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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline for Merced College?

The deadline is:
Fall Semester-  June 15
Spring Semester- November 15
Summer Semester-  April 15

How can I get an application?

Our application can be downloaded from our applications page.

If you are having trouble downloading the application, please e-mail us at

How much does it cost for one year of study at Merced College?

The cost is for one year, not including summer is approximately $14,000**.
This includes one year of health insurance ($1454.00), Books and supplies estimated at $650.00, and room and board ($6000.00).

The cost for room and board will vary depending on if the student participates in the Homestay Program, lives on their own or with roommates.

**Fees are subject to changes without notice. Current fees are $208.00 plus $46.00 per unit registration fee.

Does Merced College have scholarships?

Unfortunately, Merced College does not have scholarships for new students. However, we do offer a competitive tuition waiver for students who have completed successfully at least one academic semester.

Where can I get a Merced College catalog?

You can look at the Merced College catalog online.

Does Merced College have a housing/homestay program?

If you are interested in the housing/homestay program, please view the following link Homestay 

Can someone pick me up from the airport?

For transportation options, see:

  Transportation from San Francisco Guide

  Transportation Request Form from YES ESL International, Inc.

What is the TOEFL score that Merced College requires?

Paper-based Test: 450 or higher
Internet Based Test: 45 to 46

We also accept IELTS: 4.5 or higher