Incoming Student Info

This page is a guide to help incoming students prepare to attend McPherson College and is a resource to find information related to the Enrollment Process, Billing, Housing, Check-in, and Orientation schedules.

Get Started

Start by selecting your status:

Your admissions counselor is here to help answer any questions that may come up along the way. Please call (800) 365-7402 for assistance.

Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to MC. Your next step is to submit your deposit. Once you submit your deposit you will follow the section below to start the enrollment process.

  • Deposit
    General students: $150. ($100 is applied to your student account. Fully refundable until June 1.)
    Automotive Restoration students: $250. ($200 is applied to your student account. Non-refundable.)
    International students: $500. (Fully refundable until June 1.)


Deposited Students

First-time Freshmen

Please sign up for ONE of the following 2024 Enrollment Orientation Dates:

Once you have registered, you will be sent additional details about the day.

Can’t make it to one of our Enrollment Days? Please fill out this form.


Transfer Students

Transfer students are enrolled by the registrar’s office on a first come, first serve basis. The enrollment process will begin as early as May.

To get started on the enrollment process, please complete the following form: Transfer Pre-Registration Form

In order to enroll, students must have all official, final transcripts submitted to the admissions office

Once you have completed the Pre-Registration form and submitted final transcripts, our registrars office will contact you for enrollment.

Fall Check-in

Fall Check-in Dates

August 6
International Student Check-in
August 7-15International Student Orientation


August 6Football check-in
August 7Soccer and Volleyball check-in


August 15First-time Freshmen check-in
August 15-19Freshmen Orientation – required (schedule coming soon)
August 19Transfer and all other students check-in
August 20Transfer Orientation – required
August 20Evening classes begin
August 21First full day of class

Your next steps...

Incoming Student Center
on Bulldog Connect

Check to see what you are missing.

Login to the Incoming Student Center to get direct access to Required Documents, Financial Aid, Course Schedule and the Business Office in one location within our student portal Bulldog Connect. The information on this page is specific to you and can change based on items you complete. It is important to check this page periodically for updates throughout the summer.


Family Zooms

We are providing the following virtual opportunities to connect with McPherson College prior to your arrival. Each session will cover unique information on areas that will help you prepare to arrive in the fall. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

Look for an email invitation to each session. Students and families are encouraged to attend.

  • May 29, 2024 General Info and Advising – This will kick off our family Zoom series with a general session about McPherson College. Watch recording here.
  • June 12, 2024 Housing and First Year Experience – What to expect when housing assignments are announced for students who have completed their housing applications. Tune in to ask any questions about what you can expect in the dorms!
  • June 19, 2024 Student Debt Project –  Overview and information.
  • July 10, 2024 Automotive Restoration – If you are an incoming Automotive Restoration student you will want to join this session to learn about the opportunities available to you.
  • July 17, 2024 Arriving to Campus – This session will touch on any last-minute questions regarding housing. You will also learn more about what to expect when you arrive on campus for check-in.


Student Affairs Information

  • What do I bring?
    Some students bring minimal items to campus and feel right at home. Others coordinate colors with their roommate and decorate to a designer’s standards.
  • Meet the Staff
  • Housing
    Residence tour, descriptions, room dimensions and FAQ. Housing and roommate assignments will be made by mid-July and will students will be notified by email.
  • First Year Experience
  • Student Involvement on campus
  • Campus Safety
    McPherson College is a safe place to live and learn. All residential areas have professional staff and student resident assistants who serve as an on-call system to respond to any student need or situation. We have strong community relationships with the McPherson Police and Fire Department, and first responders are just minutes away.
  • Health & Counseling Services
    Free and confidential mental and physical health services are available for students through Partners in Family Care and Client-Centered Counseling.
  • Career Services
    Looking for on-campus employment? On-campus jobs open in Handshake on July 15. To sign-up as a student in Handshake, download the Handshake app via your device app store, or go to, and use your Bulldog email address. Learn about Handshake and more on the Career Connections page in Bulldog Connect!
  • Campus Store
    The campus store is the mailroom and swag central for McPherson College. All students living on campus will have a mailbox in the campus store.  Packages are delivered here, including books ordered online. The campus store maintains a selection of McPherson apparel: t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, and more! The campus store is located in the basement of the Student Union, directly underneath the cafeteria. You can also check out our online store by going to and clicking on SHOP.