Admissions Requirements (U.S.): First Time in College

Admission Requirements

Barry University accepts applications on a rolling basis. However, it is in your best interest to apply as soon as possible. Please note that general admission to Barry University does not guarantee acceptance into all academic majors. Consult the academic requirements for your academic area of interest.

Applicants who have never attended a college or university, and applicants who are coming to Barry with less than 12 hours of transferable college credits are considered first year applicants. This also applies to high school students with advanced placement college credits.

First Year Applicants Are Required To Complete The Following Application Process:

  1. Complete an online undergraduate application by creating a myBarry account or submitting a Common App. (There is no application fee.)
  2. Submit transcriptsfrom all secondary and post-secondary institutions.
  3. Barry University reviews applications for test-optional acceptance. Freshmen domestic students may opt-in either when they apply, or if they have already applied.
  4. If you do not meet the requirement to test-optional acceptance, SAT or ACT scores are required for students (applies to students under the age of 21). When submitting an ACT and/or SAT score you may:
    • Request that official scoresbe sent to Barry directly from the testing agency.
      The Barry University code for SAT I: 5053; ACT: 0718.
    • Self-report your scores on your application. Enter your highest score for each section exactly as you receive them. If you are self-reporting your scores, you will be required to submit official score reports only if you are admitted and choose to enroll.
  5. If you have completed a G.E.D., forward the official results of that examination and the high school transcriptsdocumenting your secondary education.
  6. For assistance with the application process and a full description of admissions requirements, please consult your program pages, the Barry University catalog, or better yet, speak with your admissions counselorwhen you visit us on campus.

Freshman Admission Standards for High School Students

Fall 2021
Test Optional

Admission to Barry University can be offered to test optional applicants; which means SAT/ACT scores are not required. Test optional candidates will be evaluated solely on their academic performance in high school. GPA above 2.3+ may be considered for test optional admission for most majors.

Note*: If an applicant’s test score is at least SAT 880/ACT 17 consideration for admission may be given for specific majors. However, we strongly encourage applicants with scores above our average SAT 1011/ACT 20, to submit test scores, especially if considering Bright Futures, Honors Program, STEM program, and select scholarships.


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