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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. Learn more about how we can help make college as affordable as possible by submitting your FAFSA.

Apply for Financial Aid

2. Visit Campus

Just about every Mountaineer made a visit to campus before deciding to come here. Learn more about how you can visit our beautiful 1,400 acre campus, both in-person and virtually!


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. (Please note that the enrollment deposit is non-refundable after May 1.)
  • Fall Transfer Students: $250 enrollment deposit. (Please note that the enrollment deposit is non-refundable after June 1.)

Pay Your Deposit

Secure your seat at the Mount!

Check out the video below from Mount St. Mary's University President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D., for more details regarding your next steps.

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

three-students-walking-on-campus-in-springLearn 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, podcasts and webinars.

Learn More About the Mount

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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