First-Year Admissions

Join our community of achievers.

Fall 2019 Class Profile

These numbers reflect the averages from our incoming class and are not minimum admission requirements.

  • 1280

    SAT Score

  • 27

    ACT Score

  • 3.94

    Academic GPA

Mark Your Calendar

Application Dates and Deadlines
  • The application for admission opens August 1.
Date Deadline What does that mean?
October 15 Early Action Early Action is a non-binding admission process that gives students priority consideration for scholarships ranging up to full tuition and beyond. Students who apply by the Early Action deadline will receive an admission decision during the first week of November.
February 1 Priority Scholarship Priority Scholarship is an admission process that gives students priority consideration for scholarships ranging up to full tuition. Applications submitted by the Priority Scholarship deadline will be evaluated on a rolling basis, beginning in November.
April 1 Regular Decision Regular Decision is an admission process that encourages students to apply by April 1. Applications submitted by the Regular Decision deadline will be evaluated on a rolling basis, beginning in November.
Other Important Dates and Deadlines
Date Deadline What does that mean?
October 1 2020-2021 FAFSA Available Access and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible to be considered for every type of financial aid available.
February 1 Priority FAFSA Deadline FAFSA submissions received after February 1 will be considered only as funds remain available.
May 1 National Decision Day If you plan to enroll at Mercer, submit your enrollment deposit by May 1 to secure your spot in our incoming class.

Application Checklist

Everything You Need


Mercer University offers two ways to apply for admission: The Common Application or the Mercer Application. We do not have a preference, and we encourage you to use the option that is most convenient for you.

Standardized Test Scores

Submit your official standardized ACT or SAT scores. Make sure to submit all your scores because we super score, meaning we take your highest section scores out of all your submitted tests. We’ll use it for your potential admittance as well as any increase in scholarship.

Official High School Transcript(s)

Ask your school counselor to send us your official transcript(s). We want to see how you've challenged yourself and explored academic interests through your coursework.

Letter of Recommendation

We want to hear from one of your high school teachers or counselors about your work ethic, school engagement, academic achievement, and more.

Curious About Your Credits?

AP, CLEP, dual enrollment, and IB credits that satisfy University criteria may be applied toward the Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree only for courses that are required in the Engineering curriculum.
Students may receive up to 32 hours of credit from all extra-course examinations, including AP, CLEP, and IB.


Information Just for You

Mercer University evaluates home-schooled applicants in a manner that is appropriately comparable to other freshman applicants.

Applicants unable to verify completion of a College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) via transcript from an accredited high school must show academic strength in the CPC subjects through a combination of eight SAT II or Advanced Placement (AP) exams. SAT I and/or ACT test scores are also required to evaluate a student’s overall academic qualifications.

Subject Credits
English 4 units*
Mathematics (including Algebra II, Geometry and a fourth mathematics for which Algebra II is a prerequisite) 4 units*
Science (including lab courses from life and physical sciences) 3 units*
Social Science (including United States and World Studies) 3 units*
Foreign Language (both units must be in the same language) 2 units*
  • *A unit is often referred to as a Carnegie Unit and represents a full academic year of credit.