Checklist for Students Admitted to an Online 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 an online program. Students admitted to other programs should follow the checklists located on the admitted students page.

Checklist for Students Admitted to a Online Programs

If you have not done so already, Create Your Empower Me! Account.

EMPOWER ME! is the online student information system that empowers students to access their academic and financial records. EMPOWER ME! enables students to have access to their application status, schedules, unofficial academic transcripts, grades, course offerings, and financial records.

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.

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:

Student email account information will be mailed out shortly after you have been accepted. Your Mercy College email account is the primary way all College business will be communicated. Students must also sign up for Symantec VIP Access two-factor authentication. This provides an additional layer of security to protect your email account. Please see for more information about email, two-factor, and password resets. Access your email online by visiting

For assistance in setting up student email, please contact IT at 419-251-9898.

Online program students receive a Plan of Study/Program Worksheet from their Academic Advisor. It is recommended that students talk with their assigned advisor to understand what courses to register for.

Undergraduate online students: Contact the Student Success Center to schedule an appointment with your advisor at 419-251-8955 or schedule an appointment online.

All Graduate online students, EXCEPT MHA: Please contact your program advisor directly.

MHA students: Please schedule your appointment online.

Once the Plan of Study/Program Worksheet is finalized, online program students can register for coursework via EmpowerMe.

All students are required to take part in Orientation.

Online program students will receive a College email with instructions and a link to complete the NSO prior to the beginning of the semester. Students will learn how to access Canvas, the learning management system where all of your courses will be housed. In addition, College policies and procedures, student behavioral expectations, and resources for success will be covered during orientation.

Upon logging in to Canvas, you will see a tile on your dashboard for the Blue Healer Hub. Once in the Blue Healer Hub, scroll down and select “All Students Start Here.” After completing this module, return to the Blue Healer Hub homepage and select “Online Student Programs – Required New Student Orientation.” Please complete this before beginning classes, as you will be introduced to a variety of College resources and processes.

Mercy College of Ohio offers an online bookstore through ECampus. After registering for classes, students should access the online bookstore to order textbooks. Instructions and online bookstore information:

Textbook Order Information

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

All Mercy College students (Toledo, Youngstown, and Online Programs) must complete Title IX training. This training is to educate you on Mercy College’s policies and procedures related to sexual misconduct, exploitation, intimidation, harassment, and violence, awareness, and prevention resources. Information specifically about training will be communicated via Mercy College email.

To learn more about Title IX and available resources access the Mercy College Title IX page.

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. This information will be sent to you separately.