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Incoming Student Info


The page is a guide to help incoming students prepare to attend McPherson College and is a resource to find information related to the Enrollment Process, Billing, Housing, Check-in, and Orientation schedules.

Start by selecting your status:
  • Accepted Student: Congratulations! Submit your deposit to begin the enrollment process.
  • Deposited Student: You're ready to attend an Enrollment Orientation Day! And, take the next steps related to housing, payment, financial aid and arriving to campus.

Your admissions counselor is here to help answer any questions that may come up along the way. Please call (800) 365-7402 for assistance.

Fall 2023 Dates

August 3Football check-in
August 4Soccer, Volleyball, Cheer and Cross Country check-in
August 7New International Student Check-in
August 7-15
New International Student Orientation
August 17First-time freshman check-in
August 17-21Freshmen Orientation – required
August 20Transfer and all other students check-in
August 21Transfer Orientation – required
August 21Evening classes begin
August 22First full day of class

Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to MC. Your next step is to submit your deposit. Once you submit your deposit you will follow the section below to start the enrollment process.

  • Deposit
    General students: $150. ($100 is applied to your student account. Fully refundable until May 1.)
    Automotive Restoration students: $250. ($200 is applied to your student account. Non-refundable.)
    International students: $500. (Fully refundable until May 1.)


Deposited Students

First-time Freshmen Enrollment

Please sign up for one of the following Enrollment Orientation Days. Once you have registered, you will be sent additional details about the day.

If you are not able to attend any of these events, please complete this form and we will reach out to you about your next steps.

As an alternative to the above dates, Automotive Restoration students may choose the enrollment orientation day on the afternoon of Friday, May 5 the day prior to the C.A.R.S. Show.

Transfer Student Enrollment

Transfer students are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. The enrollment process will begin as early as May 22, 2023.

In order for transfer students to be enrolled, they must have completed the following:
  • Submit Transcripts
    Students must submit an Official Transcript from their most recent college/university, and official or unofficial transcripts from all other colleges/universities they have attended.


Your next steps...

Incoming Student Center
on Bulldog Connect

Check to see what you are missing.

Login to the Incoming Student Center to get direct access to Required Documents, Financial Aid, Course Schedule and the Business Office in one location within our student portal Bulldog Connect. The information on this page is specific to you and can change based on items you complete. It is important to check this page periodically for updates throughout the summer.

Family Zooms

We are providing the following virtual opportunities to connect with McPherson College prior to your arrival. Each session will cover unique information on areas that will help you prepare to arrive in the fall. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

Look for an email invitation to each session. Students and families are encouraged to attend.

  • May 31, 2023 General Session – This will kick off our family Zoom series with a general session about McPherson College. View the recording here.
  • June 7, 2023 Housing and New Student Experience – What to expect when housing assignments are announced for students who have completed their housing applications. Tune in to ask any questions about what you can expect in the dorms!
  • June 21, 2023 Automotive Restoration – If you are an incoming Automotive Restoration student you will want to join this session to learn about the opportunities available to you.
  • July 12, 2023 Athletic Student Zoom – Those participating in athletics don’t want to miss the opportunity to meet the McPherson College Athletic Leadership!
  • July 19, 2023 Arriving to Campus – This session will touch on any last-minute questions regarding housing. You will also learn more about what to expect when you arrive on campus for check-in.

Student Affairs Information

  • What do I bring?
    Some students bring minimal items to campus and feel right at home. Others coordinate colors with their roommate and decorate to a designer’s standards.
  • Meet the Staff
  • Housing
    Residence tour, descriptions, room dimensions and FAQ. Housing and roommate assignments will be made by mid-July and will students will be notified by email.
  • First Year Experience
  • Student Involvement on campus
  • Campus Safety
    McPherson College is a safe place to live and learn. All residential areas have professional staff and student resident assistants who serve as an on-call system to respond to any student need or situation. We have strong community relationships with the McPherson Police and Fire Department, and first responders are just minutes away.
  • Health & Counseling Services
    Free and confidential mental and physical health services are available for students through Partners in Family Care and Client-Centered Counseling.
  • Career Services
    Looking for on-campus employment? On-campus jobs open in Handshake on July 15. To sign-up as a student in Handshake, download the Handshake app via your device app store, or go to, and use your Bulldog email address. Learn about Handshake and more on the Career Connections page in Bulldog Connect!
  • Campus Store
    The campus store is the mailroom and swag central for McPherson College. All students living on campus will have a mailbox in the campus store.  Packages are delivered here, including books ordered online. The campus store maintains a selection of McPherson apparel: t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, and more! The campus store is located in the basement of the Student Union, directly underneath the cafeteria. You can also check out our online store by going to and clicking on SHOP.