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Brenau University Online Admissions

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Take the first step on your journey at Brenau

We know the decision to return to school is a life-changing one. That’s why we work hard to ensure the application process is stress-free and straightforward.

Pursue the future you’ve always wanted. Explore how to apply and contact us with questions at or 800-694-4265.

Key admission dates

Make sure you familiarize yourself with our start dates so you’re prepared to apply. We have a rolling admissions policy, meaning you can apply anytime for most programs.

Fall I StartAugust 21, 2023
Fall II StartOctober 16, 2023

How to apply

Step 1: Fill out the online application

Create an account and fill out your application.

Step 2: Gather and submit the appropriate documentation

Depending on the program you choose, you’ll need to submit documents such as transcripts, test scores and personal statements.

Step 3: Watch your email

Check for updates and news about your application and any communication from Brenau.

Step 4: Enroll!

Once accepted, work with your admissions counselor to register for your classes.

Your path to Brenau begins here

Each student’s journey is unique. We proudly accept first-time students, learners transferring from other schools, and those returning to finish their studies or pursue a graduate degree. We know that applying to college can feel overwhelming, so we’re here to support you through every step. Call us at 800-694-4265 to speak to an admissions counselor or email us at

Transferring to Brenau University

We want to make the transition to Brenau as simple as possible. To transfer to Brenau, you must be in good standing with your current or former institutions and have a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA. Some programs require a higher GPA.

We offer a generous transfer credit policy. Undergraduate students are able to transfer up to 90 credit hours into their programs. If you’re enrolling in your first graduate degree with Brenau, up to six credit hours taken at another regionally accredited college or university may be transferred to Brenau as part of the planned program of study with the approval of the department chair. If you have a previous master’s degree, up to nine hours of graduate credit may transfer with departmental approval. Grading standards of the Brenau program into which the work is transferred will apply.

If you attended a non-regionally accredited institution of higher education, you could request your courses be evaluated for transfer credit. Credit will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis, and you’ll be expected to provide course descriptions and syllabi to assist in evaluating the courses.

Military admissions process

Brenau is a proud Yellow Ribbon School. We offer an array of tuition benefits to military members, veterans and their families. A sampling includes:

  • Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill™ (MGIB), providing up to 36 months of education benefits for veterans
  • Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill™, providing financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after Sept. 10, 2001 or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days
  • Chapter 1607 Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP), designed to provide educational assistance to members of the Reserve components who are called or ordered to active duty in response to a war or national emergency (contingency operation) as declared by the President or Congress
  • The Tuition Assistance Program, providing financial assistance for voluntary off-duty civilian education programs in support of a soldier’s professional and personal self-development goals
  • The Navy College Program, offering two programs to eligible service members to fund off-duty education: Tuition Assistance and Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE)

For more information, contact Rosanne Short, Director of Military and Veteran Services, at or 770-531-3135.

Brenau education for international students

At Brenau University, we proudly welcome international students.

If English is not your native language, you must submit proof of English proficiency. Proficiency in the English language can be submitted through documents for one of the following:

  • ACT English score of 19
  • SAT verbal score of 450
  • SAT evidence-based Reading and Writing score of 500
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 497 (paper-based test)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 170 (computer-based test)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 59 (online test)
  • Minimum Duolingo score of 85
  • IELTS score of 5.5
  • Transcript indicating grade of C or better in EH 101 & EH 102 from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university

If you earned college credit outside of the United States, Brenau University requires an official course-by-course transcript evaluation from a NACES accredited organization. You may use any NACES accredited service including SpanTran or International Education Evaluation.

Find Your Program

No matter where you are in your career and life, our online programs are designed to help you advance.

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Financial aid options and support

Paying for college can seem daunting, but we’re here to help you through every step of the financial aid process. With the help of our counselors, you’ll learn what financial assistance you may receive, so that you and your family can make sound financial decisions and build the future you’ve always wanted.

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Frequently asked questions

Explore our FAQ page to find answers to questions you may have about the online programs.

The first step is to start your application.

We accept transfer credits, which can help reduce your total tuition and time spent earning the degree.

While you do not need all documents ready when you start your application, your application file must be complete when you submit your application to the program. Incomplete files will not be considered. Please visit our admission requirements page for complete details.

While the specifics of each program vary, the admissions process always starts by submitting your application for the program you want to attend. To complete your application file, you’ll need official transcripts, an online application and possibly other documents. Your admissions counselor will help guide you through this process.

Credit required for graduate coursework at Brenau or any other accredited institution of higher education will be honored for seven years from the course completion date. Graduate-level credits older than seven years at the time of graduation must be approved by the dean of the respective college in consultation with the provost and vice president for academic affairs.

There are no application fees at Brenau University.

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