PTA 101 & PTA 112 Important Dates & Registration Information


There are a limited number of seats available in each of the PTA specific courses. If you have not previously taken a course at Mercer, you will need to register in person on campus for the first time you take a course at Mercer until the system has a record of you as a Mercer student.  After that, you will be able to register online for your classes. Each year registration for the PTA program courses has been brisk and courses have filled up quickly. For this reason it is important that dates for registration be closely observed and that everyone plan ahead.

Planning ahead means the following:


Make sure that Mercer ‘s Student Records Office has:

PTA 101

Official copies of transcripts of ENG 101 on file. This is the pre-requisite course

PTA 112

Official copies of transcripts of Anatomy & Physiology II on file verifying that grades of C+ or higher have been earned and also that all 8 credits were completed at the same academic institution within the past 5 years. ENG 102 is also a pre-requisite course and official transcripts must be on file to verify a grade of C or higher.


The college publishes registration dates for each semester on the college website which can be accessed at and looking at the calendar for that year.

In general, registration for the spring semester occurs at the end of October and registration for the fall semester occurs approximately around spring break each year. 


PTA 101 Intro to PTA is available in both the fall and spring semesters and it is offered over a 10 week semester.It is offered in both formats, online and traditional formats in the fall semester and online in the spring semester.

PTA 112 Pathology is also offered in the spring and fall semesters as a traditional lecture course and online format in the both the fall and spring semesters.


  • All Mercer student/learners have access to their unofficial transcripts online which include a listing of :
    • courses completed
    • courses for which credit has been granted from other academic institutions
    • courses that are in progress at Mercer
    • courses that you have registered for in upcoming semesters


  • Access to Mercer’s unofficial transcript can be accomplished by going to Mercer’s website at and clicking on the Click here to go to MyMercer link and then entering your Student ID number from the back of your name tag or top right hand corner of your schedule and then entering your PIN.

 All PTA prefixed courses and science courses must be passed with a minimum rade of C+ for someone to move forward in the PTA program.

PTA 101 and PTA 112 Registration FAQs 

  • How do I register for these courses?
    • Registration for PTA prefixed courses can only occur if the pre-requisite courses have been satisfied. Then registration is handled on a “first come first served” basis. For PTA prefixed courses, email Beth Knight at
    • PTA 101 has ENG 101 as a pre-requisite since it involves writing several short papers.
      • If official copies of transcripts for ENG 101 with a grade of C or higher are on file with Mercer's Student Records Office and listed on your Mercer transcript, then you would be considered eligible to register, once the registration period opens for the semester.
    • PTA 112 also has pre-requisite classes which are Anatomy & Physiology II and ENG 102. Mercer’s Student Records Office must have official copies of transcripts for both courses on file that indicate that you have successfully completed A&P II with a grade of “C+” or higher and a C or higher for ENG 102. All 8 credits of A&P have been completed at the same academic institution and also must not be more than 5 years old to be considered for transfer.
  • If I can't get into a class in the fall semester shouldn't I automatically be registered for it in the spring semester?
    • There are no “automatics” when it comes to registering for classes. Requests for classes do not carry over from semester to semester. If you need a class, register for it.


All PTA prefixed courses and Science courses must be passed with grades of "C+" or higher.

All PTA prefixed courses may only be attempted twice.