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! 

Monday, July 3, 2017

And in comes July

As many of your saw from your email over the weekend, we have closed the wait list.  Offers were made throughout the month of June and the transfer class is now complete.  We thank you for your patience in this process and wish you the best if you do not plan to apply again in the future.

Before we know it, those who are looking to apply in the future will be fine tuning your fall coursework.  Look out for a future post on signing up for classes and the release of the application for spring semester.

We wish you a safe and happy holiday!

Friday, June 2, 2017

It's June!

June means we'll be moving to the wait list at some point this month. Remember that if you want to be considered, make sure you click the button in your SIS account to "Remain on the Wait List" and send in your final transcripts if your semester/term has ended and ALL of your grades have been posted. We will not review your application again if you have not completed these steps.  We'll likely be taking 70-80 students off the wait list, mostly in the College of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. We'll be announcing this over email and typically, you will have two days to make your decision.  If you need your financial aid award to make your decision, we can look into approving an extension if you submitted the FAFSA and CSS Profile by April 1.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Are you on the Wait List?



You can use this post as a space to make comments or ask questions about the wait list.

If you are interested in staying on the wait list, please make sure you click the button labeled “remain on the wait list.”  If you don’t do this, we will not review your file again in the future. Once you’ve clicked it, that does the trick.  This page stays the same after you click the button in case you change your mind at a later date. So, if you change your mind and want to leave the waiting list, please come back and decline the spot.

After the admissions deposit deadline of May 15, we’ll begin to look to see how many students we can take off the wait list.  These numbers vary from year to year and unfortunately, it can be a long process. We won’t make any decisions on May 16th.  There is a bit of a wait. Why? Because we have to wait for your final exams to end, and for you to send us updated grades. We hope to make our decisions by the end of June however. Offers are usually made in waves.

How do we make these decisions?  We absolutely need to see your transcripts listing your spring 2017 grades.  In short, send us your final transcript. Trust us. If you want us to look at your file again, send it along.  You’ll want to do this, but only after your exams are completed and ALL of your grades are posted.  To send this transcript, please use the same address that appears on the right panel of this blog. Ideally, you would want to get these to us by the first week of June, but there is still time after that period. We know there can be extenuating circumstances. If you were not taking classes this spring, feel free to send a note/email/letter of continued interest to undergradadmission@virginia.edu. It will get to the transfer committee, so you do not need to put it to anyone’s attention. Please do not send us additional essays or recommendations.

If your grades are strong, this may help you earn the offer, but we can’t offer to everyone from the wait list, so we’ll be looking at the strongest candidates.  If you earned poor grades this past spring, it would be difficult for us to admit you.

Our wait lists are divided by school – Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Nursing, Batten, Commerce, Kinesiology.  So, you are only on a wait list for that particular program.  It is not ranked, and it is only made up of students who elected to remain on the wait list.  That’s why we can’t give a firm number of right now.  Historically, about 20% of the applicants are offered a spot on the wait list, but not everyone elects to stay on it.

If you are eventually offered admission from the wait list and need financial aid information in order to make your decision, we will do our best to help you with this.  If you post here, please be considerate of each other’s feelings, emotions, reactions and the like. We will delete any inappropriate commentary. Good luck all!

Not offered admission?



This is obviously not the decision you were looking for when you set out on this journey.  We wish we could admit all of the wonderful applicants who have applied.  The reality is that we only have so much space, making admission highly selective.  We want you to be proud of your accomplishments and proud of the fact that you stuck your neck out and applied to transfer from your world to a whole other world. Even that is an accomplishment. This decision is not a declaration of your personal worth or who you are.  We trust that you have other options and hope you can find peace in that next step.
                        
We do not have an appeals process, but depending upon the length of time you’ve been in college and your desired school here at UVA, you may be able to apply again in the future. You’ll need to complete a new application. Spring 2018 applications (available beginning on August 1) will be due October 1. Again, this might not be open to your school of interest.  If you post here, please be considerate and supportive of each other’s feelings, emotions, reactions and the like. We will delete any inappropriate commentary. We wish you the best of luck wherever this decision may lead you.