Admission as a Transfer Student
Ferrum College will accept transfer credit from other regionally accredited institutions;
however, degree recipients must complete at least 32 of their last 64 credit hours
as well as 50% of their major and minor at Ferrum. All non-developmental, 100-level
and above courses which have been passed with a "C" or better grade will be accepted
for credit as necessary for graduation.
Students with transferrable credit will not be required to repeat equivalent courses
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.
Transfer credit does not enter into the grade point average for honors.
Direct Transfer: Guaranteed Admissions Agreement
We appreciate the need of our students to experience a smooth transition from community
college to Ferrum. Virginia transfer students who have earned an Associate of Arts,
Associate of Science, or an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree from a Virginia
Community College may be eligible for the Guaranteed Admissions program. This agreement
requires the student to have all of the following:
- Earned a grade of "C" or higher in courses applicable to the transfer-oriented degree
- Earned a minimum of 60 transferrable credits,
- Hold an overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher prior to enrollment at Ferrum College.
When a student meets all eligibility criteria, Ferrum agrees that the student has
satisfied the Liberal Arts Core course portion of its graduation requirements with
the exception of a Bible-based course. If the student has not had a 3-credit Bible-based
course as part of the Associate degree curriculum, then Ferrum College will require
that the student successfully complete REL-111, 112, 113, or PHI-131. The student
must satisfy all other graduation requirements including writing intensive, speaking
intensive, E-term, and experiential learning requirements.
Learn which courses will transfer to Ferrum College:
In addition to having a Guaranteed Admissions Agreement with all Virginia Community
Colleges, we also have adopted specific articulation agreements between Ferrum College's
Criminal Justice Program and the following:
If you have any questions about Ferrum College's articulation agreements, please contact
our Admissions Office at 1-800-868-9797, option 1, to speak with an admissions counselor.