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Frequently Asked Questions

This is a collection of frequently asked questions about admissions at Mount Aloysius College. If you have further questions, please reach out to a member of our admissions team. We even have a quiz to help you find your personal admissions counselor!

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When should I begin my planning for studying abroad?2019-10-09T15:38:09-04:00

The key to arranging a successful experience is careful planning. You should begin by meeting with the Registrar’s Office and/or the Faculty Study Abroad Coordinator in the fall of your freshman year but no later than one year in advance of your departure. Although you are not permitted to study abroad for a semester until your junior year, it is not too early to begin planning in the freshman year.

I’m getting ready to file my FAFSA. My parent recently got re-married, do I need to put my step-parent information on the FAFSA?2019-12-18T09:25:59-05:00

Yes. The FAFSA information is based on what the current marital status. This does not mean the stepparent is obligated to give financial assistance to you, but his or her income and assets represent significant information about the family’s resources.

According to the dependency questions on the FAFSA form, I’m considered dependent and must provide parent information. What should I do if I don’t have any contact with my parents?2019-12-18T09:23:51-05:00

You may submit a Petition for Independent Status to the Financial Aid Office. The financial aid administrator can change your dependency status from dependent to independent based on adequate documentation of any special circumstances you might have. That decision is based on the aid administrator’s judgment and is final – you can’t appeal that decision to the Department of Education.

I’m on academic probation. What does that mean?2019-10-08T20:50:51-04:00

A Cumulative GPA below 2.0 constitutes a designation of academic probation. The purpose of academic probation is not to warn, rather it is to alert a student that he or she is at risk of not succeeding academically. Once a student is identified as being on Academic Probation, he or she will receive advisement and referral as appropriate. Specific methods of remediation will be prescribed to meet the needs of the individual student.

Does MAC offer financial aid?2019-10-03T13:48:10-04:00

Yes. In fact, over 90% of our students receive some sort of financial aid, whether that be in the form of scholarships, grants, or loans.

Do I have to be Catholic to attend MAC?2019-10-03T14:16:20-04:00

While Mount Aloysius College was founded in the Catholic tradition, and Catholic masses are offered on campus, you do not have to be Catholic to attend Mount Aloysius College.

When is the enrollment deadline?2019-10-03T14:12:24-04:00

Once your application has been accepted, you have until April 1 to let us know if you plan to enroll in the fall. Please send your tuition and housing deposits to secure your space for the fall class. We have limited space available for new freshmen and after April 1, we may not be able to accommodate you. Many academic programs at Mount Aloysius College require students to commit at an earlier date – be sure to check your official acceptance letter!

Typically refunds are issued up until May 1, as long as formal notification is received in writing and an extenuating circumstance exists. Housing deposits are not tuition deposits and are non-refundable.

Does MAC Army ROTC offer scholarships?2019-10-09T16:56:44-04:00

Yes. ROTC awards scholarships to eligible cadets based on merit. Scholarships awarded can be four-, three-, or two-year scholarships.

On what basis are ROTC scholarship winners chosen?2019-10-09T16:57:33-04:00

ROTC scholarships are not based on financial need. Instead, they’re awarded on merit. Merit is exhibited in academic achievement and extracurricular activities, such as sports, student government, or part-time work.

Is the Federal Work-Study deducted from my tuition bill?2019-12-18T09:17:44-05:00

No. You will receive a paycheck every two weeks for the hours you have worked. You could receive a three weeks paycheck during the beginning of the semester depending upon the payroll cycle.

When reviewing my FAFSA, I realized that I made a mistake and need to make a correction – how do I do this?2019-12-18T09:27:49-05:00

You can do this one of two ways. With your FSA Id go back in to your FAFSA record and make the correction and resubmit to the Department of Education. Or, you can bring your correction with supporting documentation, if needed to the Financial Aid Office and we’ll make the correction for you.

I’m not doing well in a class. Should I withdraw from it?2019-10-08T20:49:18-04:00

It depends. If you’re thinking about dropping a class follow these steps:

