Homeschool Admissions Information

where do i start?

    1. Submit an application via the Common Application or the Berry Application.
    2. Submit the following:
      • Official transcripts of the high school years and/or any dual-enrollment transcripts.
      • Official SAT and/or ACT scores.
        • Berry SAT Code: 5059
        • Berry ACT Code: 0798
      • Two Personal Recommendation Forms.
    3. Check on VikingWeb to see the status of your application.          

    My application is submitted! What's next?

    Come onto campus for a tour. Click here!

    Give us a call or send us an email. Find your admissions counselor here!

    Check VikingWeb for your application status or to deposit.

    I’m done applying! When should I hear back?

    This depends on what application timeline you selected. Descriptions for each of these timelines are listed below.

    Admission Option Type Application Deadline Notification
    Early Decision Binding November 1 Begins December 1
    Early Action
    November 1 Begins December 15
     Regular Decision  Non-binding Rolling Begins February 15  

    What kind of curriculum are you looking for?

    We recommend the following high school courses as the best preparation for students pursuing enrollment at Berry:

    • 4 years of English (grammar, composition, literature, etc.)
    • 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.)

    Do many homeschool students attend Berry?

    We have a wide range of educational backgrounds in our student community. Our students come from public schools, private schools, international schools and other colleges or universities. We currently have more than 100 Berry students who homeschooled during high school. In fact, homeschool often represents the largest “feeder school” in our new, incoming class.

    Who should I contact for more information?

    Charlotte Ellard, Coordinator for Homeschool Admissions at

    for more information, please see "Homeschool" Frequently asked questions.