May 28, 2024  
2020-21 Hamilton Holt Undergraduate 
2020-21 Hamilton Holt Undergraduate [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


The Hamilton Holt School seeks to attract academically talented and motivated students. Applications for admission are considered on the basis of the qualifications of each applicant without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. Rollins is an equal opportunity institution that adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to employment, enrollment, and programs.


All new applicants must submit a completed application. Applications should be filed before the published priority filing deadlines which can be found at

Admission to a degree program is based on the submission of a completed admission application and achievement of a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) from previously attended, regionally accredited colleges (averages from multiple institutions may be combined) or regionally accredited high school; as well as submission of college-level writing sample as part of the application process. Regionally accredited associations include Middle States, North Central, New England, Northwest, Southern, and Western. If the cumulative GPA is below 2.5, the applicant may be required to submit a letter of appeal.

  • First Year Applicants: Students who have not previously attended a regionally accredited college or university must provide an official high school transcript accredited by a state accrediting commission, or a public high school regulated by a school system and state department of education. If no high school diploma has been earned, an official General Education Diploma (GED) score report documenting a minimum score of 165 is required. Applicants completing dual enrollment credit can be accepted based on high school transcripts but are rquired to also submit official college transcripts prior to beginning classes at Rollins College.
  • Transfer Applicants: Students who have previously attended a regionally accredited college or university are required to submit an official transcript from each college/university attended. Students with less than sixty (60) earned semester hours of college level credit are also required to provide an official high school transcript or GED score report as referenced under the first year applicants section above. All College Officials Reports must be submitted.
  • Second Bachelor’s Degree Applicants: Students who have previously earned a degree from a regionally accredited institution must submit a separate request for approval for a second baccalaureate degree. The admission requirements for students seeking a second bachelor’s degree differ from first degree requirements in that they are based upon selective rather than performance criteria. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required and the intended major must be distinct from the previous major. Official transcripts from each previously-attended college/university are required.
  • Returning Rollins Students: Students previously enrolled in any Rollins College academic program and who have not been enrolled at Rollins for one academic year are required to submit a completed admission application. A letter of appeal may be requested if the cumulative grade point average is below 2.5.Students are required to submit all official college transcripts and College Officials Reports for any institution attended after leaving Rollins. Approval for readmission will be subject to review by the college registrar, Dean of Students, and the Office of Community Standards and Responsibility. Students approved for readmission will follow the catalog and curricular policies and requirements in effect at the time of return.
  • International Applicants: Candidates for admission are required to submit evidence of successful completion of studies from accredited secondary schools or colleges. If the school records are in a language other than English, candidates for admission must submit a translation and an official credential evaluation of those records by World Evaluation Services (WES) or Joseph Silny.

    Accepted international students are required to advise Rollins College of their current immigration status. The I-20, Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status, is issued only after the student has been successfully accepted to Rollins College; and (2) submitted a Statement of Financial Responsibility including appropriate documentation that sufficient financial resources are available to finance one full year in the Hamilton Holt School.

    Accepted international students (with J-1 or F-1 visas) are required to purchase health insurance coverage that includes repatriation and medical evacuation. This requirement is not meant to be punitive, but is a protection for the international student against the high cost of medical care in the United States.
  • Students Seeking Change of Status from the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) to Hamilton Holt School or Hamilton Holt School to CLA: Students wishing to change their status must contact the college registrar no later than one week prior to the start of registration for fall or spring semester, and no later than one week prior to the start of classes in the fall if transferring after the summer sessions.
  • Non-Degree Seeking or Dual Enrollment Applicants: Applicants who wish to earn credit at Rollins but don’t wish to seek a degree must submit a full application and appropriate transcripts. Non-degree seeking students may enroll on a space available basis after initial registration takes place each April and November, are restricted to taking no more than 12 credit hours per semester, and are not eligible for federal or state financial aid.
  • Audit Applicants: Applicants interested in auditing courses (no academic credit) on a space-available basis are required to submit a completed application for admission as outlined in the transfer credit section above. Students auditing courses are not qualified to receive federal or state financial aid.
  • Transient Applicants: Applicants enrolled in other institutions may apply for limited admission to take specific transfer courses approved for credit by their home institution. A completed admission application and official Rollins Transient Form issues by the home institution must be submitted for consideration for admission.
  • Language Proficiency Requirement: Candidates whose native language is not English are required to submit evidence of their English language ability. The following are accepted as evidence: an official score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 550 or better (paper-based); 213 or better (computer-based); or, 80 or better (internet-based); International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of 6.5 or better; DuoLingo score of 65 or better or successful completion of college level composition at a regionally accredited institution or successfully completed two years of English language instruction at an accredited US high school.

Any omissions or misrepresentations on a student’s application for admission will automatically invalidate consideration by, acceptance to and continuation at Rollins. If an applicant (a) is ineligible to enroll at any previously attended institution, (b) is on probation, suspension, exclusion, or any other standing indicating either an academic or a conduct deficiency at any previously attended institution, (c) has been found in violation of the academic or non-academic code of conduct at any previously attended institution, or (d) has been convicted or found guilty or pled nolo contendere of a felony in any jurisdiction, then the applicant’s case will be reviewed to ensure that the applicant meets the satisfactory academic performance, good character, and good conduct requirements. After a letter of acceptance has been issued, if information comes to light that shows that an applicant did not meet all admission requirements, the applicant’s admission offer will be withdrawn.

Applicants may defer their acceptance for up to one year by notifying the Holt Admissions Office in writing. Students may not complete additional college level coursework during this time. Students who do not attend Rollins College within a year of admission or who do not request deferment will be required to reapply.

Graduation requirements to receive a second bachelor’s degree from Rollins College include the following: completion of a major course of study that differs from that of the first degree, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0, no less than forty-eight (48) semester hours of Rollins credit, and verification through a degree audit of the satisfaction of all general education requirements via courses undertaken at other regionally accredited institutions of higher education or at Rollins College.

Admission Categories

To ensure the success of our students, Rollins offers admissions types that are designed to help identify areas of need for students and connect them with academic plans that fit those requirements.

  • Conditional Admission: Students are required to take ENG 225 - Practices of Effective Writing  during their first semester at Rollins. This class will prepare you for the writing requirements and quality expectations that are part of the program. You must earn a “C” or better in this course.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Review

All students will be reviewed after their first semester in the Hamilton Holt School. Students with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) below 2.0 will be placed on academic warning and will be dismissed after two semesters if the GPA remains below 2.0.

All students are expected to complete either ENG 140 - Composition: Writing About Selected Topics  (unless it is transferred from another institution), or ENGW 280 - Writing in the Liberal Arts  (for those who have already satisfied the lower-level writing requirement) as one of their first four courses at Rollins. Students must also take INT 200 - Introduction to Liberal Studies  as one of their first six courses unless they have completed the Associate of Arts degree or two humanities courses prior to entering Rollins.

Disability Services

Services for Students with Disabilities provides assistance to students with documented disabilities as they become independent and successful learners within the academically competitive environment of the College. It is the responsibility of the student who will be seeking accommodations for a disability to contact the Disability Services Coordinator. For more information on policies and procedures, please visit the website at

For more information, or to make an appointment, call (407)975-6463 or email

Accelerated Programs

Accelerated Management Program Admission

In cooperation with the Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College offers a program leading to the A.B. and M.B.A. in five years. First-year students accepted into the Accelerated Management Program have the opportunity to apply to the Crummer School during their third year at Rollins. This unique dual degree program offers students the opportunity to acquire the breadth and depth of a liberal arts degree and a strong graduate management education, and also provides needed skills and practical experience through internships and relevant job exposure.

Students are competitive applicants to the Crummer School when they achieve at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average, complete all general education, major, and credit hour requirements (111semester hours) by the end of the third year, and meet program expectations during the first three years. Submission of a competitive score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) as set forth by the Crummer Graduate School of Business Admissions Office prior to the beginning of the spring semester of the third year is also required.

