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.
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE:
We understand that COVID-19 may be affecting the college search process of your students. Please know that our team in the Office of University Admissions is always here to support you, especially during this time.
The Office of University Admissions has begun offering in-person campus tours. To help protect the health of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors, we have implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing of campus facilities along with a number of new operating procedures, and will continue to offer alternative virtual visit opportunities. We are fully committed to serving you in the days ahead.
Meet Our Mercerians
2020 CLASS PROFILE
These numbers reflect the middle 50th percentile in test scores and the average GPA from our incoming class and are not minimum admissions requirements.
Average Academic GPA
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.|
|Through Mercer’s Test Optional admission policy, first-year students 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.|
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.
The best way for you and your students to get a feel for Mercer is to visit in person or virtually and experience the culture, climate, and personality of Bear Territory.
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.
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.
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.
Get The Inside Scoop
Minority Mentor Program
The Minority Mentor Program provides support for first-year students to have a smoother transition into life at Mercer. We followed two pairs of students in Mercer's Minority Mentor Program to hear what it's like to be a part of this program.
On-Campus Job Opportunities
Check out our blog for tips about how to find the perfect job on campus.
Scholarship Interview Tips
Interviews can bring a lot of nerves, so hopefully these tips will help you feel empowered to crush your next interview!
College Essays Dos and Don'ts
The college essay is a great opportunity to tell the committee reading your application more about yourself and is a great way to communicate your personality. Our blog has a few recommendations to help you craft an essay that will enhance your application.
At Mercer, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to make the best college choice for yourself and your family. There are a lot of admissions terms you may not be familiar with yet, so check out our blog for a helpful list of common terms and what they mean.
Tips for your College Visit
College visits are exciting, and maybe a little overwhelming sometimes, too. Check out our blog for tips to help ease the process and make the most of each visit!
Navigating Financial Aid
At Mercer, we want to walk with you through every step of the financial aid process! We want you to feel empowered in your knowledge of financial aid, and we are here to answer any questions you have. Check out our blog for a guide to financial aid with some important information!
3 Tips for Virtual Visits
The importance of campus visits cannot be overstated. With all the virtual tours and events universities are creating right now, there is a lot to take advantage of. Check out our blog for three tips for virtual visits!
6 Reasons to Apply Early
The college application process may seem daunting sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be. Starting the process early can help give you time to make the best decision for yourself. Check out our blog for six reasons why applying early can make your college search process easier!
Should I Apply Test Optional?
At Mercer, we understand that student success doesn't necessarily correlate with standardized test scores. Our students are more than just a number, which is why we look at a variety of factors to ensure students will be successful at Mercer.
It's senior year and you're ready to start your college applications. Here are some tips from one of our admissions counselors to help you prepare.
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 email@example.com.