First-year Students

Jump start.

Yours is a life in progress. You might be set, on track, and gaining momentum. But are you going where you want to go? With Mercer’s program for working adults, you can add school to your schedule without getting derailed.

Here’s what you’ll need to send to get started:

  • A completed undergraduate Application for Admission.
  • A $25 non-refundable application fee—check or money order made payable to Mercer University. 
  • An official copy of high school or GED transcript.*
  • Official SAT/ACT scores* (only required for applicants who graduated from high school or GED recipients who would have graduated high school within the last three years).

*Official documents must be received in a sealed envelope directly from the institution or testing agency.

All application materials and admissions correspondence should be mailed to:


Mercer University
Henry County Regional Academic Center
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 2140
McDonough, GA 30253


After we receive all of the required documents, we’ll move quickly. You will receive your decision in the mail—usually within two weeks.

What is required to complete an admissions application?

A completed application and official transcripts of all college work attempted.  If an applicant has not completed any college work prior to applying to Mercer or has attempted less than 30 hours of college work, a high school or GED transcript is required.