Apply as a Transfer Student
We have no interest in making your application process to Berea difficult. Our streamlined application and checklist are the basic requirements.
Students often tell us their life experience is so meaningful that we can’t get to know them without it. Your story and identity matter in our holistic and selective admissions process. Use the elective items to share your story.
Application Checklist Components
Request an official copy of your final high school transcript or GED results. Home school students who don’t have a transcript should complete the Home School Supplement form.
Submit your official transcripts from all institutions attended (even for credit earned while in high school) at email@example.com. If you are currently enrolled, you should submit official transcripts once grades for the term are posted and before the February 1 Priority Deadline.
Applicants will be required to submit the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov when it becomes available. Berea’s FAFSA code is 001955.
Prior to the FAFSA opening, submission of the Financial Resource Questionnaire (FRQ), a form unique to Berea, helps to determine if a student meets the College’s financial eligibility requirement. Although offers of admission may be made based upon information submitted via the FRQ, all such offers will be considered tentative until such time as final FAFSA results are received. All FRQs expire February 29, 2024. After that date, students must submit FAFSAs to determine financial eligibility.
Submit your essay response by logging into your portal.
Your essay prompt is: Why do you wish to attend Berea College? How can Berea help to achieve your academic and personal goals? Please be sure to describe what you plan to study and how certain you are of your academic plans.
Students who believe their scores are an accurate representation of their ability should submit them. There are two ways to submit official test scores:
- Visit actstudent.org (ACT scores) or collegeboard.org (SAT scores) to send your official scores to us. Our ACT school code is 1492 and SAT school code is 1060.
- Email a copy of your full score report to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: test scores older than five years will not be considered.
For eligible non-citizens, depending on your USCIS status, a copy of your permanent resident card or employment authorization card will be required.
Share with us your awards, community service, extracurricular activities, and work experience. This is your chance to brag about yourself. Submit this form by logging into your portal.
Berea College was created 168 years ago and became the first interracial and coeducational college in the South. Please tell us in 168-ish words or less, how this is meaningful for you in context of your personal experience. Complete this short statement by logging into your portal.