Brenau University is more than just a place of learning. As a Golden Tiger, you will flourish in small classes where we embrace differences and every perspective matters. You will learn new things about yourself and the world around you, explore your passions and grow in an uplifting community. Before you leave Brenau, you will find your voice and let it roar.

With 38 different undergraduate degrees and over 140 years of inspiring and educating students, Brenau will prepare you to pursue a fulfilling career wherever your interests and talents take you. From here, you can. 

Talk to your admissions counselor today

Our admissions team loves to help, so contact your counselor if you need any assistance with the admissions process.

770-534-6100 or 800-252-5119 ext. 6100
admissions@brenau.edu

Admissions Checklist

  •  Submit your online application for admission at brenau.edu/apply or commonapplication.org
    • Brenau uses a rolling application deadline, so you can apply at any time for most programs
  • Request that official transcripts from your high school to be sent directly to the Office of Admissions

Mail Documents to:

Brenau University
Office of Admissions
500 Washington St SE
Gainesville, GA 30501

Or Submit documents via encrypted delivery service (Parchment, Escript, etc.) to:

documents@brenau.edu

  • Come see us! Schedule a campus visit and plan to attend at least one of our admissions events. We offer several events throughout the year.
  • Apply for Financial Aid when you apply for admission.
    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Brenau’s FAFSA code is 001556
    • If you’re an eligible Georgia student, apply for the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant and the HOPE Scholarship at gafutures.org
    • Visit our Financial Aid page and Net Price Calculator to see what types of aid may be available to you

Admissions Deadlines

We have a rolling admissions policy, which means you can apply at any time for most programs. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 770-534-6100 or admissions@brenau.edu.

Freshman applicant admission requirements

  • Successful completion of high school curriculum at a regionally accredited school
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in core classes (math, science, social studies, foreign language, literature) — not cumulative

At Brenau we do not require SAT or ACT scores to make an admissions decision.

All home schooled applicants will be asked to complete an interview.

Undergraduate admission on probationary status

Undergraduate applicants (freshmen or transfers) that have been reviewed, but do not meet minimum admission requirements to the university, may be admitted on a probationary status.

Those on probationary status must earn a minimum 2.0 GPA in their first 12 semester hours at Brenau to be removed from probationary status.

Brenau Book Bundle

If you are an undergraduate student, you’ll receive your books through Brenau Book Bundle — a rental program designed to help save you time and money, and ensure you have your course materials on or before the first day of classes. After you register, the bookstore bundles all the books you need for your classes.

students smiling during class day ceremony
I’m tremendously grateful for the support I’ve received from my fellow students and from faculty here at Brenau.
Martis Ferguson
Brenau was very welcoming. I never had any issues in school, when I needed help. Brenau has a very good reputation in the community.
Sydney Hencil
Within the mass communication program, I was learning how to be on the radio in my first year. Not many people can say that. To me, that was amazing.

Next steps for residential students

  • Apply for Financial Aid.
    • If you have any questions about the financial aid process or have submitted a FASFA and would like to check the status, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 770-534-6152 or financialaid@brenau.edu.
  • Complete the Enrollment Intention Form in your applicant portal.
  • Pay your enrollment deposit through your applicant portal.
  • Complete your Student Financial Agreement.
  • Submit your Housing Application and Housing Contract.
  • Register for classes. Freshman will meet directly with their academic adviser for advisement and registration. Contact your admissions counselor for more information.
  • Attend our New Student Orientation.
  • Request that final transcripts (high school/college if applicable) be submitted to the Office of Admissions. Final transcripts must be received before classes begin.
  • Visit our Financial Aid page to begin planning your tuition payment and payment arrangements. Tuition is due before the start of the semester you plan to attend classes.
  • To discuss payment or payment plan options, contact the Accounting Office at 770-534-6150 or 800-252-5119 ext. 6150 or businessoffice@brenau.edu.
  • Complete your health forms following the instructions you receive from the Center for Health and Wellbeing. These forms must be completed and submitted before you arrive on campus for check-in.
  • Complete the Emergency Contact Form so that Brenau officials will know who to contact if you are involved in an emergency situation.
  • Download the Brenau Mobile App or visit the Brenau Intranet for instructions on how to request your Brenau ID card.
  • Sign-up for the E2 Campus Alert System.
  • If you would like to give designated individuals permission to speak with Brenau University officials regarding personally identifiable information, please complete the FERPA Release of Information Form. (optional)
  • Visit the Registrar’s Calendars and Schedules page to begin planning your schedule.
  • Learn about the Brenau Book Bundle and how you will pick up your textbooks and other materials.
  • Review the Criteria for Maintaining Scholarships and Grants.
  • Get excited about joining the Brenau family!

Next steps for commuter students

  • Apply for Financial Aid.
    • If you have any questions about the financial aid process or have submitted a FASFA and would like to check the status, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 770-534-6152 or financialaid@brenau.edu.
  • Complete the Enrollment Intention Form in your applicant portal.
  • Pay your enrollment deposit through your applicant portal.
  • Complete your Student Financial Agreement
  • Register for classes. Freshman will meet directly with their academic adviser for advisement and registration. Contact your admissions counselor for more information.
  • Request that final transcripts (high school/college if applicable) be submitted to the Office of Admissions. Final transcripts must be received before classes begin.
  • Visit the Financial Aid page to begin planning your tuition payment and payment arrangements. Tuition is due before the start of the semester you plan to attend classes. To discuss payment or payment plan options, contact the Accounting Office at 770-534-6150, 800-252-5119 ext. 6150 or businessoffice@brenau.edu.
  • Complete the Emergency Contact Form so that Brenau officials will know who to contact if you are involved in an emergency situation.
  • Download the Brenau Mobile App or visit the Brenau Intranet for instructions on how to request your Brenau ID card.
  • Sign-up for the E2 Campus Alert System.
  • If you would like to give designated individuals permission to speak with Brenau University officials regarding personally identifiable information, please complete the FERPA Release of Information Form. (optional)
  • Visit the Registrar’s Calendars and Schedules page to begin planning your schedule.
  • Learn about the Brenau Book Bundle and how you will pick up your textbooks and other materials.
  • Review the Criteria for Maintaining Scholarships and Grants.
  • Get excited about joining the Brenau family!

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& Communication

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College of Education

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College of
Fine Arts & Humanities

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Ivester College
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You will care for people when they need you the most

Learn more about YOUR next steps

Contact your admissions counselor for more detailed information on your next steps.