Admission to Honors Program


Any student who is accepted for admission to Berry College and whose SAT/ACT scores and high school GPA meet admissions standards for the Honors program will be invited to apply. The application will be available on Viking Web for those who qualify. 

Final decisions on admission begin in late May. Currently, the minimum scores are 1300 (out of 1600 Math and Reading Analysis combined) for the SAT and a 29 (composite) for the ACT. A minimum 3.5 GPA for all high school work is also required. Among Berry applicants who meet the basic Honors criteria, a group of roughly 60 students will be admitted to the Honors program.

Students who are admitted to the Honors program will have Honors courses in their prepared schedule when they arrive for the summer SOAR sessions. The Honors Director or a representative of the Honors program will be available during SOAR to answer questions and to provide orientation materials. A formal orientation and social for all Honors students is hosted by the Honors Director and the Honors Student Union before the beginning of fall term.

Students who do not meet qualifications upon entering Berry may apply after their first semester if the student has a minimum 3.5 GPA for all Berry course work attempted during the first semester and obtains a recommendation from a faculty member.