Admissions Requirements

Applying for college can be a daunting proposition. We aim to make the process as simple as possible for our prospective students and their families. If you have any questions, feel free to call the Office of Admissions at 1-800-845-4955 x 5127 or email us.

How do I submit materials?


All admissions materials not submitted electronically, including checks, should be mailed to the following address. Checks should have the student’s first and last name in the memo section and should be made out to Newberry College.

Newberry College
Office of Admissions
2100 College Street
Newberry, SC 29108

  • Application fee of $30
  • Official transcript(s) of high school records, including class rank
  • Official score reports of SAT or ACT.
  • Certification of graduation from an approved secondary school  
    Under special circumstances, the General Educational Development Test (GED) is accepted.
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement/Essay

Transfer Students
  • Application fee of $30
  • All official transcripts from previous or current colleges
  • Students who have fewer than 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of completed college credit must also submit official high school transcripts and SAT or ACT Scores
  • Students with more than 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) or who are over the age of 25, are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores or an official high school transcript
  • Course work over 10 years old will be evaluated after successful completion of 24 semester hours at Newberry College
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • Transfer Course Equivalents Guide  (pdf)

International Students


  • Application fee of $30
  • Scores from the SAT or ACT (for freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 24 credits)
  • Scores from an English proficiency examination should be as follows:  
    A TOEFL score of 71 on the online exam, 525 on the paper exam, or 197 on the computer exam are generally required. The APIEL (Advanced Placement International English Language Exam) score should be least a 3 or higher. The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score should be a 6 or better. ****The test may be waived for students from countries where English is the primary language.****
  • Submit a transcript evaluation from either WES or ECE for all foreign transcripts
    Applicants should submit a preliminary evaluation to avoid any confusion over acceptance of coursework and grades.  They must also submit a final evaluation that shows high school or college grades and the level of degree earned.
  • Statement of Financial Responsibility & Support and a notarized bank statement showing the student has enough financial sponsorship for the cost of the upcoming academic year

Home School Students


  • Application fee of $30
  • Scores from the SAT or ACT
  • Students who have attended a high school for any amount of time should request a copy of their transcript to be forwarded to Newberry College
  • A GED is only necessary if you are applying for Title IV federal financial aid

All home schooled students will need to provide the Admissions Committee with additional information regarding curriculum such as class summaries, papers, exams, and affiliation with home school associations, if any. Primary instructors should submit recommendations assessing the student's academic competence. A bibliography of high school literature and an essay are necessary to evaluate a student's exposure and thinking skills. Students are welcome to submit any additional materials that they feel are relevant to their application. A personal interview may be required in some cases.