Friday, April 30, 2010

Offered Transfer Admission?

I'd like to create a forum for every decision you might see later today. Please be respectful of your fellow applicants and our office. I will delete comments if necessary. Your status page is pretty basic. A more detailed letter will come to you in the mail in a few days.

Feel free to ask questions here if you've been offered admission.

Just below your letter are buttons to accept or decline your offer. If you accept, you'll then be instructed to pay the $250 deposit. Only clicking yes will not secure your spot in the class. You will need to pay as well. You can pay with most credit cards(we don't use VISA) or with an e-check. You'll have until May 15 to put down your deposit. If you have decided not to come to UVA, please click the button declining your offer. This will help us in our next phase. I will address questions about housing, orientation and credit evaluation next week.

88 comments:

Chris said...

Yes! :D

Alborz said...

Made it :)

Caroline said...

Me too!

pinknebula said...

Accepted! Yayyyyyy!!!!
Congratulations, everybody!!!!

molli said...

Transfermer/anyone else,

Oh no! I didn't pay immediately when I accepted and now when I click "pay my tuition deposit" the link just becomes disabled...it doesn't lead me to another page where I can pay. Suggestions?

Payton said...

Got in! Still waiting on W&M, but the fact that UVA is an option...holy cow, my mind is blown. :D

pinknebula said...

Molli-

I think re-login into your SIS - then it'll say "Pay My Deposit"..it should work - you'll be fine! You were accepted - they won't change their mind!

Jay said...

I never bother applying till this year, never thought I could get in...feels so great! Congrats everybody!

Jackie said...

O.M.G....am shaking...Thank God...finally...the wait is over..sooo excited...speechless..

Caroline said...

Molli-

Also make sure your popups are unblocked because the page to pay your deposit is a new one. I had some trouble with this. Congrats!

jrw132 said...

Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

Best day ever! I've been waiting for this day for so long. Thank you soooo much UVA.

Dipillu65 said...

got in!yipee!!Now we can throw a cyber party!lol

Kevin said...

Wow, I'm enthralled that I got in and I'm definitely honored, but I'm not too sure if I actually want to transfer... anyone have any sound advice? Oh yea, congrats everyone!

jlg6jd said...

First off CONGRATULATIONS! Y'all should be so proud :)! If any one is looking for housing for next year feel free to email me at jlg6jd@virginia.edu

PSU2Cville said...

Congrats all I look forward to seeing/meeting you this Fall!!!!

Anonymous said...

Got in, chooseing between Vandy and UVA, what do you guys think?

Tory said...

I got in too! When should we start looking for housing/room mates? Also where is everyone transferring from?

WahooHopeful2012 said...

Never thought this moment would come!!! YESSSSSS..I guess dreams actually do come true =D

rachelle said...

I'm SOOO HAPPY!!!! Ahh!! Congratulations everyone! :D

Yingxue said...

I got in too!!! Cong to everybody!!!:)

Wally said...

I Made it too!!!! WOOOOOOOOO!!!

Applied last fall, and spring. Waitlisted for Fall, and declined in spring. Accepted now, and going in as a 3rd year!
YEEEEEEEEEES!!!!
Congratulations everyone!

Anna said...

My dreams have LITERALLY come true!!!!!!!! I have never been so happy in my LIFE! It doesn't feel real! THANK YOU UVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

From a happy mother... Many thanks for the transfer blog. It makes a difficult process so much easier on whole families.

Cavaliergirl said...

OMG!!!! I have waited for this day since I was 8 years old. FINALLY!!!! Can't wait to be on the path to anywhere but here! Can't wait to meet all you guys in the Fall!!!!! Anyone taking a Summer class, because I'll be there then too.

m0k0na said...

Accepted to McIntire! Hooray!!!

m0k0na said...

Does UVA have any orientation day(s) for admitted transfers? And are there any orientation(s) for specific schools (McIntire, A&S and so on)?

Waiting on another said...

So when is the deadline to commit?

tifa said...

I got in!!!!!!!!!! :D

Sasha said...

If you're looking foroff-grounds housing, which, as a student who transfered this past fall, I highly recommend you start doing, then email me.

Jason said...

It says I've been accepted into the Engineering Program, am I then admitted into my Biomedical Engineering major?

Anonymous said...

COMING FROM BAMA. roll tide with the cavaliers.

Monica said...

congratulations guys! looking forward to meeting many of you :)

Sarah said...

Accepted to W&M, UVA, and Universite de Nantes (in France)! I don't know which to pick though, they're all such great options!

Mo said...

Hey transfermer,
as far as credit evaluation does that begin only after the admissions deposit?

also will I need to send in the completed official final transcript with all of this spring semester's finalized grades to start the credit transfer process?

