UPDATE: McDaniel College will now be closed today, Thursday, Nov. 15. All classes and events have been canceled. These events include “Books Sandwiched In,” Africa’s Legacy Global Dinner, and tonight’s performance of “Spring Awakening.” The RED Snow Removal Plan is in effect. More info »

New Spring Student Checklist

As soon as a new student deposits, McDaniel does all it can to connect the new student to the community and prepare the student for arrival.  Here is information on next steps for you as a new student for Spring, 2019!

KICK-OFF ROUND: KNOCK IT OUT OF THE PARK ON THESE DEADLINES!

Summary of DUE DATES/DEADLINES:

  • AS SOON AS YOU DEPOSIT
    • Read welcome email (McDaniel will start sending out welcome emails for new students on approximately November 15th), activate account, complete financial aid pieces, read your McDaniel email daily, register with Student Academic Support Services if you need accommodations, join the closed FB group to connect!
  • NOVEMBER 19
    • All transfer students will start registration on NOVEMEBER 19, 2018
  • DECEMBER 1 
    • Submit your picture online for your McDaniel 1Card/ID card
  • DECEMBER 15
    • Submit Health form
  • JANUARY 24
    • Complete Online courses in Haven
  • JANUARY 25
    • Move-in Day & New Student Orientation

MORE DETAILED SCOOP!

ROUND 1 – WELCOME, ACTIVATE, READ, SMILE AND REGISTER FOR MCD LOCAL!

  • Read the “Welcome” Email you will receive from Admissions: This email will come to your personal email account (the one you used when applying). In this email, you will be given directions on how to log into the admissions website and access your McDaniel username and ID. Your McDaniel username will also serve as your McDaniel email address. (For example, if your username is emg003, then your McDaniel email address is emg003@mcdaniel.edu).
  • Activate your Account with your McDaniel username and ID. Watch this video to learn how »
  • Read your McDaniel email! Need help reading email or more information about McDaniel’s technology resources? Find additional resources and help online or call our IT HELP DESK at 410-871-3390
  • Submit your McDaniel 1Card/ID Picture NOW but no later than NOVEMBER 30! Learn more here »

ROUND 2 – MONEY, INFO AND CONNECT ONLINE!

ROUND 3 – COLLEGE LIFE TO DO FORMS!

  • Register for Academic Accommodations with our SASS Office: DUE ASAP - FOR STUDENTS WITH DOCUMENTED LEARNING, PSYCHOLOGICAL OR PHYSICAL DIFFERENCES: Connect with our Student Academic Support Services (SASS) Office - If you are a student with a documented disability, please complete the Student Academic Support Services (SASS) registration form ASAP so SASS can help to support your needs this summer as you get ready to arrive!
  • Submit your HEALTH FORM: DUE DECEMBER 15: Make an appointment with your doctor to get a physical! You will need to turn in an updated health form to the College! If you have any questions, please refer to the Health Form FAQ's or call the Wellness Center at 410-857-2243.
  • Complete the required online courses in ALCOHOL EDU AND HAVEN ONLINE COURSES. OPEN ONLINE AT THE LINK BELOW. Transfer students are required to complete Haven, First Year Students are required to complete Haven and AlcoholEdu.

ROUND 4 – THAT THING CALLED ACADEMICS!

  • First Stop (410-857-2790) should contact you with the name of your faculty advisor based on your declared major with admissions. Please contact the office if you do not hear from us after your make your deposit. Please give the college about a week after your deposit to identify your advisor.
  • Complete all ACADEMIC PLACEMENT EXAMS: as applicable and as directed by your department advisor.
  • Log into BlackBoard and complete the following placement exams as per the direction of your advisor. If you need help understanding this process, please watch this video tutorial »
    • English
    • Math
      • Contact for questions is Dr. Hamblen atshamblen@mcdaniel.edu
      • Want to brush up on your skills before you take the Math placement exam? Click here for practice tests in Arithmetic and Algebra, or visit PurpleMath.com (see "Preliminary Topics" and "Beginning Algebra Topics").
    • Second Language
      • Contact is Dr. Motard-Noar at mmotard@mcdaniel.edu)
      • Spanish, German or French — test is online in Blackboard (you may test in more than one language)
      • If you need to take a placement exam in ASL, Chinese, Latin, or Arabic, please email your request to the First Year Team at firstyearteam@mcdaniel.edu

ROUND 5 – CONNECT WITH YOUR ADVISOR AND GET SOME CLASSES!

  • WHEN IS ADVISING?
    • First Stop (410-857-2790) should contact you with the name of your faculty advisor based on your declared major with admissions. Please contact the office if you do not hear from us after your make your deposit. Please give the college about a week after your deposit to identify your advisor.
    • Once you have your advisor assignment, connect with the professor/advisor to set up a time to meet/talk about class selection.
    • Learn more about First-Year Advising and Class Registration.