MaconCatalog : Entering The University
Entering The University
Admission from Secondary Schools
Mercer University seeks to admit students who have outstanding academic credentials and personal characteristics indicating they will contribute to the diversity and richness of the campus, both inside and outside of the classroom. Applicants’ records should reflect a strong commitment to their educational goals, a sense of responsibility to themselves and their communities, and a promise of growth, intellectually and socially.
Applicants are considered on the strength of their academic record, character and leadership potential, co-curricular and service-related activities.
Admission to the University normally requires graduation from an accredited, secondary school with a minimum of sixteen units of high school credit including English (4 units), mathematics (4 units), laboratory science (3 units), social science/history (3 units) and foreign language (2 units). Applicants are expected to be in good academic and disciplinary standing at their current or last institution attended. Standardized test scores are optional admissions consideration.
Students not meeting minimum admission requirements may be reconsidered for admission through submission of additional academic information (new SAT/ACT scores, high school transcripts).
Application Materials and Supporting Documentation
Application for Admission
$50 non-refundable application fee
Official high school transcript(s)
Official SAT or ACT scores (Scores on official high school transcripts are accepted.)
Personal Statement
Letter of recommendation from teacher or high school college counselor
Additional academic letter of recommendation from teacher or high school college counselor for test optional applicants
Students may apply to Mercer University's traditional undergraduate programs through the Early Action Deadline (November 15) or the Regular Decision Deadline (February 1). Applications are accepted at any time, but evaluations do not begin until September of an applicant’s senior year of high school. An admission decision is rendered once all official documents have been received (high school transcripts, optional SAT/ACT scores, recommendation letter). An applicant is notified of his/her admission or denial within two to four weeks of the completed application having been received and processed by the Office of University Admissions. All final high school and college transcripts are required prior to enrollment.