And for housing, is there a rule on dorming between 1st and 3rd year students if there is a mutual request for roommate?

Victoria said...

Sasha, you don't have an email posted..but I may be interested in off campus housing or whatever is recommended

Anonymous said...

I didn't even know that the decisions were up when I checked. I think I looked right at 5 by accident and could not believe what I saw! Wow, but now I have to decide between this and WM. Any input? Haha or maybe not since most people here want to go to UVA.Congrats to everyone!

hwag19 said...

Congrats! I remember being in ur shoes a year ago today! best decision of my life!

cant wait to meet ya'll

if anyone needs housing for summer session email me at hlw4av@virginia.edu! I have an awesome place with former transfers

WahooHopeful2012 said...

Once we are admitted, and have made our deposit where do we go to set up our new Email accounts? Thanks!

Maura said...

I just got in, and I am so thankful! My problem now is that I don't hear back from two schools until around June 1 and decisions for UVa are supposed to be made by May 15. What is the best thing for me to do?

Anonymous said...

Call me "Concerned transfer Student",

Should I be concerned that the admissions office will rescind my offer? The letter states that acceptance is contingent on completion of final classes with distinguished grades and maintenance of academic performance.

For my first 3 semesters of college I had a 3.7 GPA with no lower than a B. This semester may range anywhere from 2.0 - 3.0 although I don't think that can reduce my cumulative GPA below 3.0

~thanks

Sasha said...

Congratulations. I remember this feeling quite well as one of the best of my life.

Apologies to anyone who wanted to email me, I assumed that some link to my email existed for all to see via my blogger account from which I posted.

But my email is saa8ww@virginia.edu

e-mail me if you're interested in off grounds housing.

Miriam said...

I paid my tuition deposit and was given a receipt for it, but my account still says that my deposit is due. Should I be worried about this or does it take some time to change on the account? If that is not the case, what do I do to correct this?

Anonymous said...

"Concerned Transfer Student",

I'd be pretty concerned if you go anywhere under a 3.o, but if you study enough for exams I'm sure you'll be fine. Honestly, after reading that letter, I'm moderately worried about getting a 3.5ish this semester when my average GPA is around a 3.9.

Dipillu65 said...

Hello Transfermer,
Im an international student and i got an offer into your institute.I have a few questions to ask

1.My current school informed me that i would require a new i20 from UVA if i were to travel back home this summer.I would like to noe how the process goes to obtain that I20 and if possible the speed at which it could be issued considering the fact that my ticket date back is in may.

2.Would i need to pay the school fees before the i20 is issued to me or would i need to pay the $250 deposit

3. Considerng the transfer credit evaluation.Would i need to send another transcript from my current college containing my sping grades or could i just bring it during the beginning of the fall semester?

Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

"Another Concerned Transfer Student"

Yea my gpa is going down a little but it should still be above a 3.3 on the low side hopefully its just my paranoia

Anonymous said...

SUBLEASING for the Summer 2010.

Hi everyone! Congrats on making it! I'm also a transfer student, however I transferred in last year.

IF anyone is taking a summer session at UVA and is looking for a place, I am subleasing my apartment room.

My place is right on The Corner (if anyone has been to UVA, you'll know what I'm talking about). For those who don't, the Corner is basically where the life of UVA exists. It's a five minute walk from campus (I actually consider it a part of campus).

Here is my add on craigslist: http://charlottesville.craigslist.org/sub/1719638119.html

If anyone is interested, please email me at ms3gt@virginia.edu


Again, congtars! If you are accepting, then know that you're making the best decision of your life. At least I did :)

-Mina S.

Colleen said...

so excited!! i can't wait to meet some of you next fall. does anyone know if there is a page on Facebook for U.V.A. transfers?

Caroline said...

Colleen, here's the Facebook group!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=353366009341

Anonymous said...

"I'd be pretty concerned if you go anywhere under a 3.o"

Do you mean cumulative for all 4 semesters, just this year, or only this last semester?

CJ said...

Congrats!!

Colleen said...

thanks caroline!

hopefullynotrevoked said...

Does your acceptance get revoked if you get a final grade lower than C this semester? I'm not doing too well in my Calculus class, it's not even required for my major, I'm undeclared at my school right now, I took it as a gen-ed requirement course.

Jon Mack said...

Transfermer,

How bad do we have to do to have an offer rescinded? I'm taking 6 classes, 1 of which is Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. I have 5 A's in the other classes but will get one U.

Jay said...

Guys, Ive heard rescinding admissions offers is a very rare occurrence, extremely rare in fact. Almost like you have got to go out of your way to do bad. If you keep up good effort, you shouldn't have to worry.

