Transfer Admissions


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
  • 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.


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 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

Join us online as we discuss the admissions and financial aid process for transfer students. This presentation will highlight the resources and benefits Mercer provides to transfer students.

Transfer Next Steps Webinar

Designed for accepted transfer students, this live information session led by our admissions staff will discuss your next steps as you prepare to join Mercer's next incoming class.


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 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 with exceptionally high academic credentials or 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 Ashley Herman in the Office of University Admissions at 478.301.5123 or