The Office of the Registrar is dedicated to providing efficient services to the college community. We hope that our home page will be a useful resource for the most current information available.
Exam Period - December 7th - December 11th.
Christmas (Holiday) Break - Starts Monday, December 11 (After Exams)
On-Line Check-In opens January 1, 2018 and is required for new and returning students via Panther Portal (https://portal.ferrum.edu/) by 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2018.
2018 Spring Semester Begins Monday, January 8th.
(Please note: Outstanding balances with Student Accounts will block ability to request transcripts. Account holds must be resolved by contacting Student Accounts at 540-365-4239. Once the hold is removed, you can complete the transcript request detail on the ordering site.)
Calendars and Schedules
Virginia Community College Degree Transfer Options
Partnered with all accredited Virginia Community Colleges to offer qualifying students guaranteed Admission to Ferrum College. Click the button below to see specific Degree Transfer Options for each Program of Study along with Emphasis Areas.
Request to Take Courses Elsewhere
PERSON PROXY gives Ferrum College students the ability to provide access to financial information to additional individuals of their choosing.
- Occasionally, students take courses at other accredited colleges and universities. It is very important that students get pre-approval for these courses and understand the eligibility to transfer the credit hours back to Ferrum. The following are guidelines for securing approval to take courses at other institutions.
- Ferrum College will accept transfer credit from other accredited institutions for all non-developmental courses above 100 level which have been passed with a “C” or higher grade.
- The hours earned transfer, however, GPA will only be affected by repeating appropriate courses.
- Credit will only be awarded after an official transcript is received by the Registrar’s Office.
For best service, current student should utilize the automated Request to Take Courses Elsewhere form, located on Panther Portal.
Transfer Guide for Incoming Students
Become part of a college that thrives on seeing you succeed. Start your application with Ferrum College today. Click the link to the left for more information about the common Virginia Community College Course Equivalents and Liberal Arts Core graduation requirements.
Course credit as well as advanced standing may be earned through the Advanced Placement Test Program. Students must present a score of 3 or above on each exam to earn credit. Official AP scores must be sent from the College Board for credit to be granted.
International Baccalaureate Examinations
Ferrum College recognizes the IB diploma and will award advanced standing credit for the higher level exams if a score of 5 or higher is achieved. Official scores directly from the testing centers are required before credit can be granted.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
Ferrum College will accept scores in accordance with the recommendations set forth by the American Council of Education. Official scores directly from the testing centers are required before credit can be granted.
Currently enrolled, qualified students, demonstrating competency in particular subjects, may earn credit by successfully completing a departmental examination. A departmental exam may be taken only one time for a course, and the student must attain a grade of 70% or better in order to receive credit for the exam. No more than 10% of a student’s coursework at Ferrum College may be earned by credit by exam.
Students will need to fill out the Credit By Exam Form to start the process.
Previous College Catalogs (PDF)
Privacy of Student Records
The college complies with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 which was designed to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate data through formal and informal hearings. The college will not release any information covered by the Act to outside parties without the written authorization of the student.
Information that can be released without student authorization includes:
- Name Address
- Telephone Number
- Major Field of Study
- Dates of Attendance
- Degree Received, Including Dates