Deadline day is upon us. You guys are lucky with the leap year. You have that extra day to work on the application. We hope you'll use it wisely. We hope many of you are putting the finishing touches on your applications this weekend. How terrible would it be if your internet went out, or your computer crashed, or you became sick and you couldn't apply the evening of March 1. Don't delay. Let's leave Super Tuesday to politics and not to applicant meltdowns. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you submit.
-Read the application instructions.
There's a whole section specific to transfers about "Accessing the Student Information
System" and so many of the questions we get on the phone or over email are answered here (or on the sidebar to the right).
-A few days after your file is pulled into our system, UVA's Student
Information System will send an email with login information to the
email account you used on your Common App. On the main screen, you'll
see a "to do" list of items that need to be checked into your file. The first time you log in, you might see items that are in our system,
but just haven't been matched up to your file yet. Please be patient. It
takes a few weeks for our staff to match all those transcripts to newly submitted applications.
-You don't have to "rush" your standardized test scores. As long as you have
submitted your request for the ACT, SAT, TOEFL or IELTS, we can work with you. In an ideal
world, you'd have submitted those requests earlier in the month, but
we'll have plenty of things to work on if the scores aren't here on
-This is probably what's most important. Paying the fee doesn't submit your application. Every year, there are people who submit a payment, but don't submit their actual application. Please watch out for this. Please be thorough.