Frequently Asked Questions


transfer admissions

What kinds of transcripts are acceptable? 
All transcripts must be official copies sent from all prior institutions attended.

What is the "Transfer Recommendation Form" and who can complete it?
The transfer recommendation form is a form that shows that you were in good standing at your previous institution. This form needs to be completed by an appropriate college or university official. Typically the Registrar, Dean of Students, or Dean of Academic Services can complete this form for you.

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. 

course evaluation

Which of my coursework 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.

ACCESS THE TRANSFER EVALUATION SYSTEM!

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. Click here to access the TES.

How do I use the TES?
Click here to access more information about the TES

What kinds of transcripts are acceptable?
All transcripts must be an official copy of your transcript from the institution. 

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. 

student life

What housing options are available to transfer students? 
Transfer students are housed in traditional residence halls. You can find out more about residence life on campus by clicking here

Will I have a roommate?
Yes, and your roommate will most likely be another entering student. 

Can I live off-campus? 
Berry College is 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.

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