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How to Apply to Mercer

As you start the college application process, we are here to help in any way possible. If you are ever unsure of your next steps or have any questions about Mercer, reach out to your admissions counselor. We are here to make the process as stress-free as possible.

For your Mercer college application, you can apply through the Mercer application or The Common App. We do not have a preference which application you choose, and we encourage you to use whichever application you are most comfortable with.

Once you have decided which application you would like to use, you should decide if you would like to submit standardized test scores or be a Test Optional candidate. It’s important to know that Mercer super scores your SAT and/or ACT scores to make sure we have the best scores on file for you.

To be considered as a Test Optional candidate, we require a 3.5 unweighted GPA, supplemental essays, and a letter of recommendation. If you are unsure about which option would be best for you, reach out to your admissions counselor or visit our website for additional information about our Test Optional policy.

After submitting your application, we will need a few supplemental materials to complete your application. This could include official ACT and/or SAT scores (if you are submitting standardized test scores), an official transcript, and a letter of recommendation.

If you are sending your standardized test scores to Mercer, visit the College Board website to send your SAT scores and the ACT website to send your ACT scores. As a reminder, Mercer’s SAT code is 5409 and Mercer’s ACT code is 0838.

When requesting transcripts from your high school, make sure they are sent from a representative of your high school, such as a school counselor. This representative can email your transcript to your admissions counselor or upload the transcript directly to Parchment or Naviance.

If you attend a high school in Georgia, you can request your transcript to be sent through GA Futures.

Mercer also accepts official transcripts from The Common App, the National Student Clearinghouse, and other official electronic transcript sites.

Letters of recommendation can be emailed to your admissions counselor, but the letter must come from the recommender’s email address to be considered. You can also send a request to your recommender on The Common Application. Keep in mind, it’s important to check with your recommender to make sure they will be able to write you a full letter of recommendation.

Congratulations on taking this first big step toward your college future. We are so happy that you are considering Mercer University. Reach out to your admissions counselor with any questions you may have during this admissions process. We can’t wait to connect with you! Go Bears!