Admissions Requirements

Entrance requirements include graduation from high school or equivalent* with 20.5 units, including the following:

  • English - 4
  • Foreign language - 3
  • Mathematics - 3
  • Social studies - 4
  • Science - 3

Those who plan to major in mathematics must have 4 units of high school mathematics and 2 units of science, including either chemistry or physics. Biology majors must have biology, chemistry, physics and 4 units of mathematics. Nursing majors must have biology and chemistry. Cardio-respiratory science majors must have biology, chemistry and mathematics. Nuclear medicine majors must have high school algebra and biology. Applicants lacking above requirements will be reviewed on an individual basis.

*Applicants who apply with an Equivalency Diploma must submit an official high school transcript, as well as a copy of their TASC score report. Applicants wishing to pursue a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma should refer to the catalog section on "Academic Policies and Procedures (PDF)" page 60 for additional information.

Home School Students

Applicants who are home schooled must obtain a letter from their local school district officials confirming that the student has received an education "substantially equivalent" to instruction given to students graduating their district high school or take and pass a Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), formally known as a GED, and receive a High School Equivalency Diploma from their state Education Department. Official SAT/ACT scores are required for all students who are applying within 1 year of HS graduation.

Entrance Examinations

Molloy is currently test optional

Entrance examinations should include one of the following tests:

  • Scholastic Achievement Test (S.A.T.). Information may be obtained through the high school guidance office or by writing to the College Entrance Examination Board, P.O. Box 592, Princeton, New Jersey 08540.
  • American College Test (A.C.T.). Information may also be obtained through the high school guidance office or by writing American College Testing Program, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52250.

Critical Reading Placement

All entering freshmen who score a minimum of 26 on the Reading subscore of the EBRW section of the SAT exam or a 20 on the Reading section of the ACT exam are exempt from reading courses.  Those who score a 25 on the SAT or a 19 on the ACT are required to take ENG 101 and pass the course with a minimum grade of "C".

Students who score below 25 on the SAT or below 19 on the ACT are required to take ENG 090.  Students who pass ENG 090 but with a grade of below "C" must take ENG 101; students who fail ENG 090 must repeat ENG 090.

Essay subscores from the SAT exam will be used for placement in writing courses.  Students who do not score a minimum of 26 on the Writing and Language SAT section or an 8 on the writing subsection of the ACT are required to take and pass ENG 100 with a grade of "D" or better; however, this requirement is waived for students who transfer in ENG 110.

English As A Second Language Placement

All entering freshmen and transfer students whose native language is not English are required to take an English placement test in the modern language department to be given by the coordinator of English as a second language. This test assesses grammar, vocabulary, reading and listening comprehension skills. Early testing dates are made available through the modern language department each semester.

Students with combined test scores of 90 or higher are not required to take ESL courses. Students with combined test scores of 89 or lower will be placed in appropriate level ESL courses in consultation with the ESL coordinator and departmental chairperson.

Mathematics Entrance Requirement

All entering freshmen who do not score a minimum of 490 on the Math SAT or a 19 on the Math section of the ACT are required to take and pass MAT 071, with a minimum grade of "C", before they may take any mathematics course for credit. Students who do not have a Math SAT score must take and pass a placement exam before they take any mathematics course for credit. Students who do not pass the exam must take and pass MAT 071, with a minimum grade of "C", before they may take any mathematics course for credit.

Admissions Application Procedures

Application procedure is initiated by obtaining an application form from the Office of Admissions and carefully following the directions on the application. Upon receipt of high school credentials, S.A.T./A.C.T. scores (Freshmen only), the application and a $40 non-refundable application fee, the admissions committee considers applications for admission. Although not required, a personal interview is strongly suggested to clarify Molloy's programs to the applicant.

Applicants for music degree programs - music, music therapy, and music education majors should contact the music department to arrange for an audition and theory examination prior to receiving a decision from the admissions office. Applicants for art should contact the art department to make arrangements for a portfolio review.

Applicants for the nuclear medicine and health information technology programs are required to have an interview with the respective program director. Based on the results of the above evaluation, students may be admitted into the program or given recommended coursework required to obtain eligibility for admission. Non-matriculated students are not eligible to take any coursework that involves clinical experiences. Transfers to the social work major are required to arrange for an interview with the Director of Social Work for formal acceptance into the program.

The Committee for Admissions reviews credentials and notification of the decision of this committee is made to all applicants who complete the application procedure.

Acceptances are based on rolling admissions. To receive confirmation of acceptance a candidate must submit a $400 non-refundable confirmation deposit which is required as soon as possible after acceptance or by the date specified in the acceptance letter.

All students must submit documentation of immunization as mandated by the New York state public health law. Students born after January 1, 1957 must submit documentation of immunization to Measles (2 doses), Mumps and Rubella. It is recommended that all students have a current physical and tuberculin test (PPD) prior to college studies

Early Action on Admission

Early action on admission will be made promptly on applications received by December 1 of the senior year from well-qualified students who have filed all their credentials with the admissions office.

Early Admission for Freshmen

Selected students with superior academic achievement through three years of high school may be admitted to Freshman status prior to completing high school graduation requirements. High school recommendations supporting the applicant's social and academic maturity are required. A personal interview is required.


Admissions By the numbers


Our retention rate is the

highest on Long Island


Molloy’s undergraduate student-faculty ratio

means our students are key


Tuition is 15% lower than other

private, 4-year colleges on L.I.


Of incoming freshmen receive

some sort of financial aid

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