Samuel Merritt Welcomes Prospective Students With Disabilities

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It is well established that health outcomes for members of the community with disabilities are improved when their health care providers have personal experience with disability. Samuel Merritt University welcomes all learners and values the contributions of students with disabilities to our student body.


General Inquiries

Students thinking of applying to Samuel Merritt who want more information about the disability resources available here may email Elisa Laird-Metke at Inquiries will not be shared with the Admissions office and will not affect admissions decisions. 


Accommodations for On-Campus Admissions Events

Students who need disability accommodations for admissions-related events, such as writing exercises, open houses, or interviews may request those by emailing Elisa Laird-Metke at


Accommodations for the HESI A2 (Nursing pre-admission exam)

Elsevier (the company that runs the HESI exam) has provided a place on their website where applicants to Samuel Merritt may request accommodations for the entrance exam and upload your supporting documentation directly to them, so you do not need to provide any disability information to Samuel Merritt University prior to enrollment. Please go to the following link: You should note in the message field that you are applying to SMU and what accommodations you are requesting. If you have any questions, you can contact Melissa Stagg at Best of luck on your exam!



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