Orientation Information | Mercy College

Orientation Information

Congratulations on your admission to Mercy College!

Our commitment to help you succeed begins the minute you step on campus. The goal of Orientation is to ease your transition to Mercy College. The team is planning for your arrival and is excited to assist you during this transitional time. 

Please use this site to the fullest and make sure you have read and completed all the steps and documents listed below. This is your first step to graduating from Mercy College. Take this preparation seriously! Students who do not complete steps accurately and thoroughly will be delayed during academic advising and registration.
STEP 1: CONFIRMATION OF ATTENDANCE
Contact admissions regarding this step.
STEP 2: PLACEMENT TEST INFORMATION
Review your admissions letter to determine if you need to take the Accuplacer Placement Test. Students who need to complete Accuplacer will be notified of this prior to acceptance. The assessment will be administered at the Youngstown location and must be taken prior to being admitted. Students admitted as pre-major and place into remedial course work could delay enrollment into Mercy College and the nursing program.
We are currently scheduling Accuplacer tests for after April 15. Please call Darnell Irvine at 330-480-3823 to request a time between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  
STEP 3: ORIENTATION RESERVATION
Orientation is mandatory for enrollment into the Youngstown nursing program. Admitted/matriculated Mercy College students are required to attend orientation. Schedule your orientation session here. Please note the importance of scheduling your orientation session early as there is limited space at each session.  Admitted/matriculated students must attend orientation in order to register for classes, meet with academic advisors and learn about the college policies and procedures. Please note that orientation is only for admitted/matriculated Mercy College students and not guests as spacing is limited.
STEP 4: FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Review information regarding financial aid here. If you have questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 419-251-1313 or financialaid@mercycollege.edu.
STEP 5: Background Check and Health Records
All students are required to complete a background check and health record process prior to August 3, 2016. Passing the background check and fingerprinting allows students to enroll in clinical coursework which are required course for program completion. Please review your next steps here. If this process is not completed, you will NOT be able to start the program.
STEP 6: MEMO REVIEW
Please review the following memo from the Nursing Program Chair: Memo to Entering Nursing Students Fall 2016 Youngstown
STEP 7: ATTEND PROGRAM MEETING
All admitted/matriculated students must attend a program meeting on August 19, 2016. You will receive a letter in July containing more information about this meeting.
STEP 8: FINAL TRANSCRIPTS
Arrange to have your final academic transcript sent to the Mercy College Student Records Office at 2221 Madison Avenue, Toledo, OH 43604 as soon as current courses are completed.  This allows for full evaluation of transfer credit. You will be required to take previously completed courses if official transcripts are not received showing completion of such courses.
Questions? Please feel free to call Darnell Irvine at 330-480-3823 or email youngstown@mercycollege.edu.