European Council Registration Process

There are two application processes for European Council programs:  Berry’s and the EC’s.  To begin the Berry process, complete the Preliminary Form on the IP community page on Viking Web.  This gets you in our system.  We will be offering group advising appointments for EC; however, if you prefer an individual appointment, call the International Programs office at 706-233-4065 to schedule one.  At either appointment, you will be given the following documents to submit to Berry by March 15:

  • a course substitution form
  • waiver of liability

You will also be asked to sign an advising appointment, including a statement about whether you are on disciplinary probation.  Berry also requires course descriptions of all classes you’re planning to take on the program, which should be clipped to the course form.  When you have your passport, please send a copy of the photo page to  (Be sure you’ve signed your passport!)

You can bring the completed EC application to your advising appointment.  Once you have signed the agreement, the IP Director will sign your application and send it to the EC office.  (Please note this office is housed at Valdosta State University, but you are not applying to that institution.)  You should receive a confirmation email after they receive the application and you have paid the EC deposit of $300.  This email will also tell you which classes you are registered for.

Once accepted, you will continue to make program payments using the EC website.  You will be notified by IP when you have been authorized to register for the Berry holding class “STA305.”  This email notification will explain how to register and which section is associated with your program.  All Berry students are required to enroll in two EC classes, at three credits each, along with any required program classes.  The business office will then charge your student account $100/credit hour for your elected classes, for a total of $600.  Do not be alarmed if at some point the entire tuition amount for these hours appears in your student account - this is temporary, and you need only to pay the $600 credit hour fee.

In addition to fees, students are also required to attend the EC’s pre-departure orientation in May, where you will meet your professors and fellow students.  After the program, the EC office will send your transcripts to Berry, and the actual classes you took, along with their grades, will be entered by the Registrar.

We’re happy to answer any questions you have about the European Council!  Contact the IP Director by email or at 706-233-4065.