Thursday, November 13, 2014

Course Selection for Spring Semester

Being that it's mid-November, course registration is likely in full swing at your institutions.
If you are considering transferring to UVa, be sure to check out our transfer course requirements on this page. You're best resource can be found in the middle of the page.  If you are looking at the College of Arts and Sciences and you currently attend in a Virginia community college, be sure to check out the power point file on the right-side of the same page.  If you are looking at Commerce and you're transferring from a community college, some of the pre-requisites might surprise you.  Check out this link.

Please consider consulting with your advisers and counselors at your school when preparing for prescribed coursework.  While we want to provide you with as much information as possible, we are the admissions folks and not course advisors.  We think this sometimes gets muddled and hope that the blog and our website will provide you with helpful information.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Transfer Open House Next Week

Are you looking to apply to transfer to UVa, but you haven't yet visited?  Well, our open houses are a great way to see us on a jam-packed day that is specifically built for you.

Our next open house is next Friday, November 7 beginning at 10AM.    You will hear from current students and faculty about the application and transition process to UVa. See the schedule below.  The day will begin in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom and progress from there.  Please register for the event here. Read the entire page and then click on "Register" on the bottom left.   This registration process will instruct you to open a myUVA account if you don't already have one.

Open House Schedule of Events:

10:00am - 10:45am: Transfer Admission Information Session
11:00am - 11:45am: Presentations Given by Individual Schools
12:00pm: Walking Tour of Grounds
2pm-3pm: Meet and Greet with Current Students who have transferred
We hope you can join us!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Spring Applicants: Check your To-Do Lists

If you applied for spring 2015 transfer admission, please keep an eye on your to-do list.  If we are missing specific documents, this is where you'll find what we need.  To view your to-do list, you must log into your U.Va. Student Information System (SIS) using your U.Va. computing ID and password.  You can access your SIS account and retrieve your password here.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Let's Review One Important Detail from the GAA


If you are applying from a Virginia Community College, you may be considering the Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA).  There are many important details on the GAA including the fact that you cannot use it to apply for spring semester.  That's right.  See the detail below clipped from Section 1.  Now, if you are not admitted for spring and want to try again for fall, then we'll consider you for the GAA. But again, it is not open to applicants for spring admission.





The Spring Application Deadline is...

...Just around the corner!

There are a number of procedures that will occur once you submit the application.  You'll receive confirmation from Common App, but it's very important that you receive confirmation from our institution as well.  It will take 48-72 hours for your application to go through the system.

After this, you'll receive a SIS ID and password.  These are attributes you'll use to check your decision come December 1.  More importantly, it's where you'll find your to-do list. 

Your to-do list will tell you when we are looking for and when we've received required materials.  After you apply, please allow 10-14 days for your materials to be matched to your application.  This is a human and manual process and our staff works very hard to keep on top of the hundreds of documents that we receive.

Good luck everyone!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Order those High School Transcripts Now

We have a little over a month until the deadline for spring admission, October 1. If you are applying, you will be required to submit a high school transcript or GED score report.

This document is required for every applicant, no matter how old you are and no matter how many college courses you've taken, no matter how many associates' degrees you have.  Even if you're planning on getting an associates, or maybe you already have one... the high school transcript is required.  Squash those rumors.  We have seen diligent applicants who graduated from high school 20, 30 years ago get their transcripts. It's more possible than you might think.  But, it does take time, so start early.

If you attended high school outside of the U.S., we require a translated transcript.  Most applicants use WES or the World Education Service. Again, this can take a long time, so start working on it as soon as possible, be you a spring or fall applicant.

If you graduated high school recently, we are still closely looking at your high school record.  Typically, the longer you've been in college, the less we'll look at your high school record.

Order those transcripts now. Check it off of your mental to-do list early. You can send them even if you have yet to apply.  We will hold onto it until your application is submitted.