Orientation FAQs | Mercy College

Orientation FAQs

Parents who have graduating high school seniors are welcome to attend Orientation.

The enrollment deposit reserves your spot at Mercy College so we can begin planning for your arrival. The enrollment deposit form should be completed and returned along with $125 when you receive your acceptance letter.

Students should start the financial aid process as soon as taxes are completed. The FASFA should be completed at least two weeks before coming to Orientation. This will allow the financial aid office to assist you with final steps of the process.

At Orientation, you can mingle with current students, faculty, and staff. You will be introduced to financial aid, registration, housing, Mercy College policy and procedures and get answers to your questions. You will also register for your classes at Orientation.

Yes – all students must complete Orientation before beginning classes at Mercy College.

Accuplacer testing and academic advising must be completed at least 48 hours before Orientation. Your initial acceptance letter will describe the Accuplacer testing procedure only if it is required of you. You will not be able to register for classes if Accuplacer testing is required and you fail to do so prior to Orientation.

Accuplacer Assessment Information​

Advising Information is available on the Orientation Information page.

Students will leave Orientation with a semester schedule and will be ready to start classes.

You will have a very brief meeting with your Academic Advisor to determine your schedule for the upcoming semester. If you have specific questions or have commitments outside of classes (job, family, etc.) you are encouraged to contact your Advisor prior to orientation. If you are unsure of the name of your Advisor, contact the Office of Admissions at 419-251-1313.