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Accepted Students

Welcome to the Family!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Mount St. Mary’s University! We hope that you are proud of your accomplishment, and that in a short while we will call you a fellow Mountie!

Now that you’ve been accepted, read more about your next steps below:

1. Apply for Financial Aid

Navigating the financial aid process may seem overwhelming, but we’re here to help. The FAFSA Simplification Act will streamline the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application process for families. The FAFSA is now open for the 2024-25 academic year! Click on the link below to get started. Don't forget, our federal school code is 002086.


2. Attend Accepted Students Day

We would love to welcome you and your family to the Mount for Accepted Students Day. Visit our gorgeous mountain campus (just ranked sixth most beautiful in the country) and experience our close-knit, welcoming community for yourself. Choose the date that works best for you from the options below.

Saturday, March 23

Saturday, April 13

3. Pay Your Enrollment Deposit

Officially join the Mount Family by paying your enrollment deposit. See below for more details.

  • Fall First-Year Students: $300 enrollment deposit. Deadline: May 15, 2024. (Please note that the enrollment deposit is non-refundable after May 15.)
  • Fall Transfer Students: $250 enrollment deposit. Deadline: June 1, 2024. (Please note that the enrollment deposit is non-refundable after June 1.)
  • Spring First-Year Students: $300 enrollment deposit. (Please note that the enrollment deposit is non-refundable after December 1.)
  • Spring Transfer Students: $250 enrollment deposit. (Please note that the enrollment deposit is non-refundable after December 1.)

Pay Your Deposit

If you are experiencing any technical difficulties with the deposit link, or if you have any questions, please email the Office of Admissions or call 301-447-5214.

Resources for Accepted Students

On-Campus and Virtual Visits


Learn more about the Mount by visiting in-person or virtually. We are offering a variety of campus visit options so that you can see our beautiful campus in-person. Virtual resources include a virtual tour, virtual meetings with an admissions counselor and webinars.

Learn More About the Mount

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Accepted Students Days

Come learn why the Mount is right for you! During Accepted Students Day, you will be able to learn about academics by major, visit with staff and students from our many clubs and organizations, meet staff from Residence Life, Student Activities, Career Center and Study Abroad, explore the residence halls and athletic facilities, and have lunch in our dining hall.

Register for an Accepted Students Day

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Counselor Conversations

We have admissions counselors dedicated to serving you; find your counselor and reach out to them with questions about the Mount or set up a time to chat.

Find your counselor

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Be Inspired

Check out our collection of snaps and stories featuring current students and professors who are joyful in their pursuit of purpose. We hope you will choose the Mount and join the newest class of influencers, creatives and entrepreneurs.

Visit Be Inspired

Virtual Tour

Take our virtual tour and explore all the Mount has to offer.

Launch Experience
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Orientation is the official transition point where you change from a prospective student to a Mountaineer. The Office of Orientation and Transition Programs is here to help you find your way.

We want your experience at the Mount to be amazing, so we start it off with programs that give you a chance to meet other new students and learn about the resources and services you'll have available.

Orientation Activities

New Student Orientation is when the college transition starts to feel real for both students and parents, and provides new students the opportunity to:

  • Learn about fall course offerings.
  • Learn about the campus community and resources.
  • Meet with faculty and academic advisors.
  • Connect with other new students (maybe even find a roommate).
  • Explore campus, including touring residence halls.
  • Discover what it means to be a Mountie.

Learn more about Orientation