To graduate from Hollins with a B.A. degree, students must successfully complete 128 fall and spring term credits and four 4-credit Short Terms. If a student takes 16 credits each fall and spring term for eight terms, she will reach 128 credits. She would also take a 4-credit January Short Term course each year (see Short Term page).
Students must carry at least 14 credits to be considered "full time."
The 128 credits needed to graduate are comprised of courses that are part of the major (32-60 credits depending on the major), Education through Skills and Perspectives (ESP) general education courses (32-52 credits depending on course selection), and elective credits. Most students find that they have room to complete a second major or a minor (or two) within the 128 credits needed to graduate.
Students pursuing a B.S. degree or a B.A./B.F.A. in dance must complete additional credits for graduation. Please refer to the academic catalog for specific course requirements.
Students at Hollins can pursue a single major, a double major, or a major and up to two minors. Students must select a major by the end of the sophomore year.
Some of you are transfer Horizon students and will be bringing in a number of credits to Hollins. These credits may count toward a major, general education requirements, or electives. You will receive a Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE) from the Registrar's Office, which includes the following information:
Horizon students must be in residence at Hollins for at least 40 credits, including Short Term.
Horizon students do not have to take physical education courses.
Registration is done online at Hollins. When you arrive on campus for orientation, you will receive guidance on how to use the Hollins Information System to register for classes. Registration for the fall will take place on Tuesday, September 2.