The admissions policies of the School of Adult and Continuing Education are designed to meet the needs of adult students. Most applicants who have a high school diploma from a regionally accredited school or equivalent (GED) can be provisionally admitted and may register for up to 12 undergraduate credits without submitting official transcripts or test scores. Students who intend to earn a degree through the School of Adult and Continuing Education must submit all required credentials before the completion of their first 12 credit hours at Barry. Application for admission to Barry University’s School of Adult and Continuing Education is a process separate from the registration process and must be completed prior to course registration.
Criteria for Full Acceptance
- Interview with an academic advisor;
- Submit a completed application form with appropriate fee in U.S. funds;
- Request an official transcript from each college attended. If applicable, request an official transcript from CLEP and/or DANTES;
- If no college credit or fewer than 12 credits have been earned, request an official high school transcript from a regionally accredited high school or official GED transcript;
- Applicants holding an associate degree or its equivalent must present a minimum of 3 years full-time professional work and/or community service experience past high school;
- Applicants not holding an associate degree or its equivalent must present a minimum of 5 years of full-time professional work and/or community service experience past high school.
Criteria for Provisional Acceptance
Provisional acceptance is extended to those whose transcripts reflect less than a 2.00 cumulative grade point average at the time of application. A student enrolling under this option is limited to twelve credits in which a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 must be achieved at Barry University. Upon successful completion of 12 credits with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 at Barry, full acceptance will be granted.