Transfer Admissions


Who Is a Transfer Student?

Applicants to Mercer’s residential undergraduate program on the Macon campus 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.



Your Next Steps

2021-2022 Dates and Deadlines
Entry Term Priority Deadline Deposit Deadline First Day of Class
Fall 2021 April 15 June 1 August 24
Spring 2022 November 15 December 1 January 10
Summer Session I 2022 March 15 May 1 May 23
Summer Session II 2022 March 15 May 1 June 27
  • We still accept applications for admission after the priority application deadlines, but applying by your priority deadline can help you secure your preferred class registration, transfer housing (if applicable), and certain forms of financial aid, which are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Application Checklist
Requirement Less Than 30 Semester Credit Hours 30-60 Semester Credit Hours More Than 60 Semester Credit Hours
Application For Admission
College Transcript(s) Minimum 2.5 GPA Minimum 2.5 GPA Minimum 2.5 GPA
High School Transcript(s)
SAT/ACT Scores ✔*
  • Remember to submit official transcripts from all previously attended institutions.
  • *Transfer students with less than 30 semester hours are eligible to apply to Mercer as a Test Optional applicant.

How To Order Your Official Transcripts

  1. Visit your previous or current institution’s Registrar’s Office website, and search “transcripts.”
  2. Follow the instructions for ordering your official transcript.
  3. When prompted, select Mercer University as the recipient.
  4. For quickest delivery, Mercer prefers that you select electronic delivery. If you prefer mail delivery, enter Mercer University, Office of University Admissions, 1501 Mercer University Drive, Macon, GA 31207..

Note: Mercer only accepts official transcripts sent from other institutions, indirectly through ordering services or directly from the institution. We cannot accept any official transcripts sent from the applicant’s email.


Where to Start

Visit Campus

transfer student tour

Transfer Student Tours

Get the Inside Scoop

Looking to transfer to Mercer? This is a great opportunity to visit Mercer's campus in person and experience the spirit of Bear Territory for yourself. Available on Fridays at 2:00 p.m., our Transfer Student Tour offers an overview of the admissions process, academics, student life, and more.


Course Credits

Transition Smoothly

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 a college or university accredited by an institutional accreditor recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • 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.
  • For more information, visit our Transfer Credit Evaluation Policy for Undergraduate Students.
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. Note: The Transfer Equivalency Estimator is not a comprehensive list.


Committed to Your Success

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 Merit Scholarship Amount Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Amount
3.75-4.0 GPA $12,500 $15,000
3.50-3.74 $12,500 $14,000
3.25-3.49 $10,500
3.0-3.24 $9,000
2.5-2.99 $6,000
  • Students with exceptionally high academic credentials or active Phi Theta Kappa membership may be eligible for special scholarships.

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.

Engineering Building

Engineering Pathway Program

If you are participating in the Regents' Engineering Pathway Program and want to enjoy the advantages of a small, intimate learning environment, Mercer could be the place for you. Complete one, two, or more years of engineering pathway courses at participating University System of Georgia institutions and then transfer to Mercer to complete your degree.

Mercer Engineering

Different By Design

Mercer Engineering students enjoy access to professors who know them personally and a curriculum that delivers exceptional value, both in the breadth and depth of its scope.

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.


Information for

Transient and Non-Degree Students

If you have any questions about applying to Mercer as a transient or non-degree student, contact Bo Walker in the Office of University Admissions at 478.301.2653 or