Undergraduate Admissions

Mercer engineering students are an exceptional group. Engineering study demands academic dedication, personal discipline, and a good high school preparation. To be admitted to the school, students must demonstrate that they have the preparation necessary to be successful in engineering studies. Each application for admission is carefully reviewed, and each student's academic record is examined with a special emphasis placed on the student's course work and test scores in mathematics. Because of this emphasis on a student's math background, admission to the School of Engineering is somewhat more selective than admission to the other schools of the university.

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Freshman Admissions

You will be considered a freshman applicant if you are a current high school graduate or if you have fewer than 9 semester hours of credit at an accredited college or university.

To apply for admission to the School of Engineering you need to submit:

  1. A completed Freshman Application for Admission. Indicate your desire to study engineering on the application or apply online.
  2. A $50.00 non-refundable application fee. Please send check, money order, or call for credit card authorization 800-840-8577.
  3. An official copy of your high school transcript. See your high school guidance office; the transcript should include grades through the end of your junior year.
  4. An official copy of your SAT or ACT test results. These can be on an official copy of your transcript or on a college score report made by the College Board or ACT.

Transfer Admissions

You will be considered a transfer applicant if you have more than 9 semester hours of credit at an accredited college or university. This generally does not include credit from technical or military schools.

To apply for admission to the School of Engineering you need to submit:

  1. A completed Transfer Application for Admission. Indicate your desire to study engineering on the application.
  2. A $40.00 non-refundable application fee. Please send check, money order, or call for credit card authorization 800-840-8577.
  3. An official copy of your transcripts from EACH accredited college or university at which you have been enrolled.
  4. If you have completed less than 30 semester hours of post-secondary credit, you will also need to submit the following:
    * An official copy of your final high school transcript.
    * An official copy of your SAT or ACT test results.
    These can be on an official copy of your transcript or on a college score report made by the College Board or ACT.

 

In order to be fully accepted to the Mercer University School of Engineering as a transfer student, you must have maintained at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA (in all attempted courses). While Mercer will review each application on its particular merit, and will consider work experience, length of time since last enrollment, etc., this minimum GPA is generally required for acceptance.

The table below reflects transfer rules for Mercer University School of Engineering students.

Transfer Rules for MUSE Students

      Mercer Requirement
Substitution
1.
UNV 101
Replace with free hour of general elective
2.
EGR 107
Any freshman/sophomore course which introduces the fundamentals of engineering design
3.
EGR 126
Any language-based programming course
4.
Math 191, 192, and 293
Calculus I, II, and III
5.
Math 330
Differential equations course
6.
EGR 252
Any probability or statistics course which has a calculus course as a prerequisite
• ISE students need a course with both probability and statistics
7.
EGR 232

Statics course in a pre-engineering program

• BME and MAE students need a statics/solid mechanics course or a statics and a solid mechanics course if they are taught independently
8.
EGR 235

Thermodynamics course with calculus prerequisite

• BME and MAE students need a thermodynamics course with significant second law coverage
9.
EGR 236
Dynamics course in a pre-engineering program
10.
CHM 111
Chemistry for engineers and scientists
11.
PHY 161, 161L, 162 and 162L
Physics course with calculus prerequisites
12.
3 of 4 credits in EGR 244

Circuits course in a pre-engineering program

• ECE students need a fourth hour of circuits unless the student can demonstrate strong circuits skills
13.
EGR 245
Electronics course in a pre-engineering program

• All students must complete an additional one credit special topics course consisting of the last half of EGR 245, the motors/generators part

14.

General Education Requirement
Option 2: Distributional Education
Program: ENG course

First English composition course, or AP credit for first English composition course
15.
General Education Requirement
Option 2: Distributional Education
Program: ENG course
Second English composition course, or AP credit for second composition course
16.
EGR 108
Course in ethics and low-level communication course
Approved by MUSE Faculty, August 18, 2006

 

Transfer students should apply as soon as they can anticipate the term in which they wish to start at Mercer. In order to ensure proper evaluation of course credit and full consideration for scholarships and financial aid, transfer students should have submitted a complete application file no later than 45 days prior to the term they wish to start. Students are notified of admission decisions on a rolling basis, so they can usually expect a decision within a month of completing the application requirements.