Frequently Asked Questions
What is 'Rolling Admissions'?
Berry uses a rolling
admissions process, which means admission decisions are made as
applications are received. The process begins in mid-October and
continues throughout the school year.
An application for
admission should be filed no later than 30 days before the beginning of
the semester for which admission is sought. All transcripts and scores
must be in the admissions office at least 10 days prior to the semester
for which admission is sought.
When should I apply?
to Berry's rolling admissions process, we accept applications until 30
days prior to the start of the term for which a student is applying. We
encourage high school students to begin the application process during
the fall of their senior year. Students who submit the application and
supporting documents by February 1 are guaranteed consideration for
admission and scholarships.
What is considered a complete application?
complete freshman application file consists of the application plus all
supporting documents, including the application fee (if required), high
school transcript, ACT or SAT scores and a Counselor Recommendation Form.
complete transfer application file consists of the application plus all
supporting documents, including the application fee (if required),
official college transcript and a Transfer Recommendation Form from each college or university attended.
What courses should I take in high school to prepare
We recommend the following high school courses as the best
preparation for students pursuing enrollment at Berry:
- 4 years of English (grammar, composition, literature,
- 4 years of Mathematics (to include Algebra I, Algebra
II, Geometry or Trigonometry, and a fourth level of math that exceeds
Algebra II, such as Algebra III, Advanced Algebra/Trig, PreCalculus,
Calculus or Statistics)
- 3 years of Social Sciences (such as history courses,
economics, government, civics, geography, psychology and sociology)
- 3 years of Natural Sciences (such as biology,
chemistry, physical science, physics, environmental science, anatomy, etc)
- 2 years of Foreign Languages (we recommend two
years of the same language, and we will accept languages such as Spanish,
French, German, Latin, American Sign Language, etc)
Which Standardized Test do you prefer: The SAT or the ACT?
the SAT or the ACT are acceptable exams for admission to Berry
College. For admission purposes, we consider the critical reading and
math sections of the SAT and the composite score of the ACT. Any student
submitting ACT scores should take the optional writing portion.
Who should I ask for a recommendation?
seniors need a recommendation filed by a High School Counselor and
transfer students need a recommendation filed by their current Dean of
Students or other college official.
Are there any special requirements for home-schooled students?
The same criteria
for high school applicants apply to home school applicants. In
addition, home school students are required to submit two personal recommendation forms
in lieu of the counselor recommendation form required of other freshman
applicants with a high school guidance counselor. For more information
about the admissions process for homeschool students, please click here.
How do I apply for scholarships?
freshman or transfer student who is offered admission to Berry College
will automatically be considered for merit scholarships. All students
are encouraged to apply before the February 1 priority date in order to be given full consideration.
For additional scholarship opportunities, please look at the Office of Financial Aid's Web site.
Click here to connect to the Office of Financial Aid
Are there any fees once I have been accepted into the program?
you have been accepted to Berry College we encourage you to pay the
enrollment deposit of $250.00 in order to reserve a space in new student registration (SOAR)
and in the residence halls. Room assignments and registration dates are
assigned according to the submission date of the deposit.