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College of Continuing & Professional Studies

Prospective Students

Our convenient locations and schedules are just part of the story. The application process is easy too. You’ll find admissions counselors at every location to answer questions. And our online application makes the process efficient. Request more information to learn more about one of our programs >

Undergraduate Applicants

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First-year Students

All entering first-time undergraduate students (students who have never attended any other college or university) will matriculate as part-time students (no more than 9 hours/3 courses) for their first semester as part of a special program designed to encourage student success.  Students in this program may not enroll in the entire 9 hours in one 8 week session. Students must complete all 9 hours prior to moving to full time status. First time freshmen in the centers may only enter the University during the fall and spring semesters.  Required courses include FDLS 110, 115, 130 unless students are judged by their mentor to be ready for a higher level writing or mathematics course.

Transfer Students

At Mercer University, we want to ensure you get the credit you deserve. If you have an associate degree or course credits from a regionally-accredited community or technical college, you can transfer qualifying credits toward a degree at Mercer University where we offer a comprehensive credit transfer policy.

How to evaluate your credits

Once you’re accepted, your transcripts will be evaluated. We’ll do a course-by-course review to determine which credits will transfer. There are a couple of rules that we follow to award transfer credit:

  • The course must have been taken at a regionally accredited institution.
  • The course must be college level. Learning support classes are not considered.
  • You must have earned a grade of “C” or better in the course.
  • The course must be comparable to something Mercer University offers.
We’ll mail you a copy of the results and also notify your academic advisor. Note: no more than 64 semester hours are transferable from regionally accredited two-year institutions and 96 semester hours total from all regionally accredited institutions.

Graduate Applicants

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Get an advanced degree and advance your career with Mercer’s program for working adults. You’ll attend classes on your schedule. And you’ll learn alongside other professionals who will share their experiences in the classroom.