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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

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How to apply

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.

In addition to the application for admission (or the Common App), transfer students are required to 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. This may be waived if you have completed two years of college. (Hollins' SAT code is 5294; ACT code is 4360)
  • 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.


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.



Hollins students are required to live in campus housing. Some exceptions include Horizon, graduate, undergraduate students who are 23 years or older, undergraduate students with spouses and/or children, and undergraduate students who live with their parents and/or guardians in the Roanoke Valley area.

Living on campus is a great way to get to know the Hollins community and the many opportunities that are available to its students. Campus housing is guaranteed and most students live in single or double rooms in a variety of residence halls, each with its own atmosphere.



Hollins University holds a transfer student orientation two times a year (fall and spring). Orientation is typically held a few days before the student's first day of class. During orientation, students meet with their faculty advisor and register for classes. Special activities, informative meetings, and social events help new students get acquainted with Hollins traditions and the campus's resources. It is an excellent opportunity for new students to meet other Hollins students, faculty members, and staff before the semester begins.

Hollins University complies with the Virginia State Police in reporting information to the National Crime Center Registry.