New Student Orientation - Toledo

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Land-based Undergraduate Students

Once you have registered for a New Student Orientation (NSO) session, please review all of the information, noting the specific requirements you may have to complete, prior to attending NSO.

Sign up for a Spring 2022 NSO Session

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SOAR Dates for Spring 2022 Semester (January) Start

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, January 6, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

Required Steps Prior to Attending NSO

Please read and complete the three steps required of all students.

Review your acceptance letter to see if the math assessment test is required of you. Math assessment testing must be completed at least 48 hours before your appointment with your academic advisor. To directly schedule your assessment, please contact:

Submit the $125 Enrollment Deposit (the Enrollment Deposit form is included in your admission packet). Pay your deposit online:

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Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor by contacting:

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. The math assessment (if required) and academic advising must be completed at least 48 hours before NSO. A student’s acceptance letter will indicate if the math assessment is required. Students who do not complete the required math assessment prior to attending NSO will not be able to register for math classes.

Students should start the financial aid process as soon as taxes are completed. The FASFA should be completed at least two weeks prior to attending NSO. This will allow the Financial Aid Office to assist with final steps of the process.

NSO will not run longer than the scheduled time of four and a half hours.

Students may have their parent(s), or others in their support network, attend the NSO session with them.

Yes. All land-based students must attend a NSO session before beginning classes at Mercy College.

The NSO program provides important information that contributes to a successful start to a student’s Mercy College experience. In addition to registering for classes, students will interact with representatives from Financial Aid, the Library, the Student Success Center, Distance Education, and Student Affairs. Attending NSO provides an opportunity to learn more about the many resources and individuals available to support your academic pursuits, hear about College policies and procedures, and have many of your questions answered.

Students will leave NSO with a schedule and will be ready to start classes.

A student’s academic advisor and representatives from Student Records will be available to address questions and concerns, during NSO. Please see Required Steps Prior to Attending NSO (above) for information regarding scheduling academic advising.

Students beginning clinicals will receive an additional mailing from their department regarding program orientation, uniforms, health records and additional assessments.

Students currently enrolled in classes at another college are reminded to have official transcripts sent directly to Mercy College when final grades are posted.


If you have questions about your start date, or are not able to complete any requirements outlined below, please contact: