Information for High School Students
The College does not accept Freshman students to the Mercer-Atlanta campus for the nursing program. Interested high school students are strongly encouraged to complete their Freshman and Sophomore years at Mercer University-Macon Campus. Students may apply for admission to Georgia Baptist College of Nursing during their Sophomore year at Mercer-Macon. Following acceptance, students would transfer from the Macon campus to the Atlanta campus for Junior and Senior year nursing coursework. Preference for transfer student admission is given to Mercer University students who meet all admission criteria. Find out more about this opportunity!
Pre-Nursing at Mercer University in Macon
Pre-Nursing is offered on the Mercer University campus in Macon. Students interested in completing core classes at the Macon campus may submit an application for admission to Georgia Baptist College of Nursing (no fee required for Mercer University students in pre-nursing), along with Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) score, to be considered for admission to the nursing program. Students who complete the necessary prerequisites at Mercer University's main campus in Macon and who have (1) achieved minimum GPA requirements by the end of fall semester of their sophomore year and (2) achieve the minimum required TEAS score are guaranteed placement in the following fall semester class. Specific requirements to be given Guaranteed Placement include:
- A 3.0 science grade point average AND a 3.0 average cumulative grade point average
- Meet TEAS requirement
- All pre-nursing course requirements (57 hours) must have been taken at Mercer University, with the exception of AP/IB credits and/or limited transient courses
- January 15, 2019 is the next application deadline