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Looking to transfer from a community college, with or without an associate’s degree? Coming from another four-year institution? Are you an adult who took time off but is looking to finish what you started? Hollins has a place for you in our tight-knit community of learners!

In addition to our our small class sizes, we offer an expansive system of support services for students we call Student Success, Well-being, and Belonging. This campus network includes academic advisors, coaches, and tutors as well as a wide range of support for campus life in many other aspects!

  • Apply Today

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    Apply in three easy steps:

    1. Complete a free Hollins application for admission.
    2. Submit an official or unofficial transcript from every high school and college you attended.
    3. Submit a letter of recommendation from someone familiar with your academic work.

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    February 1: Preferred deadline for students applying to transfer for fall term

    November 15: Preferred deadline for students applying to transfer for spring term

    Questions? Contact us at

  • Scholarships are Available!

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    • Admitted transfer students are guaranteed $20,000 annually in scholarship.
    • Phi Theta Kappa members receive an additional renewable scholarship of $2,000.
    • Virginia Western Community College’s CCAP students with a 3.0 GPA or higher receive $2,000 in additional scholarship

    More About Scholarship Opportunities Here

  • Admission Requirements

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    • Virginia Community College Students (VCCS) graduating from transfer-oriented degree programs with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a four-point scale are guaranteed admission
    • A GPA of 2.5 or higher on all college-level work is recommended for all students seeking to transfer to Hollins University.

  • Receive Transfer Credit

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    • A Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE) provides individualized information regarding the transfer of your credits to Hollins University. To receive a TCE, submit an official or unofficial college transcript(s) to
    • VCCS students graduating from qualifying AA and AS programs on or after fall 2021 arrive to Hollins with general education requirements fulfilled. VCCS students graduating through other degree programs may complete the Transfer Module (PDF) to complete general education requirements before arriving to Hollins.
    • VCCS students interested in transferring before receiving an AA or AS may use the transfer guide to determine how courses will transfer. Contact to help guide your course selection.
    • A student will receive credit for courses taken at a regionally accredited college or university that are comparable to Hollins courses; a grade of “C” or better must be earned to receive credit.

Maritza Steele

Contact Us

Maritza Steele in the Admission Office is happy to serve as your “one stop shop” contact for all things transfer related!

Phone: 540-362-6211

Transfer Virginia recently interviewed Hollins’ Maritza Steele and a Shenandoah University representative to discuss the two universities’ approaches for welcoming transfer students.
Elizabeth Hedrick - Transfer Student Testimonial

“Choosing to enroll at Hollins was the best decision I ever made for both my academic and professional life. I agreed to ‘just check it out,’ and I knew immediately upon seeing the campus that I was home. I didn’t look or apply anywhere else after my visit. I could confidently say that I knew where I would be finishing my undergraduate degree: Hollins University.”

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