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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.
Graduation - May 2016
May 6, 2016
May 7, 2016
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.
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:
- 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.
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