Applicants interested in the Accelerated Management Program should indicate this when they apply for admission to Rollins College. Admission is very selective.

Learn more about the Rollins MBA programs at

Program Requirements

Outstanding Rollins students have an opportunity to obtain both the College’s Artium Baccalaureus (AB) degree  and the Master of Business of Administration (MBA) degree in five (5) years through the College’s Accelerated Management Program (AMP). The first three years of study are completed in the College of Liberal Arts; the second two years are completed in the Crummer Graduate School of Business through the Early Advantage MBA program.

As part of the structure required by the Accelerated Management Program, students agree to adhere to specific academic and experiential requirements listed below. Acceptance into the Early Advantage MBA program is conditional upon the student’s satisfactory completion of these requirements:

  • Term grade point averages of 3.2 or better while participating in the program and a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or better by the end of the third year.
  • Attendance at all scheduled AMP workshops during the first three (3) years.
  • Completion of all general education curriculum, major, and minor (if declared) requirements prior to the end of the third year.
  • Completion of at least one (1) credit-bearing internship prior to the end of the third year.
  • Completion of at least 111 earned semester hours by the end of the third year.
  • Submission of a competitive score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) as set forth by the Crummer Graduate School of Business Admissions Office prior to the beginning of the spring semester of the third year.
  • Completion of graduation petition and graduation compliance audit forms (general education, major, and minor) in spring term of the third year.
  • Declaration of a major and submission of a completed three-year degree planner to the AMP Coordinator before April 1st in the spring term of the first year.
  • Students must submit the required Crummer application materials including GMAT scores to the MBA Admissions Office by January 15th of their third year. Decisions will be rendered prior to the end of the spring term of the third year. Applicants must meet the requirements set forth by the Crummer Graduate School of Business Admissions Office. Completion of the AMP minimal expectations is a requirement of the AMP program but does not guarantee admission into Crummer.

The Accelerated Management Program Committee reviews students’ records annually to monitor program compliance including adherence to the college’s honor code and community standards. Students who fail to adhere to the minimal expectations may be dismissed from the Accelerated Management Program and will follow the standard graduation requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree (Artium Baccalaureus)  as outlined in the Rollins College Course Catalog. Students may also voluntarily withdraw from the program at any time by submitting their request in writing to the Program Advisor.

Students not accepted into the Accelerated Management Program as part of the admissions process may be invited to join the program after the completion of a successful first semester, as defined by achieving at least a 3.2 GPA and adhering to the college’s honor code and community standards. Students must accept the invitation to join the program no later than April 15th. Students will be notified of acceptance by the conclusion of the spring semester of their first year. Application to the Accelerated Management Program may not be made in the second or third year.

For more information, contact the AMP Program Advisor, Tres Loch, at 407-646-2408 or

Advanced Standing Credit

Students may receive advanced standing by several means. This includes but is not limited to credit for Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and dual enrollment courses. Credit granted for any of these or by similar means does not automatically exempt a student from the general education requirements of the College. Please contact the Holt School Office for additional information.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Students are awarded four (4) semester hours of credit for each AP examination on which they earn a score of four (4) or five (5). Students who present scores of four (4) or higher on the AP English Language and Composition examination or the AP English Literature and Composition examination are exempt from satisfying the College’s Writing general education curriculum requirement. Students who present scores of four (4) or five (5) on the AP Statistics examination are exempt from satisfying the College’s Quantitative Reasoning general education curriculum requirement. Credit earned from other AP examinations does not exempt students from any other of the College’s general education curriculum requirements.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Credit for IB course work is granted for students with an IB diploma, on a course by course basis. Students with an IB Diploma and a score of thirty (30) or better will be awarded one year (thirty-two [32] semester hours) of credit. Students without the Diploma, or with the Diploma and a score of less than thirty (30), will be awarded eight (8) semester hours for each higher-level score of five (5) or better and four (4) semester hours for each score of four (4) or better (on a higher or subsidiary level), to a maximum of twenty-four (24) semester hours. General education credit will be awarded as appropriate, to be determined by suitable bodies. Advanced placement will be awarded for major courses, subject to departmental approval. Students who present both IB and AP work in the same subject area will not be awarded double credit.

