Nationally recognized through academics and athletics, Barton College is a community of learners freely examining the intellectual and cultural experiences of an interdependent world to understand humanity’s rich heritage and to improve the quality of all existence.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Research
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Art & Design
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Exercise Science
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Graduate Programs

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver
  • Honors College
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Presidential Leadership Program
  • Graduate Programs
  • Pep-Band
  • Esports
  • Business Scholars
  • ArtWorks
  • HealthCare+
  • Phi Betta Lambda
  • AVID for Higher Education
  • Barton Chapel Scholars

Application information

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:

  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent with a total of at least 13 college preparatory units. We recommend the following selection of courses (except where minimum requirements apply):
    • English (4-unit minimum required)
    • Mathematics (3-unit minimum required, including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II)
    • Natural Science (2 units, including one laboratory science)
    • Social Science (3 units)
    • A foreign language is not required, but it will be counted toward the 13-unit minimum.
  • Take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing Program (ACT). You won’t be granted or denied admission automatically solely on your test scores. The submission of SAT or ACT scores may be waived if you are 21 or older and it has been at least three years since you graduated from a high school.

*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.

Additional Information

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
Nursing Scholars
Pep Band
Phi Beta Lambda
Presidential Leadership Fellows
ROTC-Air Force

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.

  1. Complete the FAFSA. You can fill out the application online at
  2. Enter Barton’s school code (002908-00) on your FAFSA so that we’ll receive your information as soon as it is processed.
  3. Submit your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 but no later than May 1. If you apply after May 1, you will be considered only for whatever funds are still available.

Visit us

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

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PO Box 5000
Wilson, NC 27893-7000, United States of America

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