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Admissions Specialists top

Holly Stewart

Assistant Director for Recruitment

Contact Information:
Email: hstewart@brenau.edu
Phone: 770-534-6207

MSN (Nurse Educator, Nurse Leadership)
Health Science Pre-Nursing (last names M-Z)

Beth Collins

Admissions Specialist- Transfer & Graduate

Contact Information:
Email: bcollins1@brenau.edu
Phone: 770-534-6102

Health Science
Health Pre-PT
Health Science Pre-Nursing (last names A-L)
Psychology (WC/GC)
Pre PA
Post Bacc Pre-Med
Post Bacc Pre-PT
Post Bacc Pre-PA
Jamie Cushway

Jamie Cushway

Admissions Specialist- Transfer & Graduate

Contact Information:
Email: jcushway@brenau.edu
Phone: 770-534-6188

MED (SE and MG)
undergrad Education (MG, SE and ECE for WC/GC)
Health Science Pre OT
Post Bacc Pre OT
International MBA (those requiring I-2- visas)
MBA for Kings Bay
Admissions Specialist Annie Johnston

Ann Johnston

Admissions Specialist- Transfer & Graduate

Contact Information:
Email: ajohnston5@brenau.edu

all Fine Art programs:
Dance Education
Music Performance
Studio Art
Interior Design
undergrad Business for WC/GC/
Kings Bay



Programs of Study top
Programs offered at night & on weekends:
AA Liberal Studies Human Resources Management
Accounting Marketing
Accounting /post baccalaureate Middle Grades Education
Business Nursing
Early Childhood Education Organizational Leadership
Health Science Special Education
Health Science (Pre-OT) Undecided
Programs offered at during the day:
Accounting Marketing
Accounting/post baccalaureate Mass Communication
Acting (BFA) Middle Grades Education
Art Education Music (BAM)
Biology Music Education
Business Music Performance
Conflict Resolution/Legal Studies Musical Theatre
Dance (BFA) Organizational Leadership
Dance Education Pre-Nursing
Early Childhood Education Pre-Physician Assistant
English Psychology
Fashion Design Psychology (Pre-OT)
Fashion Merchandising Residential Planning
Health Science Special Education
Health Science (Pre-OT) Studio Art
History/Political Science Theatre
Human Resources Management Theatre Arts (BFA)
Interior Design Theatre Design & Technology
Liberal Arts (BA) Undecided



Admission Requirements top
Transfer applicants who present a minimum GPA of 2.0 will ordinarily be granted admission. Students who have successfully completed over 30 semester hours of college level work at a regionally accredited post-secondary institution may be exempt from the need to submit high school transcripts or standardized test scores. Evidence of satisfaction of these requirements shall only be in the form of an official, sealed transcript from authorized school personnel or an official, sealed G.E.D. certificate. Some programs have more stringent cumulative GPA requirements. Applicants should consult the appropriate section of this Catalog for further admissions information. Students may be admitted to advanced standing on the basis of work completed at other regionally accredited colleges. Satisfactory enrollment and completion of course work at other institutions is evidence of a student’s ability to do university-level work. Brenau encourages applications from these prospective students in the belief that its academic programs and personnel can assist them in completing their baccalaureate programs. These students add desirable diversity and heterogeneity to the student body. Applicants for advanced standing shall submit an official, sealed transcript and some applicants will be asked to submit a statement of good academic standing from each institution previously attended. Transfer students generally must be in good standing as of the date of application. In some cases, letters of recommendation may be submitted or requested, in addition to the other documents.Please visit the Brenau University Catalog for more information about the Transfer Credit Policy .



Your Admissions Checklist top

Mail documents to:

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

✓  Submit your online application at  www.brenau.edu/apply

✓  Request that all transcripts from previous institutions (and your high school transcript if required)  be sent directly to the Office of Admissions

✓  Request that  Standardized Test Scores (ACT or SAT)  be sent directly to the Office of Admissions

✓  Begin the Financial Aid process by filing out the FAFSA at  www.fafsa.ed.gov . Please see the  Apply for Financial Aid page  for more information.

✓  Connect with Brenau Admissions on LinkedIn.



What to do once you’re accepted top
Things to do right away

1. Contact your advisor to schedule your first advising appointment.

2. Complete the Enrollment Intention Form that you received with your acceptance packet and submit it with your non-refundable tuition deposit as soon as possible. *If you have lost or misplaced your form, please contact your Admissions Specialist to obtain a new copy.*

3. Review the  IT Information (PDF)  and log on to your student email account. Please begin checking your student email account regularly. Email is the official method of communication with students at Brenau University.

4. Follow-up with the Financial Aid Office to see what else is needed to complete your financial aid file.


Things to do before classes begin:

Mail documents to:

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

1. Request that your  final transcript  be submitted the Office of Admissions: If we do not receive your transcript(s) by registration for your second semester you will not be allowed to register for classes at Brenau.

2. If you are not transferring in English and Math from a previous institution, complete you   English Placement Test  and  Math Placement Test  so that your advisor will know what English and Math courses you should take.

3. Visit the  Accounting Office  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 or 800-252-5119 ext. 6150.

4. Complete the  Emergency Contact Form  so that Brenau officials will know who to contact if you are involved in an emergency situation.

5. Request your  Brenau ID Card.

6. Sign-up for the  E2 Campus Alert System.

7. If you are 18 or older, and 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 (PDF)   (optional) .

8. Visit the Registrar’s  Calendars and Schedules  page to begin planning your schedule.

9.  Explore the Barnes & Noble/Brenau University Bookstore : The bookstore has information on how to purchase or rent textbooks, store hours, how to purchase spirit wear and much more.

10. Get excited about joining the Brenau family!

General inquiries: info@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions: admissions@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100