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Incoming Student Info

Required Upon Acceptance

  • 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.)
  • FAFSA Application
  • Financial Aid Forms


Enrollment Orientation Days

Enrollment Day is one of the biggest days for a high school senior as you prepare for college. We are bringing all of the elements that we would have in an on-campus Enrollment Orientation, to you online.

  • Enroll in classes
  • Engage with other students
  • Interact with McPherson College staff and faculty
  • Workshops will be provided for both students and families on:
    • Student Life at McPherson College
    • Understanding your bill
    • Questions about Financial Aid
    • How can I prepared for college over the summer?

We are unable to have you visit campus now, but we hope to have a Summer Enrollment Preview Bash later for you to visit campus, get to know other students and ask any final questions.

Next Steps

Admissions Counselor

Your admissions counselor is here to help answer any questions that may come up along the way. If you do not know who your admissions counselor is please call today 800-365-7402.


Complete Athletic Training Paperwork by August 1st, 2020.

Financial Aid (Scholarships and Loans):

  1. Submit 2020-2021 FAFSA at by March 1st (Priority Scholarship deadline) or April 1st (for Kansas Residents for Kansas Grant, limited funds available) or Request a FAFSA Waiver by e-mailing
  2. Submit any additional required documents for the FAFSA (20-21 Verification worksheet can be downloaded and printed here )
  3. Review your estimated costs via Budget Worksheet and Accept all aid you would like posted to your account here:

Billing (Cost and Payment):

  1. Review your estimated costs via Budget Worksheet from Financial Aid
  2. Review your Payment Options:
    1. Direct Pay to college:
    2. Nelnet Business Solutions (NBS) 10-month payment plan:
    3. Federal Parent PLUS Loan:
    4. Private Education Loans:
  3. Important Due Dates for payment
    1. August 1st: Submit 2020-2021 Payment Arrangements forms
    2. August 1st: Enroll in NBS Payment Plan OR Apply for Federal Parent PLUS Loan OR Apply for Private Education Loan
    3. August 15th: First payment (Direct Pay to College or NBS) due

Student Services (Housing):

  1. Submit Housing Application and Student Profile by May 1st here:
  2. Housing notifications emailed July 15th

Registrar (Enrollment):

  1. Complete FERPA form online
  2. Complete Travel Waiver form
  3. Auto Restoration Student Enrollment Begins April 21st
  4. Sign up for a Freshman Enrollment & Parent Orientation Day here
    (Can’t attend an Enrollment Day? Contact Admissions to schedule enrollment over the phone)
  5. Transfer Student Enrollment Begins April 27th

Textbooks available online for Fall 2020 beginning July 1st at

Check In Dates:

  • August 6 Fall Athletes: Football, Cross Country, Soccer, Volleyball, Cheer
     VB and Cheer @ 10am, XC and Soccer @ 11am, Football @ 12pm; move-in 9:00am- 3:00pm
  • August 13-14 Required International Student Orientation
  • August 13 New Freshmen Students Move In/Check In
  • August 13-17 Welcome Week
  • August 16 New Transfer Students and Returning Students Move In/Check In
  • August 17 Required Transfer Orientation
  • August 17 Remaining Returning Students Move In/Check In
  • August 17 Evening Classes begin
  • August 18 Day Classes begin