Office of the Registrar2019-10-25T14:56:10+00:00

Office of the Registrar

Ferrum College graduates

The Office of the Registrar is dedicated to providing efficient services to the college community. We hope that our home page will be a useful resource for the most current information available.

ADVISING WEEK is Monday, October 28 through Friday, November 1.
REGISTRATION WEEK is Monday, November 4 through Friday, November 8.
Click here for more information.

Academic Calendar, Exam Schedule, Schedule of Classes 

Deadlines, FERPA, Person Proxy, Request to Take Courses Elsewhere 

Course Equivalent, 4 Semester Plans, Request to Take Courses Elsewhere, Core Requirements, AP & IB, CLEP 

Announcement, Baccalaureate and Graduation Information, Rain Tickets, Lodging 

Below you will find the key date calendars and schedules for 2019 – 2020 academic school year. If you have any questions, please be sure to contact us.

Academic Calendar
2019 – 2020 Academic Calendar

Registration Dates
Spring 2020 Registration

Academic Schedules
Exam Schedule
Abbreviated Class Schedules
Schedule of Classes

Liberal Arts Foundations Courses

Foundations courses introduce students to the full range of academic disciplines traditionally associated with college-level education. Completing these course provide the foundation upon which the Ferrum College curriculum is built. These courses may be taken at either a community college or at Ferrum College in order to complete a bachelor’s degree. Liberal Arts Foundations Courses Required for Bachelor’s Degree

Virginia Community College Degree Transfer Options

Partnered with all regionally accredited Virginia Community Colleges to offer qualifying students guaranteed Admission to Ferrum College. Click the button below to see specific Degree Transfer Options for each Program of Study along with Emphasis Areas. Virginia Community College Degree Transfer Options

Course Equivalencies

Become part of a college that thrives on seeing you succeed. Start your application with Ferrum College today. Click the link to the left for more information about the common Virginia Community College Course Equivalents and Liberal Arts Core graduation requirements. Course Equivalencies with the Virginia Community College System

Request to Take Courses Elsewhere

Occasionally, students take courses at other accredited colleges and universities. It is very important that students get pre-approval for these courses and understand the eligibility to transfer the credit hours back to Ferrum. The following are guidelines for securing approval to take courses at other institutions. Request to Take Courses Elsewhere

Advanced Placement

Course credit as well as advanced standing may be earned through the Advanced Placement Test Program. Students must present a score of 3 or above on each exam to earn credit. Official AP scores must be sent from the College Board for credit to be granted. Advanced Placement Equivalency Guide

International Baccalaureate Examinations

Ferrum College recognizes the IB diploma and will award advanced standing credit for the higher level exams if a score of 5 or higher is achieved. Official scores directly from the testing centers are required before credit can be granted.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Ferrum College will accept scores in accordance with the recommendations set forth by the American Council of Education. Official scores directly from the testing centers are required before credit can be granted.

Deadlines and Payment Policy

Ferrum College Self-Service allows users to view bills and make payments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Access to Ferrum College services may be interrupted for those that are unable to finalize payment arrangements and complete online registration. The policy is that a student is not allowed to register or complete online reservation until financial obligations are satisfied. Deadlines and Payment Policy

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Privacy of Student Records
The college complies with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 which was designed to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate data through formal and informal hearings. The college will not release any information covered by the Act to outside parties without the written authorization of the student.

Information that can be released without student authorization includes:

  • Name Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Major Field of Study
  • Dates of Attendance
  • Degree Received, Including Dates

Person Proxy

Person Proxy gives Ferrum College students the ability to provide access to financial information to additional individuals of their choosing. Person Proxy Instructions

Request to Take Courses Elsewhere

Occasionally, students take courses at other accredited colleges and universities. It is very important that students get pre-approval for these courses and understand the eligibility to transfer the credit hours back to Ferrum. The following are guidelines for securing approval to take courses at other institutions. Request to Take Courses Elsewhere

COMMENCEMENT – The 2019 Commencement Ceremony will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 11th. Traditionally an outside event, the ceremony will be held center campus on the Hart International Plaza, facing Adams Lake. Outside seating is unlimited. Following the Commencement Ceremony, students will process through the gauntlet of faculty, up the sidewalk for pictures and encouraging words.

For those unable to attend commencement in person, the ceremony will be streamed live online here. The archived ceremony will also be available for viewing, usually within 24 hours, by following the same link and choosing the On Demand tab.

BACCALAUREATE – Commencement Weekend will begin with a family dinner at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 10th in Franklin Hall, followed by the Baccalaureate Service in Vaughn Chapel beginning at 7:30. Seniors, adorned in their Graduation Regalia, should gather between the Chapel steps and the Bell Tower at 7:10 to line up for the 7:30 pm service. Immediately following the Baccalaureate Service, the Senior class will be escorted by faculty to the Hart International Plaza for a candlelight memorial service to conclude the evening.

Graduation Photographs

Photo Specialties is the official graduation photographer for Ferrum College. Each student will receive a photo taken as they are handed their diploma. A free color proof will be sent to the student’s current mailing address, which includes a password for online viewing.

***Emailed proofs are sent about a week after graduation. Paper proofs are usually mailed within two weeks of graduation.***

You are under no obligation to purchase prints. To receive an email notification the moment your photos are online, please visit www.photospecialties.com to pre-register. If you do not receive a proof within a week of the ceremony, please contact info@photospecialties or call 1-800-722-7033.

Commencement Rain Tickets

In case of rain on the morning of Commencement, the ceremony will be moved to the Swartz Gymnasium and seating will be limited to 3 guests per graduate. Rain tickets, given to seniors at the Senior Salute April 3, 2019, and the tickets will be required for entry into the gymnasium.

Your college ID will be required to claim rain tickets at the Senior Salute. If you cannot attend the Senior Salute, you may pick up your tickets along with your cap & gown from the Registrar’s Office, John Wesley Hall Room 13 starting April 5th.

Local Lodging Information

For lodging information please follow this link: https://www.ferrum.edu/local-accommodations/.