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Admission to the Honors Program

The first step in applying for admission to the Honors Program at Berry is simply to apply to the College.  Admitted students who meet Honors Program criteria will be invited to apply to the Honors Program. 

The Admissions Office considers several factors when determining who to invite to the Honors Program.  High school GPA and standardized test scores are important factors.  Most students invited to join the Honors Program will have high school GPAs well above 3.5 and scores of 1300 (SAT) or 29 (ACT) or better.  In addition to grades and scores, high school coursework is an important factor.  We look for students who have taken challenging coursework in a variety of academic areas.

Students who are invited to apply to the Honors Program will be asked to write a short essay, which will be reviewed by the Honors Program Committee to determine admission to the program. Invitations typically go out in March and April with notification of decisions made on a rolling basis.

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.

What Happens After I’m Admitted?

Students who are admitted to the Honors program will have Honors courses in their prepared schedule when they arrive for the summer SOAR sessions. A formal orientation and social for all Honors students is hosted by the Honors Director(s) and the Honors Student Union before the beginning of fall term.  The Honors Director(s) are always available to answer questions and provide guidance as students work to complete their Honors degree requirements.

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