At Brenau, we are dedicated to making the transfer process as seamless as possible. Transferring to Brenau allows you to immerse yourself in an environment with open-minded individuals who are all striving to achieve their career dreams. You’ll learn in small classes and receive individualized attention from experienced professors who care about your success. A Brenau education will equip you with the connections, knowledge and skills to succeed wherever life takes you. 

Transfer admissions requirements

  • Be in good standing with your current or former institutions
  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA

Some programs have higher cumulative GPA requirements. Please visit the individual program pages for more information.

Admissions deadlines

We have a rolling admissions policy, which means you can apply at any time for most programs. Please note that some undergraduate programs have strict application deadlines. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at +1-770-534-6100 or admissions@brenau.edu.

How to apply

  • Complete the online application at brenau.edu/apply
  • Request that transcripts from all institutions you have attended be sent to Brenau

Academic partners & articulation agreements

What is an articulation agreement? Articulation agreements are a type of educational partnership where a university agrees to accept certain credits that were earned at a different educational institution. Brenau has a variety of agreements with community and technical colleges to make transferring to Brenau seamless and help you complete your degree faster.

Lanier Tech Articulation Agreement

Athens Tech Articulation Agreement

Gwinnett Tech Articulation Agreement

Explore Our Colleges

College of Business
& Communication

You will forge your own path

College of Education

You will impact the lives of your students

College of
Fine Arts & Humanities

You will find fulfillment doing what you love

Ivester College
of Health Sciences

You will care for people when they need you the most

I’ve been accepted, what’s next?

Residential Transfer 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.
  • Submit your Housing Application and Housing Contract.
  • Register for classes. You can meet directly with your academic advisor for guidance and registration after you submit your enrollment deposit. 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 the Tuition and Fees webpage 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, please contact the Accounting Office at 770-534-6150, 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 your family connected with Brenau on Golden Tiger Family Connection.
  • Get excited about joining the Brenau family!

Commuter Transfer 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 (if applicable)
  • Register for classes. You can meet directly with your academic advisor for guidance and registration after you submit your enrollment deposit. 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 Tuition and Fees webpage 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, please 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 your family connected with Brenau on Golden Tiger Family Connection.
  • Get excited about joining the Brenau family!

Purchasing textbooks

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.

Campus Bookstore 

Brenau offers both an online bookstore and an on ground bookstore on the Gainesville campus. Textbook rentals are also available. To find the books needed for your classes,visit our online bookstore. Make sure to have your course list handy when viewing our selection. Click on the “Textbook” tab on the bookstore page to search for the books you need.

Transfer Student FAQs

Transfer

A grade of “C” or better is required for transfer. Transfer credit is awarded for courses taken at regionally accredited institutions and can not be awarded based on placement tests or non-class credit awarded at other institutions.

The university will accept ALL liberal education courses regardless of the date of satisfactory completion unless the liberal education course is also a major course.

The university will accept major courses taken within 15 years unless listed below.

The university will accept major courses taken within 5 years for the specific courses listed below.

Decisions regarding exceptions to any policy will be made by the dean of the appropriate college. 

Courses with technical content (e.g. computer programming/applications, etc.) taken over five years prior to admission may not be eligible for transfer.

Changing majors after an admissions decision has been made may alter the eligibility of courses that have been already designated on a previous program plan.

Developmental Studies and English as a Second Language Courses do not transfer.

Students are not permitted to transfer more than 65 semester hours of credit (97 quarter hours) from two year institutions to a Brenau program. This 65-hour limit represents the total of all credits taken at all two year colleges the student attended before applying for admission to Brenau. This 65-hour maximum does not affect Brenau’s minimum residency requirement.

Departments reserve the right to require a student to take a prerequisite course for a Brenau course at a four year institution.

Liberal Education Courses

Broaden your worldview with a liberal education

  • MM 250 Intro to Radio/TV
  • MM 251 Radio Production
  • MM 302 Television Production/Editing
  • MM 402 Convergent Media News
  • MM 450 Communication Law

Acceptance of education coursework from other institutions will be determined by the School of Education based on the content knowledge required by the state teacher’s examinations).

  • ID 233/233L CADD & Lab
  • ID 333/333L Advanced CADD & Lab
  • GR 207/207L Digital Graphic Design & Lab
  • GR 213/213L Typography Design & Lab
  • GR 314/314L Printing Prod & Publication Des
  • GR 410 Digital Media Design
  • FD 320 Computer Design in Fashion

  • PY 202 Human Growth & Development
  • PY 301 Research Methods
  • OT 320 Neuroscience
  • BY 209 Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BY 210 Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BY 301 Genetics
  • BY 302 Ecology
  • CY 305 Biochemistry
  • CS 100 Integrated Computer Comp

Admission, Transfer

For many students, financial aid is one of the most important aspects of going to college. Our Financial Aid office has dedicated transfer counselors to assist you through the process. They can be reached by email at financialaid@brenau.edu or by phone at 770-534-6152

We recommend that you begin the financial aid process as soon as you apply for admission. 

  1. Visit fafsa.gov and complete the free application for Federal Student aid. This can be done as early as Oct. 1. Brenau’s FAFSA code is 001556.
  2. Create a unique login (FSA ID) – if you don’t already have one.
  3. Eligible Georgia residents should apply for the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant and HOPE Scholarship at gafutures.org.

Visit the Financial Aid Office webpage and Brenau’s Net Price Calculator to see what types of aid may be available.

Transfer

Take a look at our Transfer Equivalency System to see which of the courses you’ve already taken will transfer to Brenau. This list isn’t all-inclusive, and is updated frequently.