New Griffin Checklist
You’ve been accepted and made your deposit – now what? Here’s everything you need to do to be ready for fall.
1. Complete the Financial Aid Process
If you haven’t already applied for financial aid, you should do so immediately. The first step is to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA will help our financial aid office determine if you’re eligible for federal or state financial aid.*
Need help or have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also learn about the financial aid process here.
*Not planning to submit a FAFSA? Please let us know!
2. Submit Your Housing Application and Deposit
To secure your spot in our residence halls, you will need to submit your housing application and deposit. The earlier the application and deposit are submitted, the more likely that preferences can be met. Need help? Contact email@example.com. Learn more about living on campus.
3. Check Your GMercyU Email Address
After you submitted your acceptance deposit, you were 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. Need help? Contact IT@gmercyu.edu.
4. Complete Your Placement Assessments
Deadline: August 1, 2022
To ensure that you are prepared to succeed in college-level courses, you will need to take the English and mathematics placement assessments before registering for your first semester at GMercyU. You can access them on the Placement Assessments webpage. If you have any questions or need assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have completed your placement assessments, you will be contacted by a faculty advisor about registering for your first semester's courses.
*Placement Assessments are not required of students admitted to the Integrated Studies program. Transfer students do not need to take the placement assessments unless they have not successfully completed both a college-level English and math course.
5. Complete Your Financial Aid Checklist in Your Student Portal
Please be sure to review and accept your financial aid offer via the Student Self-Service Portal. Log into the portal with the username and password provided to you via email and then click on “Financial Aid” to access your aid, forms, and other important information. Need help or have questions? Email email@example.com.
If you haven't done this yet and need assistance, please reach out to your admissions counselor for help — you can also write firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you've registered, you'll be able to find your course schedule online via the Student Self-Service Portal.
7. Register for Orientation
New Student Orientation for First-Year Students will run from Friday, August 26 - Sunday, August 28. Transfer students may participate in any or all of the events during NSO, but we have created a special half-day Transfer Student Orientation on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, to address Transfer-specific needs. All New Student Orientation programs will be held in-person. Learn more about Orientation!
Register for First Year Orientation Weekend!
Register for Transfer Orientation!
8. Submit Your Final Transcripts and Test Scores
Please send your final transcripts to the Office of Admissions to the following address:
Office of Admissions
Gwynedd Mercy University
1325 Sumneytown Pike
P.O. Box 901
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437
Official transcripts may also be submitted electronically by your high school counselor, your college registrar’s office, or via Naviance or Parchment. Please send transcripts to email@example.com.
*First-Year Students: Once you graduate, please send in your final high school transcripts. Financial Aid will not be disbursed until we receive your official transcripts.
*Transfer Students: Once you complete your final course at your current institution, please send in your final college transcripts. Financial Aid will not be disbursed until we receive your official transcripts.
*You certify that the information submitted is true, accurate, and complete. Failure to make full and truthful disclosure of all information requested will result in disqualification or revocation of admission.
9. Complete Your Health Form
All new and transfer students must complete the appropriate health form and receive certain required immunizations before moving in or starting classes. If you have any questions about your health form, please contact Donna Ferguson firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, all full-time 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. Please note: New students must be registered for classes (see step 6) before you can successfully submit the health insurance waiver. If you have any questions about the health insurance waiver form, please contact the Campbell Solution Center at email@example.com.
*You will need to know your date of birth and student ID number.* This number can be found on your billing invoice. Do not use the dash when entering your ID number.
10. Submit a Photo for Your GMercyU ID Card
Please email a “headshot” selfie from your GMercyU email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. The image should include just your face and neck, and please choose the highest resolution possible when emailing it. Need help? Please contact the Campbell Solution Center at email@example.com.
11. Apply for a Parking Permit
Need a car on campus? No problem! Click here for instructions on applying for your parking permit. If you need additional help, please contact the Campbell Solution Center at 215-641-5595 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
12. Provide Emergency Contacts
- Log into GMercyU’s Self-Service Portal.
- Click on the “User Options” icon in the navigation bar in the bottom left.
- Click on “Emergency Information” and provide two emergency contacts. Typically, students provide the name, address, email, phone and cell phone number of a parent, guardian, or close family member.
13. Sign Up for Emergency Notifications
The University’s Emergency Notification System sends messages to your cell phone and email address in the event of a public safety-related campus event. Please register at gmercyu.omnilert.net. You’ll need your MyGMercyU Portal username and password to sign up. Your username and password was sent to you via email shortly after you submitted your acceptance deposit. Be sure to check your SPAM folder if you can’t find it. Need help? Contact IT@gmercyu.edu for assistance.
14. Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine or Request an Exemption
GMercyU requires that all students, staff, and faculty members complete the GMercyU COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Form and Request for Vaccination Exemption Form here by August 12, 2022. (You must be logged into the portal to view the form.)
If you have any questions, email COVID19@gmercyu.edu.
15. Pay Your Tuition or Set Up a Payment Plan
There are several ways to pay your bill:
- Submit your full balance due using our online payment portal, which is accessible via the Self-Service portal
- Apply for a Parent Plus or Private loan to cover an outstanding balance once all other financial aid has been applied to your account
- Pay your semester charges monthly by setting up a payment plan through our online payment portal. The payment plan allows you to break your balance into five equal payments for Fall and five equal payments for Spring. Instructions on how to set up a payment plan will be sent to your GMercyU email address.
If you have any questions, please contact the Bursar’s Office at 215-646-7300 ext., 21278 or email@example.com.