New Student Checklist
Here’s a checklist and timeline of things you need to do now that you are an accepted student at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. We look forward to welcoming you to campus!
Let Us Know You’re Coming
Once you make your decision to attend the Mount, send in your enrollment form to secure your place in our next incoming class! Don’t delay—submit your deposit online or send your completed enrollment forms, along with a non-refundable $300 tuition deposit (to be credited to your first bill). Resident students are reminded to include an additional $200 room deposit.
Accept Your Financial Aid Award
Financial aid award packages are mailed to students on an ongoing basis as they are accepted. To receive scholarships, grants, awards, and loans you must accept your award package. If you have any questions, please fill out the inquiry form.
Course Preference Form
We’re sure you’re eager to set up your class schedule! All new and transfer students need to complete the Course Preference Form, where you can explore our majors, learn about Core Curriculum requirements, and submit transfer/college credits.
New Student Orientation
New students are required to attend an Orientation session, where we’re sure you’re going to have a great time meeting classmates, current students, and getting a taste of life at the Mount. For dates and to register online, visit the Orientation website.
If you will be living on campus, please complete the First-Year and Transfer Student Housing and Meal Plan Application. Housing applications must be received by June 15. Questions? Contact the Office of Residence Life.
Submit Your Final High School Transcript
In order for you to begin classes, the College must receive your final transcript. Your high school must send your official final high school transcript with a full graduation date (MM/DD/YYYY). If the full date of graduation is not on the transcript, it cannot be accepted. Final high school transcripts must be received by August 1.
- Transcripts can be sent via mail from your high school directly to the Office of Admission, College of Mount Saint Vincent, 6301 Riverdale Avenue, Riverdale, New York 10471.
- Transcripts may also be submitted by guidance counselors via email, to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via Common Application. Questions? Contact the Office of Admission at (718) 405-3267.
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Proof of Insurance/CMSV Insurance Request
All full-time students are required to have health insurance. Students who have their own health insurance are required to complete an online waiver to avoid being enrolled into and charged for the College’s health insurance plan. Please be advised that the online waiver must be submitted by August 30 for incoming fall students. Enrollment and waiver instructions can be found on the Health Services Forms page. Questions? Contact the Dean of Students Office at (718) 405-3253.
New York State Public Health Laws require full- and part-time students to submit proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella. All students must either receive the vaccination against Meningococcal meningitis, or acknowledge that they have been made aware of the risks and have chosen not to be vaccinated. Proof of immunization must be submitted by August 1.
- Required immunization forms are available on the Health Services Forms page.
- A copy of your official immunization certificate for measles, mumps, and rubella will be accepted if submitted by your high school with your final high school transcript.
Office of Admission