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 https://www.rollins.edu/evening/how-to-apply/undergraduate-application-instructions.html.
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.
- 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.
- Second Bachelor’s Degree Applicants: Students who have previously earned a degree from a regionally accredited institution may apply 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. 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.
- Returning Rollins Students: Students previously enrolled in any Rollins College academic program and who have not been enrolled at Rollins for more than two years must reapply for readmission. Students will be 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 degree requirements in effect at the time of return. Students who have been gone for two years or less should contact the Office to Holt Student Services to discuss their intent to return.
- 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 eligible to receive federal or state financial aid.
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.
Transferring between College of Liberal Arts and Holt
Students attending the Hamilton Holt School who wish to transfer to the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) may apply to CLA after the following conditions have been met:
- Completion of a minimum of 24 credits in the Hamilton Holt School, including at least one full-time semester (minimum 12 credits). Enrollment at other institutions does not meet this requirement.
- Attain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.50.
Applications will not be considered until the above criteria has been met. In addition, all previously accepted transfer credits will be subject to review and will only be accepted if the courses fall within the CLA transfer credit policy. To apply for transfer, students contact the Registrar’s Office (email@example.com) to begin the process.
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 earn a minimum 2.50 GPA with no grade lower than a ‘C’. Students are also required to meet at least once with their advisor during the semester.
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), dual enrollment, CLEP and ACE. For more information, see Transfer Credit under the Academic Policies menu.
Accelerated Management Program (AMP) Admission
In cooperation with the Roy E. Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College offers a program leading to the A.B./B.A. 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 www.rollins.edu/business.
Outstanding Rollins students have an opportunity to obtain both the College’s AB or BA 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Accelerated Program (GAP)
The Hamilton Holt School offers an accelerated pathway leading to the B.A./A.B. and a Holt graduate degree by allowing students to earn up to 18 credits at Rollins College that could be applied to the fulfillment of both undergraduate and graduate program requirements. Holt and College of Liberal Arts (CLA) students accepted into this accelerated program have the opportunity to take graduate level coursework in Holt during their senior year which will simultaneously fulfill undergraduate general elective requirements* as well as apply toward graduate degree requirements in a participating Holt graduate program.
Eligible undergraduate students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to apply to the graduate program during their junior year. Provisionally admitted Rollins undergraduate students will be permitted to enroll in up to 18 graduate credit hours in a participating Holt graduate program* upon achieving senior status during their undergraduate program of study. Eligible graduate coursework completed as a senior will be used to fulfill undergraduate general elective requirements* (up to 18 of the total 140 credit hours required) and will later be applied toward the Holt graduate program to which the student has been admitted.
- Students interested in this accelerated pathway should apply for a participating graduate program during their junior year. Note graduate admission deadlines for Fall term start dates. Accelerated program deadlines may be set earlier than program deadlines to provide sufficient time for advising and planning.
- Note that undergraduate students may NOT take graduate courses in Thesis, Independent Study, Tutorials, or Internship.Participating students may enroll in up to 18 credits of graduate coursework while enrolled as undergraduate students in Fast-Track. Under no circumstances may the undergraduate credit hours earned at Rollins be less than 120 semester hours, or the graduate semester hours earned at Rollins be less than 30 semester hours.
- Participating students are limited to maximum of 9 credits of graduate coursework each semester as undergraduate students.
- Participating students must maintain good academic standing while enrolled in the accelerated program. Note that a cumulative GPA of 3.0+ is recommended for admission to all Holt graduate programs.
- Please note that graduate coursework taken as an undergraduate student at Rollins College while enrolled in this accelerated program is intended to be applied to participating graduate programs here at Rollins College. It is unlikely that graduate coursework used to fulfill undergraduate degree requirements would be transferrable to another university since graduate schools do not generally accept any transfer courses that were already applied toward the completion of a degree program.
- The graduate courses taken will be used to fulfill undergraduate elective hours regardless of the student’s final decision to matriculate in the graduate program after graduation. Note that students may not triple count graduate courses to fulfill other undergraduate graduation requirements beyond the approved general electives (e.g., general education, competencies, major or minor requirements*).
- Participating undergraduate students must get prior approval from the respective advisors (undergraduate and graduate) on all graduate courses to ensure applicability to and fulfillment of the two degree program requirements.
- Graduate hours taken will fulfill the Holt residency requirement.
*Undergraduate and graduate programs residing in the same department (i.e., Education) may permit use of graduate courses to fulfill other undergraduate program requirements if course content is the same (department chair approval required).