Transferring Credits

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 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.

  • 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:

  1. Earned a grade of "C" or higher in courses applicable to the transfer-oriented degree program,
  2. Earned a minimum of 60 transferrable credits,
  3. 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:

Transfer Tool


Articulation Agreements

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.