International Applicants

In addition to general requirements for admission into a Mercer program, international students will complete additional steps below. For more information, please consult the University catalog.

  • Evaluation of Foreign Credentials
    Mercer is committed to creating a seamless transition to university enrollment in the U.S.—that’s why our Office of Admissions evaluates international credentials in-house at no cost for all students. No external NACES/AACRAO-approved credentialing agency required. Students may submit unofficial, digital copies of transcripts for application review. Official transcripts are required upon admission and campus arrival to finalize enrollment, including transcripts from any college or institution attended in the U.S. For further information, please contact our Office of Admissions at or 678.547.6300.
  • Official Translations
    Documents submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by official translations.
  • Proof of English Proficiency
    Applicants whose native language is not English (identified by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Public Affairs) must provide evidence of English language proficiency. The English proficiency requirement may be fulfilled by submitting one of the following: a TOEFL or IELTS test score no more than two years old. Mercer’s School of Business also accepts the Duolingo English Test as proof of English proficiency.

Unofficial copies of the score report may be submitted for initial application review and evaluation. An official score report is required upon admission. For TOEFL/IELTS scores, use institution code 5025 to submit official reports.

Exception: A TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo score is not required of international applicants who have attended another U.S. institution and completed freshman English Composition I and II with a grade of “C” or higher.