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Visits for High School and Transfer Students
1. High School Student - Daily Visits
2. Transfer Student - Daily Visits
3. Group Visits
4. Open House
5. Mountaineer Visit
6. Sunday Visit

Visits for High School Seniors

1. Open House

2. Overnight Experience
3. Academic Day at the Mount
4. Accepted Students Day
5. Founder's Scholarship Competition
6. Mountaineer For A Day

New York Regional Programs
1. Coffee with your Counselor

Special Programs
1. High School Counselor Financial Aid Workshop
2. Multi-Language Tours


High School Student - Daily Visits
The Admissions Office offers daily campus visits most Mondays through Fridays at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

The 9:30 a.m. Morning Campus Visit Experience lasts approximately 1.5 hours and includes an Admissions session followed by a student led campus tour which showcases the main academic campus.

The 1:30 p.m. Afternoon Campus Visit Experience lasts approximately 2 hours and includes an Admissions session followed by a student led campus tour which showcases the main academic campus and our athletic facilities.

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Transfer Student - Daily Visits
Mary Catherine James, senior associate director and transfer coordinator, welcomes transfer students to meet with her, 1-1 to discuss transfer credits to the Mount. During your meeting, you will have the opportunity to share your story and ask questions with our transfer expert, have your official/unofficial transcripts reviewed (should bring a copy from all institutions you attended), take a tour of our beautiful campus, discuss scholarships and financial aid, and eat on campus if you desire. Your meeting is your time to get your answer. Reservations are strongly encouraged. 

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Group Visits
The Mount welcomes groups of high school students to visit our campus and receive an official tour and an admissions discussion. Group tours can only be accommodated with a prior reservation. To request more information about a group visit, please fill out a request form or call Kathleen Sukeena, assistant director of admissions at 301-447-5214. All group visits must be arranged 3 weeks in advance and are scheduled on a first come, first serve basis based on staff availability.

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Open Houses
This program provides prospective students and their families the opportunity to receive an in-depth look at the Mount's academic programs, admissions and financial aid information, and various organizations on campus. A student-led campus tour will be offered, followed by lunch in Patriot Dining Hall. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. We are offering two Open House opportunities on September 29, 2018 and November 10, 2018.

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Mountaineer Visits
Designed specifically for students and families beginning the college search, these group sessions include a presentation with information about academic programs, student life, athletics, admissions, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities, followed by a student-led campus tour. Choose from the morning session, which begins with registration at 9:30 a.m., or the afternoon session, which begins with registration at 1:30 p.m. We are offering an AM and PM Mountaineer Visit on Columbus Day, October 8, 2018.

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Sunday Visits
Designed specifically for students and families beginning the college search process, Sunday Visits are offered on select weekends throughout the fall and spring. A completely student run event, this program includes an information session with our highly trained and qualified student leaders, and a student-led campus tour, along with the option to eat lunch in our dining hall and/or attend noon Mass at the Grotto.

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Overnight Experience
High school seniors are invited to experience the Mount firsthand during this Sunday into Monday program. Visiting students will be hosted by current Mount freshmen and will have the opportunity to attend first-year classes in our Core Curriculum during the day on Monday. Host and student match ups are made based on gender and availability of hosts. On Monday, parents will hear presentations from different departments on campus including admissions, financial aid, academics, career center, public safety, residence life, center for student diversity, social justice, campus activities, and campus ministry.

In Fall 2018, these events will be open to High School Seniors.
In Spring 2019, these events are limited to High School Accepted Students.

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Academic Day at the Mount
High school seniors and Prospective Transfer Students are invited to attend a day focused on academic discussions and class attendance. Parents will attend presentations from different departments on campus including admissions, financial aid, academics, career center, and public safety. Lunch will be provided, and an optional student-led campus tour will be offered at the conclusion of the program. Registration begins at 9 a.m. 

Save the date for Spring 2019 - February 13, March 13, March 20, and April 3

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Accepted Students Day
A day dedicated to you, the members of the Class of 2023! This program will allow you to meet future classmates, explore academic areas of interest, interact with current students, experience some of the clubs and organizations on campus, and learn how you can continue developing your leadership skills at the Mount. Join us for one more look at the Mount and get all of your last minute questions answered before the May 1 deposit deadline. This program is by invitation only for our accepted students. If you have questions, please contact our office directly at 800-448-4347.

Save the date - March 30, 2019

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Founder's Scholarship Competition
The Founder's Scholarship is an on-campus essay competition that gives eligible students the opportunity to contend for one of two full-tuition scholarships. Students who meet certain academic criteria (3.5 or above GPA and 1150 or greater SAT or 23 or higher ACT) will be sent an invitation after all application materials are received and the students have been invited to apply for the Honors Program. We strongly encourage students who believe they are eligible to send application materials in the fall of their senior year. The day includes breakfast with different Mount community members, the exam for students and various information sessions for parents, a student-led campus tour, and an opportunity to learn more about the Mount's Honors Program. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m.

To register, please contact the Admissions Office or refer to mailed invitation instructions.

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► Mountaineer For A Day
Accepted members of the Class of 2023 are invited to gain a true understanding of what it means to be a Mount student by attending an experience focused on one of the following- Service, Outdoor Adventures, Faith Ministries, Inclusive Cultures. Space is limited and experiences will close once their capacity is reached.

Look for an email invitation. If you have questions, please contact our office directly at 800-448-4347.

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NY Regional Visits - Coffee with your Counselor
Do you want to learn more about the Mount in person before driving to campus? Coffee with your Counselor is a chance for the Mount to come to you and the coffee is on us! Hosted at a local coffee shop, this gives you and our New York Regional Coordinator, Theresa Mahoney, a chance to talk about what the Mount has to offer. If you are interested in this opportunity, please click on the registration link below. 

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Counselor Financial Aid Workshop
A program specifically designed for high school student counselors, the Financial Aid Workshop is hosted by Dave Reeder, director of financial aid at the Mount. Mr. Reeder will review changes to the college financial aid system and answer questions from the audience. This program is intended to be discussion based and will leave counselors better prepared to assist their students in the financial aid process. We will be offering our next workshop on October 17, 2018. 

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Multi-Language Tours Available
The Admissions Office hosts personalized tours in American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic, Eweh, French, Ga, German, Hausa, Italian, Lingala, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, Twi, and Urdu. If you are interested in setting up one of these appointments, please contact Brenda Rigby at 301-447-5032 (this conversation will be in English). Based on the availability of our tour guides and your family, we will find the right time for you to visit Mount St. Mary’s University. Please note- while the tour could be in American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic, Eweh, French, Ga, German, Hausa, Italian, Lingala, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, Twi, or Urdu, all other meetings, confirmations, materials, and student services are only available in English. We expect the prospective student can converse in English. The Admissions Office is offering language specific tours so that the family members and supporters of our future students can also learn about the Mount. We look forward to welcoming you to campus.

Please contact Brenda Rigby at 301-447-5032 (this conversation will be in English).

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