Sunday, April 27, 2008

Information on the process

Hi Everyone,

I had to take a break and enjoy part of the weekend, but I will answer some of your questions now. Keep in mind, I'm doing this from home, so these will be less numbers-related because well, it's Sunday and I am not at work where I can be connected to the system.


For those of you who were waitlisted, please send in your card to stay on the waitlist. You must also send your final grades if you are in school this semester. We will begin to go to the wait list on June 1 and sometimes these decisions trickle out until mid-July. If there is one bit of good news I can give you, it's that statistically we tend to go to the transfer wait list more than with the first years. That's why finishing the semester strong is so very important.



For those of you who were offered, there is nothing you can do until you receive your packet. If you choose to join us, you will have to return the deposit and forms. You cannot pay the deposit online. You must wait for offer packet and then pay by check or money order. Currently, the deposit deadline is a postmark date of May 12. Once we recieve your deposit, other departments (housing, orientation) will mobilize and start sending you information. It's likely that you will not get credit evaluations until June. Afterall, we need your final transcript to complete this process. I would encourage you to check out this website to see if you have questions about what will transfer. http://web.virginia.edu/ArtsSci/credit/credit_analyzer.asp



You will not register for classes until transfer orientation. For more information on this, go here: www.virginia.edu/orientation


Gottaloveuva, it’s my understanding that these decisions are not posted online, but I’ll check into it when I’m at work.

The financial aid packet is not being sent any earlier. We work independently.

I’ve said this before, but we do not have admitted days for transfer students. The turnaround time is just too quick.

In most cases, you have to have a strong high school record if you are looking to transfer after the first year. One semester of good college grades sometimes isn’t enough to secure an offer of admission. A 4.0 is very difficult to achieve in college, but we are most definitely looking at the coursework. If your courses are say, 1) not spread out over many disciplines or 2) if they are most like Ceramics over Statistics or Macroeconomics, etc, then we would have trouble admitting someone like this.

That's all the information I have at the moment. I'll be back on tomorrow with any updates I can get.

42 comments:

stillwaiting4uva said...

Can you tell us about how many were placed on the wait list?

Albin said...

would it be possible to defer enrollment for about a year?

Anonymous said...

Hi, hope you're doing well.

When we receive our admission packets, will the packets include our financial aid award? I have been admitted but due to my family's dire financial circumstances, will only be able to attend if I receive substantial aid.

Thank you for your time.

Dana Lillard said...

So does being waitlisted (though i could assume this is true i'd like to know from someone who does this for a living) mean that if you apply again after not getting off the waitlist lets say for Spring of '09 give you a better chance? I really want to go to UVA so if this is true then i will def. be applying again if i don't get off the waitlist.

Also does the "Complete a degree in two years Prior to matriculation at UVA....." mean that if i graduate this Summer 2008 with an Associates then i apply for Fall of 2009 it still applies?

Sorry but i'm preparing for the likely chance of not getting off the waitlist so i've gotta look ahead! Thanks so much your a great help Transfermer!

Dana Lillard said...

One more question, if i don't make it off the wait-list, but i recieve my degree in the summer and decide i want to take another higher level, lets say Statistics class(planning on being a bio major) would seeing this along with a degree be of any use? I want to keep up my studies with harder courses just so i don't lose what i've learned out of the last two years!

gottaloveuva said...

Hi Transfermer,

I have been SO excited ALL weekend. Now I am VERY nervous. Thanks for all of your help!

ClemsontoUVA said...

So I just received notification that one of my recommendations had been received.

Since I'm applying to Comm School and my application is still in committee, is there any chance they might see it?

I realize there is a very good chance they will not, but I just figured I'd ask since any little bit would help.

Thanks.

GoHoos574 said...

Hi Transfermer!

In your last post, it says that the last postmark date for a deposit is May 12th. Is this a final date? I go to school in the Midwest and would like to be able to tour UVA before I make a deposit, and my last final is on May 9th. On the Admissions webpage, it says that the deposit is on May 15th. Thanks!