  1. Figure out where you stand in the class by keeping track of all grades earned and refer to the syllabus for grade calculations.
  2. Know that you must seek approval from your Advisor to drop any course at any time. You cannot drop a course without permission or after the 12th week of class (after the 5th week of a Summer class).
  3. There is a timeline to consider as well.
    • If you Drop during Week 1: Grade is Not Recorded
    • Week 2-12: (Non-punitive) W
    • Withdraw at any time without approval: (Punitive) E
  4. If it is after the 12th week of class and you have an extenuating circumstance, such as prolonged illness, jury duty, family emergency, etc., you may petition your instructor for an Incomplete (I) Grade. If permission is granted, you will have 6 weeks from the time the grade is issued to complete missed work. Permission to take longer than 6 weeks requires approval from the Academic Dean.
  5. Understand that most classes need to be passed with a C or better, but some programs require at least a B for certain classes. Speak with your advisor if you’re unsure of what you need to get to pass.
  6. If you are Pre- or GS- and you do not pass all the pre-requisite classes to get into your program, you may be putting yourself in jeopardy of not getting into the program or getting into it later than expected, which could push back your graduation date.
  7. You may only repeat a course a maximum of 3 times. For GPA calculation, the most recent grade is used. If you’re thinking of re-taking a class at a different college because you got a D, E, or F here at MAC, understand that the transferred grade will not increase your GPA. You must successfully complete the class here.
  8. When you attempt to put a repeated class on your schedule, you may not be able to do it on myMac. You may need to go to the Registrar’s Office.
What if my parent’s income changed and is considerably different than what we used on the FAFSA we filed?2019-12-18T09:22:44-05:00

 If there is a reduction of income (taxable or non-taxable), unusual medical/dental expenses, elementary and secondary tuition, and dependent care expenses, your family should complete the Special Consideration Forms for both the Federal and State government. These forms are located under the Financial Aid Forms and Documents section of the Mount Aloysius College website.  Special Consideration requests must be submitted by the student and processed by the Financial Aid Office before the last day of the Fall/Spring semester.

How many credits do I need to graduate on time?2019-10-08T20:53:47-04:00

In order to graduate on time in a bachelor’s program, you must have 15 credits per semester or be willing to take summer classes. To be considered a full-time student, you need to maintain 12 credits a semester.

What types of identification are acceptable to complete my I-9 form for work-study?2019-12-18T09:15:06-05:00

Two forms of identification must be produced to complete the form. A valid driver’s license and social security card are normally the documents students’ produce to complete the I-9 form. However, there are several other document that can be accepted. Contact the Financial Aid Office if you unable to use both the driver’s license and social security card.

What materials do I need to apply?2019-12-03T12:30:51-05:00

Application requirements differ from traditional students to transfer and adult students. Please visit our admissions page to view specific requirements.

All applicants must complete an application and submit a $30 application fee.

What are the admission requirements?2019-10-03T14:21:44-04:00
  • An application with a professional career/goal statement and a $30 application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s) from every college attended
  • Resume
  • Applicants with an overall GPA above a 3.2 on a 4.0 scale are NOT required to take the GMAT/GRE exam. Applicants who already hold an advanced degree are NOT required to take the GMAT/GRE. Applicants below the 3.2 overall GPA requirement will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine the need for the GMAT/GRE. GMAT/GRE scores must be less than 5 years old at the time of application.

An undergraduate statistics course and an interview with the program coordinator is required for the Community Counseling and Psychology programs.

I started college somewhere else. Can I transfer to MAC?2019-10-03T14:15:40-04:00

Yes! We love accepting new students from different schools. Over 200 students each fall are actually transfer students.

Courses that are completed at regionally accredited institutions and are applicable to your major will transfer. We also transfer in credits from selected nationally accredited institutions and the military. Mount Aloysius College has specific articulation agreements with a number of colleges and universities.

Can I request a roommate?2019-10-03T14:35:57-04:00

The Residence Life Staff will try their best to honor student preferences when it comes to housing, though no guarantees can be made. You can request a specific roommate on the housing application form, but it must be a mutual request for it to be considered (in other words, your desired roommate must fill out the application and request you as a roommate as well).

Is there a military obligation associated with ROTC during college?2019-10-09T16:54:43-04:00

During the first two years, ROTC cadets have no military obligation.

Can my parents defer repayment of their Direct Plus Loan?2019-12-18T09:21:47-05:00

Yes. The parent will need to contact the Department of Education to find out how to defer the payment. However, interest will accrue on the loan while in deferment.

Are there scholarships available to help with the cost of study abroad?2019-10-09T15:37:46-04:00

Yes, there exists scholarship opportunities to assist in the cost of studying aboard for a semester and during the summer. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

You may learn more about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program and apply through their website. Please pay close attention to the deadlines for application.

You may also want to download this overview of the scholarship program.

How do I wear my hood?2019-10-03T13:17:30-04:00

When you remove your hood from the bag, do not attempt to make any adjustments to the hood. The hood should be worn draped around your neck with the largest portion of the hood hanging down your back. The velvet border, which indicates your specific field of study, should be showing on the outside. The velvet should fold under on the lower back to allow the colors of the College to show. Staff members of the College will be available the morning of Commencement to help students with their hoods and regalia.

