Freshman Next Steps

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Congratulations on your acceptance and welcome to the University of Detroit Mercy family! Here you'll find a vibrant, close-knit, socially active community where people know your name and take the time to say "hello". We take pride in our foundational values of rigorous learning and world service. We're committed to building the ethical leaders of tomorrow and making sure you'll enter the world ready to make a positive impact on society. We are excited to see you on campus in the fall. 

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    File the FAFSA

    All new students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov to become eligible for financial aid.  Be sure to list Detroit Mercy first on your form (002323).

    Note: Students living in Michigan need to submit the FAFSA before March 1 in order to become eligible for a particular grant offered by the State of Michigan.

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    Accept your offer of admission

    The May 1, 2020 reply deadline has been extended to June 1, 2020.

    Say Yes!  Accept your offer of admission through your admission portal by your reply deadline or sooner if you have already made the decision to call Detroit Mercy your collegiate home.  A $250 enrollment deposit is required to secure a space in our new student class. Some programs have limited capacity; therefore, we can only guarantee your space once we have received your enrollment deposit.  If you plan to live on campus, an additional $100 is necessary to guarantee space in our residence halls. 

    Consistent with National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) guidelines, enrollment deposits submitted prior to May 1 are fully refundable upon written request. Requests must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2020.

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    Review your financial aid and accept your award on My Portal

    My Portal is your Detroit Mercy student portal for conducting University business including viewing your scholarship and financial aid package, registering for classes and checking class grades.  You can access My Portal at my.udmercy.edu. Log in information will be sent via email.    

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    Participate in orientation

    PT. I - Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) is an on-demand, virtual orientation experience that will give you the opportunity to become more familiar with collegiate life at Detroit Mercy.  

    PT. II - Prologues, Transitions Viewpoints (PTV) is a three-day, orientation program comprised of meeting faculty, connecting with current students and immersing yourself in the culture and history of Detroit.  

    Parent Orientation is an on-demand, virtual experience during which parents will hear from faculty and support personnel about the campus resources available to help their student achieve success and graduate.

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    Request college transcript

    If you attended a college or university while in high school, request to have an official transcript sent to Detroit Mercy before your class advising and registration session.
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    Submit a Residence Hall Application

    Students planning to live in the residence halls need to submit a Residence Hall Application. My Portal log in credentials will be needed to access the application.  Freshman move-in day is Tuesday, August 25. 

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    Complete loan requirements

    Complete loan requirements, if applicable. Step-by-step instructions can be found at udmercy.edu/admission/financial-aid/resources.
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    Request a final high school transcript

    Send your final high school transcript to the Office of Admissions before classes begin. To continue as a student at Detroit Mercy, and to receive financial aid, your final transcript must be on file at the University.
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    Complete and return the TB Questionnaire

    Complete and return the TB Questionnaire  before classes begin to the Wellness Center at wellnesscenter@udmercy.edu or mail to Wellness Center, University of Detroit Mercy, 4001 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48221-3038.
If you have questions, contact the Office of Admissions at 313-993-1245 or admissions@udmercy.edu.