Freshman Enrollment Guide

Freshman Enrollment Guide

Visit campus

There's no better way to learn about Detroit Mercy than to visit campus.  Check out for tour information.
Save The Date: Accepted Students Day is Saturday, March 25, 2017. 

File the FAFSA?

All new students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list Detroit Mercy first on their form.  By completing the FAFSA at, you will become eligible for financial aid at Detroit Mercy. 

Review your financial aid and accept your award on TitanConnect

For details on how to accept your financial aid, visit

Accept your offer of admission

To accept your offer of admission by your replay date through your admission portal.  A $250 enrollment deposit is required to secure a space in the freshman class.  Some programs have limited capacity, and we can only guarantee space once the enrollment deposit is received.  If you plan to live on campus, an additional $100 housing deposit is necessary to guarantee space in Shiple, our freshman residence hall.    

Reply Deadlines:

January 16, 2017 - Early Decision 1         

March 15, 2017 - Early Decision 2

May 1, 2017 - Regular Admission

Consider your financing choices

Options include: Direct Parent PLUS Loan, private student loan programs, and the Detroit Mercy interest-free monthly payment plan.  Loan details can be found at

Wait for your orientation and housing materials

Orientation take place in the summer.  This is when you and other freshmen will take placement exams, meet your academic advisor, and choose your classes.  We will notify you of the details soon. 

Request a final high school transcript

Send your final high school transcript to the Office of Admissions by August 15.  To continue as a student at Detroit Mercy, and to receive financial aid, your final transcript must be on file at the University.

Complete your loan steps

If you plan to borrow a Stafford loan, please follow the instructions at