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Manchester Next Steps

Congratulations on your acceptance!  We know that you have what it takes to succeed at MCPHS. And now that you have been admitted, it’s time to take the next step toward your exciting future in healthcare.

Submit your deposit to secure your spot in the incoming class by logging into your MCPHS Portal. Please note that this deposit is non-refundable.

Submit Your Deposit

You can also submit your enrollment deposit by visiting www.mcphs.edu/Deposit.

We will continue to post information necessary to your enrollment here, so please bookmark this page and visit it often! Also, please feel free to call the Admission Office at 603.314.1701 or email admissions.manchester@mcphs.edu if there is anything further we can do to assist you.

Deposited student program specific next steps.

In addition to general next steps for all incoming students, each program has specific next steps. Choose your program from the following list to review and complete your program-specific next steps.

Nursing

Occupational Therapy

PharmD

Physician Assistant Studies


Deposited student general next steps.

Before you arrive on campus, you must complete your required immunizations and determine whether you will enroll in the University’s health insurance plan. Below you will find information about completing your immunizations and information on how you can waive the University’s health insurance plan, if you already have one that meets our standards.

Immunizations

To ensure your own health and safety, as well as the health and safety of those around you, your required immunizations and titers must be completed prior to your first academic term. The easiest way to become compliant with MCPHS and state immunization requirements is to complete your immunizations through your primary care provider before you arrive at school.

To track your immunization records and compliance, the University works with CastleBranch, a confidential health information service. MCPHS will send you an email with instructions on how to set up an account with CastleBranch. Once you successfully create your profile, you will be prompted to upload the completed form.

Please be aware of the following:

  • You will pay a one-time fee of $25 to CastleBranch to create your CastleBranch account. Instructions about payment will be provided on the payment step of the online order process. You will have direct access to your account to monitor your own personal immunization compliance in conjunction with the company's tracking.
  • It is strongly recommended that you save a copy of your completed immunization form and your immunization records. Should any compliance questions arise, it is important to have your records immediately accessible to you.
  • Students who are not compliant with University immunization requirements may be subject to administrative withdrawal from MCPHS.
  • Authorized officials at MCPHS have access to student immunization records in order to monitor compliance.

Any questions about immunization records or requirements should be directed to CastleBranch at customerservice@castlebranch.com or 888.723.4263. All immunization information must be received by CastleBranch by April 15 for summer enrollment, July 15 for fall enrollment, and December 15 for spring enrollment.

If you have any questions about this process, please email immunization@mcphs.edu.

Please note: Students who are not in compliance with the MCPHS and state immunization requirements before the start of classes may not be allowed to move into MCPHS-sponsored housing. Additionally, failure to comply may result in a delay in your beginning classes and a hold being placed on your student account.

Health insurance

According to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and MCPHS policy, all students (regardless of enrollment) must be covered by a comprehensive health insurance program. The University makes available a general policy, provided by an independent insurance carrier, which meets these standards. Students will be automatically enrolled in this plan unless a waiver (which must be renewed annually) is completed and received by Student Financial Services. The health insurance waiver form will be available at the following times: 

  • Fall incoming students – June
  • Spring incoming students – November
  • Summer in coming students – April 

To fill out the waiver, visit www.universityhealthplans.com. If you need assistance, please call 1.800.437.6448. The health insurance waiver deadline for Summer 2018 enrollment is May 31, 2018. The deadline for Fall 2018 enrollment is August 1, 2018. 

All international students must enroll in the plan with the exception of:

  1. Those international students whose sponsoring institutions have a signed agreement with MCPHS that complies with the University’s health insurance waiver requirements.
  2. International students with a plan for which their health insurance company’s primary home office is based in the United States AND the policy provides comparable coverage to the University's student health insurance plan.

International students who do not fall under conditions 1 or 2 above MUST purchase the University’s student health insurance plan and therefore are not eligible for a waiver.

MCPHS requires an official transcript showing all final grades from all colleges/universities you have attended in order to complete your admission record. Please note that failure to successfully complete coursework with a C or higher may result in a change in your starting academic year or rescinding our offer of admission. Final transcripts must be received by August 1 for Fall enrollment and January 1 for Spring enrollment, or a hold will be placed on your account preventing you from being registered for classes.

Final transcripts and official score reports should be mailed directly from your high school, college/university, or testing agency in a sealed, signed envelope to:

MCPHS Manchester
1260 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

If you have not already done so, please complete the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid online to be considered for aid for Summer 2018.

Students may also complete the 2018–2019 FAFSA at the same site any time to be considered for aid for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters.

If you have questions about financing your education or the aid application process, please contact the Student Financial Services Office for assistance.

Kristen Desrochers
603.314.1729
Kristen.Desrochers@mcphs.edu

Your MCPHS ID number is available on the MCPHS Portal. Please remember this ID number and use it when corresponding with the University. When you arrive on campus for Orientation, you will receive your MCPHS ID badge and lanyard, which must be worn at all times while on campus.

All students enrolled at MCPHS will be issued a student email address. You can expect an email from the MCPHS Information Services (IS) department approximately 3 months prior to your start term. This email address will be used throughout your time at MCPHS, and will also serve as your login credentials to the my.mcphs.edu internal student site. Please monitor this email account for important information, including your tuition billing statements.

How do I access my MCPHS email?

