Frequently Asked Questions



Q: Where does Opportunity Scholars take place?
A: Opportunity Scholars will take place on Mercer University's main campus in Macon, GA.
Q: Will I move into my actual Residential Hall?
A: Yes, be prepared to move in all of your belongings as this your official move in.
Q: Do I have to get a meal plan for the week?
A: No, we provide all meals. Dietary restrictions are considered.
Q: Will I receive a one (1) hour credit for participating in Opportunity Scholars?
A: Yes. You will take three courses that week, taught by Mercer University faculty. At the end of the fall semester, the credit will appear on your transcript provided you completed all of the requirements.
Q: How much will it cost?
A: The total cost is $105. That cost will be used to reserve your spot, cover the cost of the academic credit and cover all of your expenses for the week (including meals and activities) and will not be due until you confirm participation.
Q: When does the application process take place?
A: The application process will take place May- July or until we reach capacity. Please remember to sign the application. We do not accept faxed applications. Please mail applications directly to:  
TRIO Programs
1501  Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207
Q: Can I apply in person?
A: Sure. We will have applications available at the Opportunity Scholars/ Student Support Services table at all of the orientation sessions this summer.
Q: I've already applied, but I haven't heard back, how long will it take?
A: Once we receive your application, it will take a few weeks to process.We will contact you via mail when your application decision has been reached. If accepted, you will be prompted to confirm your attendance and supply your payment.
Q: Can I still participate in Bear Beginnings (MU Orientation ) and/or Minority Mentor Retreat if I am in Opportunity Scholars?
A:  Yes.  You should participate in Bear Beginnings as it is a requirement of the University. You may also be a mentee in the Minority Mentor Program and also participate in Opp Scholars if you choose to.
Q:  I still have questions or concerns, who should I contact?

A:  Don't hesitate to contact Mrs. Tracy Artis or any of her staff at (478) 301-2686