1501 Mercer University Dr.
Macon, GA 31207
800.840.8577 | 478.301.2650
Home Away From Home
An Inclusive Campus Community
As one of America’s oldest and most distinctive institutions of higher learning, Mercer University is proud to be a second home for students from more than 50 countries. We welcome all applicants, including international students, and consider students for admission to the residential undergraduate program without regard to nationality or citizenship. We are ready to support you as you transition to university enrollment in the U.S.
Who Is An International Student?
At Mercer University, an “international student” is defined as a student who is not a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. permanent resident – including citizens of other countries graduating from a secondary school (high school) in the U.S.
Your Point of Contact
Assistant Director, Global Enrollment
Pick Your Preference
The Common Application
The Mercer Application
Costs, Scholarships, and Financial Planning
See Mercer's tuition and fees, learn about opportunities for scholarships, and read more about financing your Mercer education. International students are eligible for merit-based scholarships, but are not eligible for state or federal aid.
Standardized Test Scores
Submit an official language test score (see chart below for language requirement scores) if your native language or language of instruction is not English.
MINIMUM ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TEST SCORES
IELTS | 6.5
TOEFL IBT | 80
Duolingo | 115
ITEP Academic Plus | 4.5
Test Optional international applicants must complete an interview with their admissions counselor. Please note that international students must submit language test scores even if they are applying as Test Optional candidates.
Test scores submitted with your application for admission may be self-reported. We will require official standardized test scores to be submitted prior to enrollment at Mercer University.
Official School Transcript(s)
Upon admission, submit a course-by-course evaluation of transcript(s), including Grade Point Average, translated in English by World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny & Associates.
Letter of Recommendation
Exemptions to Submission of Language Scores
THINGS TO KNOW
|At Mercer, our students are more than a number, which is why we look beyond GPA and standardized test scores to review applications holistically. We look at a variety of factors to ensure that students will be successful in Mercer’s rigorous academic environment, including high school course selection, extracurricular and community involvement, leadership experience, letters of recommendation, essay responses, and more.|
|International students with an unweighted GPA greater than 3.5 are eligible to apply to Mercer University as Test Optional applicants. Test Optional applicants must complete an interview with their admissions counselor as part of the application process. After submitting your application, contact Beth Gonzalez at 478.538.0013 or email@example.com to schedule an interview.|
IMMIGRATION ASSISTANCE FOR
Students who do not currently possess a valid US visa which permits study in the US will be assisted in obtaining the F-1 visa prior to beginning their studies. The Office of Global Pathways assists and guides students who need this visa after they are admitted to Mercer University.
|For additional information about your next steps in the enrollment process, visit our Accepted Students page.|