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Transfer Applicants
Application Process for Transfer Applicants from Other Colleges and Universities
Candidates for transfer admission to the traditional undergraduate programs from a nationally accredited college or university should submit an application for admission, a $50 non-refundable application fee, and official transcript(s) from all colleges/universities attended. To ensure proper evaluation of transfer credit, transfer applicants should observe the following deadlines:
Summer Semester
May 1
Fall Semester
June 15
Spring Semester
December 1
Candidates must have completed at least 9 semester hours of college work after high school graduation to be classified as a transfer student. Applicants with less than 30 semester hours of college credit earned must submit official high school transcripts or GED scores and optional official SAT or ACT score reports. Applicants with 30-60 semester hours of college credit earned must submit official high school transcripts.
Transfer applicants must be in good academic standing at the college/university of current enrollment or present evidence of satisfactory work in a college/university previously attended. Satisfactory work is classified as a cumulative 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Students requesting exceptions to this policy may be asked to submit additional documentation or enter the University on a probationary status, in which case certain grades may be required before enrollment in subsequent semesters is allowed.
Transfer applicants seeking full admission to the School of Engineering must have completed Calculus I, Calculus II, General Chemistry, Physics I and have a 2.5 GPA overall, and a 2.5 GPA in all math, science and engineering courses in addition to the traditional admission criteria. Transfer applicants can be conditionally admitted to the School of Engineering if they have completed Chemistry or Physics, and Calculus I with a “C or better” but not Calculus II in addition to the traditional admission criteria.
Transfer applicants will be notified of their admission to the University on a rolling basis. Upon acceptance, an official evaluation of academic standing will be made available on the student’s MyMercer account. Those who intend to enroll should submit enrollment deposits of $500 to hold their spaces in the entering class.
This deposit is refundable until June 15 for those students admitted to the summer and fall semesters. The refund deadline for the spring semester is December 1. Students may request a refund of the deposit before the stated deadline by submitting a written request to the Office of University Admissions. Deposits made after the stated refund deadline are automatically non-refundable.
The University Registrar determines which courses taken at other institutions are directly comparable and will be credited toward completion of degree requirements at Mercer. For more information, refer to the Transfer Credit Evaluation Policy for Undergraduate Credits in the “Academic Information” section of the catalog.