Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Preparing for Spring Coursework

Are you applying for fall 2018 and looking to continue to take appropriate courses ahead of applying to transfer?  Be sure to keep an eye on our transfer course requirements.  As many of you are already aware, these are the building blocks to a competitive application and a smooth transition to UVA. 

To find out what courses transfer to UVA, be sure to check out this transfer equivalencies page.   With millions of courses out there, the College of Arts and Sciences has added as many courses as have been taken by our former transfer students. Just because your course isn't listed, it doesn't necessarily mean that the course won't transfer successfully.  We've also uploaded a document under our FAQs that should help prospective engineering transfers.

Taking the appropriate courses and earning strong grades are the most important aspects of file review. Now, back to those transfer course requirements. Once you click through to each school -- the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Architecture, etc. -- you'll see a list of exactly what you need to take.  Follow this closely, but it's highly recommended that you look to see what UVA students are taking their first two years as well.  It may be wise to take an additional math course if that's what Psychology or Biology is looking for. Some departments have done a great job of speaking directly to transfers on their pages.  Here are some examples - economics, psychology, and media studies. Some give curriculum guides like chemistry and mechanical engineering.  A quick google search will give you information on curricula all over the University.  Our best applicants have planned out their schedules using this information and it shows on transcripts.

Enjoy the rest of your break!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Spring Transfer Decisions Are Out!

Well, they'll be out this evening.  Remember that you have to check your SIS account to get your decision. You'll find information about this in your UVA confirmation email, back from the time when you applied on or before October 1st. We will post all decisions online, but we will only be mailing letters to admitted students.  A student is either offered or not offered.  There is no wait list process for spring admission.

Do not call the office to ask for your decision.  We do not give out decisions over the phone. To get to your account, go here and click on the "SIS Login."  If you don't remember your account information, check your submission confirmation email, then seek out the help information on the left-hand side of that same page.  

About 17% of applicants were admitted. If you were not admitted, you might have the opportunity to "roll over" your application for fall 2018 consideration.  Please follow the directions in your online letter to make the request.  NOTE: This option is not available for students who are entering their sixth semester at a four-year institution (this is not a community college) come January 2018.  Unfortunately, these students are no longer eligible to transfer to UVA.  If that is the case, we hope that you will apply to UVA for graduate school in the future.

If you are admitted, you'll notice the $400 tuition deposit, and you'll have until December 15th to make your deposit.

We do not have admitted student days for transfers and like you, our students and faculty will be heading into final exams in the coming days.  The Office of Admission is your best bet for questions, but hopefully, most of these were answered during your research this fall.

Best of luck to everyone on your final exams! 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Come Join Us for the Transfer Open House!

We'll have our annual open house in about ten days.  Please come join us for an overview of the admission process, a tour of grounds, and an opportunity to hear from faculty, and students who transferred to UVA in past years. To register, go here.  Hope to see you on Grounds!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

One last community college visit for the year

Catch us at John Tyler Community College next week! We will be giving a session on Monday, October 23 at the Midlothian campus from 1-2 PM. Check with your Student Services Office on the exact location.


See you there!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Two More Visits out on the Road

If you are a student or an advisor, please come find us at the following Virginia Community College Campuses! Join us for a 45-60 min information session on UVA and the admission process.

Central Virginia Community College - 11 AM or 1 PM

Virginia Western Community College - 11 AM or 1 PM - Webber Hall 313

Check in with your Student Services Office for details or room changes.


Monday, September 25, 2017

Coming to an NVCC Campus Near You

We are on the road this week in the midst of visiting the Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) Campuses.  We are covering Annandale and Loudoun today, but you still have time to see us on the other campuses.

September 26 - 9AM and 11AM - NVCC Alexandria Campus (check with students services for location)

September 26 - 2PM and 4PM - NVCC Woodbridge (WS 333)

September 27 - 9AM and 11AM - NVCC Manassas (check with students services for location)

We are also planning similar events at John Tyler and Virginia Western, so stay tuned, or look for us at this fall's transfer college fairs!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Back to School!

Wow, this summer has really flown by and it's time to turn your attention to perfecting those fall semester schedules.


As you prepare to return to school (or maybe this is your first semester of college), it's important to be aware of the pre-requisite courses necessary for transfer to UVa. We realize there are courses you'll need to take at your institution, but it's important to overlap, or incorporate what we're looking for as well.

If you go to our website admission.virginia.edu/transfer and click on "Transfer Course Requirements" on the left-hand side, you'll see some very helpful introductory information.  Once you click through to each school -- the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Architecture, etc -- you'll see a list of exactly what you need to take.  Follow this closely.  If you would like to see how your school's courses might transfer, you can use our transfer credit analyzer.  This will show most of your institutions and many courses.  Do not fret if courses you have taken do not appear on the analyzer.  It doesn't necessarily mean that they won't transfer, but our registrars will evaluate the credit once you're admitted.

We look forward to answering any questions here with regards to finalizing your schedules!