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.


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.


Events for School Counselors

Bear Affair

During this exclusive fly-in event, you and a select group of your colleagues will have the opportunity to speak with current students and faculty, learn about Mercer's distinctive student experience, and get to know our hometown of Macon.

Save the Date: April 12-13, 2021

School Counselor Lunch and Learn

Offered throughout the fall, this is an opportunity for school counselors to connect with us virtually and learn more about Mercer, the admissions process, student life, and more. For more information, contact Jackie Atchison at 478.301.2307 or

Student Stories

Meet Our Mercerians

  • Chonch Chantha
  • Katie Johnson
  • Nadia Pressley


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

  • 25-31

    ACT Score

  • 1160-1320

    SAT Score

  • 3.95

    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 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.


Smiling Counselor

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.

Student Leading Tour

Campus Visitation

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.

Student Applying

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.

Smiling Student

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.

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.

Admissions Blog

Get The Inside Scoop


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