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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:

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 2022 Dates

August 4Football student-athlete check-in
August 5All other fall sports student-athlete check-in
August 15All other new international student check-in
August 19First-time freshman check-in
August 19Sea of Red
August 19-23First-time freshman orientation
August 22New transfer student AND all other returning student check-in
August 23Transfer orientation
August 23First night classes
August 24First 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

All First-time freshmen and their parents/guardians are encouraged to attend an enrollment orientation day.  These dates are created to help students and their families finalize all paperwork, answer questions, learn about services available to students, and meet other families.  Acceptance to McPherson College as well as the deposit is required to participate in Enrollment Orientation.

Once you have registered you will be sent additional details about the day including a pre-enrollment questionnaire that must be completed and returned at least four days in advance of your Enrollment Day.

Please sign up for one of the following days:

As an alternative to the above dates, Automotive Restoration students may choose the enrollment orientation day on the afternoon of Friday, May 6 the day prior to the C.A.R.S. Show.

Transfer Student Enrollment

Transfer students are enrolled by the registrar’s office on a first come first served basis after transfer students have completed the pre-registration process listed below. The enrollment process will begin as early as May 2. The registrar’s office will email the student’s class schedule once enrolled and will offer a phone or Zoom appointment to talk through the schedule with the student.

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.
  • Complete Transfer Pre-enrollment Questionnaire
    This will be in the pre-registration packet emailed to deposited transfer students beginning in April.


Enrolled Students

Your next steps…


Incoming Student Center
on Bulldog Connect

The Incoming Student Center gives you 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.

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 designers’ 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.
  • 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.


Family Zooms

We are providing the following virtual opportunities to connect with McPherson College prior to your arrival. Each session will cover unique information to area 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 25, 2022 General Session – This will kick off our family zoom series with a general session about McPherson College.
  • June 8, 2022 Athletics – Those participating in athletics don’t want to miss the opportunity to meet the McPherson College Athletic Director, Chandler Short.
  • June 22, 2022 AR Students – If you are an incoming Automotive Restoration student you will want to join this session to learn about the opportunities available to you and hear from our Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Amanda Gutierrez.
  • July 20, 2022 Housing and First Year Experience – This session will touch on any last minute questions regarding housing. You will also learn more about what to expect with the First Year Experience.