Officially join the Mercyhurst community!

Congratulations, new Lakers! You did it! You’ve made it through college applications and set yourself on the road to a bright future at Mercyhurst. For more than 90 years, Mercyhurst students and graduates have been leaders in their fields, dedicated to making a positive impact in the world. We’re proud and excited to have you as a part of this tradition. This is your moment. Carpe Diem.

All that’s left are a few quick steps to officially join our vibrant and diverse Mercyhurst community. Welcome to the Laker family!

Confirm Your Spot Today

This is the most important step. Once it’s done, you can relax, knowing that come fall, there’s a place just for you at Mercyhurst. Please complete your Intent to Enroll form and submit your $250 (non-refundable) enrollment deposit, and you’ll be all set! You can do so either online through your Admissions Portal or by mail.

Confirm Online

Confirming your enrollment to save your place at Mercyhurst is a two-step process that occurs through your Admissions Portal.

First, you will need to formally accept your Offer of Admission. Then you will need to submit your enrollment deposit.

To confirm your Offer of Admission:

  1. Log in to your Admissions Portal. You will see a Status Update informing you of your acceptance to Mercyhurst. Click on the link to view your acceptance letter.
  2. When you return to your Admissions Portal, you will see a Forms heading. Under it, you will see the option to “Reply to Offer Of Admission.” When you click that link, you will be prompted to either accept or decline the Offer of Admission. (We hope you choose to accept!) Either way, you need to type your full, legal name to confirm, and then click “submit.”

To submit your enrollment deposit:

  1. After you’ve accepted the Offer of Admission, when you return to your Admissions Portal, you will see you have a payment due for your $250 enrollment deposit. Click on the link and add your payment information to submit your deposit.
  2. If you pay by credit card, your deposit will be credited within minutes. If you pay via a checking account, the payment will clear in about five business days. You’ll receive an email – which serves as your official receipt – when we receive the payment.

Congratulations—you’re officially a Mercyhurst Laker!

Admitted Students FAQs

Making your college decision is an exciting move, but we understand it can be stressful, too. We want you to be confident in your decision — and know that you have world-class opportunities awaiting you at Mercyhurst! Check out our Admitted Student FAQs below, which address some of the most common questions from students about to make the move to the Laker Life. If there's more you want to know, please don't hesitate to contact your admissions counselor, who is an expert on all things Mercyhurst!

What's Next?

Once you’re officially part of the Mercyhurst family, our attention turns to the fun and excitement of starting your next chapter! We welcome the opportunity to offer you a glimpse into your life as a Laker during a campus visit or event — either virtually or in person. And there are plenty of chances to connect with your future classmates and start making friends. The start of your college career will be here before we know it, so let’s get started!

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Be on the Lookout

We’ll be in touch with you about signing up for orientation sessions, where you’ll learn all the logistics of campus life, like where what to bring, how to view your course schedule, and more.

If you have any questions about Mercyhurst, please contact us at:

Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 814-824-2202