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Guaranteed Admissions

In addition to the advanced undergraduate programs in which many high-achieving students participate, there are also guaranteed acceptance programs for three of Mercer's professional schools, giving Mercer undergraduate students an enormous advantage over the thousands of other students who are competing for enrollment.

 

Walter F. George School of Law

Mercer's Walter F. George School of Law has earned a reputation as one of the nation's top producers of lawyers. The Law School also ranks among the nation's best in quality, bar passage rates, student-teacher ratios, and success in student competitions. In fact, 1367 students applied for the 150 spots available for this year's incoming class. Qualifying students for the Guaranteed Acceptance Program will be guaranteed admission to Mercer's Law School for either of the first two years following their undergraduate completion.

Requirements for this program include:

  • A combined 1800 (math, verbal, and writing) on the SAT or top 5% academic standing in high school graduating class;
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.50;
  • Completion of at least 60 undergraduate credit hours at Mercer University;
  • Score at least at the 65th percentile on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).

For complete program and application details, please contact your admissions counselor.

 

School of Medicine

Mercer University School of Medicine opened in 1982 with a mission to provide healthcare to rural and underserved areas of Georgia. Today, Mercer-educated physicians practice in 112 towns and cities and 87 counties in Georgia and handle some 1,320,000 patient visits each year.

Through a partnership with the College of Liberal Arts, the School of Medicine also offers a Guaranteed Admission Program for its Doctor of Medicine degree. Ten incoming freshmen will be selected each year for this special program. To be eligible for the program, candidates must be Georgia residents and United States citizens. High school students must apply early in the fall of their senior year in order to complete the admission process by February or March of their senior year.

Application postmark deadline is December 13th of the student's senior year of high school.

Requirements for application to this program include, but are not limited to:

  • A score of at least 1300 (math, verbal) on the SAT, or a 29 on the ACT, and a high school GPA of 3.70 or higher on a 4-point scale;
  • Three letters of recommendation (one character reference, one from the student's math teacher, and one from the student's science teacher);
  • A successful interview at the Mercer University School of Medicine

Download a program application. Please submit your completed application and letters of recommendation in one packet to the Office of University Admissions.

For additional details, please contact your admissions counselor.

 

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) has been training pharmacists since 1903. In fact, Mercer was the first pharmacy school in the Southeast and fifth in the nation to offer the Doctor of Pharmacy as its sole professional degree.

Admission to pharmacy school is extremely competitive. Mercer's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has one of the largest pools of applicants among pharmacy schools in the nation.

Doctor of Pharmacy
The Guaranteed Admission Plus Degree Program offers a smooth transition for students enrolled at Mercer's College of Liberal Arts in Macon to be granted admission to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Upon graduation from high school, qualifying students will enroll and complete three years and a minimum of 90 semester hours in the College of Liberal Arts and then enroll in the four-year Pharm.D. program. This means that a freshman may make plans to attend pharmacy school without competing with other applicants for a position. Once a student is accepted to the COPHS and has successfully completed a year of study at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, that student will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Health Science by Mercer’s College of Liberal Arts, provided the student has met the requirements for the degree.

Requirements include:

  • 90 semester hours completed in the College of Liberal Arts;
  • An overall cumulative GPA and math/science GPA of 3.00 or higher;
  • A minimum composite percentile score on the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) by the end of spring semester of their junior year. The average PCAT composite percentile score for students accepted through the normal admissions process is 86.

Master of Medical Science – Physician Assistant
The COPHS recently added a Physician Assistant Program that leads to the Master of Medical Science degree. The Guaranteed Admission Plus Degree Program offers a smooth transition for students enrolled at Mercer's College of Liberal Arts in Macon to be granted admission to the Physician Assistant (PA) program. Upon graduation from high school, qualifying students will enroll and complete three years and a minimum of 90 semester hours in the College of Liberal Arts and then enroll in the 28-month PA program. This means that a freshman may make plans to attend a physician assistant program without competing with other applicants for a position. Once a student is accepted to the COPHS and has successfully completed a year of study at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, that student will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Health Science by Mercer's College of Liberal Arts, provided the student has met the requirements for the degree.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Completion of 90 semester hours in the College of Liberal Arts;
  • Minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.00 and grades of "C" or better in all pre-physician assistant requirements;
  • Minimum combined score of 1,000 on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) by the end of spring semester of the student's junior year;
  • Successful interview with the program's faculty during a GAPDP student's junior year;
  • Documentation of 1,000 hours of direct patient care experience;
  • Participation in academic advising, career seminar, and orientation programs provided jointly by the pre-professional advisor at CLA and the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions at COPHS.

For complete program and application details, please contact your admissions counselor.