Accepted Graduate Student Checklist

Congratulations on being accepted into a Gwynedd Mercy University graduate program! We are so excited to welcome you to the GMercyU community. To ensure that you’re ready to begin your coursework, it is important for you to complete the following tasks as soon as possible.


Next Steps 

1. Log Onto the Self-Service Portal 

Not long after your acceptance, you should have received an automated email with your username and password, which will allow you to access the GMercyU Self-Service Portal to pay your acceptance deposit. Be sure to check your spam/junk folder if you don’t see the email in your inbox within a couple of days after your acceptance.

In order to hold your place in the program, you will need to submit a non-refundable deposit by the due date given to you by your program. Detailed instructions on how to submit your deposit are below. If you have any problems logging in, please reach out to your admissions counselor. 

2. Complete and Submit the FAFSA (optional) 

As a graduate student, you may be eligible for Direct Student loans offered from the federal government. If you want to be considered for this specific type of funding, you need to submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to GMercyU. If you have any questions on the financial aid process, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at for Term students and for Non-Term students.

3. Get Your Funding/Payment in Place 

With your acceptance, you received a Financial Options Guide. This guide discusses the process and requirements for covering your tuition costs. All funding must be in place by the deadline assigned to you. Loans can take 2-4 weeks to be processed, so please do not wait until the deadline to apply for loans. Questions about this can be referred to the Financial Aid Office at  for Term students and for Non-Term students.

Am I in a term or non-term program? 

Term Programs

Typical characteristics of these programs include:

  • Courses begin and end according to a semester-based, academic schedule (e.g. August-December for FALL; January-May for SPRING; May-August for SUMMER)


  • Master of Science in Nursing, Doctorate in Nursing, Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Health, Speech-Language Pathology, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy

Non-Term Programs

Typical characteristics of these programs include:

  • Courses begin and end independently of any term structure. They may overlap, extend, or accelerate.


  • Master’s of Counseling, Master of Science in Education, Doctorate of Education, Master of Business Administration and Graduate Business Certificates, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Certificate

4. Submit Emergency Contact Information 

Detailed instructions on how to add your Emergency Contacts are included below.

5. Obtain Your Student ID Card (optional)

Taking in-person graduate classes at GMercyU? Please email a “headshot” from your GMercyU email address to The image should be a clear picture of your face and neck. Please choose the highest resolution possible when emailing it and make sure it is in a png or jpeg file. You can pick up your ID at the Campbell Solution Center. If you won't be on campus, The Campbell Solution Center can mail it to you — please reach out to or 215-641-5595.

6. Register for a Parking Pass (optional)

Taking in-person graduate classes at GMercyU? Per University policy, all vehicles on campus must be registered with Public Safety and be issued an official parking permit. Students who begin their program of study in the Summer will receive a complimentary parking pass that will expire in August.  Students can then register for their parking pass for the next academic year (Fall through Summer) online.  

Please add "NEED NEW PERMIT, COMMUTER STUDENT" into the Note section of the registration form on the last screen. Anyone who cannot register online should call the Campbell Solution Center (CSC) at 215-641-5595 to make alternate arrangements to register your vehicle.


Contact Us 

If you have specific questions, concerns, or need help completing one or more of the tasks listed above, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at the contact information listed below. We recommend contacting us via email, but we do respond to voicemails and will do our best to get back to you within one business day.


Point of Contact 

Email Address 

Phone Number 

Financial Aid and Loans 

Office of Student Financial Aid 

Term Programs: 

Non-Term Programs:

215-646-7300 ext. 21216 

215-646-7300 ext. 21080 

Billing, payments, and University Insurance 

Bursar's Office 

Term Programs:  

Non-Term Programs: 

215-646-7300 ext. 21278

215-646-7300 ext. 21029

Parking Pass or Student ID card

Campbell Solution Center 


For any additional questions, including Self-Service login help, please contact your admissions counselor. Or, see this directory below.

Program Phone Number Email Address
Master's of Counseling*
Master of Science in Education*
Doctorate in Education*
Master of Science in Nursing
Doctorate in Nursing 
Accelerated Bachelor's of Nursing
Weekend Bachelor's of Nursing
Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing
Master of Public Health
Master of Business Administration*
Graduate Business Certificates*
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Certificate*
Speech-Language Pathology 

 *Indicates a Non-Term Program


How to Pay Your Deposit on Self-Service

1. Once you log in to Self-Service using the credentials provided to you via email, click on the Student Finance tab. That is where you will be able to pay your deposit online. 

2. The next screen will show an Account Summary. You’ll noticed that the balances are all set at $0.00—that’s perfectly normal! You won’t see actual balances there until the first billing statement is sent out. All you need to do is click the “Make a Deposit” link on the right side of the screen. 

3. After you click the link, you will be redirected to our secure payment site—Touchnet—which will look like this:   

4. At the bottom of the screen, select the term you want to pay from the drop-down menu. See example below. Once you've chosen your term,  Then hit the “Select” button. 

5. Next, select "Master's Deposit” from the next drop down menu and hit “Select”.


6. Once you select a deposit type, click the green “Continue” button to move forward. 

7. On the next screen, you’ll be instructed to select a payment method with the amount required for your deposit. (Deposit amounts vary per program). The deposits can be paid either by Electronic Check from your bank account or Credit Card.

8. If paying by electronic check, you need to select the Account Type (Checking or Savings) and have both the Routing Number and Bank Account Number on hand—both of these can be found on the bottom of a check. Complete the form by adding your billing information, then click “Continue” to move to the confirmation page. 

9. If paying by credit card, put in the card number, then click the green “Continue” button. On the next page, you’ll be asked to provide additional information about the card as well as a billing address. When you finish adding this information, click “Continue” to move to the confirmation page. 

10. The last thing you need to do is review your payment information and click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the screen. Please note that a confirmation email will automatically be sent to the personal email account that we have on file for you—so make sure to check your junk or spam folders for it. 

Adding Emergency Contacts in Self-Service 

1. Once you log in to Self-Service using the credentials provided to you via email, click on the icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen next to your username. 

2. A drop-down menu will appear. Click on “Emergency Information.” 

3. On the next page, click the “Add New Contact” button on the left side of the screen. 

4. A pop up will appear where you can enter Emergency Contact Information. Add as much information as you like, ensuring that all required fields (*) are filled in. You’ll also have the option to designate this individual as an Emergency Contact, a Missing Person Contact, or both. Once finished, the blue “Add Contact” button in the bottom right-hand corner of the pop up.  

5. When you return to the main page, you’ll have the option to add additional Emergency Contacts. The University recommends having at least two on file if at all possible. Once you finish adding Emergency Contacts, make sure to confirm the information submitted by clicking the “Confirm” button on the right-hand side of your screen.