Application Process


Timeline (For Fall Semester Applicants)

Berry College offers three options by which students may apply for admission - Early Decision, Early Action and Regular Decision.

Early Decision (ED) is intended for candidates for whom Berry is their first choice and are prepared to make a binding commitment to attend Berry if offered admission. Early Decision I and Early Decision II require submission of the CSS Profile. Please note you may only apply Early Decision to one college or university.

Early Action (EA) represents a non-binding option where applicants will be notified of their admission decision beginning in mid-December. The EA option is most appropriate for candidates applying in the fall.

Regular Decision (RD) represents a non-binding option where applicants will be notified of their admission decision beginning in mid-February. The RD option is most appropriate for candidates applying in the spring.

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

All admitted students are automatically considered for merit scholarships and aid. We encourage our candidates and families to submit the CSS Profile and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for full consideration. The CSS Profile becomes available after Oct. 1 of the high school senior year. The FAFSA becomes available for fall semester applicants after Jan. 1 of the high school senior year. 

Admitted students should secure their spots for the fall incoming class by paying their deposits (explained in the acceptance letters) no later than May 1. We guarantee class enrollment and housing to admitted students who submit their deposits by this deadline. We cannot guarantee class enrollment and housing to admitted students who do not pay their deposits by the National Candidate Reply Date of May 1 (regardless of acceptance date).