How can I apply?2019-10-03T14:10:18-04:00

Students can apply for admission either online or with a traditional application. We do not have a preference. However, if students visit campus, we’ll waive the $30 application fee! It is important to apply early during your senior year.

What do I do if my grade for a particular class is incorrect?2019-10-09T20:40:52-04:00

You should contact the instructor of the class. If he or she determines that the grade should be changed, the change is initiated on a Grade Change Form signed by the instructor, department chair, division chair, Dean of Academic Affairs, and Registrar. Once the required signatures are in place, the form comes to the Registrar’s Office and the change is entered into the grade system. The student may view grades on MyMAC to see the changes that were made. Disputes of a final grade must be made within 30 days of the final grade being posted to student’s record.

Incomplete grades (“I”) for which the work has been completed are converted to a grade via the process listed above. The student has 6 weeks to make up an incomplete grade or the “I” will be changed to an “F.”

Can I study abroad?2019-10-03T14:14:59-04:00

Students have the opportunity to study abroad through our partnership with Salve Regina. Information can be picked up in the Registrar’s Office, and informational meetings are held yearly.

How much does MAC cost?2020-05-12T20:28:37-04:00

This year’s tuition can be viewed here.

Can I take a tour of MAC?2019-12-03T12:31:59-05:00

We encourage prospective students to see the campus for themselves before applying! To schedule a tour visit https://mtaloy.edu/visit/.

How do I find out the status of my graduate application?2019-10-03T14:23:17-04:00

Students can contact the GCE Office at 814-886-6406 or 1-888-823-2220, or by emailing gce@mtaloy.edu regarding the status of their application.

What are the requirements for readmission into a graduate program?2019-10-03T14:25:22-04:00

Students wishing to be readmitted must contact the GCE Office at 814-886-6406. While the process is simple, all readmits must be approved by the Director of Graduate and Continuing Education Admissions.

Who is eligible to attend MAC?2019-10-03T14:05:42-04:00

Recent high school graduates, transfer students, adult students, international students, graduate students, and members of the military are all welcome to apply to MAC!

Are there special accommodations and parking for handicapped guests?2019-10-03T13:18:28-04:00

The Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center has reserved wheelchair capacities on both the upper and lower level of the facility. Wheelchair seating is indicated below:

  • Lower Level East Bleachers – 4
  • Lower Level West Bleachers – 4
  • Upper Level East – 7
  • Upper Level West – 6

Campus Safety will have designated drop off areas outside the front of the Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center. Please see the Parking Directions in the Commencement website for more detailed information. We recommend that guest needing handicapped seating arrives early as possible to ensure that guests can sit together. The Campus Safety Department requires anyone requesting to use handicapped parking spaces have either a current state issued handicapped plate or placard.

If you have a family member who needs interpreting services for Commencement, please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@mtaloy.edu.

Students who are participating in the ceremony will be emailed a link in April to make requests for special accommodations for seating. Anyone wishing to bring a service animal to the ceremony must provide the service animal’s documentation to the Office of Safety and Security the week prior to the ceremony.

Is Commencement practice mandatory?2019-10-03T13:16:06-04:00

Commencement practice is not mandatory, but highly recommended to ensure that your special day goes off without any hitches. If you can’t come to practice, we recommend that you arrive to the Auxiliary Gym earlier on Saturday so that staff members can answer any questions you may have about the ceremony. Students should report to the Auxiliary Gym no later than 9:30 a.m. the morning of Commencement.

Does the College accept transfer credits from other graduate schools?2019-10-03T14:24:53-04:00

Yes, a maximum of six credits of graduate work completed with a letter grade of “B” or better at an accredited institution will be considered. A transfer evaluation will be completed as part of the admissions process. Additional course information may be requested for official transfer.

Is federal work-study available?2019-10-03T13:53:45-04:00

Yes, some students may qualify for work-study depending on their financial need.
It is your responsibility to review the on and off campus Federal Work-Study job listings and contact the supervisor of the site at which you wish to work to inquire about a job. If a position is open, you will need to schedule and interview with the supervisor and have him/her sign your Employment Application. You will not be assigned to a job. You will have 30 days from the date of your award to return all paperwork.

Once Federal Work-Study paperwork is complete, you will receive a postcard in the mail a few weeks before the semester begins. This postcard will confirm your work-study site, your supervisor, and the number of hours you’ve been awarded. It is your responsibility to contact your supervisor the first week of classes to set up a schedule and begin working. If you are new to the Federal Work-Study Program, you will be required to attend a mandatory Federal Work-Study Seminar. You will be notified when theses seminars will be held.

