Friday, April 23, 2010

In Preparation for May 1

I might be preaching to the choir here, but I wanted to remind you all that you can check your decisions online come May 1. Letters will be mailed as well, but your decision can be viewed on your self-service account. This is not only the place for decisions, but it's where you can view your financial aid award and pay your deposit once you're admitted. Suffice it to say, this is an important place that you should get familiar with before decisions are released. There are a number of the applicants who haven't looked at their account. We sent this email to them yesterday.

"Thank you for applying as a transfer student to the University of Virginia. We noticed recently that you have not yet logged onto your self-service account to check on your application status. As we approach the release of decisions on May 1, we recommend that you take a minute to log onto self-service ( https://sisuva.admin.virginia.edu/psp/epprd/EMPLOYEE/EMPL/h/?tab=PAPP_GUEST). If you are having trouble logging on or feel that you are missing your log-on credentials, please contact the help desk as soon as possible. They are available 24/7 at 434-924-4357 or at 4help@virginia.edu."

Let's hope all of these applicants look into it before May 1.

41 comments:

pinknebula said...

I can barely take the waiting anymore! Good luck to all transfers - we're almost there:)

jackie said...

pinknebula, thant was me a couple of weeks ago. I'm even suprised i'm this relaxed though i'm still obsessed with checking SIS and the blog. Hope we all get in...YES WE ALl..Let the count down begin

Eric said...

But May 1 is Saturday.. Will you release it on April 30th?

3499 said...

I know we have to turn in the transcript for the classes we are taking now in this semester ASAP if we got admitted. I have a question here. What if, say I got a "W" on my transcript. Does that have any negative impact on my acceptance? Will you even withdraw the offer?

Thanks.

Cavalier Girl said...

This will be the longest week of my life :) Good luck, everyone. Like Eric, I'm hoping that since May 1 is a Saturday we may find out sooner.

Anonymous said...

what is the difference in terms of junior vs. sophomore transfer acceptance rates?

m0k0na said...

Well, I would expect the number of junior transfers to be significantly higher.

jackie said...

@3499,
I doubt it would be an issue since i've not seen a situation where an acceptance offer was taken back. if you are accepted, you might just be required to retake the class but i really doubt it'll affect your acceptancce.

alborz said...

@Anonymous,

I applied as a sophomore last year which didn't work out. This year I think my chances look good--we'll see!

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say thank-you to the admissions office for all your hard work and getting our admission decisions by May 1st. Good Luck everyone!

Aki said...

I am wondering about the same thing. Will the decisions be released on April 30th or May 1st. I hope it's April 30th though :)

alborz said...

one more week!

alborz said...

one more week!

m0k0na said...

settle down alborz :) don't raise the anxiety levels too much...is it May 1st already? Are we there yet? :)

Jay said...

Lucky for me I have a bunch of projects and papers to keep me busy until May 1st!

alborz said...

Are we there yet m0k0na? Drive faster : ) hah I didn't mean to post twice. What school are you trying to transfer to?

Cavalier2013 said...

Good Luck Everyone! I wish everyone could get in! I'm nervous but I'm staying positive :)

jackie said...

@M0k0na and Alborz
can i ride with you guys? My driver is too slow..lol..

alborz said...

Jackie,

Of course you can! We have the need for speed...haha. At least I do; I have a feeling (and hope lol) that we may find out earlier in the week... :)

m0k0na said...

@alborz: I am applying to McIntire. What about you?

HopingfortheBest said...

It is sheer torture waiting for May 1st! Even though I have my hands full with my current classes I must admit that I check the blog more than I ought to! (A big thank you to admissions for keeping the process so open!) No matter what happens I am sure that we will all have bright futures and end up where we were meant to be- though it would be really nice to end up at UVa. :)

patriot17 said...

Ok, so im kind of freaking out. I don't believe I ever got any login information for the SIS account, and I haven't gotten any emails like the blog says have been sent out for people whoo haven't been checking their accounts. In fact, I didn't even know what the SIS was until this blog was posted. However. commonapp.org displays that all of my application bells and whistles have been successfully submitted on time. Perhaps it's paranoia, or down-to-the-wire hysteria, but I'm getting concerned that my application was never processed at all. Is this possible, and is there any other explanation for my situation? AHHHH, I'm getting so nervous!

alborz said...

