arrive, and receive your admissions decision before you leave. While you’re learning about the Mount, we’ll be reviewing your admissions file.

For this event, your application fee is waived.

Instant Decision: Who should attend?

Students with a solid B and a 900 SAT Score (critical reading and math) or a 19 ACT score (composite) may attend the event. Students below these criteria should apply through the Mount’s traditional application process.

What materials should students provide?

Bring a high school transcript and test scores. Test scores should be official scores from the College Board or ACT. Scores can also be provided by your Guidance Office. You should also supply a letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor, and a 250-word essay/personal statement. For this event only, a graded writing assignment is also acceptable.

Should you choose to write the short essay, please respond to the following statement: Evaluate a life-changing event, ethical dilemma, or significant experience you've had, and how it impacted you.

Special programs: criteria and deadlines

Nursing: Nursing candidates must have an 85 GPA and 900 SAT score (or 19 ACT); or an 80 GPA and 1000 SAT score (or 21 ACT); plus successful completion of biology and chemistry. (For courses in progress, admissions decisions will not be made until the first semester grade can be reviewed).

Physician Assistant's Five-Year program: (pending Accreditation-Provisional) – Candidates should have a 90 GPA and 1150 SAT score (or 25 ACT) and have successfully completed biology and chemistry. Because this is a competitive program, applicants will be reviewed as a pool after March 1. Admissions notifications will be sent on March 15, 2014.

Biology or Chemistry with Adolescence Education five-year program: Candidates should have an 85 GPA, a 1000 SAT score, or be in the top third of their class (must meet two of the three criteria) and should have successfully completed biology and chemistry. (For courses in progress, admissions decisions will not be made until the first semester grade can be reviewed).

Click here to register online!

The Hilton Garden Inn: Melville, NY is located at 1575 Round Swamp Road in Plainview, NY.

Can’t make it, but still interested in the Mount? Plan a visit to campus! Our friendly and helpful Admissions staff can take you on a tour and answer any questions you have. Learn more at

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