The Admission Process

1. Apply Online

Complete the free online application and submit it to the Office of Admissions.  Once we have received your application, your admissions counselor should be in touch within 24 hours to guide you through the rest of the admission process.

2. Request Transcripts and Scores

Next, we need to receive your transcripts and test scores.  If you are entering Barton as a freshman, ask your high school records office to mail us your official transcript.  If you’re a home-schooled student, please submit an official transcript demonstrating that you have completed the equivalency of a college preparatory high school curriculum. Transcripts from a cooperating school district or certified testing agency are preferred.  If you are transferring to Barton from another institution, please submit official transcripts from each college or university you attended.

Test Optional

We have moved to a test-optional format. If you choose this option, we will make an admission decision without SAT or ACT scores. Your admissions counselor will discuss with you if other documents are required.

If you wish to submit your SAT or ACT scores, please send them to the Office of Admissions from your high school or from the testing agency that administered your exam. When registering for the SAT or the ACT, be sure to use Barton’s code numbers: 5016 (SAT) and 3066 (ACT).

Be sure to review the Freshman, Transfer, or International Requirements for additional information about your particular admission process.

The mailing address to send transcripts and scores is:

Office of Admissions
Barton College
P.O. Box 5000
Wilson, NC 27893

3. Receive Acceptance Letter

Congratulations!  After all the applications and essays and transcripts, you’ve made it!  Acceptance notifications typically will arrive in your mailbox about a week after we have received your application, transcripts, and scores.  Around this same time, you will also be notified if you have been awarded a merit scholarship.

So, what happens now?  Just a few more forms, and then Orientation!

4. Complete the FAFSA

If you haven’t already completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), now is the time to do so.  A completed FAFSA helps Barton’s Office of Financial Aid determine who receives scholarships and institutional aid.  Barton’s school code for the FAFSA is 002908.

5. Submit Tuition Deposit

Now, it’s time to confirm your decision to attend Barton.  To do so, just submit your non-refundable $200 deposit online, or you can mail it to:


Office of Admissions
Barton College
P.O. Box 5000
Wilson, North Carolina 27893

6. Complete Housing and Health Forms

After your advance tuition deposit is submitted, your next step is to complete your housing and health forms. You will receive information from Residence Life, as well as our Health Services office, about accessing these links. Meanwhile, please refer to the following pages for information:

7. Register for Orientation

The last step! Online registration for Orientation begins as early as March 15.  Choose from the available Orientation dates, and select the time that works for you.  At Orientation, you will meet your advisor and fellow students, receive your Barton ID card, and take care of any details that need to be completed before classes begin.

That’s all there is to it!  We look forward to seeing you on campus!