If you have questions about federal work-study, contact the financial aid office.

How do I know if a Federal Work-Study site still has positions open?2019-12-18T09:12:14-05:00

You will need to contact the supervisor of the site and inquire if their positions have been filled.

What is a FSA ID and how do I get one?2019-12-18T09:08:59-05:00

An FSA ID is required in order to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.   Both the student and one parent, if the student is dependent, must have an FSA ID.   An FSA ID can be obtained at fsaid.ed.gov .  Both the student and parent (if applicable) must have a valid and separate email account.

When will I know that my credits are transferring?2019-10-03T14:17:42-04:00

We send a transfer evaluation with your acceptance letter. Our transfer counselors can do an unofficial transfer evaluation when you visit the College. Transfer evaluations are released quickly from the Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions.

I’ve been accepted. How do I commit to MAC?2019-10-03T14:28:42-04:00

A $200 tuition deposit serves as your commitment to Mount Aloysius. On your acceptance letter, you will find a due date for the non-refundable tuition deposit. Deposits can be paid over the phone with credit/debit card, online with a Paypal account, or by check.

What is the schedule for move-in day?2019-10-03T14:34:16-04:00

Students check in with Residence Life first to get their keys and sign paperwork. They can then move their belongings into the residence halls. Typically, move-in is from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

How do I calculate how much to take out in the Direct Parent Plus Loan?2019-12-18T09:18:27-05:00

Once you receive notification from the Financial Aid Office that it is time for your parent’s to complete the PLUS Prequalification Form, you should contact the Business Office to determine the amount needed to cover the bill for the entire academic year.

When will I receive my diploma?2019-10-03T13:28:06-04:00

Students will receive their diplomas approximately 4-5 weeks after the Commencement Ceremony. Final graduate audits are completed two weeks after Commencement to ensure that graduates have met all core, major, and institutional requirements for graduation. A student is responsible for ensuring that all financial obligations are met and all holds removed from his or her record to avoid a delay in receiving a diploma and final transcript. Please be aware that it is ultimately a student’s responsibility to ensure all of his or her degree requirements are completed. Students should consult the College Catalog to review the requirements of their program of study.

I am not doing well in a class and may drop/withdraw from it – what will happen to my aid?2019-10-03T13:54:53-04:00

Your financial aid for the semester will remain the same if you drop after the add/drop period; however, you may need to make up the dropped credits over the summer to maintain aid eligibility (academic progress) in future semesters. You should check with the Financial Aid Office who will review your transcript and advise you appropriately.

What should I do if I am not receiving my bills?2020-05-12T20:28:55-04:00

Students should check with the Registrar’s Office to see if the correct “Mailing” address is listed for them. The Registrar’s Office maintains a “Mailing” and a “Permanent” address for each student. The permanent address is a “home base” type of address, if the student moves frequently. In most instances, mailing and permanent address are the same. If you have recently moved, please contact the Registrar’s Office to change your address and phone number.

Are my book expenses covered by my financial aid?2019-10-03T13:55:47-04:00

No. It is the student’s responsibility to pay for the textbooks needed for your courses. You will need to purchase the books at your own expense each semester. However, if you have excess funds on your account after your tuition/fees and room/board are covered, you may be eligible for a timely book allowance (voucher).

Who is my advisor and how do I contact him/her?2019-10-08T20:45:14-04:00

Everyone receives an advisor after their initial appointment with Academic Advising. We recommend meeting with your advisor within the first 2 weeks of class. Meeting with your academic advisor throughout your time at Mount Aloysius College will more likely ensure your academic success within your chosen program. Check your Advisor’s Office Hours. If you are unable to schedule during normal office hours, advisors may be available at other times. Please give ample notice for advising appointments, especially those outside of normal office hours.

When and where are the courses offered?2019-10-03T14:24:01-04:00

Courses are offered on our main campus in an 8-week accelerated format with some courses offered in a blended format or fully online.

Can only scholarship winners enroll in MAC Army ROTC?2019-10-09T17:05:10-04:00

No. Anyone can enroll in ROTC, regardless of whether you’re a scholarship winner or not, and all equipment is furnished at no cost to you.

When can I request my final transcript?2019-10-03T13:19:26-04:00

Students can request your final transcript online two weeks after the Commencement ceremony. If you need a more immediate verification of your status, students can request a letter from the Registrar’s Office by email the office at registrar@mtaloy.edu.

