Thursday, May 6, 2010

Important Notes

Pleeeease don’t be anonymous. It makes things very confusing on here. After you make your comment and BEFORE you click on that big orange button, click on “Name/URL” and make up and alias for yourself. It is really hard to answer questions when everyone’s name is anonymous.

If you are on the wait list or admitted, be sure to send your final spring transcript when it becomes available. We will not accept unofficial transcripts. They must be official and sealed.

If you applied for financial aid, and you have not received an aid award, make sure to check your to-do list. You might be missing an important document that is holding up your decision.

27 comments:

CavMan86 said...

Is it reccomended/allowed that we come to Peabody Hall to personally explain the reason for a lower grade upon recieving our Final Grades?

Transfermer said...

CavMan86,
No, it is not necessary to come in. If we find it necessary, we'll call you to come in for an appointment in June. I should add that calling people in is very rare.

CavMan86 said...

Ok, thanks Transfermer, I appreciate it. I think Im just really stressed out and need to step away for awhile and relax. My only bad grade is the D in Calculus while all my other grades are good. I am a Gov't. major so I dont even need it for my major, I think I just need to chill and accept the awesome fact that I indeed am going to be a Wahoo next year =D

UVAfan said...

Transfermer,

I was wondering if you could possibly tell me more about the UVA summer session. I am very interested in taking some summer courses at UVA. How exactly does that work? Do visiting students receive on-grounds housing? How long do the sessions usually last? Do you have to have a certain GPA to be admitted to summer session? I couldn't find any info on that.

Thank you!

Cavalier girl said...

UVa fan,
I'm a transfer student, too, and I'm taking asummer class. There is on grounds housing (Lewis and Hoxton). There are three sessions, and I'm taking Contemporary Short Stories in the second session, which is June 14-July 10. You enroll as a "visiting student" for summer.

UVAfan said...

Cavalier girl,

Thanks! But just reassure myself, have you been admitted to UVA yet? I haven't but I would love to do the summer session. Do you have to do all 3 sessions? or can you start at the 2nd session? (june 14-july 10)???


Thanks! I really appreciate it.

Bob said...

About the final transcript... I am going to be a sophomore at UVA this fall when I transfer and for the spring semester, I might have 1 C and a B- but my overall GPA is still above average transfer GPA each year. I called the office and the person seemed unsure but mentioned I might get a call to "discuss" over my final grades, mainly if I get a C. Should I be worried?

jrw132 said...

should we be worried if our financial aid decision isn't up yet? i'm concerned that my aid award might not be up before saturday.

Armando Gonzalez said...

Transfermer,

I am a transfer applicant applying from the Univ. of Costa Rica and was waitlisted. Regarding the recommendation to send spring grades, I wanted to mention that this gets complicated for me, as my current semester ends until July (it started in March) and there are no official records of mid semester grades. I wanted to know if sending additional information of what I've been doing most recently, or essays on past UVA topics would be helpful.

Thanks.

Yang said...

Transfermer,

I completed my financial aid for 2010-2011, however, I have not heard anything back from school. Is this normal? Thank you.

Yang said...

Transfermer,

Also there are no to-do list on my SIS regarding of my 2010-2011 financial aid.

Cavalier girl said...

UVa Fan,
I applied to summer school back in March and got accepted, long before I was accepted as a transfer student. I suggest you contact Rachel Miller in the summer school office. She walked me through every step. She is super nice and helpful. No, you don't have to go to all three sessions. You can just pick one. At the summer website, www.virginia.edu/summer, there is a list of all courses and in which session they're offered. Good luck!

pinknebula said...

Hi Yang & jrw:

I too am waiting on Fin Aid w/ nothing on the To Do list...hopefully it will be really soon -

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CavDude2012 said...

Transfermer,

I have not yet recieved my final grades, however I know that I recieved a D in Applied Calculus, however this class was not needed for my Major Requirement. All my other grades throughout my college career are A's and B's and one C (In Statistics). My overall GPA will be around the 3.1 range, and I also will be graduating with honors in Phi Theta Kappa. Will this one class mistake be sufficient enough to rescind my offer of admission? I sure hope not!!! I'm so nervous!! Please help!

J said...

You got in with a 3.1 GPA? I have a 3.9 and I got wait listed :(. Damn it all!

CavMan86 said...

J, how many credits have you completed? And what year would you be in when you transferred? 2nd year or 3rd year? Just wondering

Waiting said...

Yeah I had 63 credits with a 4.0 and got waitlisted. Oh well all I can do is...wait

CavMan86 said...

In that case you should have came in under the Guaranteed Admission Agreement then, right?

Waiting said...

I didn't apply under the agreement. But still I had all the gen eds done and a LOT of extracurriculars. I don't feel tooo down cause I got into a great school but part of me is still hoping for UVa.

Lil' J said...

Is a MTH 151 or 152 accepted for the Guaranteed Admission into the College of arts and sciences? Would that qualify as Finite Math? or does it have to be Statistics, Calculus, or higher? Basically, what Math classes or allowed for the guaranteed admissions?

Lil' J said...

my name is Jeremy, btw, in case the previous comment appeared anonymously

requirements said...

I apologize for the double post, but I just realized that I posted my question in response to LAST week's blog entry, not this one!

Hi transfermer,

Thanks for this blog- its been a great resource throughout the application process!

If we take courses at our home college over the summer before transferring to UVA in the fall, can we receive credit for those courses? I think it might be a good idea for me to get the language requirement out of the way.

Thanks!

pinknebula said...

Hi L'il J -

I'm not Transfermer, but my transfer counselor (a Uva alum) let me know that MTH 152 transfers as a math. Google the Uva transfer credit analyzer - could be helpful:)

hadley said...
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Chris said...

Hi Transfermer,

I'm not sure if you still check this blog regularly (you're probably still extremely busy handling waitlist applicants) but I wanted to know if we need to spend in our AP scores or if those are usually included on the college transcript. Thanks.

- Chris

jackie said...

I paid my deposit about a week ago and i am still not being alowwed to sign up for housing. Should I be worried?