Heritage Scholars Day

Mercer University extends this invitation to only the most talented first-year applicants. During the day, students interview with faculty, staff, and alumni; participate in academic experiences; and tour Mercer’s historic Macon campus.

Heritage Scholars Day
Saturday, February 22
7:30–9:00 a.m. Check In and Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome
10:0011:00 a.m. Classroom Experiences and Deans’ Meetings
11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m. • Interviews
• Residence Hall Tours
• Lunch
• Mercer University’s Unique Offerings
2:00 p.m. Closing Reception

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to attend?

Mercer University extends invitations to the most talented first-year applicants. The average academic profile of students who attend this event is a 1370 SAT or a 30 ACT composite with a 4.04 GPA.

What should I wear?

You will be interviewing with current faculty and professionals, so business attire is recommended for this event.

How should I prepare?

In addition to getting a good night’s sleep and eating a healthy breakfast, we encourage you to be yourself. Be prepared to discuss your passions, achievements, and future goals.

Should I bring anything with me?

Plan to bring any personal items that you normally carry throughout the day. We will provide you with materials that you can use to take notes.

Can I bring guests?

Absolutely. Each student may bring up to two guests, such as a parent or guardian.

When will I find out my interview time?

We will provide your interview time in your registration packet when you check in for the event.

Can I request a specific interview time?

If you have schedule conflicts that require a particular interview time, you may email Catherine Harmon at harmon_cc@mercer.edu to request a specific time.

Do I have to be present to participate?

Yes – students must be present on campus the day of the interview in order to participate.

When will I receive my scholarship results?

You can expect to receive results from the weekend within 3-4 weeks after the event. You will receive official notification via a mailed letter.

What kind of scholarships are awarded?

Students have the opportunity to increase their merit scholarship award, ranging up to full tuition. There are a limited number of full-tuition scholarships.

Does this scholarship stack on top of the one I’ve already received from Mercer?

This scholarship will replace any merit scholarship offer you have already received from Mercer.

Are these scholarship offers binding?

No. However, we do ask that you check in with your admissions counselor by April 1 to accept or decline your scholarship offer. If you choose to accept it, your enrollment deposit is due by May 1 to secure your spot in our incoming class.

Will I get to meet faculty?

Yes – throughout the day and during your interview, you will have the opportunity to speak with current faculty, students, and staff from the University.

Will there be lunch?

Yes, we will provide a complimentary lunch for you and your guests.

Where should I park?

Parking will vary for each event, so check your email leading up to the event for detailed parking information. Also, when you arrive on campus, our student staff will direct you to your parking destination.

Where can I stay in Macon?

We have a list of recommended hotels for our guests.