Summer Academic Checklist

There are a number of tasks that you must complete to prepare for your arrival at Hollins.

 First-year students

  1. Review the first-year seminars, including Student Success Leader (SSL) bios.
  2. Select a seminar by taking the Advising Questionnaire.
  3. Complete the summer reading. During the first part of July, we’ll send you the book chosen for the first-year reading, which you’ll discuss during orientation with your first-year seminar class.

transfer & Horizon students

  1. Take the Advising Questionnaire.

All incoming students

  1. Take online placement tests. You can take placement tests between June 15 and August 1 for:
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Latin
  • Chemistry
  • Math/quantitative reasoning

2. Prepare a tentative schedule. During orientation, you’ll meet with your advisor to discuss your interests and finalize your schedule before registration. A typical course load is 4 four-credit courses per term (one of these courses will be your first-year seminar), plus a sport or physical activity. Refer to the schedule of classes and the academic catalog.