Checklist for Students Admitted to a Land-Based Program

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You've received your acceptance letter to Mercy College and you're ready to take the next steps toward enrollment. Check out the information below to guide you to the first day of classes.


The information below is for students admitted to a land-based program at the Toledo campus. Students admitted to other programs should follow the checklists located on the admitted students page.

Checklist for Students Admitted to a Land-Based Program

If you have not done so already, Create Your Empower Me! Account. EMPOWER ME! is an online student information system that enables students to access their academic record and financial aid information, register for courses and much more. EMPOWER ME! also gives prospective students access to view their application status.

All new incoming undergraduate students are required to pay the non-refundable enrollment deposit upon admission to the College. The deposit will be used toward the balance of your first bill upon enrolling. There are two ways to pay the enrollment deposit.

  • Pay the enrollment deposit online with a debit or credit card: Pay Enrollment Deposit.
  • Contact the Bursar’s office directly to make a payment over the phone at 419-251-2025.

Please Note: Enrollment Deposits are automatically waived for BSMH Employees, Recent Mercy College Graduates, and students that have attended Healthcare Worker Wednesday or an On-campus Information Session.

Mercy College is part of an overall healthcare organization, Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSHM). Due to this, BSMH and Mercy College are required to comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccine mandate. For our students, this means either submitting proof of vaccination or applying for and receiving an approved exemption.

Compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine requirement through either:

  1. Submission of front and back of vaccination card to
  2. Application for and receipt of an approved exemption. Submit one of the following forms and supporting documentation to
    a. Religious Exemption
    b. Medical Exemption

All questions regarding the vaccine requirements should be submitted via this form.

If you haven't already done so, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Mercy College's school code is 030970.

If you have more questions regarding financial aid, please visit our Financial Aid page.

Financial Aid

Math placement assessment is a computerized assessment that provides information about a student’s math skills and preparation for college-level coursework.

Students required to take the math placement assessment are notified in their acceptance letter. Please refer to the ALEX PPL Information and Instructions for
Math Placement Software Program attachment included with your acceptance letter for further instructions. There is a code within those instructions needed to access the program.

Please contact the Testing Center with any questions/concerns regarding scheduling the final (proctored) assessment prior to meeting with your Advisor and/or attending Orientation.

Unsure if this requirement applies to you? Contact the Admissions Office:

Toledo campus land-based students must meet with an academic advisor PRIOR to attending New Student Orientation (NSO).

Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor by contacting the Student Success Center:

Information detailed in the advising session will be used for course registration during NSO. See item #7 (below) for information on registering for NSO.

All students are required to take part in Orientation. NSO is offered both virtual and in-person. Students may select which day, time, and format best fits their schedule and needs.

Toledo campus students should register for a NSO session online at NSO: Toledo.

Toledo campus students register for classes at New Student Orientation (NSO).

Students currently taking courses at another institution or finishing high school must be sure to request that final transcripts be sent to Mercy College. This ensures that all completed coursework is reviewed for transfer credit and all final grades have been documented. Final transcripts should be sent to:

  • As a PDF emailed to (acceptable for high schools only)
  • Electronically through a 3rd party service such as Parchment, Credential Solutions, National Student Clearinghouse, etc.
  • By mail to:

Mercy College of Ohio
ATTN: Admissions
2221 Madison Avenue
Toledo, OH 43604

Depending on the program that a student is admitted to, additional requirements may be required, including Background Checks, Drug Screens, and Health Records, a program-specific meeting, and/or other necessary paperwork. Some programs require an assessment test and/or program orientation. This information will be sent to you separately.