Transfer Students

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Each year, women who started their college careers elsewhere transfer to Hollins. They come for many reasons, but what they all find is a transfer admission staff dedicated to working exclusively with transfer students. Every Hollins transfer student brings a unique educational background, life experience, and story. We hope you transfer yours to Hollins.

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How to Apply

  • Complete the Hollins application for admission.
  • Official or unofficial transcripts from every high school and college you have attended
  • Your SAT or ACT score report is not required for fall 2022 applicants.
  • Letter of recommendation

Admission requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale on all college level work
  • Campus visit and interview are encouraged, but not required


  • All admitted transfer students are guaranteed $20,000 annually in scholarship
  • Phi Theta Kappa members receive $2,000 in renewable scholarship
  • Visit campus as an admitted student and receive a one-time $500 visit grant
  • Know a Hollins alumna? Ask them to submit a referral on your behalf for a one-time $500 grant.
  • Information about scholarships and awards

Will my credits Transfer?

  • 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.
  • 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) for evaluation to

Virginia Community Colleges

  • Are you currently pursuing an associate’s degree at one of Virginia’s community colleges? If so, please review our Transfer ModuleVCCS students who complete all courses listed on the module with a grade of C or better before transfer to Hollins will arrive with all general education requirements satisfied.
  • Unable to complete the Transfer Module? Reference our transfer guide to review all transferrable credits from the Virginia Community College System accepted by Hollins.
  • CCAP students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher receive $2,000 in renewable scholarship

Virginia Western Community College

Hollins guarantees admission to eligible VWCC students who complete the following A.S. degrees with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher beginning in 2019.

  • business administration
  • general studies
  • social sciences
  • social sciences – education

Hollins and Virginia Western Community College have established Guaranteed Admission Agreements (GAA) for graduates of four Associate of Science programs from Virginia Western.

More information about the GAA

  • Still have more questions about how your credits will transfer? Contact us at

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Additional Credit

Advanced Placement

Hollins grants four credits for a score of 4 or 5 on the College Board Advanced Placement Tests.

Dual Enrollment

A student who is enrolled in high school and an accredited college or university will receive Hollins credit if all of the following conditions are met:

  • Hollins offers a comparable course
  • The college or university course is recorded on an official college transcript
  • The student earns at least a C in the course

CLEP Examinations

Transfer credits will be considered for CLEP (College Level Examination Program) on an individual basis for examinations if Hollins offers a comparable course.

International Baccalaureate

Hollins awards college credit to students who have received an International Baccalaureate diploma with a score of 30 or higher. Students must also have no score less than four in any one of the six examination groups.