The Steps to Success program is designed specifically for new Mercy College students looking for additional support or resources. The Student Success Center staff will help students transition to Mercy College and support student success by providing a wide range of academic support services. 

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Steps to Success


  • Student must have a desire to do well personally and academically 

  • Student must be new to Mercy College

Steps to Success


  • Student will work with the Director of Student Engagement to identify content and resource needs

  • Student will attend scheduled content sessions at a time that meets their needs

  • Student will periodically check-in with a Student Success Center team member throughout the term 


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For additional information or to apply to the program, contact the Norkaitis Student Success Center,

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Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master's degreesbachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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