Applying as a Former Student

The Fall 2020 Application for Admission is closed. The deadline was March 15, 2020.

Below you’ll find complete application instructions for a student who has attended Berea College previously and is applying to return as a full-time, degree seeking student.

ReadmitsEarly ActionSummer TermFall Term
Application DeadlineOctober 1February 1February 1
Decision Notificationmid-Octobermid-Marchmid-March
Deposit DueNovember 1April 1April 1

1. Apply Online

Complete the Berea College Application for Admission, which also serves as your No-Tuition Promise application. There is no application fee.

2. Submit an Essay 

Submit your essay response via the online submission form as a PDF. Essay should include: a.) How have you spent your time since leaving Berea College? b.) Share about your former experience and performance while enrolled at Berea College, including some explanation as to why you discontinued your enrollment. c.) What would you like the Admissions Decision Team to know about you prior to making a decision regarding your application for readmission that they otherwise would be unlikely to learn? d.) What are you planning to major in and how certain are you of your academic plans?


Submit the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at for the academic year/aid year for which you are applying. Berea’s FAFSA code is 001955.

4. Statement of Good Standing 

Submit a Statement of Good Standing from all institutions you have attended since leaving Berea (if applicable). 

5. College Transcript 

Submit your official transcripts from all institutions you have attended since leaving Berea (if applicable). 

*For eligible non-citizens, depending on your USCIS status, a copy of your permanent resident card or employment authorization card will be required.