First-Year Students

Prospective Students:

We’re Glad you Asked!

“Why did you choose Hollins?” “What are my housing options?” “What is a normal day like on campus?” View the video below to get answers to these common questions, and more!

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How to Apply

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

Complete your online application from one of the following:

I want to apply directly to Hollins University

I want to apply using the Common App

The following materials will be required to complete your application:

  1. High school transcript: Send an unofficial copy to, 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 or ACT scores (optional) If you choose to submit your SAT or ACT scores, they will be reviewed as part of our holistic application review process. You may self-report scores on your application for admission, send a screenshot of scores to, or send us an official score report.

Application Deadlines

November 1 Early Decision A binding application with exclusive benefits. Contact us to learn more.
November 15 Early Action A non-binding application that provides an early admission decision.
February 1 Regular Decision

Meet your Admission Counselor

Our dedicated team of admission professionals is excited to work with you. Meet the counselor working with students from your high school!