Applying as a Transfer Student

The Application for Admission is now closed.  Transfer students can begin to apply for Fall 2019 admission in August 2018.


*The average successful transfer applicant to Berea College has a college GPA of 3.25. Students with less than a 2.5 college GPA in the last 24 hours of college credit are ineligible for admission to Berea College.

  • The application for admission is now closed. The application deadline was march 31. Students can begin to apply for fall 2019 admission in July.  There is no fee to apply to Berea.
  • Official High School Transcript or GED results.
  • Official ACT or SAT scores (ACT COMPASS not accepted). This requirement is waived for applicants who present an official transcript showing grades (taken in the last 10 years) for at least 24 semester hours of college credit at a regionally accredited institution.
  • Two (2) Transfer Evaluation and Endorsement Forms. These should be completed by a current/former teacher, college professor, principal, or other school administrator. If you haven’t been recently enrolled, your Evaluation and Endorsement can come from professionals in non-educational fields. Please note that general recommendations submitted on letterhead or in other forms will not fulfill this official requirement, but will be used to supplement your application file.
  • Official College Transcript(s) directly to the Berea College Office of Admissions from each institution attending/attended.
  •  Statement of Good Standing from all previously attended institutions.
  • Financial information in the form of the FAFSA. 
  • Financial Resource Questionnaire (FRQ), which determines if you meet the financial eligibility requirement.


  • Students who have attempted college-level coursework must have official copies of all transcripts sent to the Admissions Office, even if you do not wish to transfer credit. Failure to report previous college-level work may affect a pending offer of admission. In no case is any student who has earned an undergraduate degree eligible for admission.
  • Credit is awarded for every college-level course completed at a regionally accredited institution with a grade of C or better provided the work has been completed within 10 years from the date you plan to begin study at Berea College. Credits earned as part of a certificate program are not transferrable.

Semester or quarter hours will be translated to Berea credits using the following conversion: 1 Berea Credit = 4 Semester Hours, 1 Berea Credit = 6 Quarter Hours. Though courses may not yield one full credit, they may still be eligible to meet requirements. To be eligible to meet requirements, a course must bear at least 3 semester hours or 4.5 quarter hours.

On April 6, 2010, Berea College signed a Memorandum of Agreement regarding the transfer of students from the following KCTCS schools to Berea: