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Congratulations on your decision to apply for admission!

First-year students are high school graduates who have not taken any college classes or have taken dual college courses during high school.

Here's what we need from you:

  1. A completed application for admission.
  2. A copy of your high school transcript. You may email an unofficial copy to admissions@brevard.edu
  3. A copy of your SAT or ACT score. You may email an unofficial copy to admissions@brevard.edu 


You can choose test-optional admission, which means the Admissions Office will not require your SAT or ACT score when making an admissions decision.

Test-Optional Admissions is for prospective students who have decided that their standardized test scores are not a true representation of their academic potential; and therefore, have opted for their scores to not be considered as part of their application for admission to Brevard College.


  • Answer the test-optional questions thoroughly and thoughtfully. You'll write your answers on your application for admission. The short answer prompts are included in the application.
  • You're writing to an academic audience so write your responses with this audience in mind.
  • Proofread your responses carefully and minimize (if not eliminate) spelling, syntax, and grammatical errors.
  • Most importantly, tell us your story in your responses. We're interested in learning more about you.
  • Each of your responses should 500 words or more. 

Welcome to Brevard College, and thank you for applying for admission!

This application is for students who have previously enrolled at other colleges.

Transfer applications need to submit the following:

  1. A completed application for admission
  2. College transcripts from all institutions attended. You can send unofficial copies to admissions@brevard.edu. We'll need final copies before you register for classes.
  3. Your final high school transcript. You can email a copy to the Admissions Office at admissions@brevard.edu. You'll need to submit a final copy with your graduation date before you register for classes.


The North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between North Carolina community colleges and Brevard College.  The CAA provides certain assurances to the transferring student: 

  • Assures admission to Brevard College
  • Enables North Carolina community college graduates of two-year Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of the University of North Carolina to transfer with junior status.


If you perceive that the terms of the CAA have not been honored, you may follow the Transfer Credit Appeal Procedure. (Appendix E of the attached Comprehensive Articulation Agreement)

Associate in Arts and Associate in Science

  • The Associate in Arts (A10100) (AA) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in one of the liberal arts disciplines or training at a professional school that requires a strong liberal arts background.
  • The Associate in Science (A10400) (AS) degree is designed for students who want to pursue a four-year degree in areas of study such as computer science, engineering, mathematics, the sciences, or professional programs that require strong mathematics and science backgrounds.

Welcome to Brevard College!

Brevard College is currently home to students from Brazil, Algeria, Canada, Dominican Republic, Ireland, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Ethiopia, Bolivia, Uruguay, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Ecuador, to name a few.



  • A completed application for admission. There’s no application fee.
  • Official high school transcript translated into English and evaluated by a transcript evaluation service
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • TOEFL, IELTS , or Duolingo scores
  • Interview

You may submit the above documents to L D'Anna, International Student Admissions Coordinator, at dannaha@brevard.edu. 


You must have your transcripts translated into English and evaluated by a transcript evaluation service. The Admissions Office prefers World Education Services at www.wes.org. This process requires a fee and typically takes 10 business days.

If you are currently in progress with your academic work, please submit an official and sealed copy of your transcript with the transcript evaluation that includes all completed coursework. You must submit these documents before your enrollment at Brevard College.


You may submit (or not submit) your SAT or ACT scores. These scores can determine your admission to Brevard College and can also determine your English proficiency.

You may apply for admission to Brevard without submitting SAT or ACT scores, if you apply Test Optional Admission.

If you apply Test-Optional admission, you must submit your TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo score. The minimum TOEFL score for admissions is 75 (internet-based test). The minimum IELTS for admission is 6. The minimum Duolingo score is 100.


International Transfer Students follow Transfer admissions policies and procedures.

The International Student Coordinator may also require an interview.

You are also required to follow the Visa process below.


Non-native English speakers complete an interview with the International Students Admissions Coordinator. The interview, typically conducted over Skype or Zoom, further evaluates English proficiency.


The International Student Admissions Counselor will evaluate your academic transcript, test scores (or test-optional responses) and award you a Merit Scholarship. These awards range from $10,000 to $13,000 per year and are renewable for 4-years. Early applicants may also be eligible for Scholarship Day awards, which require an interview.


If you have received an offer of admission and have paid the enrollment fee, submit an original bank statement or letter from the bank issued within the last 6 months.

The bank statement must reflect a balance equal to tuition, room, board, and fees, less scholarships and grants awarded.

You may email this document to chad.holt@brevard.edu. This document must come from the bank or a bank official.

Brevard College will use this information to process your I-20, which is needed to obtain your F-1 student visa.

Brevard College offers two graduate programs in Emergency Management and Health and Human Performance.

There's no GRE or test requirement. We'll notify you of your acceptance to Graduate School at Brevard College upon completion of your graduate school admissions file.


  1. Completed application for admission.
  2. Completion of a B.A. or B.S. degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
    1. For applicants to the Health and Human Performance program, undergraduate courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology, and Biomechanics are required.
  3. Minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.

In some cases, the Admissions Office can offer conditional admission to students who fall below this criteria. Students conditionally admitted must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their first two semesters of graduate study.


Graduates from Western Carolina University's undergraduate program will receive automatic, guaranteed admission into Brevard College's Graduate Program in Emergency Management.**



  • $600 per credit hour.
  • Brevard College graduates & current active public safety professionals pay $500 per credit hour.*
  • Brevard College employees pay $300 per credit hour.

*Currently active public safety professionals are eligible for the First Responder tuition rate at Brevard College of $500 per credit hour. This includes members of law enforcement, fire, EMS, emergency management, corrections, and 911 communications.

**Students admitted through the Admissions Advantage Program pay $500 per credit hour.


Dual Enrollment at Brevard College provides local high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school.

Classes are only $25 each.

Please submit the following documents:

The Admissions Office will review your completed admissions file and notify you if you’re accepted for admission as a Dual Enrollment student.

Once you receive an offer of admission, please schedule and attend a campus visit.

You’ll register for classes in the summer (for the fall semester) and in December (for the spring semester) after new and returning students register. You’re permitted to take two (2) 100-level courses per semester.


Students who were previously enrolled at Brevard College but left the college in good standing are eligible to reapply for admission. To be considered for readmission, please submit the following:

  1. Completed application for admission
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges/ institutions attended since leaving Brevard
  3. Payment of $50 enrollment fee prior to matriculation

What happens next?

When the Admissions Office receives your application for admission, your Admissions Counselor will contact you about your admissions decision and scholarship eligibility.

You can learn more about minimum admissions requirements here.

We're Here to help!

If you have questions please contact the Admissions Office at 828.641.0461, or email admissions@brevard.edu.

We are happy to answer any questions or help in any way!