Thursday, February 15, 2018

Send Your Transcripts Now

Did you know that you can send transcripts before you apply?  Yes, it's true.

All too often, applicants do not mobilize quickly enough, or do not think about the need to send transcripts until March 1.  That's typically too late. Think about it this way.  If you wanted to mail a birthday card or an anniversary card to someone, you wouldn't wait until the day of the occasion to send the card, would you?  March 1 is the postmark deadline, but you can help us to complete your applications as efficiently as possible by planning ahead.  Request those transcripts now (this can take 7-14 days at some schools) and we'll match up your application to your transcripts after submission.

Good luck!

Friday, February 9, 2018

High School Transcripts (or the GED) are Required

We believe that many applicants are surprised that we require a high school transcript, or a GED score report from our transfers. This is an important part of application review and yes, it's required for everyone, no matter how old you are, or how long you have been in school.

This also goes for international students and students who finished high school abroad. This can present difficulties for these students.  Please make sure to consult with your school or school district to have these documents sent to us. If your transcript need translating, you will want to work on this as soon as possible. Most of our applicants use WES for their translation service.  We don't need the evaluation, only the translation. Some international schools do not provide transcripts, but rather summaries or test results from secondary education.  We will take those documents as well.

We tend to look closer at the high school records of rising second-years, because after all, that was less than a year ago.  While we require them for any applicant, typically the longer you have been away from high school, the less closely we'll look at that record.

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.