Admissions Coronavirus FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions related to Admissions and Transfer students Updated April 29

Transferring to Roanoke College during COVID-19

My College is offering an option to utilize a Pass/Fail grading system for my Spring 2020 semester courses.  Will Roanoke College accept a Pass/Fail grade?

Roanoke College will accept P/F grades to determine both acceptance to the College and to award transfer credit.  Whether as a transfer student or a high school dually enrolled student, a P+ will count as a C grade and toward credit. A grade of P- will be considered a D grade and will not be awarded credit.

Will a P+ grade affect my Roanoke College grade point average?

In keeping with our transfer policy, when credits transfer in toward your Roanoke College degree, they transfer without a grade. Therefore, your Roanoke College grade point average will be built by using only the courses you take here. Your P+ grades will not affect your Roanoke gpa.

Is it too late to apply to Roanoke College as a transfer student for the Fall semester?

No, it is not too late.  We have extended our application deadline to May 1st and will work with students who due to COVID-19 cannot meet this deadline.

How will I register for classes with the campus closed?

Incoming transfer students will meet remotely (FaceTime, zoom, phone etc.) with an academic advisor to schedule and register for classes.  Faculty and academic advisors continue to work closely with students during this difficult time.

How will the transfer orientation be held this summer?

The orientation team at Roanoke College is preparing for new student orientation. A virtual summer orientation for first time college students/freshmen will be in June. Orientation for transfer students will likely be in late August just prior to the start of classes.  Students will be notified this summer regarding the details.