Three-Year Accelerated Program

Our accelerated degree program permits graduation in three years instead of four.

For a variety of reasons—among them a desire to save money or an interest in starting graduate school or a career in as little time as possible—some students decide to take advantage of Hollins’ accelerated degree program to graduate in three years instead of four.

We recommend that students meet with an advisor to plan their time at Hollins carefully to make sure they meet all requirements during their three years.

  • The program is available to first-time, first-year students.
  • Dual enrollment, AP, and IB credits can be applied.
  • In the first year of the program, students must maintain a 3.25 GPA, elect a major during the second semester, and successfully complete no fewer than 40 academic credits.
  • Students in the accelerated program must have achieved at least a 3.00 GPA by the conclusion of the three-year program and take a course load of around 44 credits each year.

Talk with your first-year advisor to see if the accelerated degree program is the right choice for you. Or contact the dean of academic services at 540-362-6333.