For Guidance Counselors

High school guidance counselors, college placement counselors, independent counselors, and advisors play a critical role in helping young men and women prepare for their next step in life. Thank you for all of the important, hard work that you do, day after day, to help your students navigate the college search process. We rely on your help and involvement as our partner in pursuit of the best fit for your students, ensuring a smooth and successful transition to college and beyond.

The Office of University Admissions at Mercer University is here to provide you with specific information for you and your students to aid in the admissions process at Mercer. Use this page as your reference guide, and send us your feedback about what resources you would like to see added. (We welcome your suggestions via email to your admissions counselor.)

The Application Process

Applicants to Mercer University may submit an application for admission online using the Mercer Application or The Common Application. A complete application file also includes:
  • Official SAT or ACT test score
  • Official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor who knows the student well

For full application requirements, visit:

Freshman Admissions

Transfer Admissions

2016 Freshman Class Profile

Average SAT Score out of 1600

Average ACT Score

Average High school GPA

Important Dates and Deadlines


  • Mercer begins accepting applications for 2017-2018 first-year admission on August 1


  • Admissions notifications sent on a rolling basis, with students receiving decision notifications through the spring
  • Saturday Preview and Pre-Law Day are on September 17
  • Health Sciences Day is on September 24, hosted on Mercer's graduate and professional campus in Atlanta
  • Beginning October 1, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
  • Saturday Preview is on October 15


  • Priority application deadline is November 1 to be considered for our most prestigious University scholarships
  • Mercer Homecoming is November 4-6
  • Engineering Scholarship Challenge (by invitation only) is on November 12
  • Saturday Preview is on November 19


  • Presidential Scholarship Competition is December 2-3 (Students who complete an application by October 15 and meet specific academic criteria are invited to compete for our most prestigious scholarships, up to full tuition and beyond)
  • Stamps Scholars interviews are held on December 3
  • Applications due for our School of Medicine's Special Consideration Program on December 1


  • On-campus interviews for the School of Medicine's Special Consideration Program
  • Media Changemaker Scholars Competition is on January 21
  • Saturday Preview and Business Entrepreneurship Scholarship Challenge are on January 28


  • Regular decision application deadline is February 1 to be considered for University scholarships and financial aid
  • Heritage Scholars Competition is on February 25 (Applicants who meet specific academic criteria are invited to compete for University scholarships, up to full tuition)


  • Financial aid packages are mailed to students who have submitted a FAFSA to Mercer
  • Saturday Preview is on March 18


  • Families schedule financial aid conversation with admissions counselor
  • Submit enrollment deposit early for priority housing and registration
  • Accepted students and families attend Make It Mercer! on April 8
  • Deposited students complete Online Academic Profile and housing contract


  • Enrollment deposit for fall semester is due May 1
  • Deposited students complete Online Academic Profile and housing contract


  • Incoming students attend Summer Orientation


  • Office of the Bursar posts fall semester bills to student accounts


  • Opening Day for first-year students is on August 19

The Student Visit

Mercer Friends
Reading on Campus
Bear Fans

The best way for a student to get a feel for Mercer is by visiting in person. Encourage your students to visit Mercer's Macon campus and experience the culture, climate, and personality of Bear Territory.

Browse All Campus Visit Options

Students may register for campus tours and special admissions events online with their Mercer account username and password. (This account is also used to request information or complete an application for admission. If an account does not exist, the student has the opportunity to quickly create a new account.)

The Counselor Visit

We love welcoming guidance counselors to Mercer's Macon campus year round to get a first-hand look at what we offer your students. Whether you're looking to visit us on your own or bring a group of students with you to explore Mercer together, we look forward to hosting you in Macon, Georgia. To schedule a visit, contact Heather Perrin in the Office of University Admissions at or 800.840.8577.

Your Admissions Counselor

Mercer University has a team of dedicated admissions counselors who are ready and happy to assist you and your students through every step of the admissions process. We encourage you to get to know your counselor and ask any questions you may have about applications, campus visits, scholarships, financial aid, academics, and student life. We're here to help you as you guide your students toward the college or university that is the best fit for them.

Meet Your Counselor

Mercer Counselor

Admissions and Recruitment Materials

If you would like to request admissions information and recruitment materials to have on hand in your office for your students (such as brochures, posters, etc.) please contact your admissions counselor.

Prospective students should request information from Mercer via our online form:

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