Next Steps for Accepted Students
You did it. You’re in! We are so excited to welcome you to the GMercyU community. But we’re even more excited to see what happens next. Once you confirm your acceptance, that’s when the fun really starts…
Everything you need to know from how to make your deposit to how to read your financial aid award - your complete guide on becoming a Griffin!
Here are the next steps for becoming a GMercyU Griffin...
Step 1: Make your deposit
All we need to confirm your spot in the incoming class is your tuition deposit.
Fall 2019 applicants: A $125 tuition deposit ($500 for weekend nursing program). GMercyU doesn't have a deposit deadline but please make your deposit as soon as possible.*
Living on Campus: If you are interested in on-campus housing, you must submit an additional $250 housing deposit.**
You can either pay your tuition deposit online or by phone or by mail.
Pay online: Check your email! You were sent a personalized link where you will be able to make your deposit online.
Pay by Phone: Contact the Campbell Solution Center at 215-646-7300, ext. 21595.
Please mail your deposit(s) to:
Office of Admissions
Gwynedd Mercy University
1325 Sumneytown Pike
P.O. Box 901
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437
Make your check out to Gwynedd Mercy University.
*Tuition deposits are non-refundable and applied toward tuition
**Housing deposits refunds are on the following schedule: Before 5/1/19 - 100% refundable, 5/1/19-5/31/19 -$150 refundable, 6/1/19-6/30/19 - $50 refundable, after 7/1/19 $0 refundable
Step 2: Confirm financial aid and housing
If you haven’t already applied for financial aid, you should do so immediately. The first step is to complete the FAFSA. (Our school code is 003270.)
Housing assignments are made based on many factors including but not limited to: class year, gender, lifestyle preferences, roommate requests, space availability, and the date by which you send in your housing deposit and complete your housing application. Learn more about living on campus.
As we cannot guarantee on-campus housing, the earlier the application and deposit is submitted, the more likely that preferences can be met. While we have a rolling housing application process, the preferred deadline to receive the housing application and deposit is May 1.
Step 3: Confirm your health information
All new and transfer students must complete the appropriate health form and receive certain required immunizations before moving in or starting classes.
In addition, all students must have health insurance coverage, whether it is provided by the University or you have your own coverage. If you have your own insurance, you need to complete a health insurance waiver form or you will be automatically enrolled in and billed for the University insurance plan.
Step 4: Get ready for life on campus
Be ready to go on the first day of classes:
- Visit campus and explore your future home
- Register for classes (email email@example.com for more information)
- You can view course schedules in Self Service
- Send in your final transcripts.
- Get your parking pass at the Campbell Solution Center
- Get your student ID card at the Campbell Solution Center
- Schedule a time to take your math and English placement assessment tests by contacting Stephanie Alderfer at 267-448-1347 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also schedule them online.
- Contact Student Accessibility Services if you think you will need learning accommodations once you arrive on campus
- International student? Be sure you’ve submitted all the required documents.
- Check out our Tips on Getting Ready For Freshman Year
Step 5: Get your GMercyU email address
After you enroll in at least one class, you will be assigned a GMercyU email address. All important GMercyU messages will be sent to you through your GMercyU email address, so it's important that you get set up well before your first class.
Step 6: Get answers to your questions
Want to know how you'll be matched with your roommate? How about whether or not you can have a car on campus? Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about campus life.
Step 7: Attend Orientation
Orientation Weekend is the kickoff to your GMercyU journey! This is when you'll move in to your residence hall, participate in the Day of Service tradition, and hang out with your fellow Griffins at different events on campus. Check back for more details this spring!
Follow GMercyU on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Also, don't forget to join GMercyU's Griffin Nation 19 Facebook group where you can connect with fellow future Griffins as well as learn more about what it's like to study and live at GMercyU. It’s the closest thing to being here without actually being here. You can also immerse yourself in our student stories and learn more about the community to which you will soon belong.