Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.