After depositing, you will receive an email from our Information Services department with instructions on how to access your MCPHS email address, including your username and password. This email will be sent to the personal email address we have on file. IS begins sending this information approximately 3 months prior to your start term. If you would like to change the personal email address you have on file, contact us at 617.879.5964.

Please note: Until your first day of classes, continue to check both your personal email and your MCPHS email to make sure you are receiving all necessary communications.

Once your first semester tuition bill has been posted, you will receive an email to your MCPHS email account. To access your student payment account, or to submit your payment, visit the MCPHS payment gateway.

Payment is due by August 1 for Fall enrollment, December 1 for Spring enrollment, and May 1 for Summer enrollment.

This interactive tutorial will introduce you to the MCPHS University library resources and allow you to practice navigating the MCPHS library website. This site is available to you on-campus or off-campus, 24 hours a day. Firefox or Chrome is strongly recommended for viewing this tutorial.

MCPHS parking is available for students to purchase each semester. Parking is limited and assigned on a first come, first serve basis.

To reserve parking, please complete the parking reservation form.  

The parking application deadline is August 1 for fall starts and December 1 for spring starts.

For questions on parking options in the area or any questions related to parking, please contact the Office of Operations at 508-373-5754 or email Office of Operations.

Manchester is densely populated with a large number of living opportunities, from apartment complexes and condominiums to single and multi-family homes.  Check out our  housing page to help you search for the best off-campus housing option.

Laptop Requirements

The Accelerated PharmD Program uses ExamSoft (electronic testing software) in all classes and also administering the Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA) exam. All students are required to bring a laptop meeting the minimum specifications below in order for you to be able to sit for your exams and also take the PCOA. Please note, the laptop must be a Mac or PC that meet the minimum specifications listed below in order to use both ExamSoft and the PCOA. Either a Surface Pro or an iPad are not supported by the PCOA.

PC Requirements

Mac Requirements

Professional appearance is an essential component of the professional degree programs. Appropriate professional attire fosters a sense of professionalism and civility within the University community and assists with creating an optimal learning environment for the diverse student populations of the Worcester and Manchester campuses. Please take a few moments to review the Standards of Professional Dress for Professional Degree Programs.

White coat ordering forms will be available here later this spring (2018) for all Fall 2018 enrollment.

Welcome to Disability Support Services
Main Office: 8:30am - 4:30pm | 617-879-5995 | Fax: 617-608-5888
Boston 617-879-5995 | Manchester 603-314-1709 | Worcester 857-337-5015
DSS@mcphs.edu

Disability Support Services (DSS) is a part of the Division of Student Affairs and provides services and accommodations to students across our four campuses (Manchester, Boston, Worcester, and Newton). MCPHS University and DSS are committed to ensuring that students with disabilities have equal, effective, and meaningful access to educational opportunities and programs through the Americans with Disabilities Act Amended (ADAAA) of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students who are otherwise qualified for admission are encouraged to meet with Disability Support Services to discuss reasonable accommodations on the basis of disability if they have a physical or mental impairment that limits a major life activity.

As part of the process, a student requesting accommodations may need to provide DSS with documentation of their disability. Documentation which may be required includes medical records, an Individual Education Plan (IEP), a 504 Plan, a psychoeducational evaluation, and/or letters from physicians, psychologists, or a licensed mental health professional.

Determination of reasonable accommodations is a deliberative and collaborative process between the student and DSS. This process often includes DSS’s review of third-party documentation provided by the student’s qualified professional. MCPHS University will consider the student’s disability, history, experience, request, and the unique characteristics of the course, program, or requirement, in order to determine if a specific accommodation is reasonable.

MCPHS University ensures FERPA compliance and therefore all information submitted to Disability Support Services will remain confidential.

For general information or specific questions please complete the DSS Quick Response Form and a staff member will contact you within two work days. Alternatively, feel free to call DSS at 617-879-5995 or email the office at DSS@mcphs.edu.

To initiate services, please complete STEPS 1 and 2 in the process described below:

STEP 1: Make a Request for Services/Accommodations

Student completes the DSS Student Request for Services Form (SRS). Requests can be completed online, or if a student received a paper SRS, requests can be mailed, faxed, or hand delivered to the DSS office.

STEP 2: Submit Supporting Documentation

Student submits supporting, current, clinical documentation from a qualified professional which may include past 504 plans, IEP's, psychoeducational evaluations, and/or letters from physicians, psychologists, or a licensed mental health professional. Documentation can be uploaded to the online DSS Student Request for Services Form; mailed, faxed, or hand delivered to the DSS office.

STEP 3: Intake Appointment

Once DSS has received the Student Request for Services Form and qualifying documentation, DSS will invite the student (at the email address provided) to an Intake Appointment. During this appointment, individualized services and reasonable accommodations will be discussed.

STEP 4: Initiate Services for the Upcoming Semester

If a student is found eligible to receive services through DSS, the student will be provided a DSS Accommodation Letter, will receive training on approved services, and DSS will review how a student presents their Accommodation Letter to each professor, every semester.

Each student who receives a DSS Accommodation Letter is responsible for:

  • Communicating their individual accommodations to each professor.
  • Making all applicable ongoing, electronic service requests (testing, note-taking, and alternate text requests) within the specified time-frame.

STEP 5: Follow-up

Students are encouraged to follow-up with DSS as needed; DSS professional staff members are available to review communication of a students' approved accommodations with their professors, discuss additional accommodation requests, and/or disability-related resources and supports.

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