A student will receive credit for those courses taken at a regionally accredited college or university that are comparable to Hollins courses and in which she has earned at least a "C" grade. The Hollins registrar evaluates each transcript on an individual basis and prospective students will receive a "Transfer Credit Evaluation." The registrar in consultation with the faculty determines transfer courses that meet Hollins' general education requirements. Transfer students are required to submit an academic catalog or copies of the course descriptions from all colleges attended.
If you are currently pursuing an associate's degree at one of Virginia's community colleges, you may want to refer to the Community College Transfer Module below for a listing of the classes you may take at your school that will satisfy the entire 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 of the transferrable credits from the Virginia community college system accepted by Hollins.
If you are interested in pursuing a teaching license at Hollins, we recommend taking courses which will count toward completing the transfer module and your teaching license. Please click on teaching to find out more about specific courses to take at your community college.
Hollins has formal articulation agreements with five community colleges in the Virginia community college system—Central Virginia, Dabney S. Lancaster, New River, Northern Virginia, and Virginia Western; and with Cottey College. These agreements are designed to provide a smooth transition to Hollins. For more information, contact Mary Ellen Apgar.
In order to obtain a bachelor's degree from Hollins University, a transfer student is required to complete at least two full years (64 credit hours) at Hollins.
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Prospective students must select from the following Virginia Community College System (VCCS) courses in order to complete the transfer module. 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 be acceptable at Hollins University as complete fulfillment of the Hollins general education core (Education through Skills and Perspectives). Students do not have to complete the associate’s degree to meet fulfill the Hollins Transfer Module.
Total credit hours = 41