Your Application Checklist

Your Application Checklist

Below you’ll find complete application instructions for a first-time domestic applicant.

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Apply for Free Online

Complete the Berea College Application for Admission. There is no application fee.

High School Transcript

Request an official copy of your most recent transcript or GED results. Home school students who don’t have a transcript should complete the Home School Supplement form.


Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is available October 1. Berea’s FAFSA code is 001955.

Official Test Scores (optional)

There are two ways to submit official test scores:

  • Visit (ACT scores) or (SAT scores) to send your official scores to us. Our ACT school code is 1492 and SAT school code is 1060.
  • Ask your school counselor to email a copy of your full score report to

Berea College’s application process is test score optional. Students who believe their scores are an accurate representation of their ability should submit them. Learn more about test score optional at Berea.

Application Electives

Our application process is competitive, and we want you to succeed! You may upload application boosters to your application portal. Here are a few ways you can give your application that extra edge:

• Recommendations:

We are happy to hear from teachers, coaches, mentors, and others who are willing to brag on you. Submit a Teacher Recommendation Form by logging into your portal or by sharing this direct link:

Activities Resume:

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.

Personal Submission:

Share with us your experiences, perspectives and creativity through written, video and/or graphic essays. Upload your personal submission by logging into your portal.

Student Self Inventory:

In less than 5 minutes, you’ll select a variety of statements which best describe you and your personal story. Complete this elective by logging into your portal.l campus for yourself.

Short Statement:

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.

Counselor Chat:

At any time before you complete your application file, schedule a time for your Admissions Counselor to get to know you better. Most chats last about 10-15 minutes. Login to your portal to identify your personal Admissions Counselor and connect with them.