Apply as a Freshman

Candidates for admission to Ferrum College must have graduated from an accredited high school or have earned an equivalency certificate based on GED tests.


Three Ways to Complete Your Application


How to Apply

1. Complete the Ferrum College Application for Admission. If you apply online, the application fee will be waived. If you are mailing the application to us, please include the $25 application fee.

2. Have your official high school transcripts to us. GED recipients must submit proof of GED or equivalency certification. Ask your guidance counselor to send your official high school transcript directly to:

Ferrum College 
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 1000
Ferrum, VA  24088

3. Send your College Entrance Examination Scores from the SAT or the ACT. Scores will be sent directly to Ferrum College if you list the college code on your exam form. The Ferrum College code is 5213 for the SAT and 4352 for the ACT.

ATTENTION APPLICANTS:  For 2016 and 2017 applicants, Ferrum College will accept both the new SAT and the old SAT. We will compare your scores using concordance tables to determine your highest scores on either the new SAT or the old SAT.  Sending your scores each time you take the SAT can benefit you by allowing Ferrum College to consider you for all available enrollment-related opportunities.

4. Optional:  Ferrum College is excited to partner with ZeeMee, a free service that helps students bring their applications to life. We are committed to reviewing every applicant as a unique individual. Simply copy and paste your link into the Ferrum application. Sign up today at https://www.zeemee.com.


What Happens after I Apply?

When will I receive a decision?

You will receive a decision packet of information within a week to ten (10) days after the Ferrum College Admissions Office has received your high school transcript and your SAT/ACT scores.

I will need financial aid. How do I apply?

After October 1st, you and your parents will need to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The financial aid office will send you a financial aid award letter.

Who should I call if I have questions?

Please don't hesitate to call or e-mail the Ferrum College Admissions Office (see contact information on the right side of the page). In addition, you will be assigned a personal Admissions Counselor who will walk you through the enrollment process. The counselor assigned to you will be based on the location of your high school. Visit our Meet the Recruitment Staff page to find which Admissions Counselor travels to and assists students from your area.

How do I schedule a visit?

You may schedule a private tour online or contact the Admissions Office.  We will be happy to help you schedule your visit. You may also register to come during one of our Panther Preview sessions during the fall or spring.