M0k0na,

I wish you well with McIntire! I'm applying for Arts and Sciences.

Jackie said...

Patriot17
you should check your spam and if you dnt find anything, call the number or email the address on the bog and tell them you dnt have access to your sis and they'll help you out.

m0k0na said...

thank you alborz. Good luck to you too!

Kelly said...

Good luck everyone, I wish we ALL get in :)

six more days to count down

WahooHopeful2012 said...

These are a couple U.Va clips I find pretty inspirational and cool, I figured I would share them with you all if you hadn't already seen them. Good Luck Everyone!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBg-7Wx4tJs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWJ0698Pjp0&NR=1

Transfermer said...

Eric,
I will let you know here if decisions are coming out early.

3499,
We’d have to look at your entire transcript. If the “W” is an aberration, it shouldn’t cause too much worry, but that’s a broad answer.

Jr/Sr Anon,
We won’t divide up the statistics that way, but generally, a current first-year student with a strong high school background or current second-year student with a strong college record are most competitive.

Jay,
That’s the spirit. You all certainly want to finish out strong. Don’t let this distract you too much from your current work.

Patriot17,
I believe most of your compatriots on here found out about SIS and their accounts through a confirmation email. You should have received this when you submitted your application. Yes, unfortunately, sometimes these emails go into spam.

Yes, we prefer that ads not be posted on our blogs. Fortunately or unfortunately, it’s not that kind of blog.

Leonidas said...

If you are not accepted into the school you apply for (Comm School), but still want to attend UVA the same semester, will admissions look into accepting you into another school?

m0k0na said...

@Leonidas: I think this is the case, if you have indicated this in your application. Otherwise, I think the answer is no.

Anonymous said...

The SIS system doesn't care if May 1 is a Saturday, it will automatically update. I imagine that decisions will be viewable right at 1200 AM on May 1, so if you want to know your decision ASAP, you'll have to stay in on Friday night :)

Cavaliergirl said...

Last year, decisions were made available late in the afternoon on May 1.

WahooHopeful2012 said...

This is another youtube video; this one is of Grounds.

Everyone relax and take it easy these next few days. Enjoy this time in our lives, because one day we will look back at this time and wish we could have the anxiousness, anticipation, and excitement back! Once again, Good Luck EVERYONE!!! WAHOO-WAH!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFsG1sPctUM

Bertha said...

Bertha said...
I am transfering out from a community college. On Monday, I found out that I was selected as the 2010 Presidential Scholar. I wanted to know whether it is worthy to send the letter sent to me by my college's president to UVA's Office of Admission, or is it too late to submit this type of information assuming that decisions have already been made.

m0k0na said...

@Bertha: I don't want to sound too pessimistic, but, first I think it is waaay to late and second I do not think being a Presidential scholar (who I am since Spring '09) at a community college is such a big deal. If I am not mistaken it requires you to have a 3.75+ GPA, which is an average competitive GPA for transfers anyway. Just my two cents.

jackie said...

@ BERTHA
I agree with m0k0na. I doubt it would make an difference.

Yang said...

I am applying under guarantee admission, however, some courses I am taking this semester are also within the requirement to meet this guarantee agreement. I am wondering how would this effect on my application?

Aki said...

Anyone knows how much deposit do we need to pay once we got our acceptance?

CharVA said...

@Aki: I was wondering the same thing. It's due on May 15, no?

Transfermer said...

Leonidas,
We try to accommodate students in this way if they have requested it, but we make no promises.

Bertha,
You can go ahead and send it. It likely won’t make an impact on the decision at this point, but it could be helpful if you are waitlisted. If it’s something you’re proud of, share it with us.

Yang,
Your GAA is contingent upon these classes. Meaning, you can use this semester to fulfill the remaining requirements.

Aki and CharVA,
Let's not get ahead of ourselves here, but the deposit is $250. The deadline is traditionally 10-14 days after you've been notified. Your letter will give specifics.

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