Over the coming weeks, you will receive important information to help you prepare for your first year at Mercer. Check your email regularly for notifications and reminders, and follow the steps below to complete the enrollment process.
First Things First
Submit your $500 enrollment deposit by May 1 to secure your spot in Mercer University’s incoming class as well as your access to housing self-assignment and priority registration.
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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available beginning October 1 your senior year. Mercer’s federal school code is 001580. Complete your FAFSA as early as possible to be considered for every type of financial assistance available, and submit your FAFSA by February 1 for priority consideration. Submissions received after this priority date will be considered as funds remain available. Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents do not need to submit a FAFSA.
MyMercer is our student web portal where you will submit the Statement of Student Responsibilities, accept or reject any financial aid amounts offered, complete your housing contract, view and pay your bills due to Mercer, sign up for direct deposit for any refunds, add authorized payers (such as your parents/ guardians), waive the Bear Book Bundle, and submit the Student Records Release Authorization. You will receive instructions and login information via email to access your MyMercer account.
When you receive your financial aid notification in the mail or via email, contact your admissions counselor to schedule a time to review your notification either in person or via phone. You and your counselor will discuss your financial aid notification and options along with any questions you may have.
Beginning March 1, access and complete your housing contract through your MyMercer account by the May 5 deadline. Access to housing self-assignment is based on the date of your enrollment deposit and submission of the housing contract. If you need special housing accommodations, submit your request to Access and Accommodations 90 days prior to housing selections.
Beginning March 1, submit your photo for your Bear Card following instructions that you will receive via email. Your mobile Bear Card serves as your Mercer ID and gives you access to campus services and facilities such as your residence hall, dining facilities, the fitness center, and the library.
Beginning March 22, you should complete this step through your MyMercer account by the May 19 deadline to be eligible to register for classes.
Once you have submitted your deposit, you will receive an email notification to complete your MAP and register for Summer Orientation. Your MAP helps an advisor create your fall semester course schedule.
Exclusively for accepted students and their families, Make It Mercer! is your opportunity to celebrate with your future classmates at the place you’ll soon call home. Meet potential roommates, enjoy a service-learning experience, and make new friends through icebreakers.
After submitting your housing contract by May 5, you will receive a notification through your Mercer email address notifying you of the exact date and time to choose your room. During this process, you may also select your roommate.
During Orientation, you will attend a dean’s meeting, review your tentative fall course schedule with an academic advisor, and prepare for the fall semester.
Register for Mercer’s Minority Mentor Program by July 5. Students from diverse ethnic, religious, and gender groups are invited to connect with fellow students, get acquainted with the Mercer community early through Bear Launch Week, and benefit from the guidance of peer mentors and program advisors throughout the year. Eligible students will be invited to register via email.
Register for Mercer’s Opportunity Scholars Program by July 5. Designed to support first-generation college students and those from lower-to-moderate income backgrounds, this program introduces eligible students to campus early through Bear Launch Week, connecting them with academic and co-curricular resources before they begin the first semester. Students are also paired with a student mentor and program advisor who will guide them throughout their time at Mercer. Eligible students will be invited to register via email.
Register to participate in Mercer Firsts Program by July 31. Mercer Firsts helps first-generation college students start college strong and finish stronger. The program connects each participant with an experienced mentor, a community of support, and monthly workshops throughout the first year of college. Eligible students will be invited to register via email.
Students enrolling at Mercer are required to complete the Immunization Form process. Complete the steps for submitting this required information as instructed at mercer.edu/immunizations. Failure to complete this process may result in removal from classes.
After graduation, request to have your final high school transcript, dual enrollment college transcript, and AP and IB exam scores sent to the Office of University Admissions by July 31.
Complete the Health Insurance Waiver, beginning July 17, by September 15 to waive Mercer’s automatic student health coverage if you already have coverage under another policy.
To apply aid to your bill, accept your aid in MyMercer and complete all required documents by Opening Day. Any aid you do not accept will not be applied to your bill.
Once you are registered for classes, fall semester bills will be posted to your MyMercer account approximately the week of July 17. You will receive information about the payment plan option in your financial aid estimate, and your account balance is due by the first day of classes, August 22.
Complete the Student Records Release Authorization Form in MyMercer (available in the summer) by Opening Day to grant permission for Mercer to share academic or financial information with certain individuals (such as your parents/guardians). Only limited “directory information” will be released without this form on file.
Mercer University is committed to providing a healthy and safe campus environment for every student, and as an incoming student, you will be required to complete an online sexual harassment and misconduct prevention training course. You will receive a notification through your Mercer email address with detailed course instructions, including the due date for completion.
Move into your new campus home! Fall semester Opening Day marks the first day of Bear Beginnings Fall Orientation.
Submit your Bear Book Bundle waiver through your MyMercer account by August 26 if you are choosing not to participate in the Bear Book Bundle program.
For International and Transfer Students
International Students Graduating from a School in Georgia
Students who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents must submit a valid government-issued passport and a U.S.-issued F-1 Student Visa to enroll at Mercer. To obtain the F-1 Visa, you'll need to complete an I-20 form. The University has been authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students and to issue I-20 Forms. A Declaration of Finances, in U.S. dollar equivalents, verifying that you have adequate financial resources to cover the costs of attending Mercer University is also required as part of the Visa process.
Next steps for transfer students vary slightly from next steps for first-year students, so we've made a list specifically for you. Take a look at the transfer enrollment checklist to see your dates, deadlines, and reminders as you complete the enrollment process at Mercer.