Who Is a Transfer Student?
Applicants to Mercer’s traditional undergraduate campus in Macon with more than nine (9) semester hours after high school graduation are considered transfer students.
If you are a current high school student earning college credit through dual enrollment, you are considered a first-year student.
|2019-2020 Dates and Deadlines|
|Entry Term||Priority Deadline||Deposit Deadline||First Day of Class|
|Fall||April 15||June 1||August 20|
|Spring||November 15||December 1||January 6|
|Summer Session I||March 15||May 1||May 18|
|Summer Session II||March 15||May 1||June 22|
|Requirement||Less Than 30 Credit Hours||30-60 Credit Hours||More Than 60 Credit Hours|
|Application For Admission||✔||✔||✔|
|College Transcript(s)||Minimum 2.5 GPA||Minimum 2.5 GPA||Minimum 2.5 GPA|
|High School Transcript(s)||✔||✔||✘|
Where to Start
Transfer Student Twilight Tour
Get the Inside Scoop
Exclusively for students interested in transferring to Mercer, our Transfer Student Twilight Tour includes an information session that provides a brief overview of Mercer as well as a student-led walking tour of campus.
Our transfer credit policy helps ensure your academic success and keep you on track for graduation.
- Mercer will accept coursework with a grade of C or better that was completed at regionally accredited institutions.
- Mercer does not transfer any remedial, developmental, institutionally-based, or vocational courses.
- The maximum credit allowed from all two-year colleges attended is 64 semester hours.
- Students must earn a minimum of 32 credit hours at Mercer to be eligible for graduation.
|Use the Transfer Equivalency Estimator to see an unofficial report of how your college-level coursework will likely transfer to Mercer. An official report will be completed by the Office of the Registrar approximately two weeks after a student has been accepted to the University.|
|Mercer awards merit scholarships to transfer students based on academic credentials provided in the application for admission. If accepted, students receive notification of their merit scholarship offer in the acceptance letter.|
|Domestic Transfer GPA Range||Scholarship Amount|
|3.5 – 4.0 GPA||$12,500|
|3.25 – 3.49||$10,500|
|3.0 – 3.24||$9,000|
|2.5 – 2.99||$6,000|
Students may also be eligible for larger merit-based scholarships through participation in one of Mercer’s prestigious scholarship competitions: Engineering Scholarship Challenge, Media Changemaker Scholars Challenge, and Business Scholarship Challenge. Applicants who meet the criteria for these competitions will be invited via email.
Veterans and Active Military
Mercer University is a federally designated "Principles of Excellence" education institution as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Extensive educational benefits are available to veterans and their dependents attending Mercer University.
Information for Accepted Transfer Students
Congratulations and welcome to Mercer! We're excited to welcome you to our campus community. Take a look at your next steps to make it official and complete the enrollment process.
Transient and Non-Degree Students
|If you have any questions about applying to Mercer as a transient or non-degree student, contact Ashley Herman in the Office of University Admissions at 478.301.5123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.|