"I entered Ferrum a bright-eyed college freshmen with big goals and very high expectations
of entering veterinary school after my four years. In September of 2010 I will start
as a freshmen veterinary student at the University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland."
—Andrea Henderson '10
Ferrum College welcomes homeschooled students. The admissions and scholarship processes
and requirements for homeschooled students are the same as for all other incoming
How to Apply:
1. Complete the Ferrum College application for admission in one of two ways:
2. Submit your Homeschool Transcript.
3. Provide Official ACT (CEEB Code 4352) or SAT (CEEB Code 5213) scores.
High School Preparation:
The recommended high school curriculum for home schooled students consists of:
• Four years of English
• Three years of Mathematics (at least through Algebra 1)
• Three years of Social Science (History, Government, Economics, etc)
• Two years of Foreign Languages
• Two years of Science (at least one lab)
• Two years of Electives
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's):
Do I need to have a GED?
No, a GED is not necessary for home schooled students to be considered for admissions
or for scholarship purposes.
What if I don’t have a transcript?
To make an admissions decision, a record of materials studied and grades received
is necessary. You can either create your own, or just download the Home School Transcript
What if I’ve taken college classes?
Ferrum College will accept transfer credit from other regionally accredited institutions.
See Dual Enrollment Credit for more details.
Who should I call if I have questions?
You and your parents should feel free 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. The areas listed below are locations we most actively travel.
- Edwina Prunty - Roanoke, Lynchburg/Charlottesville, North Carolina
- Tiffany Coleman - Southside Virginia, Richmond, North Carolina
- Jason Byrd - Shenandoah Valley, Northern Virginia (Manassas, Winchester, Fredericksburg)
- Hannah Brown - Tappahannock/Hampton, Fairfax/Arlington/Alexandria, DC area, Maryland
- Tiffany Gordon - Southwest Virginia, Virginia Beach/Tidewater
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.