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Ashley Browning
Director of Admission
(540) 362-6401

Mary Ellen Apgar
Transfer Student Admission Coordinator

Chloe Landon
International Student Admission Coordinator

Mary Ellen Apgar
Director, Horizon Program
(540) 362-6609

How to apply


Submitting your application

Once you submit your application, you must also mail the following materials to: Office of Admission, Hollins University, P.O. Box 9707, Roanoke, VA 24020-1707.

  • SAT or ACT scores. (Hollins' SAT code is 5294; ACT code is 4360)
  • An official copy of your high school transcript (and all college transcripts if applying as a transfer student).
  • Secondary school report completed and mailed to Hollins by your college counselor or academic advisor. Additional letters of recommendation are welcome, but not required.



  • Early Decision Deadline: October 15
  • Early Action Deadline: November 15
  • Regular Decision Priority Deadline: February 1
    Applications are invited until the class is full.
  • Candidate Reply Date: May 1. Make your deposit online.
  • Recommended Transfer Deadline: Hollins accepts transfer applicants for fall or spring semester on a rolling admission basis. As soon as your application is completed, it will be reviewed by the admission committee.
    Applications are invited until the class is full.


Early decision

The early decision program is an option for the student who regards Hollins as her top choice and who has achieved a consistently good record throughout her high school career. Early decision is a binding agreement; to be considered for early decision, you must complete and submit the early decision agreement form (PDF). Early decision candidates will be notified of the admission committee's decision by October 30.


Early action

The early action program allows students to apply to Hollins by November 15 and receive an admission decision by December 1. However, early action is non-binding, so the student does not have to make a final college choice until May 1.


Regular decision

The priority deadline to submit an application for regular decision is February 1. We will mail an admission decision to you within 2-3 weeks of submission of your application. Applicants will be considered for admission as long as spaces in the class remain available.


Three-year accelerated program

Hollins seeks to be responsive to students who wish to pursue an accelerated degree program that permits graduation in three years instead of four. The program is only available to first-time, first-year students. Dual enrollment, AP, and IB credits can be applied. More...


Advanced Placement

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


Policy on dual enrollment

A student who is concurrently 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 and have no score less than four in any one of the six examination groups.

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