Accepted Students2023-09-06T14:35:29+00:00

Welcome to the Ferrum Family!


Now that you've been accepted, it's time to take the next steps as an admitted student.
Below are steps to complete the enrollment process.

How to Deposit

Submit your $250 Enrollment Deposit as soon as possible indicating your intention to attend Ferrum College. This deposit will be credited to your student account for the Fall Semester. This deposit is refundable until May 1.

Deposit Online

To make your enrollment deposit online, use the Self-Service tool by following these steps:

  1. You received Single Sign On (SSO) instructions in your Acceptance Packet.  Follow those instructions.
  2. Go to the Self Service App within your Single Sign On (SSO) dashboard and then select “Student Finance”.
  3. Your Account Summary will appear, click on the “Make a Payment” button on the right and “Total Amount
    Due” should be selected.
  4. Select “Credit Card from the Payment Method” dropdown box. Click the box by “Select Enrollment
    Deposit” and then click “Proceed to Payment”.
  5. A payment preview screen will appear and “Pay Now” should be selected. You will be redirected to the
    payment processor. Enter credit or debit card information and follow prompts to submit payment.

Road2Ferrum Checklist

  • Check your Ferrum College email for important information and updates and use your SSO to sign on to BrightSpace, Road2Ferrum.
  • Follow the official Road2Ferrum checklist and check off milestones along the way
  • Register for and attend ONE Admitted Students Day Register.
  • Complete the following in Bright Space, Road2Ferrum
    • Housing form in Please Don’t Snore (also on the Residence Life and Housing page.)
    • Complete the Course Preference Questionnaire
    • Complete the Noell Levitz Survey
    • Complete the required student health form(s)
      • Health form must be completed by student and physician
      • Student-athletes require a physical and additional forms; all athlete sports medicine information can be found here.
  • Request and send final transcripts upon graduation or end of semester to the Office of Admissions.
  • Register and attend Ferrum Foundations (optional) August 8-10.
  • Check-In and attend Connection Weekend new student orientation activities (August 10-13).
  • Start your first day of classes on MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2023.

Financial Aid Checklist

  • Complete FAFSA application at using Ferrum School code 003711.
    • You and your parent(s) will need your FSA ID login information and previous year income tax and asset documents.
    • Take advantage of the Link to IRS feature to transfer student and parent tax information into the FAFSA.
  • Virginia residents, complete Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) application by JULY 31, 2023 here.
  • Finalize your financial aid by completing documents in Financial Aid Self-Service.
    • Please complete all financial aid documents by AUGUST 1, 2023.
    • Complete and sign promissory note through Self-Service if taking student loans.
    • Have your payment arrangements in place.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-868-9797 or

Pre-registration Assessment Workshops (PAWS)

What is Panther PAWS?

Panther PAWS is an event for new students and their families. New Ferrum families come to campus for a day to make new friends, learn about the college, and meet administrators, professors, and staff members.

What can Panther PAWS do for you?

  • Introduce you to other Ferrum College students
  • Introduce you to many of the people who will work with you here
  • Help you and your family learn about services provided by the College
  • Provide you the opportunity to talk with faculty about academic programs and classes at Ferrum

Who should come to Panther PAWS?

All admitted students who have paid their $250 Enrollment Deposit must attend one of our PAWS sessions. Parents, guardians, or one or two other family members are strongly encouraged to attend as well.

How do you register for Panther PAWS?

You must submit your confirmation deposit in order to be able to access PAWS registration. For detailed information on the Enrollment Checklist, click here.

What can you expect at PAWS?

You should plan to arrive on campus and check in between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. in the Atrium of Franklin Hall, our student center. To help you find your way, visit our campus map and directions to Ferrum College.

A light breakfast will be available at check-in, and lunch will be provided in the dining hall. PAWS activities last until 4:00 p.m.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide lodging on campus for PAWS participants. See the local accommodations page for more information about options nearby.

Is there a charge?

Your $85.00 Freshman Fee will cover the cost of PAWS for you and up to two guests. This fee is charged to all first-year students and will be added to your bill. There is an extra charge of $20.00 per person for any additional PAWS guests beyond two, which will also be charged to your student account. You will not need to make any payments prior to or during PAWS.

Residence Life and Housing

Ferrum offers 11 distinct and unique housing options for students. To learn more about the amenities and floor plans, visit Residence Life & Housing.

RL&H has also compiled a helpful What to Bring Checklist.