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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Certain basic requirements must be met for admission to all of the graduate programs offered by the Mercer University School of Engineering. These requirements are intended to ensure that profitable graduate study will result from admission. Students may be admitted to the graduate program with "Full," "Conditional," "Non-degree" or "Transient" graduate standing.
Admission of undergraduate students to the integrated Master of Science in Engineering program is only open to Mercer students. The school limits enrollment to students whose grade point average at the end of their junior year is equal or greater than 3.0 and who have the appropriate undergraduate background for the graduate program they select.

All international students whose native language is not English must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a Certificate of Proficiency from an ELS Language Center. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550. English proficiency at ELS Level 112 is expected.

Admission Categories

Full Admission
The requirements for admission with "Full" graduate standing are as follows:

1. Submit a completed graduation application along with application fee. Have original transcripts submitted directly from the institution to Mercer University School of Engineering.

International Students must have their foreign academic credentials evaluated by Engineering Credentials Evaluation International (ECEI.org) and have the evaluation submitted directly to the School of Engineering.

2. Hold a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field from an accredited institution; for MSE applicants, the program must be accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

3. Have an earned undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall.

4. Meet all additional specific departmental requirements, if any.

Conditional Admission

Applicants who fail to satisfy all the conditions for full admission, may be accorded "Conditional" standing upon recommendation of the concerned department chairman. Upon admission, appropriate conditions will be defined, and must be met, to achieve "Full" standing. Once the defined conditions are satisfied, the student must petition the Graduate Committee for advancement to AFull@standing. Students must attain "Full" graduate standing to be graduated with the MSE or MS degree.

Provisional Admission

Applicants to the graduate program may be admitted provisionally until all application materials are received in the Graduate Programs Division. Once materials are received, the student's file is reviewed for appropriate acceptance status.

Non-degree Status

Students who do not wish to pursue an advanced degree in the School of Engineering, but whose undergraduate record indicates that they are otherwise qualified for admission, may take graduate courses as a non-degree student. Such courses will not normally apply toward a Mercer degree.

Transient Admission

Students in good standing at other universities may enroll in the School of Engineering as "Transient" graduate students. Such students must file an application for admission and provide verification of good standing status from their own graduate dean. Work undertaken in this status will not normally apply toward a Mercer degree.

Readmission

Students who interrupt the continuity of their graduate programs by failing to register for two consecutive terms (summer term excepted) must seek readmission by filling a Request for Readmission by August 1 for Fall Semester, December 1 for the Spring Semester, and May 1 for Summer term. Students admitted to the School of Engineering graduate program who do not enter in the term for which they applied, and subsequently wish to be considered for a later term, must reactivate their application for the new semester by notifying the Graduate Programs Division in the School of Engineering at least two weeks before the beginning of that term.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

All international students whose native language is not English must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a Certificate of Proficiency from an ELS Language Center. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550. English proficiency at ELS Level 112 is expected.

International Students must have their foreign academic credentials evaluated by Engineering Credentials Evaluation International (ECEI.org) and have the evaluation submitted directly to the School of Engineering.