Accepted Students

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Bear With StoleCongratulations on your acceptance into Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology!

Please read through and complete all the steps for new students. Follow the checklist below to prepare for registration.

  • Log into “My Mercer” and set-up Mercer email account.
    • Your Mercer email will be used for all correspondence, and it is an expectation that you check it regularly.
    • Sign your “Statement of Student Responsibility” in My Mercer.
  • Register for classes
    • Click here for registration page.
    • All M.Div. and M.A.C.M. entering students are required to enroll in Spiritual Formation I. A part of this course is a required overnight retreat. The cost for this retreat is covered in your course fee. The retreat will be held August 29-30, 2024. There are residential and online options. Further details will be provided.
  • Fill out a FAFSA
    • Mercer code: 001580. If interested in student loans or work-study, you must complete the FAFSA form and you must register for a minimum of 5 hours to be eligible for federal aid. If you have been offered a merit-scholarship, please sign and return the covenant promptly to the Office of Admissions. The University Financial Aid Office cannot assist you until after you have registered for classes.
  • Submit Campus Health Care Forms
    • All students who are completing coursework on campus at one of Mercer’s locations must submit an Immunization Form. Click here for the form. Visit Student Affairs’ Campus Health site to view immunization requirements and local healthcare resources. For instructions to upload your form to My Mercer,  click here.
  • Required new student orientation: New Student Orientation is required for all new students prior to their first semester. Attendance at New Student Orientation is important because it informs you about the academic and student services available to you as a student at Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology. After you are accepted to the school you will received information about orientation from the admissions office.

 Important Info 

  • Student technology requirements
    • All School of Theology students must have access to a computer with Microsoft Word (or software that can export as a Word document [.doc or .docx]), presentation software (i.e. PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi, etc.), high-speed internet, headphones, microphone (earbuds with a mic or the built-in mic on your laptop or tablet are acceptable), and a webcam (the built-in camera on your laptop, tablet, or smart phone is acceptable) to facilitate video and audio conferencing. Students are required to access, use, and communicate through the following university systems: Mercer email, Canvas, Zoom, and MyMercer. Students are instructed on these systems at new student orientation. Any additional software or equipment requirements will be noted on course schedules and syllabi. For specific computer recommendations, please click here.
  • Canvas
    • Most of your classes will be using Canvas. Canvas is an online course system that supports supplementary learning tools in an online environment. Students can download course materials (e.g., course syllabus, supplemental readings), view course announcements, review course calendars, track grades, or participate in online discussion boards using Canvas.
    • View tutorials and login to Canvas here:
    • You can access your classes and check messages when you are away from you computer, just download the free app to your smart phone or tablet!
    • How to Install the Canvas App
      • On your mobile device, open the App Store
      • Search for Canvas by Instructure
      • Select Canvas by Instructure, and download and install it
      • Open the Canvas app
      • Tap Find Your School or District
      • Type Mercer University. When the full name appears in the search list, tap the name
      • Type your Mercer University user ID (MUID) and password, and tap Login.
      • On the verification page, tap Log In
      • Your Canvas dashboard will open
  • Health insurance requirement
    • Due to the continuing need for all students to have adequate health care coverage, Mercer University requires our students to provide proof of health insurance coverage each semester. Your student account will be automatically assessed a premium for health insurance each semester. Once registered, students who already have health care coverage may have this charge removed from their account by completing the steps to submit a waiver request by the deadline listed on the Bursar’s Website. This procedure cannot be done until after you register for classes.
  • Job placement
  • Books for Class
    • You can view the book lists for each class and purchase your books by visiting the Atlanta bookstore on campus or online. You will need to know your course and section number. For example, to search for textbooks for “Foundations in Old Testament” (THOT 500) on Tuesdays/Thursdays (.24)
      • Click the link “Textbooks”
      • Select “Find Textbooks”
      • Select a Campus: Atlanta
      • Select the Term: for example, Fall 24 (Sess 1 & 3). Note: the books store uses “Winter” to refer to the Spring semester.
      • Select the Department: for example, THOT
      • Select the Course: for example, 500
      • Select the section: for example, .24
      • You may enter a single course or multiple courses.
      • Select “Find materials”
  • Catalog and Handbooks

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