Apply as a Transfer Student

We welcome transfer applications and encourage you to visit our campus!

We welcome applications from students who are interested in transferring from both two- and four-year colleges and universities. Our dedicated team will facilitate your transition while maximizing the transfer credits from your prior experience. Transfer students should provide official college transcripts to the Admissions Office for a full preliminary credit evaluation.

Our transfer students find that Ferrum College has the ideal combination of support and unique opportunities to succeed.  We are fully committed to the transfer student experience thereby providing you with full consideration for housing, financial aid, and campus co-curricular activities.

Merit Scholarships Are Available!

Transfer students may be eligible for academic merit grants and scholarships up to $17,500 for residential students and up to $14,500 for commuters!  Eligibility for grants and scholarships is based on GPA.


Three Ways to Complete Your Application

  1. Create an Account to Apply Online

  2. Download, print and mail the PDF application

  3. Contact our Admissions office to request a paper copy


You are considered a transfer student if:

  • You have enrolled at another college or university since high school graduation and prior to applying for admission to Ferrum College.


If you meet both conditions, all you need to do is:

  • Create an Account to Apply Online
  • Provide a letter explaining all gaps of educational history.
  • Send us an official transcript for all colleges attended.
  • 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.

Please Note: If you have been out of high school for less than one year, or have completed fewer than 24 college credits, your high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores are also required. If you have been out of high school for more than one year, and have completed fewer than 24 college credits, your high school transcript and a letter explaining all gaps of educational history are required.

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.


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 completed application materials.

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 the Ferrum College Admissions Office at 540-365-4290 (or toll free at 800-868-9797, option 1), or email us at admissions@ferrum.edu. You will be assigned a personal Admissions Counselor who will walk you through the enrollment process and will be able to answer your questions.

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.