If you want to apply to Birmingham Southern College, the application fee is $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than November 15.
Birmingham-Southern College offers early decision and also offers early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! Birmingham Southern College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Birmingham Southern College is 1%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 60%. In 2021, Birmingham Southern College admitted 21 of the 21 students who applied early decison.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Birmingham Southern College is moderately difficult. Birmingham Southern College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Birmingham Southern College accepted 60% of all applicants., around 1,487 of the 2,460 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Birmingham Southern College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to Honors Program is program very difficult.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you're strong.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to Birmingham Southern College must submit the following items. Double check with Birmingham Southern College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||2.5|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Birmingham Southern College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 45% submitted a class rank. At Birmingham Southern College 18% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 47% were in the top 25% and 73% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Birmingham-Southern College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||43.1%|
|3.50 and 3.74||21.6%|
|3.25 and 3.49||18.3%|
|3.00 and 3.24||9.1%|
|2.50 and 2.9||6.2%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1.7%|
|Birmingham Southern College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Birmingham Southern College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 14% of Birmingham Southern College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 74% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Birmingham Southern College students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Birmingham Southern College students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Birmingham Southern College, you should strive to earn between 22 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Birmingham Southern College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Birmingham Southern College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Birmingham Southern College.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Birmingham Southern College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Winter Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Birmingham Southern College?
Students who are admitted to Birmingham Southern College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Birmingham Southern College accept transfer credits?
Birmingham Southern College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Birmingham Southern College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Birmingham Southern College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Birmingham Southern College?
No, Birmingham Southern College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
How hard is it to get into Birmingham Southern College? Birmingham Southern College is a somewhat selective institution. The Birmingham Southern College acceptance rate is 60%. This means that the institution accepts 60 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Birmingham Southern College is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Birmingham Southern College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.65. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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