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Applying to Newberry College


Our online Application for Undergraduate Admission makes it easy to apply to Newberry College. Follow these straight-forward steps.

  1. Complete the an Online Application: Freshman | Transfer | International | Special | Readmit  

  2. Request your High School Transcripts to be sent to Newberry College. To make it easy, use our High School Transcript Request Form. (See exemptions below for transfer and older adult students.)

  3. Submit all official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended.

  4. Submit your Scores from the SAT or ACT tests. The Newberry College SAT code is “5493” and the ACT code is “3870.” (See exemptions below for transfer and older adult students.)

  5. Have someone who knows your academic history well—a teacher, counselor, minister, coach, employer—write and send a personal Letter of Recommendation on your behalf. A downloadable Letter of Recommendation Form is available.

  6. Submit a $30 Application fee by:
    a. Credit card at the close of the Online Application process; or
    b. Personal check to Newberry College 2100 College Street, Newberry, SC 29108

Write a Personal Statement (of 300-500 words, or about one typewritten page). This statement will be used not only for evaluating your eligibility for admissions, but also for potential consideration for certain College scholarships. Use our electronic Personal Statement Form, included with the Online Application. Or prepare and mail a typed, one-page essay to the Office of Admissions. Choose one of the following topics:

  1. Describe yourself as a leader, including your personal leadership style, ethics, and values. Explain what leadership roles you'd like to pursue in college or in your profession.
  2. Explain why community and civic service are important in today's society. Tell us about your own volunteer service and your community and civic activities.
  3. Identify the three or four personal values that are most important to you. Explain how you try to live out those values in your daily life.
  4. Describe a unique talent, interest, or passion of yours. Explain how you would like to develop that talent more fully while in college.
  5. A range of academic interests, personal prospective, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe how you would bring diversity into the Newberry College community or describe an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you. 
  6. Choose a topic that has importance to you but is not covered in the suggestions above.



    Special Exemptions: Transfer and Older Adult Students

    • Candidates who have successfully completed 24 or more semester hours (or 36 quarter hours) at a regionally accredited college or university are exempt from submitting high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores.
    • Candidates who are 25 years of age or older are exempt from submitting ACT or SAT scores.
    Mailing Address

    Mail all application materials to:

    Office of Admissions
    2100 College Street

    Newberry, SC 29108