Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines
At Barton College, students who are in the process of receiving a high school diploma, GED, in early college or dual enrollment program, and that have not attended any college or university after graduation is considered a first-year applicant.
To be considered for admission as a freshman, you must:
*Barton College is currently test-optional for admissions applications.*
At Barton College, students who have received a high school diploma, GED, and attended a college or university for a semester or more is considered a transfer student.
To be admitted to Barton College as a transfer student, you must have a minimum 2.0 transfer grade point average (GPA) in a minimum of 12 transferable credit hours. Admission of a student whose GPA is less than 2.0, or whose transferable credit hours amount to less than 12, will be at the discretion of the Director of Admissions.
You must also be eligible to return to your last institution. For students planning to enroll in professional programs such as nursing, education, or social work, you must first obtain admission to the college and then individual acceptance into the major program. Though nursing requires a minimum 2.70 GPA for admission, education requires a minimum 2.50 GPA for admission, and social work requires a minimum 2.00 GPA for admission, acceptance is not automatic.
Be sure to fill out the Cohort Application Section on the application for one of our Co-Curricular Programs! Scholarships Available! *Certain programs are only available for first-year students.*
AVID for Higher Education
Barton Chapel Scholars
Phi Beta Lambda
Presidential Leadership Fellows
At Barton, we’ve made applying for financial aid easy. All it takes is one form — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA allows the federal government to determine how much your family can be expected to contribute to educational expenses. When you apply for financial aid, the amount you’re awarded is based on the difference between the cost of attending Barton and this expected contribution.
Discover what we mean when we say Barton is “college on a first-name basis.” Tours of our beautiful campus are available Monday through Friday, and by appointment on Saturdays. Join other prospective students and their families at Open House and Experience Days and discover more about your major and campus life. Overnight visits immerse you in the Barton Experience. Attend classes, enjoy campus events, and experience life in the residence halls. Learn more about which visit experience is best for you at barton.edu/visit