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!

Apply for Financial Aid

We know high quality education is expensive – that’s why we’re committed to making it an affordable investment for our students and their families. To be considered for need and merit based scholarships, grants, loans, and work study awards, you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Here’s how:

  • As soon as possible after January 1, apply for a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID number online at Then, file your FAFSA at Mount Saint Vincent code: 002703
  • Incoming freshmen should file the FAFSA by February 15 to ensure timely handling of their application for supplemental scholarships and financial aid.
  • Apply for state scholarships and grants. Check with your state agency for application information and forms. New York residents attending NYS schools can link directly to the TAP application from the FAFSA submission confirmation page. NYS TAP Code: 0130
  • Financial aid will be awarded on a “first come first serve basis” after the March 15, 2016 deadline.

Join the Class of 2020 on Social Media

Get to know your future classmates, learn about upcoming events on campus, interact with current students, and more! Join the conversation on Facebook at: and follow us on Twitter at @CMSVadmissions or Instagram at @mountstvincent.

Visit on Accepted Student Day

Save the Date – Sunday April 3, 2016!
Join us for Accepted Students Day, and celebrate with fellow members of the Class of 2020! Experience a special day on campus, mingle with faculty, student life staff, coaches, administrators and current students, meet your future classmates, and learn even more about life at CMSV. 

Accept Your Financial Aid Award

Beginning March 15, financial aid award packages will be mailed to students who have submitted the FAFSA. To receive scholarships, grants, awards and loans you must accept your award package. Questions can be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at (718) 405-3289 or by email at

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 the Class of 2020! Don’t delay – completed forms, along with a nonrefundable $300 tuition deposit (to be credited to your first bill) must be submitted by May 1, 2016. Resident students are reminded to include an additional $200 room deposit.

Send in Final Transcript

Your final high school transcript must be sent to the Office of Admission, 6301 Riverdale Avenue, Riverdale, NY 10471. Your transcript must include full graduation date, raised seal, and official signature and should be sent directly from your high school.

Office of Admission
(718) 405-3267