How do I pay my tuition?2020-05-12T20:28:02-04:00

A tuition and housing deposit is first required to hold your spot at MAC. Deposits can be paid over the phone (814-886-6383) with credit/debit card, online with a Paypal account, or by check. Checks should be made out to Mount Aloysius College and include the student’s name on the memo line. They can be mailed to The Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions at 7373 Admiral Peary Highway, Cresson, PA 16630.

Around mid-July, you should receive your full tuition bill. The Business Office will mail you a postcard, letting you know when you can access your bill. Bills are electronic and can be accessed and paid online through your MyMAC Portal page. You can pay your bill all at once, or you can set up a payment plan with the Business Office.

Can I bring my car to campus?2019-10-03T14:31:45-04:00

Yes, all students attending Mount Aloysius College may have a car on campus. The parking registration fee is $40 yearly.

How do I pay my tuition?2019-10-03T14:32:45-04:00

A tuition and housing deposit is first required to hold your spot at MAC. Deposits can be paid over the phone (814-886-6383) with credit/debit card, online with a Paypal account, or by check. Checks should be made out to Mount Aloysius College and include the student’s name on the memo line. They can be mailed to The Office of Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions at 7373 Admiral Peary Highway, Cresson, PA 16630.

Around mid-July, you should receive your full tuition bill. The Business Office will mail you a postcard, letting you know when you can access your bill. Bills are electronic and can be accessed and paid online through your MyMAC Portal page. You can pay your bill all at once, or you can set up a payment plan with the Business Office.

What should I do with my purse or backpack when I’m on stage?2019-10-03T13:16:50-04:00

We recommend that students do not bring purses, cell phones, umbrellas, backpacks, and other items with them to Baccalaureate Mass or Commencement. There will not be anywhere to secure or lock up these items during the event.

My parents believe they will not be eligible for a Direct Parent Plus Loan due to adverse credit…now what?2019-12-18T09:19:50-05:00

Parents should still complete a Direct Plus Loan Pre-qualification form and submit it to the Financial Aid Office so an official determination can be made.  If the loan is denied additional unsubsidized money can be processed for the student.  A parent can also contact the Department of Education to appeal the credit decision or opt to use an endorser to try and obtain the loan.

What is MAC’s Federal School Code for the FAFSA?2019-10-03T13:51:17-04:00

The Federal School Code for Mount Aloysius College is 003302.

I have been selected for verification by the Department of Education, how do I get a copy of my Federal Tax Return Transcript?2019-12-18T09:29:02-05:00

You can request it online at www.irs.gov or call 1-800-908-9946.  You can also do a paper request by downloading the form 4506T EZ at http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Order-a-Transcript.

What should I wear to the ceremony?2019-10-03T13:16:33-04:00

We ask that graduates wear dress shoes, no tennis shoes; dresses, skirts and dress pants for ladies and slacks for men. No jeans please. Your attire should reflect the auspicious nature of the occasion. Please beware that each student will be walking up and down a set of stairs to cross the stage.

My parent has been approved for the Direct Parent Plus Loan, when does repayment begin?2019-12-18T09:20:51-05:00

Repayment of the Parent Plus Loan begins 60 days after the loan is fully disbursed. There is no grace period for these loans. This means interest begins to accumulate at the time the first disbursement is made.

How do I get my parking permit and student ID?2019-10-03T14:32:10-04:00

You can pick up your student ID and parking pass in the Campus Police and Safety Office in Cosgrave Student Center. Make sure you bring your license and car registration.

How do I apply for admission to a graduate program?2019-10-03T14:19:46-04:00

You can apply in person, online, or send a traditional paper application. Visiting campus is strongly encouraged. During your visit to campus, the Director of Graduate and Continuing Education Admissions will review program details. All applicants who visit and apply in person will have the graduate application fee waived. It is our way of saying thank you for visiting!

How can I apply for a scholarship?2019-12-03T12:34:40-05:00

There are hundreds of thousands of scholarship opportunities out there – you just have to go look for them. You can find scholarship applications in your school counseling office, online (i.e. fastweb.com and collegeboard.com), and on our Financial Aid page. Many scholarships require an essay. Some are renewable each year and some are one-time scholarships.

Can I commute? Or must I live on campus?2019-10-03T14:06:26-04:00

Freshman, sophomore, and junior students who live more than a half hour from campus must live on campus. Students within a half hour of campus are encouraged to live on campus for the full college experience, but are permitted to commute from the home of a parent or legal guardian.

I had FWS last year, however this year I was not awarded it. Why didn’t I get work-study?2019-12-18T09:13:41-05:00

There are several reasons why you may not receive Federal Work-Study from year to year. The reasons could range from when you filed your FAFSA, how you answered the question on your FAFSA about interest in work-study, to funding levels or even other aid sources you received. Contact the Financial Aid Office regarding your specific situation.

