Welcome to Brenau!

    Brenau is a diverse community of faculty, staff and students and we have been educating young women and men to take on leadership roles since 1878. We believe in creating the most supportive learning and living environment possible for our students to help them reach their career goals and live extraordinary lives after graduation.

    Below are resources that we hope you find helpful as you guide your students through the college selection process. If you have any questions, you are welcome to reach out to us anytime by clicking on the Contact Admissions link.

    We are glad you are here and can't wait to get to know you. We would love to talk with you and share ideas.


    Freshman applicants who have successfully completed a college preparatory high school curriculum at a regionally accredited high school with a minimum GPA of 2.75 will generally be admitted to Brenau University.



    At Brenau, we believe in keeping the admissions process simple and direct. To begin an application for admission, students should follow the steps below.
    1. Submit an online application for admission at brenau.edu/apply.
    2. Request that official high school transcripts be sent directly to the Office of Admissions (must come directly from the student’s high school). Official transcripts are accepted by mail, fax and email. Counselors are encouraged to email transcripts directly to the admissions specialist or to documents@brenau.edu


    For many new students, Financial Aid is one of the most important and least-understood aspects of going to college. With forms, regulations, and deadlines at every turn, it’s no wonder new students are often confused. The Financial Aid Office is here to help! They can be reached by email at financialaid@brenau.edu or by phone at 770-534-6152

    We recommend that students begin the financial aid process as soon as they apply for admission. 

    1. Visit fafsa.gov and complete the free application for Federal Student aid. This can be done as early as Oct. 1. Brenau’s FAFSA code is 001556.
    2. Create a unique login (FSA ID)
    3. Eligible Georgia residents should apply for the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant and HOPE Scholarship at gafutures.org.
    4. Visit the Financial Aid Office webpage and Brenau's Net Price Calculator to see what types of aid may be available.



    It's never too early to start preparing for college and we have put together an interactive PDF to help your students get started. After you read through it, please feel free to share with your students. Contact your admissions specialist if you have questions.



    Brenau faculty members have developed classroom presentations and professional development workshops that are available to Hall County and Gainesville City teachers and school counselors. As you prepare your lesson plans for next year, know that these presentations can be conducted in person or virtually and are available at no cost. Click the link below to see what is available.



    Take a virtual campus tour then click on Explore Campus to visit our interactive map and get a birds-eye view of where everything is on campus.




    Brenau offers a broad variety of majors in Business & Communication, Education, Fine Arts & Humanities and Health Sciences. Click on the link below then scroll down to Academic Programs to view all of of our available majors. 



    Brenau offers many academic support services to help ensure student success. Visit the links below for more details.

    Online Writing Center


    Math & Science SPA
    (Study Place for  Achievement)


    Library Resources/Lib Guides


    SmartThinking Online Tutoring



    The Learning Center sponsors study skills and test-taking workshops each semester. It’s also a resource for students with learning disabilities, such as attention deficit disorder. Although the tutoring is provided only on the main campus, accommodations are given to students on all campus locations, most often by the student’s professors. Find out more about the Learning Center.



    Click on the Tiger head to schedule a visit
    or to contact us!



    Dr. Anne A. Skleder is Brenau University’s 10th president. Since joining Brenau in July 2019, Dr. Skleder has invested much of her time in listening and learning about the university she leads. She has introduced a robust collaborative management approach and has taken significant steps to increase retention efforts and expand Brenau’s student recruitment, especially internationally through partnerships. Dr. Skleder is currently preparing the university for our decennial review by our accrediting body and for our next round of strategic planning. Under her leadership Brenau recently elevated its Department of Psychology to the Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology and Adolescent Counseling, which is the newest addition to Brenau University’s Ivester College of Health Sciences. Prior to Brenau, Dr. Skleder worked at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, for five years where she served as senior vice president, provost and professor of psychology. Dr. Skleder received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, graduating as a University Scholar, and her master's degree and doctorate in social and organizational psychology from Temple University. She also completed Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management. Dr. Skleder often describes herself as a psychologist by training, a teacher by vocation, and an administrator by good fortune.



    James C. Eck is provost and vice president of academic affairs at Brenau University, a position he began in June 2017. He is a nationally recognized expert on the nexus of professional teaching and meaningful learning in higher education. He previously served as provost at Louisburg College in Louisburg, North Carolina, where he worked since 2010. He always retained classroom roles in addition to his many administrative roles, and he authored and participated in scores of professional presentations, peer review publications and research projects since the beginning of his career. A native of Fredericksburg, Virginia, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, a Master of Business Administration at Samford University in Birmingham, and a Ph.D in higher education at the University of Georgia. Prior to his term at Louisburg, Eck also served in various posts at Samford and Rollins University in Winter Park, Florida.


    Brenau's Health Services team is 
    working closely with the Hall County Health Department to monitor COVID. This group of dedicated health care professionals are:
    • Developing protocols to address COVID-19 concerns

    • Ordering personal protective equipment for the campus community: gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, soap and cleaning products

    • Conducting contact tracing: one of their top priorities to ensure campus is safe for everyone

    • Administering COVID-19 tests to faculty, staff and students if needed

    For more information on Brenau's effort to keep everyone healthy and safe and for a list of Frequently Asked Questions, visit the Brenau Moving Forward Fall 2020 page below.