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Undergraduate Admission

Freshman Next Steps

Congrats on your admission! The next four (and we think the best!) years of your life are right around the corner.

We are excited that in just a few short months you may be joining the Merrimack community as a member of the Class of 2018! We know that choosing what college to attend is a huge decision. Here are some next steps to help you along the process.

Step 1: Join the Class of 2018 Facebook group
This is a great way to meet other admitted students and help you make your decision. Chat, post pictures, ask questions, and have fun.  Join in today!

Rather tweet? Check out the class of 2018 on twitter.

Step 2: Come for a visit! 

It’s the perfect time to come to campus and help make your final decision. 

Step 3: Deposit

In your admission letter, we included a  deposit card and envelope for you to secure your spot in the class. Your $500 deposit accepts the offer of admission to Merrimack College and is credited towards your 2014-2015 bill. The deadline for submitting your deposit is May 1, 2014 and is non-refundable after that date.

  • Include a $500 check, payable to Merrimack College, in the return envelope with the deposit form.
  • If you prefer to make a payment online, visit  https://merrimack.afford.com. Under “Make a Payment” choose “Merrimack College - Deposits Only” and follow the instructions. Acceptable methods of payment include Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and e-check. There is a small fee to utilize this site. 
Step 4: It’s Official!

After depositing, you’ll register for orientation, fill out your housing forms, and much more. Stay tuned! 

Have any questions? Call us at 978-837-5100, ask us on Facebook, or tweet us.


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Why did I choose Merrimack?

  • imageI chose Merrimack because I could see myself being part of a community that is excited to educate new students and really encourages them to get involved and shape their future.  
    Alyssa Zahoruiko ‘16

  • imageI chose Merrimack because I felt at home.  The combination of people, activities, and opportunities made me realize that this is where I belong.   
    Nathaniel Vilandre ‘16

  • imageI felt that Merrimack was more than just a school; it was a community that was ready and willing to help me succeed in all aspects of college.
    Emily Thomas ‘16

  • imageI chose Merrimack because of the excellent academics and strong sense of community.  
    Evan Rodriguez ‘16

  • imageI chose Merrimack because it felt like a second home to me the moment I walked on campus.  
    Devin Parker ‘16

  • imageBeing a transfer student, I knew exactly what I wanted out of a school the second time around. When I stepped on the Merrimack campus, I could tell it was where I wanted to be!  There are opportunities for everyone.
    Tamara O’Donnell ‘13

  • imageI chose Merrimack because I loved the campus environment.  Student success is the faculty and staff’s main priority.  
    Nancy Moz ‘15

  • imageI chose Merrimack because it was close to home, but far enough away to gain my independence.  
    Cassaundra McGuire ‘16

  • imageI chose Merrimack because of the sense of community and excellent academic reputation. I can’t imagine myself anywhere else!
    Michael McGee ‘15

  • imageI chose Merrimack because I wanted to go to a smaller school that was close to home.  I loved the campus and it had a great Athletic Training program!
    Bethany LaSella ‘16

  • imageI transferred to Merrimack in  the Fall of 2011.  I chose to come here because every time I visited, I fell more in love with the campus. I was never completely happy with my previous school, but at Merrimack, I found my second home and family.  
    Nicole Engrem ‘14

  • imageI really love how Merrimack is one big family.  Everyone really cares about you and wants you to succeed.
    Hannah Doelling’ 16

  • imageThe people on this campus are just incredible.  Choosing Merrimack was easily the best decision I’ve ever made and I can’t imagine spending the next few years anywhere else.  
    Kate Culverhouse ‘16

  • imageI chose Merrimack because everyone was so welcoming and it was a perfect fit!
    Sarah Connelly ‘15

  • imageI chose Merrimack because of the amazing sense of community in all aspects of the college. Everyone was so welcoming and went out of their way to help me and make me feel comfortable. Merrimack is my home away from home.
    Gabby Angelini ‘14