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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Tours are available Monday through Friday at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. for a limited number of guests, and registration is required. Please understand that in-person campus tours will not include a residence hall tour at this time.
We have implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing of campus facilities along with a number of new operating procedures to help protect the health of our students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.
If you are currently unable to visit campus in person, we encourage you to explore Mercer through our virtual visit options, including our live, counselor-led virtual information session and our student-led interactive virtual tour.
In response to COVID-19 and the cancellation of some SAT and ACT testing dates, Mercer University has implemented a three-year test optional admission policy through Fall 2023.
Mercer’s Test Optional admission policy allows first-year and transfer students to apply to Mercer and be considered for admission without submitting official SAT and ACT scores. If you are applying under Mercer’s Test Optional policy, you will not be required to submit test scores or any other further documentation.
While students may apply as Test Optional, some state-funded scholarships, University-funded merit scholarships, and special scholarships and programs require standardized test score submission, including the Zell Miller for Georgia residents.