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 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.

Admission requirements

  • Complete the online application and submit all additional required materials.
  • 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 the transfer coordinator

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.
  • To determine if your courses will transfer to Hollins, please submit an official college transcript(s) for evaluation. After the university registrar evaluates the transcript(s) and completes a Transfer Credit Evaluation (TCE) form, the transfer coordinator will send the TCE to the student and help answer any questions.

Virginia Community Colleges

  • Our transfer coordinator is available to work with Virginia community college students each semester to ensure that what they take at their community college will transfer to Hollins. Please contact our transfer coordinator to avoid taking any unnecessary courses and feel confident in your transfer process.
  • 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.
    • This provides a list of classes you may take at your community college that will satisfy the general education requirements at Hollins.
    • Completion of this module is equal to 38 semester credits at a Virginia community college.

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

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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

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.