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.
Your Next Steps
|2020-2021 Dates and Deadlines|
|Entry Term||Priority Deadline||Deposit Deadline||First Day of Class|
|Fall||April 15||June 1||August 18|
|Spring||November 15||December 1||January 7|
|Summer Session I||March 15||May 1||May 24|
|Summer Session II||March 15||May 1||June 28|
|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)||✔||✔||✘|
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where to Start
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 Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m., our Transfer Student Tour offers an overview of the admissions process, academics, student life, and more.
Discover Mercer Virtually
Transfer Student Webinars
Transfer Next Steps Webinar
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.
- 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||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.|