It has been a crazy couple of days in the office. I promise to get to all of your comments by tomorrow. Here are some topics that seemed to come up a lot in the commentary. Hopefully, most of you have received letters and that should clear up a lot of questions.
Paying your Deposit and Matriculating
You have until May 15th to deposit. Pop-ups have been an issue with payment. Please disable these and you should be set. Once you do this, it takes about 72 hours(and sometimes less) to be fully matriculated. This will allow you to seek out registration for Orientation and Housing.
There was another cluster of financial aid awards posted yesterday. If you have questions about your package and materials (it does take a few days for Student Financial Services to review the info) you can call them at (434) 982-6000.
The College of Arts and Sciences puts out a great guide for new transfers. You can find it here. http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/college/transfer/index.html
Orientation We do have orientation for transfer students. Most of you will come on July 22 or 23, but Commerce has an extended program that is required if you want to start in the Fall. Those dates are August 18-20.All questions regarding commerce orientation should be directed towards their office. All Orientation questions can be directed towards general Orientation. www.virginia.edu/orientation.
Your school will begin to evaluate credit after you turn in your final grades. That means you need to send them as soon as they become available. This will help you with registering for classes at orientation. As you can imagine this is a long process that probably won’t be completed until the end of June.
Want to take summer classes?
As one of your fellow bloggers found, anyone is welcome to sign up for summer classes. There is a specific office devoted to summer coursework. For more info, go to www.virginia.edu/summer
I'm not sure of the timing for mailing or releasing housing information, but their website is www.virginia.edu/summer.
There is a new residential college created especially for transfer students. Check it out at http://www.virginia.edu/housing/transfer.php.