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 the Class of 2022! Don’t delay – submit your deposit online at or send your completed enrollment forms, along with a nonrefundable $300 tuition deposit (to be credited to your first bill) must be submitted by
May 1, 2018. 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. Questions can be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at (718) 405-3289 or by email at

New Student Orientation

You must 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

Freshman Course Preference Survey 2018

While you’re registering for Orientation, you will be directed to complete the Freshman Course Preference Survey 2018 online. The survey helps us understand your interests, and also allows you to select your preferences for the Freshman Seminar course. Your education at the Mount begins with the Freshman Seminar. These small, seminar-style courses are open only to first-year students and offer narrowly focused topics that will introduce you to the inner workings of a field of interest or an area of a potential major.

On Campus Housing

If you will be living on campus, please complete the First-Year and Transfer Student Housing and Meal Plan Application at Housing applications must be received by June 15. Questions? Contact the Office of Residence Life at (718) 405-3226.

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 both 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, or via Common Application. Questions? Contact the Office of Admission at (718) 405-3267.

Class of 2022 Facebook and Accepted Student Website

If you have not done so already, we welcome you to join the College’s Class of 2022 Facebook group at Be sure to also visit our Accepted Student website at—connect with classmates and stay on top of all the things to do before you join us this fall!

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 at Questions? Contact the Dean of Students Office at (718) 405-3253.

Immunization Requirements

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 online at, and a copy of each form is enclosed for your convenience.
  • 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. Questions? Contact the Health Center at (718) 405-3472.

Recommended Physical Exam Form

A physical examination is not required for new students unless they are involved in intercollegiate sports. However, the exam is highly recommended so that the College’s Health Center staff can best meet your healthcare needs. This form must be completed by a physician or a nurse practitioner at the time of the exam. There is a copy of this form enclosed and also available online at

Office of Admission
(718) 405-3267