Douglas County Center To Hold Information Session


LITHIA SPRINGS — Mercer University’s Douglas County Regional Academic Center will hold a free information session beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, for prospective students considering applying for fall session, which begins Aug. 21. Adults interested in earning a bachelor’s degree through the Center’s evening and weekend programs are invited to the informational session to meet with academic advisors, professors and admissions counselors.

The session will begin with a presentation by admissions counselors, after which program coordinators and professors will lead small-group informational discussions on the programs at the center. After the presentation and forum meetings the academic advisors, coordinators, professors and admissions counselors will be available to answer questions.        

Located off Thornton Road, just south of Interstate 20, Mercer’s Douglas County Center is designed specifically with an evening and weekend format for adult learners who want to begin or complete a bachelor’s degree at one of the nation’s top universities. Classes are held one evening per week or on Saturdays in eight-week sessions. Financial aid is available for students who attend half time or more.

Three of the University’s 10 schools and colleges have degree programs at the Douglas County location. Tift College of Education provides initial teacher certification in early childhood/special education and middle grades for individuals who already hold bachelor’s degrees in non-education fields, as well as a bachelor of science in education degree in those specialties. The College of Continuing and Professional Studies has undergraduate programs in criminal justice, human services, information systems and liberal studies, with a degree-completion program in organization leadership. For students interested in business, Stetson School of Business and Economics, which holds the highest level of accreditation for business education with AACSB International, offers the bachelor of business administration degree.

The fall session priority application deadline is Aug. 4. Applications may be submitted online at Official education transcripts are required for admission. For more information or to RSVP, contact Kim Meredith at or (877) 840-8599.


About Mercer University:

Founded in 1833, Mercer University has campuses in Macon and Atlanta as well as regional academic centers in Douglas County, Henry County, Macon and Eastman. With 10 schools and colleges, the University offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, education, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law and theology. On July 1 2006, the University will add its eleventh academic program, the School of Music. For 16 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Mercer University as one of the leading universities in the South. The Princeton Review has ranked it among the top 10 percent of colleges in the nation.

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