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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

Preparing for fall 2021

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.

Online Enrollment Orientation

Enrollment Orientation will open on April 12, 2021 for all deposited students. This will include important information for students and families, as you prepare to attend MC for the upcoming fall semester. Each week new modules will be opened and there will be a “Next Steps” activity which must be completed in order to continue to the next week. Your deposit must be submitted in order to start enrollment orientation.

Summer Preview Days

Visit campus to finish any last-minute paperwork, meet one-on-one with admissions counselors, financial aid, business office, student life, or registrar. You will also have an opportunity to see a dorm room and tour the campus if you would like. These will be scheduled as individual visits and you may choose which appointments you would like.

Family Zoom Sessions

Join MC Staff for any or all of the following Zoom Sessions to learn more about how to be successful at McPherson College. A Zoom invitation and more details will be sent the week of each event to all Accepted and Deposited students as well as any parents that have provided us with email addresses.

  • May 19 – Welcome to MC: Career Services & Student Life  watch recording
  • June 2  – Class Registration & Academic Services watch recording
  • June 16 – Financing College: Business Office & Financial Aid
  • June 30 – MC Student-Athletes
  • July 7 – Arriving to MC

Check-In Dates

(July 28, Resident Assistants move in; Aug 1, Orientation Leaders and ACE Mentors move in)

  • Aug 2 International Fall student-athletes
  • Aug 4 Football student-athletes
  • Aug 5 Soccer and Volleyball student-athletes
  • Aug 6 Cheer and Cross-Country student-athletes
  • Aug 9 All other International students
  • Aug 13 All other First-time Freshman
  • Aug 15 All other Transfer Students

Check-in Instructions
To help with crowds and wait times, we have assigned times for moving into Residence Halls and completing your administrative Check-In. Find the first letter of your last name on the chart below and this is when you will begin checking in.

Circle DriveResidence Hall
8 am – 9 amA-CM-R
9am – 10 am D-HS-Z
10am – 11 am I-LA-C
Break 11 am – 12 noon 
12 noon – 1 pm M-RD-H
1 pm – 2 pm S-ZI-L

Orientation Dates

  • Aug 12 International student orientation
  • Aug 13 First-time Freshman orientation
  • Aug 16 Transfer student orientation; International student orientation

Classes Start

Financial Aid (Scholarships and Loans):

  1. Submit 2021-2022 FAFSA 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 (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 through Bulldog Connect.
    2. Cashnet 5 or 10-month payment plan through Bulldog Connect.
    3. Federal Parent PLUS Loan:
    4. Private Education Loans:
  3. Important Due Dates for payment
    1. August 1st: Submit 2021-2022 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