FAQ - Transfer Admission

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What is a qualified transfer applicant?

Transfer applicants are students who have graduated from high school and are currently enrolled as a full- or part-time undergraduate student at another college or university, OR students who completed any college credits following their high school graduation.

To qualify for admission to Berry, a transfer student must:

  1. be eligible to return to the college or university last attended;
  2. have a grade point average that the Admissions Committee sees as clear evidence of probable academic success at Berry College.

What kinds of transcripts are acceptable?

Transfer students must submit official transcripts from all prior institutions attended. Additionally, final official high school transcripts must be provided during the admission process to complete a transfer application file.

Do I have to submit ACT or SAT scores?

No. ACT or SAT scores are no longer required as part of the admission process. If you have taken the ACT or SAT and are proud of your score, we still encourage you to submit it to Berry. Submitted test scores (or lack of test scores) will not negatively impact your admission and will not be used in awarding merit-based scholarships.

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

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

Please note that transfer students must complete up to 62 credit hours at Berry College. We will award transfer credit for as many courses as possible toward your degree.

When will I find out if I am accepted?

Once your application file has been completed, our team will work hard to get you a decision within a few weeks of submission of your materials. Generally, Spring admission decisions begin getting released around mid-October. Fall admission decisions begin getting released around late-February for transfer students. We encourage you to check on your MyBerry portal and connect with your Admission Counselor if you have questions or concerns about the timeline of your decision.

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

Yes, students who were previously accepted to Berry but did not attend will have to submit a separate application along with official transcripts from both high school and colleges attended.

Which of my courses from other institutions will transfer?

Please visit our Transferology page to learn more about the preliminary credit evaluation option available to prospective students through this tool.

How many credits will transfer to Berry College?

You must complete up to 62 credit hours at Berry College. We will award transfer credit for as many courses as possible toward your degree.

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. If you are a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, you may be eligible for an additional $4,000 annual scholarship. In addition, all Berry students are eligible to participate in the LifeWorks program regardless of financial circumstances. Learn more about Berry College Scholarships and Financial Aid opportunities.

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.

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