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Brenau offers flexible, convenient, and professionally focused undergraduate and graduate degrees and professional certification programs in formats and locations that make it possible for more people to fulfill their dream of a better life through learning. Programs in multiple majors exist online and at campuses around Georgia in Gainesville, North Atlanta, and online, for women and men, both traditional and nontraditional students. You can tailor a program that addresses both your academic needs and schedule demands. As a Brenau student, you can schedule your classes the way you want: on-ground, online or a combination of the two. Many of our programs can be completed 100% online, too.

Together, we will help you discover the extraordinary life you desire – and that you deserve.

Please feel free to call us at 800.252.5119 ext. 6100 or email us at if you have questions or would like to speak with an admissions counselor.

Freshman Applicant Admission Requirements

Freshman applicants who have successfully completed a college preparatory high school curriculum at a regionally accredited high school with a minimum GPA of 2.5 will generally be admitted to Brenau University.

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


Transfer Applicant Admissions Requirements

Transfer applicants who present a minimum GPA of 2.5 will ordinarily be granted admission. (Please note: Some programs have more stringent cumulative GPA requirements.)

Transfer applicants must generally be in good standing at the time of application.


Undergraduate Admission on Probationary Status

Undergraduate applicants(freshman or transfer) that have been reviewed but do not meet minimum admission requirements to the university, may be admitted on a probationary status. Students admitted on probationary status must earn a minimum grade average of 2.0 in their first 12 semester hours at Brenau University to be removed from probationary status.


See What Transfers

Click here to visit Brenau’s Transfer Equivalency System to find out what may transfer from your current institution.

Please consult the Brenau University Catalog for further admission information and the Transfer Credit Policy.


Admissions Checklist

☐ Submit your online application for admission at or

☐ Request that official transcripts from all institutions 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:

☐ Schedule a campus visit if you have not already done so and plan to attend our special admissions events. Several events are offered throughout the year.


Admissions Deadlines

Our rolling admissions policy allows you to apply at any time for most programs. Please note: some programs have strict application deadlines. Contact the Office of Admissions or visit the academic department page on the website for more information.


Applying for Financial Aid

We recommend applying for financial aid as soon as you apply for admission. Our Financial Aid Office can help you determine the sources of aid for which you may qualify.

☐ To get started, visit and complete the free application for Federal Student aid. Brenau’s FAFSA code is 001556.

☐ Eligible Georgia residents should apply for the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant and HOPE Scholarship at

☐ Visit the Financial Aid Office webpage and our Net Price Calculator to see what types of aid may be available to you.


Dual Enrollment

What is Dual Enrollment? The Dual Enrollment program allows eligible high school or home schooled students at the high school level to take college coursework at no cost. These students earn postsecondary credit hours and simultaneously meet their high school graduation or Home Study diploma completion requirements.

Students Applying for Dual Credit Enrollment at Brenau University
High school students in their junior or senior year may, with the approval of their high school counselor, enroll in a combined number of high school and college courses per semester in the Dual Enrollment program.

For more information about admissions requirements, etc. download the Dual Enrollment Information sheet (PDF).

List of courses approved for Dual Enrollment.

What to do after you’re accepted

Find out what to do once you’re admitted to Brenau. Find out how to get your student ID, what forms you need to submit before enrolling in classes, where purchase your textbooks, and much more. If you don’t see what you are looking for, give your admissions counselor a call and he or she will be happy to help.