Where can I find a list of programs and courses?2019-12-03T12:47:20-05:00

An updated course catalog can be viewed by visiting http://catalog.mtaloy.edu/.

I filed my FAFSA form, however, I did not list Mount Aloysius College as one of my college choices – how do I add it?2019-12-18T09:26:42-05:00

Using your FSA ID, you can go back into your FAFSA form on-line and add Mount Aloysius College to your application. Our federal school code is 003302. You will also need to complete the Pheaa Enrollment Change Form if MAC is now your 1st school of choice.

Do I need to speak another language to study abroad?2019-10-09T15:35:42-04:00

This depends upon the program that you choose. Study Abroad programs are not limited to students specializing in foreign languages. There are many programs where you can take your course work in English. Although not a requirement, we encourage all students to take additional course work in a foreign language.

What will it cost to study abroad?2020-01-21T14:44:01-05:00

Depending upon the program, the cost of a semester abroad is approximately equivalent to a semester at Mount Aloysius College. You will continue to pay the regular tuition amount to Mount Aloysius College, not to the university abroad. If you are receiving financial aid, you will need to meet with a member of the Financial Aid Office to  determine what portion of your financial aid you will be able to apply to your study abroad experience.

Students opting to participate in Study Abroad through CIS-Center for International Studies during the summer, fall or spring semesters should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and may use state and federal financial aid (excluding work-study) to defray the cost of the Study Abroad tuition/fees/expenses. The Office of Financial Aid will process your financial aid for these semesters through Mount Aloysius College using your study abroad costs and number of credits that you will be enrolled for in your program. Study Abroad programs may have higher costs than Mount Aloysius College; however, this does not mean that your federal and state awards will be increased (including your Direct Stafford Loan). Contact the Office of Financial Aid for additional funding options if your costs exceed your aid awarded.

In addition to Mount Aloysius College tuition, the cost of airfare, accommodations, meals, field trips and administrative fees must be factored in. Read the materials from each program carefully to get a reasonably accurate sense of the total cost of the program over and above regular Mount Aloysius tuition. Remember to consider the currency exchange in calculating the cost of your program abroad.

When will I receive my housing assignment?2019-10-03T14:36:23-04:00

Housing assignments are typically released in early July.  You will receive information on which residence hall you are assigned to, as well as your roommate’s contact information.

Housing assignments are made based on the date of the housing deposit and housing application forms. The earlier you put down your housing deposit, the more likely you are to get your housing preferences.

When is tuition due?2019-10-03T14:33:17-04:00

Tuition is generally due the week before the semester starts. However, you will receive a postcard from the Business Office with your official due date on it.

How much money does MAC Army ROTC usually award, and what does the money go towards?2019-10-09T16:57:08-04:00

A MAC Army ROTC Scholarship pays full tuition and fees to include a monthly spending allowance of $420, and a semester book allowance of $600.

Where will I live while studying abroad?2019-10-09T15:37:00-04:00

Some universities abroad will have student dormitories, but most will not. Other options usually include sharing an apartment, a furnished room in a “pensione” or hotel, or living with a family. In all cases, student housing is arranged through the host institution abroad.

I wasn’t awarded work-study but would like to participate. How can I get a Federal Work-Study job?2019-12-18T09:16:31-05:00

You can inquire at the Financial Aid Office to see if any funding is available.  If not, file your FAFSA earlier next year and be sure to check “yes” to the question that inquires if you’re interested in participating in the Federal Work-study Program.

When can I expect a refund of excess monies on my account?2020-05-12T20:29:04-04:00

Refunds will not be available until approximately 6 – 8 weeks after the start of the semester. Contact the Business Office for additional information.

How do students benefit from MAC Army ROTC?2019-10-09T17:06:35-04:00
  • Guaranteed management job after graduation
  • Average of $55,000 starting salary (Second Lieutenant salary with Housing Allowance and Subsistance Allowance)
  • $420 monthly stipend while in ROTC (Must be contracted)
  • Compete for 100% Tuition Scholarships (2, 3, or 4 year scholarships)
  • Compete for summer Army Specialty Schools (Airborne, Air Assault, Mountain Warfare, etc)
  • Compete for summer Cultural Understanding and Learning Proficiency (4 weeks training with a foreign military)
  • Compete for Nurse Summer Training Program (Nurse Majors Only)
  • Can simultaneously be a member of the Army National Guard or the Army Reserve while in ROTC
  • May elect to attend Basic Combat Training in the summer after Freshman or Sophomore year
  • Non-Deployable while in ROTC
  • Obtain a Secret or Top Secret Security Clearance (Must be Contracted)
Do I need to complete the FAFSA?2019-10-03T13:50:34-04:00

Yes. The FAFSA is how the federal and state government determines what aid you are eligible for. If you would like to apply for state grants, student loans, etc., you need to file the FAFSA. Some institutional aid may be determined by the FAFSA as well. You can file the FAFSA beginning October 1 and the priority deadline for filing the FAFSA is April 1.

