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
Applicants who completed all or part of their education abroad are required to have their foreign educational credentials evaluated by an independent evaluation service. This evaluation must be completed by an approved NACES evaluator or Lisano International. We recommend using Josef Silny or World Education Services.Professional transcript evaluations of college or university transcripts must include a course-by-course evaluation with GPA calculation.
We must have an original document provided by the evaluation service sent directly to Mercer University. Transcripts from any U.S. College attended must also be provided.
For further information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.