Withdrawal Policy

An Atlanta Campus student who drops classes or resigns from the University prior to the first day of class or during the official drop/add period shall be entitled to a full refund of paid tuition. A student who formally withdraws from ALL classes after the drop/add period may be entitled to a partial refund of paid tuition if certain criteria are met. The criteria are based upon federal mandates established by the Federal Return Policy instituted in 1999, replacing all existing refund policies.

Mercer University shall maintain a fair and equitable refund policy by the adherence to the Federal Return Policy.

Financial aid funds are refunded to the fund source, when applicable, in accordance with the Federal Return Policy.

To formally withdraw, a student should submit one of the following:

1. Complete the new online withdrawal form located in your MyMercer Portal. To access this form, login to your portal and choose "External Links" from the left-side menu. NOTE: This form is to be used for current term withdrawals only. Please continue to use the online registration tool to drop courses during the add/drop period.

2. Complete and return an official Course Change Request form obtained from your school's Registrar's Office.

One of these items must be received in the Registrar's Office before the drop/withdrawal process can be finalized. Non-attendance does NOT constitute a withdrawal. To be eligible for any refund, the student must formally withdraw from all courses for the current semester. A student withdrawing from the University after the midpoint of the semester will receive an "F" in all courses, except in extreme personal circumstances and with appropriate documentation a "W" may be awarded, if approved by your Dean. Refunds will be granted only from the date the Course Change form is received in the Registrar's Office.

A student is not eligible for any refund if (1) the student fails to formally withdraw; (2) the student is suspended for disciplinary reasons; (3) the student resigns when a disciplinary action or honor code violation is pending; or (4) the student withdraws from a class or classes but does not totally withdraw from the University.

When the University has assessed charges in error, a full refund of these charges will be made. Any exception to the Refund Policy shall require a written appeal by the student to the Refund Appeals Committee, c/o Bursar's Office, Mercer University, 3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta, GA 30341.

Because each withdrawal credit must be calculated based on the individual's date of withdrawal, you may contact the Bursar's Office at (678) 547-6073 for information regarding your specific situation.