Freshmen FAQ’s

Freshman FAQ’s

How do I begin the application process? The quickest way is to apply online at Have your high school send your official transcript to:

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

FAXED TRANSCRIPTS are acceptable if they are faxed directly from the guidance office to 770-538-4701.

Click here to link to the Transcript Request Form.

W e will also need SAT or ACT scores to complete your application. These may be sent to Brenau from the testing service or faxed from the guidance office.

FAXED TEST SCORES are acceptable if they are faxed directly from the guidance office to 770-538-4701.

What are the application deadlines? Brenau offers rolling admissions so you can apply anytime. Keep in mind that it generally takes 7-10 business days to determine admissibility once a file is complete. Allow enough time to complete this process before the beginning of the semester in which you intend to enroll.

What do I need to do to be considered for admission to Brenau? All applications are reviewed for admissions based on a number of factors including but not limited to grade point average, rigor of course work, official test scores and community and school involvement. The average student who receives acceptance has at least a 2.5 GPA and, if applicable, at least a 900 on the SAT and at least a 19 on the ACT (Verbal and Math scores only, we do not include the writing score). These scores do not in any way guarantee acceptance, nor are they absolute minimums, they are simply guidelines.

What are Brenau’s SAT and ACT Codes? ACT: 0800 and SAT: 5066

Does Brenau accept home school students? Brenau Welcomes applications from home schooled students. We do require an admissions interview and will look more closely at test scores when making admissions decision.

Does Brenau accept GED’s and technical prep diplomas? Yes, Brenau welcomes GED and tech prep diplomas. With a GED we require an official copy of the GED certificate in a sealed envelope. We also require either SAT or ACT scores.

How long does it take to get an admissions decision? Once an admissions file is complete it takes 7-10 business days to be notified of a decision. A “complete file” includes a high school transcript and official test scores (for freshman applicants) and transcripts from ALL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED SINCE HIGH SCHOOL and test scores if required (for transfer students). Each file is unique and may require additional credentials.

Will my AP/IB credits transfer to Brenau? Yes, Brenau accepts AP and IB credits that meet the minimum score requirements. Please have the testing service send all score reports to the admissions office.

What about Financial Aid? It’s easy to get the financial aid process started. Before you begin the financial aid process make sure you contact the Admissions Office to apply for admission. You must be fully accepted for admission before financial aid can be awarded. Please visit the Financial Aid pages to get more detailed information.

What is Brenau’s FAFSA Code? 001556

Does Brenau offer any academic scholarships? Brenau evaluates all Women’s College applications for academic scholarship based on GPA and test scores. There is no additional application necessary. You will be notified if you have received a scholarship when you get your acceptance letter. For applicants to the nursing and occupational therapy departments you will receive your scholarship award, if any, when you are accepted to the program.

I have more questions about Admissions. How can I learn more? Contact your admissions counselor by calling 770-534-6100. You can also find us on Facebook by searching Brenau Recruiting or on Twitter by searching BrenauWC.