RN to BSN New Student Page
Welcome to the MDCHS RN to BSN New Student Page!
This page has been created to provide you with information and due dates to help you prepare to join us in January. We will continue to update and add information to this page, so check it often!
Join our Facebook Group!
□ Get to know your fellow admitted and current RN to BSN classmates! You will receive an invitation from Facebook to join this private group (if you do not, check your spam folder first, then please let us know).
□ Accepted students are provided a Mary Baldwin University Personal Identification Number (PIN) and username by mail. Reference that paper while you complete the following steps:
- Access your Mary Baldwin email online at https://accounts.google.com.
- To log in, enter your Mary Baldwin username (the username on your PIN letter plus “@marybaldwin.edu”) and your PIN as your password.
- Click on the “Sign In” button.
- If you have a personal Gmail account, you may need to log out of that account before you can log in to your edu account.
All electronic correspondence from the college will be sent to your Mary Baldwin Mail address, so it is important to make a habit of checking your Mary Baldwin Mail on a regular basis. Mary Baldwin Mail uses the powerful Google Gmail engine. You can forward your Mary Baldwin Mail account to another account for your convenience.
File your FAFSA – Deadline 30 days before start of classes
□ Complete your FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA School Code for Mary Baldwin is 003723. If you have any questions about the process, feel free to give Robin Dietrich, Director of Financial Aid a call at 540.887.7025 or 1.800.468.2262.
□ Once Mary Baldwin receives your FAFSA information, we will provide you with an “award letter”, which gives you options for student loans if needed. You do not have to accept the award, or, accept the full amount.
□ Why you may want to file a FAFSA if you are eligible for tuition reimbursement: If your employer offers tuition reimbursement, filing the FAFSA gives you flexibility, even if you do not pursue the loan at that time. Should your eligibility for the employer benefit change over the semester, having the filing in place allows you to secure the loan at a later date. This information cannot be provided retroactively.
□ Mary Baldwin University’s online bookstore offers students the ability to order books in all formats available for that text (new, used, rent, e-book) at competitive prices. Books can be ordered at the Mary Baldwin Online Bookstore.
Schedules & Account Payable Information available in January
□ Once you receive your Mary Baldwin email/password information, you can access your schedule and account payable information using the “myMBU” portal.
□ New students will work with their Program Director to finalize their fall course selections – the program will preregister all new students for the Fall term.
Due December 1, 2018 or sooner
Complete your documentation
□ If you were accepted conditionally due to missing or incomplete documents (such as a current unrestricted RN license, official transcripts or proof of completion of the associate degree), please have these sent to the Office of Admissions as soon as they are available. Incomplete documentation will result in a hold on your account and you will not be able to register for RN to BSN courses. Address to send materials: Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin University, Office of Admissions, 100 Baldwin Boulevard, Fishersville, VA 22939.
□ Former LPNs: Students that have LPN transcripts need to send transcripts from their LPN program to complete their transfer records. If you have not already done so, please have these transcripts sent to: Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin University, Office of Admissions, 100 Baldwin Boulevard, Fishersville, VA 22939.
Prepare for Orientation
□ Don’t have a laptop? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide a temporary laptop for you on Orientation day, as you will need access to a computer for training on software that will support your studies.
Save The Date:
□ Mandatory Orientation will be held at the MDCHS campus in Fishersville on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 8:30am – 1:30pm. Please bring a laptop if you have one. If you do not have a laptop, please email email@example.com with a request for a temporary laptop for Orientation, and one will be provided for you. Lunch will be provided.
□ An online orientation course will be made available for students unable to attend the face-to-face session. Please email your program director at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to be enrolled in this course.
□ Have a new laptop computer? Please remember to set up your Mary Baldwin email and test wi-fi connections before orientation day.
Student ID/Parking Permit
□ We will have representatives from our Security Office during Orientation available to process your student ID and register your vehicle. There is no parking fee but you will be required to display a parking permit in order to park anywhere on the MDCHS or Mary Baldwin campuses.
□ At the MDCHS campus, students should park in student lots B&C as indicated by signs in the parking lot.
□ Students must have their ID badges to access the MDCHS building, and, are required to wear their ID badges while in the building.
January 7, 2019
Classes start Monday, January 7!