Welcome! Thank you for your interest in Samuel Merritt University. For over 100 years, we have been educating caring, compassionate health care professionals.  SMU is a diverse community with many languages represented, sexual orientations, learning differences, and ethnic diversities. In the Admission Office we have counselors who speak Spanish, Vietnamese and Greek.  In addition, we have services available for our military personnel transitioning to academia. On behalf of Samuel Merritt University, I welcome you to the SMU family and wish you the absolute best in your educational and personal growth.

Timothy Cranford
Dean of Admission
Samuel Merritt University

See different translations of this welcome at the end of this page.

Click here for Application Deadlines, Prerequisites and Admission Requirements by program

Our Commitment to Your Rights We are committed to your rights as a student and as an applicant to Samuel Merritt University. Therefore, we take seriously and adhere to the following policies:

Statement of Non-Discrimination
Samuel Merritt University does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, familial status, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any resolution process within the University or within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies. Nondiscrimination is consonant with the principles and practice of the University and is in compliance with Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of The Education Amendments of 1972, and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Samuel Merritt University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). WSCUC is located at 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501; phone 510.748.9001. The Accrediting Commission is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 FERPA, or the Buckley Amendment, is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student's educational record. Without specific, written permission from you, the applicant to Samuel Merritt University, we will not discuss your application for admission with any other individual, except as provided within this Act.

Annual Campus Safety and Security Notice
Samuel Merritt University's 2014 Annual Campus Safety and Security Report is now available. This report, required of all institutions receiving federal financial aid, contains crime statistics and policy statements for all three (3) campuses. The policy statements address the University's policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security, including emergency response, notification and evacuation procedures, and sexual offenses. Three (3) years' worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings and property owned or controlled by the University, and on public property with or immediately adjacent to the campuses.

The report is available online HERE.

Questions or Inquires regarding this report, or to request the report in an alternative format (including hard copy), should be directed to the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services, 3100 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 1000, Oakland, CA 94609, or call 510/869-6627.


Welcome to Samuel Merritt University (translated)

In Serbian, translated by Andrea, Business Office Specialist:

Dobrodošli! Hvala vam za interesovanje u Samuel Merritt University. Više od 100 godina mi obrazujemo pažljive zdravstvene stručnjake. SMU je raznovrsna zajednica u kojoj se predstavljaju razni jezici, nacionalnosti, seksualne orijentacije, i stilovi učenja. U kancelariji za upis imamo savetnike koji govore Španski, Vijetnamski, i Grčki. Dodatno, nudimo usluge za vojna lica koji prelaze u akademije. U ime Samuel Merritt University, dobrodošli, i želim vam uspeh u obrazovnom i ličnom razvoju.

In Spanish, translated by Rosa, Admission Counselor:

¡Bienvenido! Gracias por su interés en la Universidad de Samuel Merritt (SMU). Durante más de 100 años, hemos estado educando profesionales compasivos en el campo de salud. SMU es una comunidad diversa con muchos idiomas representados, orientaciones sexuales, las diferencias de aprendizaje, y las diversidades étnicas. En la Oficina de Admisión tenemos consejeros que hablan español, vietnamita y griego. Además, tenemos servicios disponibles para veteranos en transición o a punto de comenzar sus programa académico de interest. Departe de la Universidad de Samuel Merritt, les doy la bienvenida a la familia de SMU y deseo lo mejor en su desarrollo educativo y personal.

In Vietnamese, translated by David, Assistant Professor, CSPM:

Hoan nghênh! Cám ơn bạn đã quan tâm đến Samuel Merritt University. Trong hơn 100 năm qua, chúng tôi đã đào tạo những chuyên gia  y tế biết quan tâm và có lòng thương yêu bệnh nhân. Trường Samuel Merritt University là cộng đồng đa dạng về ngôn ngữ, phái tính, định hướng tình dục, phương cách học tập, và sắc tộc. Ở Phòng Nhập Học, chúng tôi có các cố vấn nói tiếng Tây Bang Nha, Việt Nam, và Hy Lạp. Ngoài ra, chúng tôi còn có các dịch vụ giúp cho nhân viên quân sự chuyển sang học viện. Thay mặc Samuel Merritt University, tôi hoan nghênh bạn đến với gia đình Samuel Merritt University và chúc bạn những điều tốt đẹp nhất trên con đường phát triển giáo dục và cá nhân của bạn.

In Chinese translated by Marie Ma, Associate Registrar

歡迎您!感謝您考慮 Samuel Merritt 大學 (SMU)。 過去一百多年來我們一直在教導富有關懷和同情心的醫護專業人員。 SMU 是個多樣化的學校社區,我們的師生會說許多不同國家的語言, 包含了不同的性取向,學習差異和民族。 在招生辦公室我們有會講西班牙語,越南語和希臘語的輔導員。 此外,我們還提供幫助軍事人員發展到醫護界的服務。 代表 Samuel Merritt 大學,我歡迎您來到 SMU 大家庭和祝您最佳的教育和個人成長。

由馬麗 (副教務處長) 翻譯成傳統中文

Samuel Merritt University under Federal Law is authorized to enroll nonimmigrant alien students