Anonymous said...

As long as you're still trying your best in all of your classes, I wouldn't worry about your admission being revoked. If your grades do drop (say because of some difficult course work) and that does prompt UVA to send you a letter asking you to explain the drop, then just tell them the truth that your classes were pretty tough this semester. They'll understand, I promise.

Anonymous said...

You'd be surprised how easy a few things can make an A average into a B-C even without "trying".

Hope you're right though! It would make my life if this all works out

chierakittyhawk said...

Transferring from Virginia Beach to study the fine arts and education!! I AM SO EXCITED. Does anyone know if you can use financial aid to pay for off campus housing?

CharVA said...

How soon can we register for classes or at least meet with an academic advisor?

Colleen said...

Congrats to everyone! Does anyone have an idea as to what we are suppose to do after we've accepted the offer and paid the deposit?


And chierakittyhawk I'm transferring from Virginia Beach as well!

Shiloh said...

Hey Transfermer,

Do you know if the listening section for foreign language SAT IIs is required for a language exemption? The listening section is only offered in November, and I was hoping to take the exam in June for a possible exemption.

Thanks for everything.

chierakittyhawk said...

@Colleen... that's awesome! Maybe we will meet up sometime? :)

Josh said...

I go to school in Richmond for now (not much longer!), but I live in Norfolk which is pretty close to you guys :)

chierakittyhawk said...

@josh, that's awesome!! it will be so awesome to meet everyone at school!!!

Transfermer said...

Colleen,
I'm sorry, but I deleted your facebook page. For security's sake, I'd like to keep all personal information off the blog.
This may seem counter-intuitive, but I'd recommend "meeting" folks at the facebook page for transfers. It's listed above.

Anonymous said...

Transfermer- I tried to apply for housing, as the form was supposedly available May 1st, but apparently it's not activated yet. Do you know when we will be able to do so?

jrw132 said...

Were all financial aid offers supposed to be posted today? I'm not seeing mine, but I just turned in the last of my requested documents last week.

pinknebula said...

^ Me too. I wrote an email to Fin Aid inquiring. If I find out anything I will post. Hopefully it'll be soon!

Colleen said...

Thanks! please do post if you find anything out. I thought I was going to be finding about mine today as well, and was unable to access anything from the portal. Since it is a pretty important factor in my decision, I'd like to know ASAP!

UVAatlast said...

Transfermer,

Would there be a way to find out our potential credit evaluations? I know there is a transfer credit analyzer and I have visited that plenty of times, but I am hoping to take one or two courses at the community college in my area before I start in the fall, but I want to make sure those classes will be accepted as well (since I may already have more than 60 transferable credits). I also want to find out if there are any classes I might still need to take this summer before I begin at UVa in the fall. I have this concern, because I need 12 natural science and mathematics credits before I begin the program. I have taken a year of anatomy and physiology with labs, microbiology with lab, and statistics. I am hoping those sciences might count as natural science credits.
I called the office for my program (Kinesiology) and e-mails Dr. Saliba since I will be concentrating in her specific discipline, but I'm hoping to get a response soon since summer classes begin on the 17th and I probably won't hear back from UVa about my credit evaluation until after that.

I know the office is still very busy right now, but if you have any advice I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Can we set up our school e-mail after we have made the deposit? Anyone know how to do that if possible?

Caroline said...

Anonymous-

You sure can! Go to the orientation website and they will give you instructions there. http://www.virginia.edu/orientation/summer/
You have to read through a rule book and take a quiz sort of thing, and the email you will receive will only have a temporary password like our SIS accounts (same password, actually). It is my understanding that we won't get to make our real passwords until orientation. You need to create the email address to sign up for orientation, though. Hope that that make sense.

-Caroline

Anonymous said...

awesome! thanks caroline

Alborz said...

What if transfer students are interested in doing a summer session?

pinknebula said...

Hi People -

I rec'd an email reply re: my inquiry into Fin Aid. They said they were reviewing it this week & to keep checking. Hopefully it will be a week or less -

Cavaliergirl said...

Alborz - Yes, we can take summer classes. In fact, I already signed up for ENGN 3600. Just go to www.virginia.edu/summer and it explains everything.

jrw132 said...

pinknebula- thanks so much for asking them. hopefully they'll have offers up some time this week. i really want to pay my deposit but i can't do it in good conscience without knowing my financial aid offer!

Colleen said...

jrw132, haha ditto! and yeah, thanks pinknebula for checking. my parents are getting on my case since UVA isn't the only school i applied to, so i want to get financial aid info to hopefully prove to them that it is the best choice! haha

WahooHopeful2012 said...

