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  • Advanced Placement Equivalents

    (Click here to determine how your advanced placement scores will transfer to Ferrum)

    Ferrum College offers advanced standing to those students who satisfactorily demonstrate a high level of proficiency in a given subject area.  Advanced placement (exemption from lower-level courses) is sometimes granted on the basis of nationally normed tests, or on occasion, on locally prepared departmental tests. Decisions are based on individual cases and require the approval of the appropriate division chair.  

    Course credit as well as advanced standing may be earned through the Advanced Placement Test Program of the College Entrance Examination Board, the College Level Examination Program, and the International Baccalaureate Program.  Advanced Placement Credit may be granted upon presentation of an official score of 3 or above. The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit may be granted upon presentation of an official score of 50 or higher.

    Qualified students may also earn credit for Ferrum courses by successfully completing locally prepared departmental examinations.  Student interested in pursuing this possibility should consult with the School Dean which offers the particular course.  No more than 10% of a student's coursework at Ferrum College may be earned by such examinations.  There is an additional fee for credit by examination.    

    Ferrum Core Requirements:  Transfer Guide for Virginia Community Colleges

    Graduation - May 2016

    Baccalaureate Service

    Friday evening
    May 6, 2016
    7:30 P.M.


    Saturday Morning
    May 7, 2016
    10:30 A.M.
    Central Campus Lawn

    Academic Regalia (Caps & Gowns)

    Candidates can pick up their caps and gowns on April 6, 2016 (3 - 5:00 p.m.) during our "Senior Salute" day. The caps are one size fits all and we will need height information for the gown. December graduates may have a friend pick up regalia since we do not mail regalia. The charge for the cap and gown is included in the Graduation Fee of $125. If you miss the above scheduled time, please come by the Registrar's Office, John Wesley Hall, Room 13, as soon as possible.

    Rain Tickets

    If there is rain, the ceremony will be moved to the gymnasium and there will be a limit to the number of guests each graduate can bring. The number of rain tickets is based on the number of graduating seniors. Information regarding rain tickets will be forthcoming from the Office of the Dean of Academic Affairs. If the weather is nice, then the ceremony will be held on Central Campus Lawn and graduates may bring an unlimited number of guests. LINK TO AREA HOTELS FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE

    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


    Transfer Credit Policy

    Ferrum College will accept transfer credit with a score of “C” or higher, (including distance education classes) from other regionally accredited institutions; however, degree recipients must complete at least 32-of their last 64-credit hours at Ferrum College.  At least 50 percent of the hours required for a major and minor(s) must be completed at Ferrum. Transfer students are required to meet the Liberal Arts Core requirements, including writing intensive, speaking intensive, experiential requirements, and term (E-Term) requirements, as outlined in the catalog.  This requirement may be waived at the discretion of the Program.  All non-developmental courses above 100 level which have been passed with a “C” or better grade, will be accepted for credit as necessary for graduation.  Students with transferable credit will not be required to repeat equivalent course content at Ferrum.  Students must meet the number of upper level hours required for graduation by the student’s major program and the College.  Only credit hours, not grade point average, transfer to Ferrum College.  Therefore credit does not enter into the grade point average for honors.


    Articulation Agreements

    Health Sciences

    • Carilion Medical Center & Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital –  Social Work, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Occupational & Physical Therapy
    • Centra Health - Occupational & Physical Therapy
    • East Tennessee University – Nursing
    • Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Jefferson College of Health Sciences - Medical Laboratory Sciences
    • Jefferson College of Health Sciences – Nursing
    • Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences at Mary Baldwin College - Physical Therapy
    • Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences at Mary Baldwin College - Occupational Therapy
    • Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences at Mary Baldwin College - Physical Assistant Studies
    • The New York College of Podiatric Medicine
    • Shenandoah University – Occupational Therapy
    • Shenandoah University – Pharmacy
    • Shenandoah University – Physical Therapy
    • Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic
    • University of Charleston School of Pharmacy - Pharmacy



    • Richard Bland College of the College of William & Mary
    • Virginia Community College System