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ADMISSIONS 101: An Insider’s Guide to the College Admissions Process

Our Admissions 101 summer workshop series will return in June 2020.

Please read our event FAQs:

Q. Who should attend the Admissions 101 workshop at Berry College?
A. Prospective students and parents who are interested in learning more about Berry College and the college application process will benefit greatly from this workshop.

Q. What will we learn about during the workshop?
A. We will offer information sessions on searching for colleges and what to look for when you visit a college campus. We will address common myths about the cost of private college education and provide insights on scholarship and aid opportunities. You will get to hear from a panel of current Berry students and participate in an interactive session designed to give parents and students insight on how admission decisions are made. The workshop will also include a complimentary lunch for all guests, walking tours of Berry's main campus area and optional afternoon activities.

Q. What are the hours of the workshop?
A. The workshop will start with the first session at 9:00am (check-in will open at 8:30am) and conclude by 4:00pm.

Q. How much does it cost to attend this event?
A. There is no cost for attending our Admissions 101 workshop! We just ask you to register in advance so we know how many guests to expect for the sessions, lunch and the tour. Each prospective student should register for the event separately so that we can provide individual information for you.

Q. What will we see on the campus tour?
A. The campus tour will focus on Berry’s Main Campus and will highlight the student center, dining facilities, the athletic center, a residence hall, a classroom and lab room, the library and an overview of the primary academic buildings. Please note, we will have some limitations on what we’re able to show during the tour due to summer camps using our facilities and various projects taking place on the campus.

Q. What if we wish to see other areas of the campus that are not part of the tour?
A. All workshop participants will receive a campus map and will be able to explore other areas of interest at their own pace. Berry’s campus is the largest campus in the world, so for the sake of time the campus tour will focus primarily on the areas that any Berry student might use on a regular basis. We will not be showing areas of specialized interest such as the Mountain Campus, the WinShape Centre or historic landmarks, but you may certainly explore these areas on your own or plan to visit us again at another time.

Q. I’m a parent and my children are not high school age yet. Should I consider attending?
A. We welcome all interested parents to attend the workshop. We will share information that may help the parents of middle school students plan ahead for the college admission and enrollment process. However, the sessions will be best suited for those who are applying to college in the next few years.

Q. I’m planning out high school/dual-enrollment curriculum. Will this workshop help me?
A. We will address the kind of high school courses selective liberal arts colleges like to see from freshman applicants as a preparation for college.

Q. I have specific questions about Berry’s homeschool admission process. Will this workshop address my questions?
A. We will have one session dedicated to answering questions related to homeschool admissions, however we encourage you to review our web page for basic information on our admission process for homeschooled students.

Q. I’m a high school student. Do I have to bring a parent to participate in the workshop?
A. High school students are welcome to participate in this event on their own. We will be happy to provide you with information to take home to your parent(s), and you’re also welcome to schedule a visit with the Berry College Office of Admission for another time when your parent(s) can join you.

Q. I’m a parent. Do I have to bring a student to participate in the workshop?
A. Parents are welcome to attend without a student. We ask that you register using your student's name and contact information, and you can note that you'll be attending without a student in the comment section. We will be happy to provide you with information to take home to your student(s), and you’re also welcome to schedule a visit with the Berry College Office of Admission for another time when your student(s) can join you.

Q. What if I have a question that hasn't been answered here?
A. For questions about the program or registration, please contact Shira Kerce, Campus Visit Coordinator, at or 706.236.5492.

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