Where do I begin the Study Abroad process?2019-10-09T15:35:19-04:00

The Mount Aloysius College coordinators (Registrar & faculty representative) oversee the study abroad process. The first step should be to visit the CISabroad web site. The web site is designed to acquaint you with the process of planning a program that will meet your specific needs. After reviewing the web site, schedule an appointment with the Registrar or the faculty representative.

What is MAAPP?2019-10-03T14:46:57-04:00

MAAPP stands for Mount Aloysius Academic Preparation Program.

MAAPP is a conditional admission program. During the week prior to fall semester classes beginning, MAAPP students participate in a residential program aimed at easing the transition from high school to college, thereby increasing a student’s chance for academic success. MAAPP includes one hour of Educational Enrichment credit. Additionally, students are introduced to campus technology and opportunities to build connections with other students, staff and faculty. Students in the program must complete the program successfully to receive permission to matriculate into the fall semester. During the year students will be full-time students and take some courses together, attend group meetings and will meet their advisors often. Once students are accepted for college matriculation, students work closely with the MAAPP coordinator. Admission into the program is based upon criteria set by the College.

When will I receive my grades?2019-10-09T20:41:22-04:00

Midterm and final grades are available on MyMAC. Final grades are not mailed.

How often are Army ROTC scholarships awarded?2019-10-09T17:05:24-04:00

Scholarships are awarded once a year for high school students. Students apply by December 15, and selections are made continuously through May 15. Four-year scholarship applications must be requested between March 1 and November 1. Also, if you are already on campus, two-year and three-year scholarships are often available.

What do I do if I am getting notices to pay back my student loans and I am still enrolled?2020-05-12T20:28:45-04:00

You should come to the Registrar’s Office and ask to have an enrollment verification sent to your lending agency. You will be asked to complete a Verification Form. If you have received a deferment form from the agency, complete the form, sign it and bring it to the Registrar’s Office. If you do not have a form, you may request a verification letter from the Registrar’s Office. You must know the complete address of the lending agency. Enrollment verification can also be processed and sent for insurance or employment purposes via this same process.

How do I access MyMAC Portal?2019-12-03T12:08:24-05:00

After you register for courses, you can access your MyMAC portal page by going to portal.mtaloy.edu. Your username will be everything before the @student.mtaloy.edu of your email address and your password will be your student ID number. You can also access Blackboard and your student email from the portal.

I’m a dependent student, but whose information do I report if my parent’s are divorced or separated?2019-12-18T09:25:19-05:00

You report the information about the parent you lived with for the greater amount of time during the 12 months preceding the date of application. If you didn’t live with either parent, or if you lived with each parent an equal number of days, use information about the parent who provided the greater amount of financial support during that time.

What time should I arrive to get good seats?2019-10-03T13:17:53-04:00

We recommend that guests plan to arrive on campus no later than 9:15 a.m. to ensure they have time to park their vehicles and arrive at the Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center well before the event begins.

Seating is first come, first seated.

How often must I meet with my advisor?2019-10-08T20:52:39-04:00

Freshman are assigned an advisor that aligns with their chosen program. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule an appointment to meet with their advisor and schedule their first semester’s classes.

Following your freshman year, you must continue to meet with your advisor within the first 2 weeks of class.

Is the seating reserved?2019-10-03T13:09:07-04:00

No, seating is first come, first seated.

When can I pick up my regalia and tickets?2019-10-03T13:15:47-04:00

Students can pick up their regalia (caps and gowns) and tickets starting with Graduate Salute on April 2, 2019. The event runs from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Cosgrave 122.

If a student cannot attend Graduate Salute, students are more than welcome to pick up their tickets and regalia in Cosgrave 106 between Graduate Salute and Commencement. Please note any tickets not picked up by the start of Commencement Practice will be included with any extra tickets that are being distributed. Please see the Graduate Salute portion of the Commencement website for more details.

If you need someone to pick up your tickets and regalia, please email the Registrar’s Office at registrar@mtaloy.edu with the name of the person who will be given permission to pick up your tickets.

