Before You Arrive

Congratulations, and welcome to Mercer Global! Soon you’ll be on the exciting Mercer University campus, located in either Atlanta or Macon, Georgia. Before you arrive, complete the steps below to avoid common issues and delays for international students.


If you have any questions, contact us and we’ll be happy to help!
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Contact Your Advisor

We have a team of dedicated personal advisors whose job it is to make sure all your questions are answered and to ensure you have a smooth transition to the university.

Before you start on any of the steps below, contact your local personal advisor. Simply select your region of the world below and send your advisor an email, Skype, WhatsApp, or WeChat message. We look forward to meeting you very soon!

North Asia

North America

Latin America

Africa

South Asia

Southeast Asia

Middle East/North Africa

Russia/Central Asia

China

Maryna

Tel:+380 97 159 06 09WhatsApp:+380 97 159 06 09Skype:mkyselova14Email Maryna

Chau (Vietnam)

Tel:+84 908.792.892WhatsApp:+84 908.792.892Skype:diemchau.dtEmail Chau

Shayan (Pakistan)

Tel:+923358220020WhatsApp:+923358220020Skype:shayanchawlaEmail Shayan

Shirin

Tel:+971.52.358.5215WhatsApp:+971.52.358.5215Skype:shirin_elchami_1Email Shirin

Suan (Korea)

Mobile:+82-10-4947-9065Kakao App:liliana67Email Suan

Abbie (North Asia, Exc. Korea)

Tel:+852 8481 0532WhatsApp:+852 8481 0532Email Abbie

Tomi - Africa

WhatsApp:+234.703.414.1021Skype:Tomi AfilakaTel:+234.703.414.1021Email Tomi

Jacob

WhatsApp:+1.857.529.7237Skype:Jacob MobergTel:+1.857.529.7237Email Jacob

George – LATAM

WhatsApp:+57.301.521.6058Skype:georgelalcantaraTel:+57.301.521.6058Email George

Hoang - (Vietnam)

WhatsApp:+84.937.225.295Skype:hoangvtb1983Tel:+84.937.225.295Email Hoang

Saranya - (SE Asia exc. Vietnam)

WhatsApp:+66.96.982.0007Skype:awesome.saranyaTel:+66.96.982.0007Email Saranya

Sakshi

WhatsApp:+91.995.351.0160Skype:arorasakshi187Tel:+91.995.351.0160Email Sakshi

Sonam

WhatsApp:+91.895.004.9050Skype:sonar.parashar3Tel:+91.999.647.1494Email Sonam

Unnati

WhatsApp:+91.972.501.2676Skype:+91.972.501.2676Tel:+91.972.501.2676Email Unnati

Viraja – South Asia (India)

WhatsApp:+91 7028090894Skype:+91 7028090894Tel:+91 7028090894Email Viraja

Alice – South and West China

QQ:1196954619Tel:+86 15928933132Email Alice

Annie - South China

QQ:372883924Tel:+86.135.7055.0749Email Annie

Jane - West China

QQ:2269164Tel:+86.159.2876.6884Email Jane

Kelly – Central China

QQ:713070180Tel:+86.159.018.06534Email Kelly

Lisha - North China

QQ:372883924Tel:+86.183.1016.8200Email Lisha

Mark - East China

QQ:372883924Tel:+86.158.0062.4575Email Mark

Vicky – North China

QQ:1925259247Tel:+86.135.2182.7910Email Vicky

Complete Your Pre-Arrival Checklist

After you receive the electronic copy of your I-20, complete the following steps before booking your visa appointment:

  • Schedule a free visa information and preparation session with your personal enrollment advisor.
  • Check that the details on your I-20 are correct (including your date of birth), and make sure your name is the same as it appears on your passport.
  • Prepare the documents you will need to take to the embassy when attending your visa interview.

After you complete the above steps, you should apply for your visa as soon as possible. It requires an interview with the U.S. Embassy, and your scheduled appointment may be several weeks out.

  1. Complete your Visa Application.
  2. Pay your I-90 (SEVIS) fee.
  3. Visit usembassy.gov to learn more about scheduling your visa appointment, what to expect when you arrive, and the documentation you need to take with you.
  4. Notify your personal enrollment advisor of the date and embassy of your visa appointment.
  5. Watch these videos to help you apply for your visa and prepare for your interview:

Other links that international students find useful:

When purchasing your ticket, plan to arrive on or before your scheduled move-in day.

Once you book your flight, visit the Mercer Arrival Page to enter your arrival details and confirm your free airport pickup.
These important details will help the campus team prepare for your arrival and make your big day go as smoothly as possible.

Move-In Dates

FALL SPRING SUMMER
DIRECT: Engineering – Macon August 11, 2019 January 2, 2020 N/A
DIRECT: Business – Atlanta August 11, 2019 January 2, 2020 N/A
DIRECT: MBA Session II – Atlanta October 12, 2019 March 2, 2020 N/A
Academic English – Atlanta October 15, 2019 March 2, 2020 N/A
English Language Institute – Atlanta August 19, 2019 January 2, 2020 May 12, 2020

Making your payment in full two weeks before you arrive will help avoid delays with enrollment.

Choose between two ways to submit payment for tuition and fees:

  • Flywire by Peer Transfer: Please visit the Mercer’s flywire portal to complete the transfer process. Please note that you cannot use a U.S. credit card or U.S. bank account.
  • Wire transfer: Find the wire transfer information on your offer letter. When making the transaction, be sure to include the student’s name and birthday.

Please complete the following forms:

  • Immunization Requirement: Complete this mandatory health and immunization requirement for the campus that you are studying at prior to your arrival and bring it with you to the campus:
  • FERPA Disclosure Form: Complete this form prior to your arrival.

Helpful Resources

Next Steps Brochure

This useful brochure is full of information on your I-20 paperwork required for your visa, what you should pack and other tips to prepare you for your arrival to the Mercer University campus.

Immigration Guide

This guide will help you learn more about the process for getting your F-1 visa and arriving in Georgia.

Orientation Schedule

Here’s an example of what your orientation schedule might look like. During orientation, you will receive a full campus tour, see the sights around Atlanta and Macon and get to know your fellow international students!

Academic Calendar

Plan ahead! This calendar tells you when classes start and end and when holidays and exams are happening.

Pre-Arrival Checklist

Check off everything on this list to ensure you have completed all the steps before you arrive and bring everything you need to the Mercer University campus.