Please be aware our March 31 deadline has passed. We will continue to work closely with students, families, and school personnel on a case-by-case basis. We recognize circumstances outside of your control may have impacted your completion. If you have specific questions, please contact your Admissions Counselor.
Below you’ll find complete application instructions for a first time college student who has not attended another institution of higher education after graduating high school or earning a GED.
|Application Deadline||October 31||November 30||March 31|
|Decision Notification||mid-late December||mid-late February||early April|
|Deposit Due||May 1||May 1||May 1|
1. Apply for Free Online
Complete the Berea College Application for Admission, which also serves as your No-Tuition Promise application. There is no application fee.
3. School Counselor Evaluation Form
Ask your School Counselor to provide us with class rank information by completing the School Counselor Evaluation form. If your school does not rank, they will still complete the School Counselor Evaluation Form and indicate that it does not rank, plus provide some additional important information. (PDF version)
5. Official Test Scores
Students who believe their scores are an accurate representation of their ability should submit them. 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. Due to limited access to the exams over the past several months, Berea College’s application process for Fall 2021 will be test score optional. Those who choose not to submit scores will be given the same consideration as those who do. Learn more about test score optional at Berea.
*For eligible non-citizens, depending on your USCIS status, a copy of your permanent resident card or employment authorization card will be required.