MiPiace said...

Hello,

I just have a clarification question about your last paragraph.

The last few sentences confused me and I'm not sure what you meant by "2) if they are most like Ceramics over Statistics or Macroeconomics, etc, then we would have trouble admitting someone like this" when you were talking about UVA taking college course work into consideration in the admissions process.

Anonymous said...

If you applied to the Comm School and also indicated you wanted to be considered for the College of Arts and Science as your second choice and you were put on the Wait List, how do you know which school you were Wait Listed for? I would like to write a letter indicating my strong desire to attend, but don't know which school to direct my attention to.

Sharrah said...

Just out of curiosity - I know that we have to pay a deposit, but if we're not in a financial position to do so, is there any other way we can hold our spot?

Sharrah said...

I think that what the poster was referring to is that if you're the type to take Weight Lifting over Calculus, you may be less likely to be accepted to UVA.

ann said...

if we were wait-listed and don't get in this fall, can we roll our application over for the spring of 2009?

Dana Lillard said...

As and add-on to the question above:
How would we roll it over to Spring of 09 if its possible?

Anonymous said...

your school's transfer process sucks. enjoy admitting random kids with inflated scores and dubious academic ability.

Albin said...

to anon above.
I understand you may be angry for not being admitted. Especially since the admission process is not well understood by the applicants and it is hard to grasp what makes and breaks an application. However please do not belittle the achievements of those who were admitted. I personally have worked very hard with a clear goal in my mind. The anger may be aimed at the process but please do not insult those who deserve to be admitted in the process.

Anonymous said...

^^an example of the type of kid your process favors

waitlisted...again! said...

How DARE they to favor certain types of students!!! I mean, isn't that discriminatory? o... wait... admission process is selective... shoot... nvm...
you just gotta come to a realization that college admission is a selective process! there are numerous of reasons why they would favor certain type of students over others. perhaps their grades were better, perhaps their essay was better. Who knows? if you are so curious make the decision call! lets not lash out on the people who got in. I've been waitlisted and rejected last year and now I'm wait listed again... I'm extremely angry but not enough to make judgement and insult the people I've never met. its not the end of the world. just chill

Anonymous said...

i love all the cliched answers and responses on these forums.

yeah duh this method of admission favors kids with certain quantifiable characteristics. thats my issue. why does a school take any transfers? because the kids who actually got admitted left...so transfer applicants are second rate in some regard. since the kids with the numbers qualifying them to get in left, a school that is interested in improving its student body shouldn't be looking for replacement numbers it should be looking for quality individuals who have worked hard, are exceptionally bright but lazy, etc. Imo this is some of the rationale behind the Community college admittance thing, but i dont understand why the same logic doesnt apply to everyone.

to use the kind of cliche that bothers me so much...you aren't your high school grades; peace!

Anonymous said...

any updates?

Anonymous said...

How many people have not heard yet for Mcintire? I am one of them. I heard on another forum that only 35 of 304 applicants are getting accepted this year, and only 12 of them are from out of state. This basically means I am a sure rejection or waitlist but I still would like to know, haha.

Anonymous said...

What forum was that? That is certainly not good news to me at all (also oos).

Anonymous said...

http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/transfer-students/499596-uva-mcintire-school-commerce-transfer-update.html

Anonymous said...

http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/transfer-
students/499596-uva-mcintire-school-commerce-
transfer-update.html


Sorry, had to breakdown the link

ingrid said...

well, I applied to Mcintire, but about a week ago I received an e-mail asking me if I wanted to make the school of arts and science my second choice which I agree on. I got accepted. My GPA, I have to say, was low compare to people that have a 4.0 GPA. I did take "hard classes" like stats, calculus, bio, economics, accounting. Also I worked full time for my first year.

