Mercer University’s Office of Academic and Advising Services promotes the educational success of Macon traditional undergraduate students through a variety of support programs focused on academic advising, new student transition programs and curriculum, pre-health professions programs, pre-graduate school advising, and recognition of academic excellence.
Office Programs and Services
- Coordination of academic advising for first-year students through the UNV 101 courses.
- Academic advising for new transfer students.
- Advising resources for all students.
- Leadership opportunities for sophomore, junior, and senior students through the Peer Advisor and Orientation Leadership Team positions.
- Recognition for first-year and pre-professional students within National Honor Societies.
- Advising and resources for students who plan to apply to professional or graduate schools.
- Workshops and programs to help students choose an academic major.
- Four-week and midterm progress reports designed to provide helpful feedback to students regarding their academic progress.
- New student orientations in summer, fall, and spring.
- UNV 201, a course to prepare student Peer Advisors to serve as peer instructors.
- First-Year Fridays, a series of presentations for the first-year class focusing on topics such as Mercer heritage and culture, community service and engagement, health and wellness, and academic resources.
- Transfer events to assist transfer students in their transition to the Mercer community.
- SophoMORE Program to help second-year students get MORE from their sophomore year and progress toward their academic goals.
- Facilitation of a UNV 102 course to explore academic motivation, major/minor opportunities, and vocational interests.