Transfer Students

It’s not where you start, but where you end up.

Each year, women who started their college careers elsewhere transfer to Hollins. They come for many reasons, but what they all find is a place that puts them first. Here, you’ll find the freedom to follow your interests and be guided by a faculty uncommon in their dedication to your success.

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Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, you must:

  • Complete the application for admission in its entirety.
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale on all college level work.
  • The admission office highly recommends applicants visit the campus and interview with an admission counselor.

To schedule a campus visit and an interview, please call the admission office at 1-800-456-9595.

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How to Apply

Hollins accepts transfer applicants for fall or spring semester on a rolling admission basis.

In addition to your application, you must submit:
  • Official transcripts from every high school and college you have attended
  • A College Official’s Report from the most recent college you attended
  • An official copy of your SAT or ACT score report
    • Hollins’ SAT code is 5294; ACT code is 4360
    • This may be waived if you have completed two years of college.
  • Secondary School Report completed by high school guidance counselor (from last school attended). This may be waived if you have completed two years of college.

Scholarship Opportunities for Transfer Students 

Transferring Credits

  • A student will receive credit for courses taken at a regionally accredited college or university that are comparable to Hollins courses.
  • The student must earn at least a “C” grade to receive credit.
  • The registrar evaluates each transcript on an individual basis.
  • Prospective students will receive a “Transfer Credit Evaluation.” Transfer students must submit an academic catalog or copies of the course descriptions from all colleges attended. We will provide prospective transfer and Horizon students with a Transcript Credit Evaluation if they have also submitted an application for admission with their college transcript(s).
  • If you are currently pursuing an associate’s degree at one of Virginia’s community colleges, you may want to review the Community College Transfer Module below.
    • This provides a list of classes you may take at your school that will satisfy the general education requirements at Hollins.
    • Completion of this module is equal to 41 semester credits at a VCCS institution.

Hollins also has a transfer guide listing all transferrable credits from the Virginia Community College System accepted by Hollins.

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

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.

Community College Transfer Module

To complete the transfer module students must select from the following Virginia Community College System (VCCS) courses. All courses must be completed within the VCCS and students must earn a grade of C or better in each course if they wish to transfer the set as a module.

This package will fulfill the Hollins general education core (Education through Skills and Perspectives). Students do not have to complete the associate’s degree to fulfill the Hollins Transfer Module.

English (6 credit hours)

  • ENG 111-112: College Composition

Humanities (6 credit hours)

  • ART 101, 102: History and Appreciation of Art
  • MUS 121,122: Music Appreciation
  • ENG 241, 242: Survey of American Literature
  • ENG 243, 244: Survey of English Literature
  • ENG 251, 252: Survey of World Literature
  • HUM 201, 202: Survey of Western Culture
  • PHI 101, 102: Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHI 211, 212: History of Western Philosophy

Social Science (6 credit hours)

  • ECO 201, 202: Principles of Economics
  • GEO 221, 222: Regions of the World
  • PLS 211, 212: U.S. Government
  • PLS 241, 242: International Relations
  • PSY 200, 201, 202: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 231, 232: Life Span Human Development
  • SOC 200, 201, 202: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 211, 212: Principles of Anthropology

Science (8 credit hours in one sequence, including lab)

  • BIO 101-102: General Biology
  • BIO 231-232: Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • CHM 101-102: General Chemistry
  • CHM 111-112: College Chemistry
  • CHM 113-114: University Chemistry (10 cr. hrs.)
  • PHY 101-102: Introduction to Physics
  • PHY 201-202: General College Physics
  • GOL 105-106: Physical and Historical Geology or the combination of GOL 105: Physical Geology with NAS 130: Elements of Astronomy

History (6 credit hours in one sequence)

  • HIS 101-102: History of Western Civilization
  • HIS 111-112: History of World Civilization
  • HIS 121-122: U.S. History

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

  • MTH 151: Mathematics for Liberal Arts I
  • MTH 163: Precalculus I
  • MTH 166: Precalculus with Trig. (5 cr.)
  • MTH 173: Calculus with Analytic Geo. (5 cr.)
  • MTH 175: Calculus of One Variable
  • MTH 181: Finite Mathematics I
  • MTH 240: Statistics
  • MTH 241: Statistics I
  • MTH 270: Applied Calculus
  • MTH 271: Applied Calculus I
  • MTH 273: Calculus I (4 cr.)
  • Also, VCCS MTH courses offered prior to Fall 1994
  • MTH 161: College Algebra and Trig.
  • MTH 165: College Algebra
  • MTH 171: Precalculus Mathematics I

Information Technology (3 credits)

  • One computer science course approved by Hollins

Oral Communication (3 credits)

  • One public speaking course approved by Hollins

Total credit hours = 41