How to apply


first-year APPLICATION PROCESS

Where do I start?

  1. Submit an application via the Common Application or the Berry Application.
  2. Submit the following:
    • High School Transcript(s)
    • Official scores (SAT and/or ACT)
      • Berry SAT Code: 5059
      • Berry ACT Code: 798
    • Counselor Recommendation Form
    • Personal Essay (instructions are included on the application)
    • (Optional) “Why Berry” Essay (instructions are included on the application)
  3. Check on VikingWeb to see the status of your application.

My application is submitted! What’s next?

The first step towards becoming a Berry Viking is done! Check out what else you can do!

Experience Berry "firsthand" with a tour and information session!

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

Check VikingWeb for your application status.

How much does the application cost?

Both the Common Application and the Berry Application are free, and both are treated equally in the application process.

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

You will receive a decision depending on which application plan 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 Non-Binding November 1 Begins December 15
Regular Decision Non-binding January 15 Begins February 15

What are my options?

Berry College offers three options for undergraduate students to apply for admission - Early Decision (ED), Early Action (EA) and Regular Decision (RD).

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 requires submission of the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE. Please note you may only apply Early Decision to one college or university. For more information about the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, please see our FAQ page.

*The submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is preferential to the submission of the CSS Profile. Find out more about the FAFSA. 

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

for more information, please see "applying as a first-year student" Frequently Asked questions.