Wednesday, September 21, 2016

What documents are required?

Let's recap what's needed in order for the admissions committee to review your transfer application.

1) Your current college transcript- This will give us a record of your previous work and your current courses.

2)Previous college transcript(s)- You are required to list every college you've ever attended. Whether it was last year or many years ago, you need to list it on the common app and you'll need to order your transcripts to come to us.  Please don't leave any colleges out of your application.  We do have ways to double-check your academic history, but we would prefer to hear it from you.

3) Your high school transcript or GED score report- Yes, we require this as well.  If you attended school in a foreign country where the transcript is in another language,  you'll need to have this officially translated. If you attended high school for part of your secondary schooling, but then got the GED, we would like to see both the score report and your partial high school transcript.

4) Standardized testing- For those students applying for spring 2017, the SAT or ACT is required if you graduated from high school after October 1, 2011. If you have been in the United States for less than two years and you graduated from a high school where English was not the language of instruction, you must take the TOEFL or the IELTS. We are more concerned with your transcripts over your test scores, but at this stage, they are required for most applicants.

Of course, you can't have any of this reviewed without the application, so make sure you apply through the common application spending time on each and every essay.  If you've spent time out of school after high school or at any time in between, please tell us about this time in your life. If there are unexplained gaps, we will reach out to you.

Our address is on the right-side of this blog. Please send have official transcripts sent to that address.  You'll also notice guidance on the forms you'll find on the common application.

Good luck!


Charles Lowrance said...

I applied for transfer admission in the Fall of 2016 but didn't get accepted. I am applying again for the Spring of 2017. Should I complete and submit the CSS profile again or will this information from my previous application carry over?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am a student who is applying to spring transfer 2017 from GMU. I would like to believe my courses, GPA, and other parts of the application are all solid. But I am still extreme nervous. I basically have been planning this transfer since my freshman year and even took summer course at UVA.

I am just wondering at this point, is there anything else I could do to show my extreme interest in transferring to UVA?

Thank you very much.

danni said...

I am applying as a Transfer student, do I need to send Midterm report. I can not find the link.