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Mercer University - 2016

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Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Applicants seeking admission to the School of Engineering must submit a complete application package to the Office of University Admission. Admission to the University normally requires graduation from an accredited, secondary school with a minimum of sixteen units of high school credit including English (4 units), mathematics (4 units), laboratory science (3 units), social science/history (3 units) and foreign language (2 units). Applicants are expected to be in good academic and disciplinary standing at their current or last institution attended. Students not meeting minimum admission requirements may have the following options: (1) Attendance at Mercer's Summer Program for new students to demonstrate their college preparedness. (2) Reconsideration for admission through submission of additional academic information (new SAT/ACT scores, high school transcripts). All applicants making application for admission are required to submit: an application for admission, a $50 non-refundable application fee, official high school transcript(s), official SAT or ACT test score (scores on official high school transcripts are accepted). Applications are accepted at any time, however, evaluations do not begin until September of an applicant's senior year of high school. An admission decision is rendered once all official documents have been received (transcripts, SAT/ACT scores). An applicant is notified of his/her admission or denial within two to four weeks of the completed application having been received and processed by the Office of University Admissions. It is recommended that applicants applying to the School of Engineering have at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and a score of 1,200 on the SAT. Additionally, it is recommended that applicants have a minimum 550 math score on the SAT or 24 math score on the ACT. All Students born after 1956 must provide a statement of immunization against Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), giving the month and year of immunization. A statement of "up to date" is not sufficient. Additionally, a Tuberculosis screening (within the past year) is required of all new students. Students at risk for TB will be required to have a PPD skin test (Mantoux). The tine tuberculosis test is not acceptable. Students should be tested regardless of prior BCG vaccination. Any student with a positive skin test will be required to provide a report of a normal chest x-ray (done after the positive PPD) to be eligible to register. Immunizations for the following diseases are recommended, but not mandatory: chickenpox (varicella), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, polio, and tetanus. The most recent tetanus booster should have been within the past 10 years. Immunization against meningococcal meningitis is recommended.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Applicants seeking admission to Mercer's School of Engineering should have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and at least a score of 1,200 on the SAT or ACT equivalent. Students must also demonstrate proficiency in mathematics and science.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

International students wishing to apply for admission should request application forms from the Office of International Admissions. An application may be made in any given semester at least three months prior to the intended date of enrollment. An application fee of $100 is required. Qualified students applying for undergraduate studies whose native language is not English may be eligible for admission into the University, if they can show proficiency in English. The University's minimum proficiency level is a score of 20 on each section of the test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum composite TOEFL score is 80. Qualified students with scores below these minimums, or who have no TOEFL score, may be conditionally admitted contingent upon their successful completion of English Language Institute course(s) on the Atlanta campus. In order to obtain full admission, applicants must submit an official high school transcript with official translations in English; proof of English proficiency as demonstrated by acceptable SAT or ACT test scores [official TOEFL scores of 80 IBT (internet based TOEFL), 213 CBT (computer based TOEFL), or 550 PBT (paper based TOEFL)] or successful completion of Mercer University English Language Institute course. Personal interviews may be required. Additionally, all students born after 1956 must provide a statement of immunization against Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), giving the month and year of immunization. A statement of "up to date" is not sufficient. Two doses of Measles (Rubeola) vaccine are required. You must have been at least 12 months old when the first Measles dose was received. Previous diagnosis of disease is proof of immunity against Measles and Mumps (a physician's statement is required) but not proof of Rubella. Tuberculosis screening (within the past year) is required of all new students. Students at risk for TB will be required to have a PPD skin test (Mantoux). The tine tuberculosis test is not acceptable. Students should be tested regardless of prior BCG vaccination. Any student with a positive skin test will be required to provide a report of a normal chest x-ray (done after the positive PPD) to be eligible to register. Immunizations for the following diseases are recommended, but not mandatory: chickenpox (varicella), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, polio, and tetanus. The most recent tetanus booster should have been within the past 10 years. Immunization against meningococcal meningitis is recommended.

Residency Requirements

Mercer is a private university and the entrance requirements are the same for all students, regardless of the state of residence.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Candidates for transfer admission from a regionally accredited college or university should submit an application for admission, a $50 non-refundable application fee, and official transcript(s) from all colleges/universities attended. Transfer candidates who are seeking full admission to the School of Engineering BSE degree program must satisfy the following conditions: (1) Have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA in all college enrollments; (2) Have a 2.5 GPA or higher in all degree relevant college math, science and engineering courses attempted. Courses are considered degree relevant only if they could be used (were an appropriate grade earned) to satisfy degree requirements in the specialization or program to which the student is seeking transfer admission. For the purpose of this computation, all attempts or individual courses are included. (3) Have completed courses, which transfer as CHM 111, PHY 161/PHY 121L, MAT 191, and MAT 192. (4) Be in good standing at their previous school---that is, not on warning, probation, suspension, or the equivalent. Candidates must have completed at least 9 semester hours of college work after high school graduation to be classified as a transfer student. Applicants with less than 30 semester hours of college credit earned must submit official high school transcripts and official SAT or ACT score reports. Course work with a grade of "C" or better that was completed at regionally accredited institutions will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis and considered for transfer as an equivalent Mercer Course or as elective credit. A minimum of 32 credits must be earned in residence at Mercer University for graduation, regardless of the number of credits accepted in transfer. These credits are generally the last credits required to complete the degree. At least 12 semester hours of upper division work in a major, concentration, or specialization, and 6 semester hours of upper division work in a minor, if elected, must be done in residence. The maximum credit allowed from all two-year colleges attended is 64 semester hours (96 quarter hours). Developmental and institutionally-based courses will not be accepted for transfer credit. In addition, courses in programs not available at Mercer (e.g., vocational programs and correspondence work) will not be accepted for credit toward a degree.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 0
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 15