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International Admission Process

Thank you for your interest in applying to Berry! We’re excited to work with you and your family throughout the admission process. This page is your resource for more information on process and timelines. We encourage you to read through the requirements and financial aid information before you get started. And if you ever feel lost, don’t hesitate to reach out!

How do I apply?

  1. Submit an application through the Common Application or the Berry Application.
  2. Submit the following to
  3. Official SAT and/or ACT scores. (optional)
    • Berry SAT Code: 5059
    • Berry ACT Code: 0798

Mailed materials should be sent to:
Berry College
Office of Admission
PO Box 490159
Mount Berry, GA 30149-0159

Standardized Testing is Optional

ACT or SAT scores are not required as part of the admission process. Why? Our data indicate that SAT and ACT scores are not the best measures of potential student success. In fact, our holistic review process has always centered on getting to know you as an individual through: your admission application, your academic performance as indicated by your school transcripts, your extra-curricular engagement and a personal essay. These four factors will continue to matter most while helping us fulfill our historical mission to provide access to a world-class education for students from all backgrounds.

If you have taken the ACT or SAT, we still encourage you to submit your scores to Berry. Submitted test scores (or a lack of test scores) will not negatively impact your admission and will not be used in awarding merit-based scholarships.

Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants must complete the equivalent of a U.S. secondary school diploma.
  2. You should arrange for Berry College to receive official or certified copies of your academic records throughout your attendance at secondary school, college, university and professional institutions of learning. Records should include copies of any diplomas, degrees or other certificates received. All records should be in English. If the language of the records is not English, a certified literal translation should be included with the original document.
  3. Applicants from non-English speaking countries will need to also provide Berry with scores from either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS (International English Language Testing System).
  4. Complete the Certification of Finances


Admission Option Type Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline Notification Date Deposit Deadline
Early Action Non-binding Nov. 1 Dec. 1* Begins Dec. 1 May 1
Regular Decision Non-binding Jan. 15 Feb. 15 Begins Mar. 1 May 1

*priority date for submitting the FAFSA and applying for signature scholarship programs

Final deadline for international applicants to submit all materials is May 1, 2021. Any applications or materials submitted after this date will not be considered.

Because of the time required to process the appropriate documentation for international applicants and the condensed timeline of the spring application cycle, we are typically unable to offer spring admission to new first-year or transfer international students.

Financial Aid

Berry College offers a competitive merit-based scholarship program for international students. These scholarships are based on a student’s secondary school transcripts and are awarded automatically to students that qualify. While these scholarships can be generous, it is important to remember that there are no need-based scholarships that are available to international students.

*International applicants must show that they can provide for themselves financially while attending Berry. This information should be indicated on the applicant’s Certification of Finances.

Need more information? Please see frequently asked questions.

*Berry College does not discriminate on the basis of qualified handicap, race, creed, color, sex, age or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its admission policies, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other college administered programs.*

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