Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) Information | Mercy College

Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) Information

Students beginning their education at Mercy College are required to attend an arientation prior to the start of classes. Please carefully read the full page of information below . Mercy College offers a variety of orientation experiences depending on if you are a land-based at the Toledo campus, attending the Youngstown campus, or enrolled as an online program student. 
 
  • Toledo campus land-based students are required to attend a Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) session. Sign-up here. Dates for SOAR are below. 
  • Youngstown location students are required to attend an orientation in Youngstown. Learn more and sign up for orientation: Youngstown Orientation Information
  • Online program students will be sent information regarding online orientation.

Summer SOAR dates are for students starting Fall (August) term. If you have questions about your start date, please contact Admissions at admissions@mercycollege.edu or 419-251-1313.
Fall 2017 Students - SOAR Dates and Signup
SOAR, Tuesday, August 8, 8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.​ - Signup now!
SOAR, Tuesday, August 8, 2:15 - 6:30 p.m. - Signup now!
SOAR, Thursday, August 10, 4:15 - 8:30 p.m.​ - Signup now!

Please note the steps below. If you are unable to complete these requirements, please contact us immediately.

1.  Review your acceptance letter to see if the ACCUPLACER Assessment is required of you. If so, please contact the Mercy College Testing Center directly to schedule your assessment at 419-251-1734. ACCUPLACER Testing must be completed at least 48 hours before your appointment with your academic advisor.

2.  Submit the $125 Enrollment Deposit and Enrollment Deposit form (included in your admission packet). This enrollment deposit serves as your acceptance for admission at Mercy College.

3.  Schedule an appointment with an advisor by contacting the Academic Resource Center at 419-251-8955.

4. Bring the following items with you the day of SOAR:

  • Materials from your advising appointment, such as your program of study worksheet and the list of courses you were advised to take for the upcoming semester.
  • A valid government issued photo ID
  • Your vehicle information including the year, make, and model of your car, and license plate number (so we can process your parking pass).
Toledo campus land-based students must meet with an academic advisor PRIOR to attending SOAR.  Schedule an appointment with an advisor by contacting the Academic Resource Center at 419-251-8955. Information detailed in your advising session will be used for course registration during SOAR. 
 
Youngstown location students meet with academic advisors at Youngstown Orientation
 
Online program students will receive information in the mail about how to contact your academic advisor to schedule an appointment. In addition, your Program Director will send you important information including a Plan of Study or Program Worksheet to indicate which courses you will want to register for upon receiving your Empower log-in information. To schedule an appointment with an advisor please call 419-251-8955.
 
If you are unsure of your program, or have questions about this process, please contact Admissions at admissions@mercycollege.edu or 419-251-1313.
  • SOAR typically lasts 4 to 6 hours, please plan the remainder of your day accordingly.
  • Students beginning clinicals will receive an additional mailing from their department regarding program orientation, uniforms, health records and additional assessments.
  • Students currently enrolled in classes at another college are reminded to have official transcripts sent directly to Mercy College when final grades are posted.

Questions about SOAR? Please contact Admissions at admissions@mercycollege.edu or 419-251-1313 or 1-888-80-MERCY .

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Online Orientation: Online program students are highly encouraged to participate in Online Orientation. The Online Orientation link will be sent to your Mercy College email address 4 weeks prior to your courses beginning. It is recommended you complete the Orientation prior to the first day of classes. It will include information about important dates and deadlines, how to pay your bill, how to drop courses, how to add or make changes to your course schedule, an introduction to technology services including Canvas the Learning Management System where your courses are housed, review of College policies and procedures, and review of academic and behavioral expectations and student services available to help you succeed. If you do not receive the Online Orientation email by August 1, please contact amy.wylie@mercycollege.edu