Here is where your next chapter begins.

At Hollins University, whether you’re a first-time student, joining us from another college or even another country,
or applying to our world-renowned graduate program, you’ll find a place that cultivates critical thinkers, creative
visionaries, and bold leaders — all progressing towards goals and ambitions uniquely their own.

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Choose from First-Year Student, International Student, Graduate Student, and Adult Horizon Student (Non-Traditional Learner)
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    I am a First-year Student

    Take the first step toward a life-changing four years at Hollins!

    The following materials will be required to complete your application:
    1. High school transcript: Send an unofficial copy to huadm@hollins.edu, or request an official transcript from your school counselor.
    2. A secondary school report or letter of recommendation completed by your counselor or someone familiar with your academic work. (Extra letters of recommendation are welcome, but not required).
    3. SAT/ACT scores are entirely optional for Hollins admission. If you feel your SAT or ACT scores are an accurate reflection of your academic abilities, you are welcome to submit them for consideration. There is no preference for SAT or ACT scores. If you choose not to submit test scores, you will not be viewed negatively. Test scores are not required for consideration for merit scholarships. You may self-report scores on your application for admission, send a screenshot of scores to huadm@hollins.edu, or send us an official score report.

    I am an International Student

    International students are an important part of our community at Hollins.

    To apply to Hollins, start by completing the Common Application online. After submitting your application for admission, you may monitor the progress of your application and receipt of supporting documents via your myHollins portalA username and password will be generated once you begin your application for admission. A counselor will reach out via email to advise you on next steps.

    There is no cost to submit your application for admission to Hollins. 

    I am a Graduate Student

    Now’s the time to seize your moment.

    You know what you want for your career, and you’re ready to take your next step. Hollins offers MFA and education-related MA programs to help you enhance your skills, hone your craft, and prepare for the life you want to lead.

    I am a Adult Horizon Student

    It’s Never Too Late!

    If you are at least 24 years of age and thinking about attending college to complete your bachelor’s degree, the Hollins Horizon Program may be the right choice for you. Hollins University’s Horizon Program was established in 1974 to meet the special needs of nontraditional-age women returning to school. As a Horizon student, Hollins’ entire undergraduate offerings — from art to biology, English to psychology — are available to you. Schedule your visit or contact the Office of Admission to discuss the Horizon Program at 1-800-456-9595 or horizon@hollins.edu.

    If you are transferring directly from another institution or have been out of school for many years, we hope you will consider the Horizon Program at Hollins.


    Awarded Annually

    in financial aid and scholarships


    of Hollins Class of 2022 graduates

    within 6 months of graduation, were employed, accepted to graduate school, participating in a service/volunteer program, or serving in the military


    of Full-Time Professors

    have a Ph.D. or the terminal degree on their field

    3 out of 4

    Hollins Graduates

    complete at least one internship as students (and half of those complete more than one)

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    Explore Hollins with a campus visit

    Experience the breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, vibrant downtown life of Roanoke, and our welcoming campus.

    Attend an upcoming admission event.

    Meet current students, faculty, and a tight-knit network of Hollins alumnae/i at one of our on-campus events.

    Upcoming Admission Events

    Take your next step.

    Ready to start your Hollins journey? Apply today and begin the first step to a wondrous chapter of life you’ll never forget.