Mar 30, 2023  
2018-19 Hamilton Holt School Undergraduate 
2018-19 Hamilton Holt School 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 students must file an application with a $40 nonrefundable application fee. Applications should be filed before the published deadlines which can be found on our website. Official transcripts from high school and/or all colleges previously attended by the student must be on file with the Hamilton Holt School by the published application deadline.

Admission to a degree program is based on the 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 high school; as well as submission of college-level writing in the application process. Regionally accredited associations include Middle States, North Central, New England, Northwest, Southern, and Western. A letter of appeal must be included with the application if the cumulative grade point average is below 2.5. Acceptance to enroll at the Hamilton Holt School does not guarantee admission into some majors. Students who have been dismissed from another institution for academic or conduct-related matters must file a formal request for application review through the admissions committee.

In addition, all applicants are required to interview with the director of admission or members of the admission committee.

  • First Year Applicants: Students who have not previously attended a regionally accredited college or university must provide an official transcript from a regionally accredited high school, a high school 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 is required. Applicants submitting GED scores must also submit secondary records up to their point of leaving.
  • 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 credit are also required to provide an official high school transcript or GED score report. A College Officials Report may be required.
  • 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 are required to have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average from Rollins. A letter of appeal must be included if the cumulative grade point average is below 2.5. Students who were academically dismissed or administratively withdrawn from any Rollins College academic program must appeal for readmission through the appropriate dean’s office. A College Officials Report may be required. 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. 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); or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of 6.5 or better.

    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 submitted (1) an Application for Admission with the nonrefundable application fee; (2) all official transcripts (translated, if necessary); and (3) 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.
  • Non-Degree Seeking 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. In the case of current high school students (entering 11th and 12th grades), official SAT and/or ACT scores are required as well. Non-degree seeking students are restricted to taking no more than 12 credit hours and are not qualified 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 formal application for admission.
  • Transient Applicants: Applicants enrolled in other institutions may apply for limited admission to take specific transfer courses approved for credit by their home institution. An official transient letter issued by the home institution will serve in lieu of official college transcripts.

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. If a year has lapsed since an application was filed, a new application must be filed if a student wishes to pursue enrollment. A previously admitted student who has not attended Rollins for a period of two or more years must file a new application form, pay the application fee, and follow the curricular policies and requirements in effect at the time of return. All credentials submitted with the application for admission become and remain the property of the college and will not be returned to the student, duplicated, or transferred to another institution.

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.

  • Full Admission: Requirements listed in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Review below.
  • 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.


A student who has not attended the Hamilton Holt School for a period of two or more years must file a new application form, pay the application fee, and follow the catalog and curricular policies and requirements in effect at the time of return. A student must appeal for readmission if their record reflects a bursar or academic hold, or they are not in good standing. Readmission will not be considered until the reason for the hold is resolved.

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 ENG 300 - Expository Writing  (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

3/2 Accelerated Management Program

The Rollins College 3/2 Accelerated Management Program (AMP) combines a four-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and a two-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree into a five-year program. The first three years of the combined program are completed in Rollins’ Hamilton Holt School; the remaining two years are completed in Rollins’ Crummer Graduate School of Business in the Early Advantage MBA (EAMBA) program. Successful students earn their BA and their EAMBA in five rather than six years.

Learn more about the Rollins MBA programs at

Program Requirements

Students participating in the 3/2 Accelerated Management Program (AMP) must adhere to specific academic and experiential requirements during their three years in the Hamilton Holt School, and acceptance into the EAMBA program at the conclusion of the third year is conditional upon the satisfactory completion of these requirements:

  • Term grade point average 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.
  • Attend all scheduled AMP seminars during the first three years.
  • Complete at least one internship by the end of the third year.
  • Complete all general education curriculum, major, and minor (if declared) requirements by the end of the third year.
  • At least 109 earned semester hours by the end of the third year.
  • Complete graduation petition in spring term of third year.
  • A score of at least 600 on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) by the end of the fall term of the third year.
  • Submit an application to the Crummer EAMBA Program including an interview process. Admission is very selective and is based on a combination of rigor of academic program, academic performance, and standardized test scores.

Annual Review

The 3/2 Accelerated Management advisor reviews students’ records each semester to monitor program compliance. Students who fail to adhere to the stated requirements are eligible for dismissal from the 3/2 program but would continue in their undergraduate program toward the completion of their Bachelor of Arts degree. Students can also withdraw from the 3/2 program at any time.

Admission Requirements

Interested students have two opportunities to apply for admission to the 3/2 Accelerated Management Program-while still in high school or at the completion of their first semester at Rollins (25 credit hours or less). Students still in high school should contact Admissions at 407-646-2232 for more information.

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.