Information for School Counselors

Helping your students plan for the future is a big responsibility, and we want to partner with you for their success.

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Visitation Opportunity

Group Tours

Available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for high school students, our group tours feature a walking tour of our historic Macon Campus.

Student Stories

Meet Our Mercerians

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  • Mary Margaret
  • Abdul Raheem Kaimari


These numbers reflect the middle 50th percentile in test scores and the average GPA from our incoming class and are not minimum admissions requirements.

  • 25-30

    ACT Score

  • 1190-1350

    SAT Score

  • 4.03

    Average Academic GPA


Test Optional

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.
Through Mercer’s Test Optional admission policy, first-year students with an unweighted GPA greater than 3.5, and transfer students who have completed fewer than 30 credit hours may choose to be considered for admission without submitting official SAT or ACT test scores. International students wishing to apply to Mercer as Test Optional will have additional requirements.


Admissions Counselor Bo Walker with a transfer student and her family

The Mercer Team

Our admissions counselors are dedicated to guiding you and your students through every step of the college search process. Contact your counselor with any questions you may have throughout the year.

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Campus Visits

The best way for you and your students to get a feel for Mercer is to visit in person and experience the culture, climate, and personality of historic Macon campus.

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Application for Admission

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

For information about application dates, deadlines, and documents, visit the First-Year Admissions page.

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Enrollment Checklist

Help your accepted students stay on track with our comprehensive list of next steps, including information about housing contracts, Summer Orientation, immunization forms, financial aid, and more.

Scenic shot of downtown Macon

Life in Macon

Located in the heart of Georgia, Mercer's hometown of Macon offers a thriving downtown, beautiful public parks, iconic historical landmarks, and so much more.


If you would like to request admissions information or recruitment materials such as brochures, posters, etc., contact the Office of University Admissions at 478.301.2650 or