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Admission Requirements

In addition to the regular Freshman or Transfer Student admissions requirements, International Students must submit proof of English proficiency. Proficiency in the English language can be proven through submission of a minimum of one of the following:

  • ACT English score of 19
  • SAT verbal score of 450
  • SAT evidence-based Reading and Writing score of 500
  • TOEFL score of 497 (paper based test)
  • TOEFL score of 170 (computer based test)
  • TOEFL score of 59 (internet based test)
  •  IELTS score of 5.5
  •  or a grade of “C” or better in EH 101 & EH 102 from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university. In addition, the Brenau English placement test will be administered to all international students admitted on a student visa in order to place students in the appropriate English course. If the student has taken the ACT or SAT test, that score will be used to determine English placement.

Your Admissions Checklist


Mail documents to:

Brenau University
Office of Admissions
500 Washington St SE
Gainesville GA 30501
United States of America

Freshman Applicants

If you have completed less than a full academic year of college (45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours) you must request official transcripts from your secondary/high schools.These transcripts must be sent directly from the school(s) in separate sealed envelopes to the Office of Admissions.


Transfer Applicants Attending a College or University Outside of the United States

If you have completed 30 or more hours of college credit, you must have official transcript evaluations from all colleges and universities attended sent to the Office of Admissions. Credential evaluations of transcripts in languages from countries other than the U.S. must be completed by a professional service and student will bear the cost of this evaluation. Evaluations by an outside agency such as World Education Services or Education Credentials Evaluators are required to assure accuracy in determining U.S. equivalents. The student is responsible for payment of evaluation services. Information regarding these services may be obtained by contacting the admissions office.


Transfer Applicants Attending a United States College or University

  • If you are attending a U.S. college or university, you must have transcripts from all previous institutions sent directly to the Office of Admissions.
  • Print out the SEVIS Transfer Verification Form (PDF) and have it sent directly to the Office of Admissions.

What to do after you’re accepted

To find out what to do once you are admitted to Brenau, click here to visit our Next Steps For Admitted International Students page.

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