There are a number of tasks that you must complete to prepare for your arrival at Hollins.

 First-Year Students

  1. Review the first-year seminars, including Student Success Leader (SSL) bios.
  2. Select a seminar by taking the Advising Questionnaire.

Transfer & Horizon Students

  1. Take the Advising Questionnaire.

All Incoming Students

  1. Take online placement tests. You can take placement tests between April 1 and May 28 for:
    • French
    • Spanish
    • German
    • Latin
    • Chemistry
    • Math/quantitative reasoning
  2. Prepare a tentative schedule.
    • During the month of June, you’ll meet with an academic advisor to discuss your interests and finalize your schedule before registration.
    • A typical course load is 4 four-credit courses per term (one of these courses will be your first-year seminar), plus a sport or physical activity. Refer to the schedule of classes and the academic catalog before meeting with an advisor in June.


Vicki McMahon
Assistant to the Associate Vice President for Student Success