Registrar's Office

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. We appreciate your comments.


Transcript Request

Click the above link to request a Transcript to be mailed or sent electronically (PDF).

(Please note: outstanding balances with Student Accounts may 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.)

Request to Take Courses Elsewhere 

      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 the official transcript from the other institution has been received in our office.

 Current student should utilize the automated Request to Take Courses Elsewhere form on Panther Portal for best service.



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 links to the right for more information about the common Virginia Community College Course Equivalents and Liberal Arts Core graduation requirements.


Advanced Placement and Credit by Examination

(Click the above link to determine how your advanced placement scores will transfer to Ferrum)

Advanced Placement Examinations

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.  Students are responsible for requesting that their AP scores be sent to Ferrum.

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.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Ferrum College will accept scores is accordance with the recommendations set forth by the American Council of Education.

Credit By Exam Request Form

Use this form if you are requesting to test out of a Ferrum College course.

Ferrum College's 101th Graduation weekend- May 2017

Baccalaureate Service

Friday evening
May 5,  2017
7:30 P.M.


Saturday Morning
May 6, 2017
10:30 A.M.
Central Campus Lawn

If the weather is nice, then the ceremony will be held on Central Campus Lawn and graduates may bring an unlimited number of guests.

Academic Regalia (Caps & Gowns)

  • TBA  (3 - 5:00 p.m.)  "Senior Salute".  Graduating Seniors may pick up their cap & gown.
  • December 2016 graduates may have a friend pick up regalia, if unable to attend. (Regalia is not mailed.)
  • The charge for the cap and gown is included in the Graduation Fee of $125.
  • If you miss Senior Salute, come by the Registrar's Office, John Wesley Hall, Room 13. 

Rain Tickets

  • If there is rain, the ceremony will be moved to the gymnasium.
  • There will be a limit to the number of guests tickets for each graduate.
  •  Information regarding rain tickets will be forthcoming from the Office of the Dean of Academic Affairs.


Previous Ferrum College Catalogs (PDF's)


Privacy of Student Records

The college complies with the provisions of The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 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