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Newly Admitted Students

Congratulations once again on your admission to Marymount University! You are joining more than 1,100 graduate students from around the nation and abroad. This page offers some “next steps” as you get ready to start your graduate work. If at any time you have questions, we are here to help guide you. We look forward to welcoming you to the Marymount community.

Next Steps……

Confirming Your Attendance
Make sure you complete the confirmation of acceptance of admission offer form at the link provided to you in the Acceptance Welcome Packet email you received  and submit the tuition deposit, if required by your program which would have been indicated in the official acceptance letter as well as the email.

Please review this online Welcome Packet for New Students, as well, to learn more about class registration, on-campus technology services, financial aid, housing, and student services and resources.  You can also check the New Student Checklist  for a quick summary of information for beginning your graduate career.

Financing Your Education
If you are planning to apply for financial aid, grants, or scholarships and haven’t done so already, please be sure you fill out the FAFSA form as soon as possible.
Will you need housing while you are enrolled at Marymount? Some University-sponsored housing is available for full-time graduate students. A $300 deposit and housing application are required to reserve your space for University housing. The DC metropolitan area also has a number of rental options.

E-mail Accounts
All Marymount students will be given a Marymount e-mail account. It is important that you check this account frequently since all University e-mail correspondence will be sent to your MU account. Information about setting up your account is available through Information Technology Services.

Getting to Campus
The Main Campus and Ballston Center are located near the DC Metrorail system. Free shuttle service is available to all MU students for transit between the Metro and Ballston and Main Campus locations. If you will need to drive to campus, a paid parking permit is required.

Open registration periods for graduate students vary each semester. Registration dates are listed on the Registrar’s website. You must accept admission and submit your program deposit, if applicable, in order to register for classes. Information on registration and accessing Marynet, the class registration system, is available here or in your New Student Packet.

A Graduate Welcome is offered every spring and summer. We urge you to attend to meet the graduate school faculty, staff, other students, and learn about the resources available on campus. Some programs offer a program-specific orientation. Please be sure to check the Orientation website or look for information to be sent to you from the Graduate Admissions Office.
Second-degree Nursing Students: There is a customized Orientation experience for those enrolled in the accelerated second-degree B.S.N. program on August 27. Once you have been accepted and completed your enrollment form and deposit, you will receive information from the School of Health Professions regarding the advising, registration, and orientation process. If you have further questions after receiving this information, please contact Ms. Bobbi Pasternak, interim associate dean, School of Health Professions.

Become a Part of Campus
Campus Tours given by Graduate Ambassadors:  If you haven’t visited, we encourage you to do so. Tours are available by calling 703-284-5901. You will also have an opportunity to take a tour during Graduate Orientation.

Social Media:  As a newly admitted Marymount student, you have an opportunity to meet students like yourself and find out what is happening around campus by joining your program/term-specific Facebook group, included in the Welcome email sent to you.

Attend a Newly Admitted Student Event or Online Chat:  We host these periodically so watch your inbox for information about these upcoming events.