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How to Apply

Applying for the job you want starts with applying here.

Whether you're pursuing new opportunities or seeking career advancement to score that corner office you've had your eye on, Mercer is here to help you achieve what's next.

Maybe you’re headed back to finish your college degree, or perhaps you’re ready to get started in a program that moves at your own pace. Maybe you’ve got nights free, weekends free, or a little of both. Either way, we’ve got a program and a nearby location for you. Flexible on-campus bachelor's degrees from Metro Atlanta to Macon, or online from the convenience of your kitchen table—there’s an option that matches your needs and your goals at Mercer. Apply today.

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Undergraduate Programs

Mercer offers more than 35 programs designed for busy adults, available in flexible on-campus or online formats.

How To Apply

Applicants with more than nine (9) undergraduate credit hours after high school graduation are considered transfer students. If you have fewer than nine hours of college credit, contact us for more program options.

For admission to Mercer’s bachelor’s degree completion program for busy and working adults, applicants must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Some specific programs of study have higher admission criteria—see individual academic program page to review program-specific requirements. Students with slightly below a 2.25 GPA who meet all other requirements may be considered for conditional admission. Transient and non-degree applicants should consult the nursing school or pharmacy school program of interest for any additional requirements as it relates to GPA.

Required transfer application materials include:

  • Completed application for admission
  • $25 non-refundable application fee ($50 for international applicants)
  • High school or GED transcript (if applicable)
  • Official college transcripts of all college-level work from all previously attended institutions

Note: Transient and non-degree applicants may submit an official copy of their most recent transcript for admission.

After we receive all of the required documents, we’ll move quickly to evaluate your application for admission. You should receive a decision within one week.



How To Order Your Official Transcripts Online

  1. Visit your previous institution’s Office of the Registrar website, and search “transcript request.”
  2. Depending on the services accepted by your previous institution, select the appropriate service from the following list to send your transcript to Mercer.
  3. On your selected service’s website, enter your information. When prompted, select Mercer University as the recipient. For electronic delivery, enter For mail delivery, enter Mercer University, Office of University Admissions, P.O. Box 2140, McDonough, GA 30253.
  4. Submit your request.
  5. Your transcript will be sent to Mercer! Delivery times vary by school sending times and your choice of electronic or mail delivery.
    For orders processed through Parchment, the average school sending time is within two business days from when Parchment notifies the school. If you select electronic delivery, as soon as your transcript is processed by your school, Parchment will send the transcript to Mercer. If you select mail delivery and your school processes the transcript by 6:00 p.m., Parchment will print and mail your transcript to Mercer the same day. For additional information about Parchment’s process, visit the Parchment website.

If you have questions about the transcript request process, schedule a personalized appointment to discuss more details.

Transient Students

Mercer University is committed to helping you achieve educational empowerment and growth - even if that means you’re just joining us for a couple of classes. If you’re a student who is currently enrolled at another regionally accredited college or university and intend to apply Mercer course credits toward your degree completion, you may be classified as a transient student. Required transient application materials include: a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, completed application for admission, and a written statement from the student's current college or university that provides approval to attend Mercer.

Non-Degree Students

Beyond our degree programs, we also offer certificates, special programs, and opportunities for professional learning and development. If you’re seeking to increase expertise in a new field or advance credentials to support job responsibilities, you may wish to complete a non-degree program and get to your goal faster. Individuals who wish to enroll in coursework without intent to complete a degree program may enroll as a non-degree student as long as they meet admission requirements.

International Students

Along with general requirements for admission into a Mercer program, international students will take additional steps.

Readmission-Seeking Students

We understand that life happens, and sometimes students need to take a break from their studies. If you were previously enrolled in a Mercer bachelor's degree program and would like to come back to complete your degree, we're here to help you get started again. The length of time that you have been away will determine your path to return to Mercer, including if you need to submit a new application.

Returning to school after 20 years can be intimidating! Mercer was great because I was in an environment with other adult learners and I didn’t feel out of place. The students were my age, we all faced the same challenges, and we motivated each other.

Teressa Maines, Psychology, '19

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Transferring Credits

When you’re accepted to Mercer, we will review your official transcripts and the Office of the Registrar will help determine which of your earned credits are eligible for transfer.

Enrollment Partnerships and Pathways

Thanks to our unique relationship with certain organizations, corporations, and government agencies, you could qualify for affordable education opportunities at Mercer, depending on where you work.

Distance Learning and State Authorization

Mercer is permitted to offer online degree programs and learning opportunities throughout the United States via the University’s participation in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).

Out-of-State Professional Licensure

Some academic programs offered by Mercer prepare graduates for practice in regulated professions. These professions are licensed at the state level, and licensure varies by profession and state.
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As the state of Georgia’s first Purple Heart University, we’re proud to make it our priority to provide our veterans, military service members, and their families with exceptional, personalized assistance throughout the entire admissions and enrollment process.

Educational Benefits

Like you, we're here to serve.

We provide military-connected prospective students with a wide range of educational benefits that make it easier to earn a degree and advance their careers.

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