Other Examinations

Grades of ‘A’ through ‘C’ on most British GSE A-level exams earn two course credits, eight (8) semester hours, per examination.

Transfer Credit

Transfer students must meet all general education curriculum and major requirements to earn a Rollins College degree. The Hamilton Holt School reviews and evaluates courses taken at other institutions, determines courses/credit to be accepted, and prepares a Transfer Course Evaluation. The evaluation lists all courses accepted and any general education requirements those courses fulfill.

In the evaluation of transfer credit, four (4) semester hours equals one Rollins course. Transfer credit is awarded for coursework taken at regionally-accredited (Middle States, North Central, New England, Northwest, Southern, and Western Association) institutions, or the equivalent international institution. The major department makes decisions regarding fulfillment of major requirements through transfer credit. Transfer credit is not awarded for courses with a grade below “C-.” All transfer courses must be officially letter-graded by the originating institution, with the exception of internships which may be graded Pass/Fail or Credit/No Credit. No more than the equivalent of sixty-four (64) semester hours of lower-level transfer credit are accepted. Students with sixty (60) semester hours of credit enter Rollins College with junior standing, but may need additional credits to fulfill the degree requirements. All official transcripts must be received prior to registering for the second semester. A registration hold will be placed on the student’s record until the required transcript is received. For additional policies related to degree completion, please see Residency requirement .

Rollins College participates in an articulation agreement between the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) and the Division of Florida Colleges. Through this participation, students who enter Rollins with a completed Associate of Arts (AA) degree from a Florida state college matriculate with junior standing and are usually able to transfer a total of sixty (60) semester hours, provided that they meet the same standards and program requirements as native Rollins students.

As part of the College’s participation in the ICUF Articulation Agreement, students with the A.A. degree from a Florida state is considered to have met general education requirements.

A student’s previous grade-point-average (GPA) does not carry forward; a Rollins GPA is determined only on the basis of courses completed at Rollins.

Military Credit

Credit is given for USAFI or DANTES courses and some military specialty schools. Official transcripts for USAFI and DANTES should be obtained from the DANTES Contractor Representative, Educational Testing Service, P.O. Box 2879, Princeton, NJ 08541. Transcripts may also be ordered online at

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

The Holt School has the following guidelines for awarding credit for CLEP General or Subject examinations:

  1. A student must complete any examination, and official score results must be received prior to achieving junior status (64 earned semester hours) in the Holt School.
  2. CLEP exams must be completed and official score results received prior to the term in which a student begins his or her residency in the Holt School.
  3. CLEP General or Subject examinations will not be used to fulfill major or minor core or elective requirements. Such examinations may be used to fulfill general education (if appropriate) or general elective requirements. Students who receive a score of 65 or better on the English General Examination with Essay receive credit and are exempt from ENG 140  only.
  4. Students who score within the acceptable guidelines on the CLEP General or Subject examinations may receive up to the equivalent of nine courses of credit. Examinations may not duplicate course material previously covered.

CLEP credit is recorded on the student transcript as examination/lower-level transfer credit and does not satisfy residential requirements for graduation or honors.

Credit for Training Programs

A maximum of eight semester hours of academic credit may be awarded for training courses in the subject areas contained in the College’s curriculum. To be considered for credit, the training course must have been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education. To be designated as partially fulfilling requirements for the major, the major department must approve such a training course.

Admission to Other Divisions of the College

Students in the Hamilton Holt School who wish to transfer to one of the other divisions in the College are required to submit the appropriate applications to the particular program admission office. Admission of a student to the Hamilton Holt School establishes no claim or priority for admission to one of the other divisions of the College.