How many tickets does a student receive for the commencement ceremony?2019-10-03T13:14:50-04:00

Each student who has indicated on the Application for Graduation that he or she plans to walk can receive up to 6 tickets for the ceremony. The total number of tickets is determined by dividing the number of seats by the number of walking graduates. The number of students who choose to participate in Commencement varies from year to year.

What health forms do I need to complete before starting school?2019-12-03T12:22:33-05:00

We require certain health forms before you start school. For a complete listing, please click here: https://mtaloy.edu/health-services/.

Where can I buy my textbooks?2019-10-03T14:30:59-04:00

After you get your class schedule, you can generate a book list through a link on the MyMAC Portal page. On the left-hand side, look for the link called “Bookstore—Textbook Lookup” and follow the prompts.

Starting in August, you can purchase your books from the campus bookstore. You have through the first week of classes to purchase your books.

Can I get or buy extra tickets?2019-10-03T13:15:07-04:00

Students cannot buy extra tickets. Any extra tickets will be distributed via a lottery at the end of the practice during graduation week.

What is the ROTC course composed of?2019-10-09T16:55:18-04:00

The ROTC program is divided into phases: The Basic Course (freshman and sophomore years) studies Army history, organization, structure, and basic military skills, such as basic rifle marksmanship, first aid training, and land navigation. The techniques and principles of leadership and management are stressed throughout. The Advanced Course (junior and senior years) concentrates on tactical operations and military instruction, as well as advanced techniques of management, leadership, and command.

Must I take the SAT or ACT before applying to MAC?2019-10-03T14:17:05-04:00

Mount Aloysius College is a Test Optional College where students are not required to submit scores for the majority of academic programs.

Students are required to submit SAT/ACT scores if they wish to be considered for cooperative academic programs in Dental, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Osteopathic Medicine, Physician Assistant, and Physical Therapy. Meanwhile, nursing applicants are required to take the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) and submit scores for consideration for direct acceptance into the program.

Four Year students wishing to be considered for the Mercy Presidential Scholarship Program should submit SAT/ACT scores or submit a letter of recommendation from your high school principal and two letters from high school teachers from academic course of study.

Will I be considered a “freshman?”2019-10-03T14:18:37-04:00

Students who transfer in 30 credits or more toward a degree program will be granted sophomore, junior status where appropriate.

What if I can’t fit a study abroad semester into my program?2019-10-09T15:36:37-04:00

Some undergraduate majors cannot easily include a semester abroad, so you may want to consider other options, such as a summer or intersession study abroad experience. CIS Abroad offers many of these short-term study abroad programs each year.

When is tuition due?2020-05-12T20:28:07-04:00

Tuition is generally due the week before the semester starts. However, you will receive a postcard from the Business Office with your official due date on it.

What are the admissions deadlines?2019-10-03T14:22:32-04:00

The GCE office has rolling admissions, allowing student to be accepted for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Applications and admission materials are to be sent to the GCE Office. Once all admission materials are received, the student’s file is reviewed for acceptance. An interview with the program coordinator is required for the Community Counseling and Psychology programs.

What makes MAC Army ROTC different from regular college leadership/management courses?2019-10-09T16:54:19-04:00

Students in ROTC learn through a unique program that involves both classroom and “practical” exercises.

Will I get credit for my courses abroad?2019-12-03T12:09:47-05:00

Yes, if you complete the academic approval process as outlined in your Study Abroad Application Packet. While studying abroad you will continue as a Mount Aloysius College student and will receive credit for the courses taken in your approved study abroad program. These are not transfer credits and grades from study abroad will be calculated as part of your cumulative grade point average. Course can be applied to core, major, or elective requirements in your program of study.  They can also help you complete a minor in International Perspective!

Does MAC accept dual enrollment or AP credits?2019-10-03T14:13:39-04:00

Mount Aloysius College recognizes the Advanced Placement program and will grant standing and college credit for courses in harmony with the college curriculum to students who complete the Advanced Placement Test with a score of 3 or higher. Students who are ‘dual enrolled’ can receive credit for classes taken, provided they are in harmony with college curriculum and students earn a C or higher.

International Baccalaureate (IB) courses are also recognized provided the student scores a 5 or higher on either the standard level or higher level IB examinations and the courses are in harmony with the college curriculum.

How do I enroll in my courses?2019-10-03T14:29:03-04:00

Our Student Success and Advising Department will be contacting you in the spring before you start to set up an appointment. You can also set up your appointment at Accepted Student Day. One of our academic advisers will sit down with you and help you make your first schedule. It is a collaborative effort, and you get a say in what classes you take and when.

Can I transfer in the spring?2019-10-03T14:18:14-04:00

Transfer students can choose to start in the fall or in the spring semester.

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