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High School Counselor Toolbox

Use this page as a resource to see what's new at McPherson College and find answers to many of the questions your students may have about the college. 

What's New

  • Health Science Program

    The demand for well-educated health care managers and other allied health professionals is on the rise. McPherson College's Health Science program offers majors in Health Science and Healthcare Management for students interested in areas of allied health such as behavioral health, public health, community health, and healthcare management.

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  • Bulldog Adventure Program

    Bulldog Adventures

    The Bulldog Adventures program provides opportunities for students to get out and explore Kansas. Each outing is offered at no additional expense to students.

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  • Campus Health Clinic

    Student Health Center Opens on Campus

    McPherson College makes it easy for its students to access health care and counseling services on campus at its new Campus Student Health Center.

    Learn more

Quick Links

Why should my students learn more about MC?

Affordability and student success! Our students are provided a career-focused education that prepares them for success in both life and career.

What can my students study at MC?

McPherson College offers the only bachelor’s program in Automotive Restoration as well as an array of additional career-focused academic programs including Art & Design, Business, Sciences, Performing Arts, and Teacher Education. We also offer several Pre-Professional Programs to prepare students for graduate school and the ability for a student to design their own major.

How can my students visit MC?

The best way to learn about McPherson College is to visit – either virtually or in person.  Currently, on-campus visits are limited to one family per time slot; however, four time-slots are available each day during the business week.

What is the acceptance process at MC?

McPherson College is test-optional for students entering in 2022.  The application is free and a high school transcript with at least six semesters of completed work is required.

How can my students pay for an MC education?

There is no doubt that college is expensive.  We want to help!  McPherson College offers up to $24,000 in combined Merit, Presidential, and Pillar scholarships.  Admissions counselors and financial aid counselors are ready to help students navigate the process of learning how to pay for college.

What is the student experience like at McPherson College?

Life as a Bulldog allows students to gain perspective by practicing a skill or talent, volunteering, and making connections with people that value their individuality. 

What is the best way for me and/or my students to connect with the MC Admissions Office?

The Admissions Office is ready to answer questions about McPherson College.  Counselors can be reached individually by calling the main switchboard number at (620) 242-0400.  A live, online chat is also available on the McPherson College website Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm (chat is not available during lunch from 12:00pm – 12:30pm)

Are there presentations available for students and parents in my district?

Contact Dane Pavlovich (pavlovid@mcpherson.edu or (620) 242-0418) to schedule a virtual or in-person presentation.  We can also tailor presentations for the needs of your students, parents, and district patrons.  Presentations availably currently:

  • McPherson College:  Career Focused, Life Ready
  • Creatively Cutting the Cost of College with The Student Debt Project
  • Using True Colors to Develop Hard Knowledge and Soft Skills
  • Understanding Financial Aid:  How to Decipher a Scholarship Package
  • FAFSA 101
  • To College and Beyond:  From Applying to Enrolling