Admissions Criteria

Programs within the School of Professional And Career Education (PACE) are designed to meet the needs of working adult students seeking to complete their undergraduate degree in an accelerated and flexible format. PACE programs are delivered in 7 or 8-week long terms. Classes meet in the evening, during the weekend or online.

PACE programs are not designed for recent high school graduates seeking to enroll in college for the first time.

To enroll in a PACE undergraduate program, students must have earned a high school diploma or GED. In addition, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
    AND
  • Be able to document a work history.

Active duty service members of the United States military seeking to enroll in an accelerated online program are exempt from the admissions requirement regarding work experience.

Application for admission to PACE is a process separate from the registration process and must be completed prior to course registration.

Admissions Requirements

Criteria for Full Acceptance:

  • Submit a completed application form or apply online for admission at: www.barry.edu/apply
  • Submit a resume with references reflecting at least 2 years of full time work experience
  • Submit an official transcript from each college attended
  • If no college credit or fewer than 12 academic credits have been earned, request an official high school transcript indicating graduation from a regionally accredited high school or official GED transcript.

Once credentials are submitted to the Office of Admissions, they become the property of Barry University and will not be surrendered. Photocopies of credentials will not be made from the applicant’s file. Any concealment by an applicant of previous college registration or previous academic or disciplinary record in a secondary school or college will immediately cancel and nullify the admissions process at Barry University.