COVID-19 Admissions FAQs
We understand that COVID-19 may be affecting your college search process. Please know that our team in the Office of University Admissions is always here to support you, especially during this time.
COVID-19 does not currently affect our process to release admission decisions on a rolling basis. Our team is working hard to ensure you receive your decision in a timely manner.
You may contact the Office of University Admissions at 800.840.8577, 478.301.2650, or email@example.com. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. If you leave a voicemail or send an email after 5:00 p.m., we will respond to you by the next business day. You may also contact your admissions counselor via phone or email.
All daily campus tours have transitioned to a virtual format through April 3, 2020. This new virtual format includes a live, counselor-led information session featuring an overview of Mercer, the admissions process, academics, student life, and financial aid, followed by an interactive virtual tour of campus. The session will conclude with a live Q&A with an admissions counselor.
As we approach April 3, we will re-evaluate the situation to determine if we will extend our virtual tour format through a later date. Check your email and keep checking our website for the most up-to-date information.
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. This will enable you to take next steps in the enrollment process to prepare for housing self-assignment and Summer Orientation in June. We understand that COVID-19 may be affecting your college search process, and all enrollment deposits will be refundable until June 1, 2020.
Yes, the housing contract deadline has been extended from May 8 to June 1, 2020, and the housing self-assignment period has been changed from May 27-June 3, 2020, to June 3-10, 2020.
The deadline to submit final high school and dual enrollment transcripts is July 31, 2020. However, if you are unable to have transcripts sent to us by the deadline due to COVID-19’s impact on schools, we will work with you to ensure we have the official documents we need prior to your enrollment at Mercer.
Yes, we can accept an unofficial copy of your transcript as a placeholder for an official copy in order to evaluate your file for an admission decision. Official transcripts will be required prior to enrollment. Contact your admissions counselor or the Office of University Admissions to discuss how to submit an unofficial transcript.
Make It Mercer! has been postponed. We will reschedule Make It Mercer! based on a reassessment of the situation and CDC guidance available over the coming weeks. As always, we will continue to communicate with you as we have new information to share.
We understand that COVID-19 has impacted some standardized test dates, causing them to be canceled or rescheduled. We will work with you over the coming weeks to ensure you have the opportunity to submit your test scores. If you plan to take the SAT or ACT after May 1, please contact your admissions counselor.
In response to COVID-19 and the cancellation of spring SAT and ACT testing dates, first-year applicants for Summer or Fall 2020 affected by these cancellations may choose to apply to Mercer as Test Optional to be considered for admission without submission of SAT or ACT test scores. Mercer continues to review applications holistically, and first-year applicants for Summer or Fall 2020 may be admitted without submitting SAT or ACT test scores if they meet other admissions requirements and criteria.