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Apply as a First Time Freshman

Candidates for admission to Ferrum College must have graduated from an accredited high school or have earned an equivalency certificate based on GED tests.

Ferrum College also welcomes home schooled students. The admission and scholarship processes and requirements for home schooled students are the same as for all other first time in college students.

How to Apply


  • Send your official high school transcripts to us.
    GED recipients must submit proof of GED or equivalency certification. Ask your guidance counselor to send your official high school transcript directly to:

Ferrum College
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 1000
Ferrum, VA  24088


  • Send your College Entrance Examination Scores from the SAT or the ACT.
    Scores will be sent directly to Ferrum College if you list the college code on your exam form. The Ferrum College code is 5213 for the SAT and 4352 for the ACT.

Recommended High School Curriculum

The recommended high school curriculum for first time freshman students consists of:

•    Four years of English
•    Three years of Mathematics (at least through Algebra 1)
•    Three years of Social Science (History, Government, Economics, etc)
•    Two years of Foreign Languages
•    Two years of Science (at least one lab)
•    Two years of Electives

Nondiscrimination Statement

Ferrum College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran status, sex, disability, or any other protected status in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities.

ACT & SAT Information

ACT Code: 4352
SAT Code: 5213


Sending your scores each time you take the SAT and/or ACT can benefit you by allowing Ferrum College to consider you for all available enrollment-related opportunities.


For 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.