A lot of people that did not get an offer are asking for advice. So I want to put my two pennies

I think my strong points were my essays, one which was very personal to me. Also at the moment when I was writing it, I had a goal. I wanted the people that were in charge of admission to get to know me, and my goals for life.

Also, there is big improvement in my GPA between my first year and my current second year. I think they look at all that. They like to see that a person can improve.

I am happy with the outcome since I decided that I would like my degree to be in Economics. Now I understand that the MCintire school is for people that want to jump to business right away, personally I want to go to law school after college.

Anonymous said...

Clap, clap, clap....

Anonymous said...

If I don't get into McIntire I'm going to be a lift attendant next year...

Ryan said...

That's interesting Ingrid,

I wonder if others will be getting the same email as we move closer to April 30th. At this point if they offered me that option, I would consider it strongly although I much prefer business to theoretical economics.

Anonymous said...

Transfermer,

For those of us who were not lucky enough to hear last Friday, is there any chance we will be notified today? Or is it pointless to check any time before 5 pm on Wednesday?

Thanks

Anonymous said...

to Ingrid

what??????
I have also applied to Comm. School, and I was wait listed.
I have not received any e-mails from admission, and I have 4.0 GPA more then 65 credits taken..... oh and I am from VA.......
I can't believe this.

Ryan said...

Well,

Ingrid didn't get into the Comm School, she was offered admission into CAS.

Anonymous said...

to Ryan

I know she did not get into Comm school. I was just wondering why I was not offered a chance to choose school of Arts and Sciences instead of Comm ?

Transfermer said...

Albin,

You must write a letter requesting deferral. If the request is approved, you cannot another attend school during that time.

Dana,

This doesn't necessarily mean you have a better chance of getting if you decide to apply again. If you are planning on coming in using the guaranteed admission agreement, you must apply for the within two of receiving your degree.

Clemson,

We try to get all information to the files in time, but we can't make any promises.

Gohoos574, this is ten business days from our release date. If we released all of the decisions on May 1, then it would be May 15.

Mipiace, I was simply saying that we look for a broad range of strong courses.

Commerce waitlisted anonymous, you can voice your want for comm, but tell us you would enter the College of Arts and Sciences if you were not offered Commerce.

Sharrah, this would be very difficult and not really hashable for the blog. Please give our office a call.

Anna and Dana, we DO NOT roll over from Fall to Spring, so you would have to complete a new application.

Transfers are not second-rate students. We size up each year's class to allow for transfer students. We admit 500-600 transfers each year, and I would also be skeptical if 500-600 current students left every year.

The remainder of the decisions will be posted after 5pm tomorrow.

ingrid said...

to Anonymous

"I know she did not get into Comm school. I was just wondering why I was not offered a chance to choose school of Arts and Sciences instead of Comm ?"

Like I said before I believe I had strong essays for the transfer supplement. although my GPA is not a perfect 4.0, I let them know through my essays why that could be. Like I said on my previous answer, I let them get to know me and why they should pick me.

I hope it helps.

Anonymous said...

I didn't make any excuses about not having a 4.0. There wasn't any need. And my tone was excellent.

Slikh said...

I applied to the Commerce school as a transfer and haven't heard back yet. I don't know whether that's a good thing or a bad one. Ahh, the suspense is killing me!

Good luck to everyone though.

natmonte said...

When are the results coming out? It's 5:34 PM and nothing.. it still says received on my screen!!!!

jeeebus said...

5:55 on MY screen and nothing!!!!! this is brutality you should have just said may1st and stuck to it

natmonte said...

6:02... nothing!

just post it already said...

haha how sad are we just sitting here... hitting refresh for hours...
"much of human life is lost in waiting" -RWE

natmonte said...

They are killing me! I really don't understand what is going on... I wish somebody would say something...

Anonymous said...

Decisions will be posted 6:66 pm.
[I am very well aware of ... you know where I'm going with this ;)]