Transferring from KCTCS to Berea
Berea has made an institutional priority of admitting more transfer students as a way to serve the Commonwealth and the region by meeting a growing need while remaining consistent with Berea’s mission.To help further the implementation of the Memorandum of Agreement signed 4/6/2010 by KCTCS President Michael McCall and Berea College President Emeritus Larry Shinn, this site has been built as a resource for additional information on Berea College deadlines and programs related to the transfer of students from KCTCS schools to Berea College.
Profile of a typical transfer student
Students most successful in transferring to Berea are typically Pell-grant eligible, have a 3.25 or better GPA and scored 20-30 on the ACT (1410-1980 SAT). Standardized test scores are required for transfer students with 24 or fewer hours at the time of application. Interested in more information on how to apply? Application requirements for transfer students can be found here.
Application components required to be considered for admission to Berea College include an application form, final high school transcript (or GED report) and official college transcripts, official ACT or SAT I scores. (waived with transcript showing at least 24 hours of college credit, two Endorsement and Evaluation forms, Statement(s) of Good Standing from all colleges and universities previously attended, and official FAFSA results.
African American Transfer Initiative
The African American Transfer Initiative is a key element of this agreement and is intended to facilitate the transfer of African American graduates from KCTCS colleges to Berea College. This program was in its pilot phase last year and will expand this year to include all KCTCS colleges. Per the terms of the agreement, KCTCS diversity and transfer coordinators will nominate students who are well suited for participation in this program and of those nominated, Berea College will accept African American students from KCTCS who meet admissions criteria related to academic performance and financial need.
Berea’s Nomination Program
Simply nominate a qualified student for Admission to Berea using our Nominate a Transfer Student Form and we’ll take it from there. We will add your nominees to our database of prospective transfer students and provide them with updates and additional information about enrolling at Berea.We are currently accepting nominations of transfer students and will continue to accept them until 3/15/2013. We recommend nominating a student by 2/1/2013 in order for the student to be contacted and complete an application by the first decision meeting.
Learning More About Berea
We welcome transfer students to visit Berea at a time that is convenient for them. With that in mind, we encourage students, either individually or in groups, to visit on a day that is convenient for them. If you would like to schedule a group visit, please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-326-5948 or email@example.com.
Admissions Decisions for Transfer Students
The deadline for completed applications from transfer students is March 31, 2013. Incomplete applications as of April 1 will be denied admission. Berea College does not offer Spring admission to transfer students.
For any questions related to Admissions, please contact Luke Hodson, Director of Admissions at 859-985-3503.