Thank you for bringing up the strange email you may have received yesterday. We got some phone calls about it as well. That email was directed towards first-year students. NEW: We sincerely apologize for the confusion surrounding the initial email. You should receive a follow-up email tomorrow(4/22). Here are the contents of that message:
Thank you for applying to the University of Virginia as a transfer student. We are quickly approaching the decision release date. In order to access your decision, you will need to be able to log into your Student Self-Service account. If you have not yet logged in or have questions about logging in, please contact the UVA Help Desk in the upcoming days. The Help Desk is available 24 hours a day by calling 434-924-4357. In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, we will only mail welcome packets to admitted students.
If you received an email yesterday suggesting that the May 1st deadline is approaching for deposit, please disregard that message and accept our apologies for the confusion. That message was designed for our first year applicants whose deposit deadline is approaching, but it seems that some of our transfer applicants may have received the message as well.
After transfer decisions are released, admits will have about two weeks to deposit, and I can guarantee that your deadline, yes, you transfer applicant reading this, will not be May 1st.