Speaking of Financial Aid, Just an FYI for you guys, U.Va was ranked #1 in The Princeton Review & USA Today's Rankings of "Best Value Colleges of 2009". Which means when you go to U.Va you get the most "bang for your buck". Because, in actuality at U.Va your getting an Ivy League caliber education while paying public tuition. Just some food for thought. Once again, Congratulations everyone, and if you guys are like me your def. ready for Finals Week to be over!!!

Grace said...

I've decided to transfer, but when I tried to register for the 2nd year transfer orientation session, it was all full. Should I just register for the July 22 or July 23 date (the only ones left) or are there other options for transfer students?

CavMan86 said...

Transfermer,

About how many admission offers get rescinded, on average, each year?

Transfermer said...

Kevin, a lot of people feel like you if you like where you are. It’s hard to make a change and feelings can change from winter to spring. Good luck with the decision process.

Tory, once you’ll deposit, you’ll receive information about housing from the Orientation office.

Jason, Biomed is one of the few majors that requires an additional application. At this juncture, you are only admitted to the Engineering School.

Mo, first-years do not live with upperclassmen.

Wahoohopeful2012,
Confirmation takes about 72 hours, so you should have received information on getting into email by now.

Maura,
You will have to deposit to keep your spot. I’m sorry you’re in this pickle, but unfortunately, this is the way it is.



Anon, May 1, 7:02pm,
We take these on a case-by-case basis. We’d be happier if you let us know about this before we come across the transcript ourselves. Email us now if you like. Tell us what happened this semester and perhaps what you plan to do about it.

Miriam,
If that is your real name, it looks like you figured it out.

Dipillu65,
You need to deposit and fill out the proper I-20 request if you want us to give you an I-20.

Anon, May 2, 11:50 AM , Hopefullynotrevoked, and Jon Mack,
We take all of these on a case-by-case basis. I would recommend being proactive about this. You should wait until your final grades come out, but write to us at that time and explain the situation. Don’t wait for us to see the transcript of bad grades. You’ll probably be contacted either way.

Chierakittyhawk,
Yes, housing is a part of your financial aid. You’ll meet with an advisor and register for classes at orientation.

Shiloh,
I believe it depends on the department. You can contact your particular department of interest here: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/college/contact/foreign_lang_coordinators.html
Anon with the housing question,
It might take a few days for you to be able to log in, but if it’s not up at all, you should call the housing office.

UVAatlast,
Unfortunately, credit will not be posted until June and after we receive your spring grades. Dr. Saliba is your best contact. There are only a few of you who were accepted into the program so I’m sure she’d be able to help.

Grace,
Orientation is not full. I’m not sure why it appears that way on your computer. Try again and if you still have trouble, call Orientation at 434-982-4555

CavMan,
There is not an average. It all depends on your and your grades.

CavMan86 said...

Transfermer,

After we Email and tell you why we recieved a D or what not, and when you recieve our final grades when will you tell us for sure whether or not we can still come to U.Va?

Transfermer said...

Cavman86,
I'm sorry, but I can't give you a date on this. It will be approximately 10-14 days after we receive your final transcript.

Anonymous said...

If any of you need a room me and my friends looking for a 4th roommate. I was a transfer last year and would love to show you around

cam9de@virginia.edu if you're interested

Hsn said...

I'm trying to transfer into Biomedical engineering after my first year of college. Is this possible? Or should I wait after my second year? I think its better trying to apply after my first year because the second year is really when the biomedical engineering courses start. Also, is it alright if I start college with Calculus I instead of Calculus II? In the BME major's description of the curriculum, freshman start with Calculus II.

CJ said...

A room for rent
Hi,
I am looking for a housemate to share a townhouse on Preston 1237#4.
It is very close to a bus stop with bus to the main ground and the hospital and has convenient parking. Lease starts at July 20th, 2010. The rent is $450/month+utilities, negotiable. the house is very spacious and come with free gym and all kinds of other entertainment. If you're interested, please email sx5w@virginia.edu

BTW, the room is very spacious and two people may live in it.

If you are interested, please contact me at sx5w@virginia.edu

Thanks.
CJ

Aworriedapplicant said...

Well I applied for the fall 2013 semester as an entering 3rd year. It's mid May and if you all remember the first few week weeks after applying I am checking my common app almost every day, my mail box every day, and my sis every day. Every Day. I know this is eccentric and I know that results come at the end of April or early May. But UVA is my dream school so I was hoping for some help.

If you don't mind helping a worried applicant:

What were some gpas that transferred to UVA? Were you Nova? Were you instate? Were you out of state? Did you write some pretty awesome essays? Was there something you felt was different about your application?