FAQ - Transfer Admission

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What kinds of transcripts are acceptable?

All transcripts must be official copies sent from all prior institutions attended.

Do I have to submit ACT or SAT scores?

Typically we do not require that you submit test scores. However, if you have not completed at least one semester of college work then we may request that you submit test scores for our consideration. 

I have an Associates Degree. Can I still apply to Berry?

Yes, students with Associates Degrees can apply to Berry College.

When will I find out if I am accepted?

Once your application file is complete, you will hear from us within approximately four weeks.

I was previously accepted to Berry College, but did not enroll. Do I need to complete another application?

Yes, students who were accepted but did not attend will have to submit a separate application. 


Which of my courses from other institutions will transfer?

The Transfer Evaluation System (TES) is a tool you can use to see how coursework from other colleges and universities typically transfers to Berry College. The list of courses in TES is not comprehensive; we are continually updating TES with more courses and institutions. The information in TES is provided only as a guide. An official course-by-course evaluation of your specific transfer credit will be completed when you are admitted to Berry.

How to use the Transfer Evaluation System (TES):

  • Begin by finding and selecting the institution where you took courses. 
  • Find your course in the left-hand column. The right-hand column will tell you the Berry equivalent. Select the View button next to the course for additional notes about the transfer course. 
  • You may create a comprehensive list of all courses taken using the “My List” feature on the right side of the page.
  • Can't Find Your Course in TES? We transfer some courses that are not yet listed in TES. If you cannot find a course, it just means we have not evaluated it yet. Once you are admitted, we will evaluate all your courses and let you know how they apply to your degree requirements.

How many credits will transfer to Berry College?

A maximum of 62 credit hours can transfer to Berry College from another accredited institution. Curious as to what will transfer? You can use the Transfer Evaluation System (TES) to help determine what classes will transfer. Access the TES.

How do I use the TES?

Access more information about the TES

How many classes do I have to take to be considered a transfer student?

Once you have graduated from high school, any college or post-secondary course work that you have attempted qualifies you as a transfer applicant.

What scholarships are available to me?

Transfer students are considered for academic merit scholarships and need-based grants to supplement any state or federal aid for which you might be eligible. In addition, all Berry students are eligible to participate in the nation’s premier student work program regardless of financial circumstances. 


What housing options are available to transfer students?

Transfer students are housed in traditional residence halls. Find out more about residence life on campus

Will I have a roommate?

Yes, and your roommate will most likely be another entering student. 

Can I live off-campus?

Berry College is a residential college and students are expected to live on-campus all four years unless given permission to do otherwise. Students who meet any of the following criteria may apply to live off-campus: 1) 25 years old or older; 2) Married; or 3) Residing with their parents or legal guardian within a 40 mile driving distance to Berry College; or 4) 5th Year Senior.

Have more questions? Please feel free to contact Tessa Howard, Transfer Admission Counselor, at thoward@berry.edu or 706.368.6909 if you have any further questions pertaining to transferring to Berry.

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