Applying to Mercer

Mercer University offers two ways to apply for admission, The Common Application or the Mercer Application. We do not have an application preference, and we encourage you to use the option that is most convenient for you.

The Common Application

For domestic and international freshman and transfer applicants seeking admission to the traditional undergraduate program on Mercer's Macon campus

Begin The Common Application

The Mercer Application

For domestic and international freshman and transfer applicants seeking admission to the traditional undergraduate program on Mercer's Macon campus

NOTE: If you have previously requested information or scheduled a campus visit on our website, please use the same username and password for the account that you already created. If you do not remember your password, you will have the opportunity to reset it. Creating a second, duplicate account could delay your admission decision.

Begin the Mercer Application

Already applied? Access your account.

Application Checklist

All items must be received before an application decision can be made.

*Only required if you have completed fewer than 30 college credit hours

**Only required if you have completed fewer than 60 college credit hours



Important Dates

  • October 1
    The 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available for submission
  • October 15
    The non-binding Early Action deadline to be considered for the University’s most prestigious scholarships, including full tuition and beyond
  • February 1
    • Deadline to submit the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for priority consideration for federal, state, and University-funded financial aid
    • Regular decision application deadline to be considered for University-funded scholarships and financial aid
  • May 1
    National Decision Day - $500 enrollment deposit due to Mercer University (Deposit early for priority registration and housing assignment.)


Plan to spend some time filling out the application form. Be sure to have all of the information you will need close at hand (personal data, academic credentials, extracurricular involvement, etc.), and review your responses to check for accuracy.
Your personal statement should be exactly that - personal. This is your opportunity to tell us more about you, your interests, your ambitions, and your experiences. Be reflective. Be honest. Be original. Show us how you're ready to Be The Bear.
If after submitting your application, you discover an error or need to update your personal information, contact the Office of University Admissions at 800.840.8577 or 478.301.2650.


Adult Progams

Evening, weekend, & online degree program applicants:

If you prefer an undergraduate program specifically designed for working professionals at one of Mercer University's campuses or regional academic centers located throughout Georgia, visit workingadults.mercer.edu.

Graduate Progams

Graduate & Professional Degree Program Applicants:

If you are interested in one of Mercer University's graduate and professional degree programs located at one of our campuses or regional academic centers located throughout Georgia, visit gradprograms.mercer.edu.

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