Congratulations and welcome to Mercer University!
Take the following next steps to complete the enrollment process as a new student. Questions or concerns? Contact our admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678.547.6417.
Submit all final transcripts as soon as possible.
If you are currently enrolled in any coursework, or if you have completed any coursework since submitting your application, please have all final copies of these transcripts sent to Mercer. Your transcripts help determine your Mercer class schedule and federal financial aid.
Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
If you have not done so already, complete your FAFSA to be considered for additional financial assistance. Mercer’s federal school code is 001580. Submit your application at studentaid.ed.gov.
Access your MyMercer account at my.mercer.edu.
Mercer’s Information Technology Help Desk will send your MyMercer username and password to the email address used to create your application.
Digitally accept the Statement of Student Responsibilities.
All Mercer students must digitally sign their Statement of Student Responsibilities before they are eligible to register for classes. This statement can be found on the Student Information Dashboard when you log into MyMercer.
Review your financial aid package.
Details of your financial aid award package will be available through MyMercer, and you will be notified via email when it is ready. Contact the Office of Student Financial Planning at 678.547.6444 with any questions or to schedule a time to discuss your financial aid in detail.
Plan your payment.
Bills will be posted electronically to your MyMercer account approximately 30 days before the start of the session. Check your Mercer email for notifications. Your account balance is due the first day of class. Information about payment plan options can be found at bursar.mercer.edu.
Meet with your academic advisor.
You will receive more information on building your schedule and registering for classes during New Student Orientation.
Attend New Student Orientation.
You will receive an email from a team member regarding next steps for orientation.
Students enrolled in a fully online program will receive instructions regarding a virtual New Student Orientation. During this session, you will be provided with additional resources that are pertinent to online students including an IT checklist for computer specifications and training in Mercer’s course management system, Canvas.
Begin checking your Mercer email.
Log in to your MyMercer account to retrieve your Mercer email address. Learn more about accessing or forwarding emails at it.mercer.edu. All official email communication from the University will be sent to this account. You may also check your Mercer email via Office 365 online. Enter your Mercer University ID number followed by @live.mercer.edu (e.g. email@example.com), and enter the same password use to access your MyMercer account.
Review the student health insurance and waiver process.
Mercer University requires students enrolled in three or more hours on the Macon, Atlanta, Savannah, and Columbus campuses to provide proof of health insurance coverage each semester. If you already have eligible coverage under another policy, you may waive the University-provided health insurance premium. To waive the University health insurance, complete the health insurance waiver process by the drop/add deadline. Visit bursar.mercer.edu/studentinsurance for more information.
Student insurance option is waived for fully online students.
Order textbooks and materials.
After meeting with your academic advisor before or during orientation, you should have your course schedule for the upcoming session. In preparation for your classes, check with the Mercer bookstore to order the textbooks and supplemental resources you will need. Bookstore locations are available in Atlanta and Macon, or you can order textbooks online at ShopMercerBears.com.
Complete your Immunization Form.
All students who are completing coursework at one of Mercer’s locations must submit an immunization form. Return your completed immunization form to Student Health Services.