Saturday, April 29, 2017

Are you on the Wait List?

You can use this post as a space to make comments or ask questions about the wait list.

If you are interested in staying on the wait list, please make sure you click the button labeled “remain on the wait list.”  If you don’t do this, we will not review your file again in the future. Once you’ve clicked it, that does the trick.  This page stays the same after you click the button in case you change your mind at a later date. So, if you change your mind and want to leave the waiting list, please come back and decline the spot.

After the admissions deposit deadline of May 15, we’ll begin to look to see how many students we can take off the wait list.  These numbers vary from year to year and unfortunately, it can be a long process. We won’t make any decisions on May 16th.  There is a bit of a wait. Why? Because we have to wait for your final exams to end, and for you to send us updated grades. We hope to make our decisions by the end of June however. Offers are usually made in waves.

How do we make these decisions?  We absolutely need to see your transcripts listing your spring 2017 grades.  In short, send us your final transcript. Trust us. If you want us to look at your file again, send it along.  You’ll want to do this, but only after your exams are completed and ALL of your grades are posted.  To send this transcript, please use the same address that appears on the right panel of this blog. Ideally, you would want to get these to us by the first week of June, but there is still time after that period. We know there can be extenuating circumstances. If you were not taking classes this spring, feel free to send a note/email/letter of continued interest to It will get to the transfer committee, so you do not need to put it to anyone’s attention. Please do not send us additional essays or recommendations.

If your grades are strong, this may help you earn the offer, but we can’t offer to everyone from the wait list, so we’ll be looking at the strongest candidates.  If you earned poor grades this past spring, it would be difficult for us to admit you.

Our wait lists are divided by school – Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Nursing, Batten, Commerce, Kinesiology.  So, you are only on a wait list for that particular program.  It is not ranked, and it is only made up of students who elected to remain on the wait list.  That’s why we can’t give a firm number of right now.  Historically, about 20% of the applicants are offered a spot on the wait list, but not everyone elects to stay on it.

If you are eventually offered admission from the wait list and need financial aid information in order to make your decision, we will do our best to help you with this.  If you post here, please be considerate of each other’s feelings, emotions, reactions and the like. We will delete any inappropriate commentary. Good luck all!


Josh Pagunsan said...

Hello! I was quite happy to even make the wait list and I just had a few questions regarding it. Upon admission will we be notified via phone call, e-mail, or will updates just be made to our SIS? Thank you very much! Also will grades and available spots in our respective schools be the only deciding factors in our acceptance?

Transfermer said...

Hello Josh,

We will notify students with offers from the wait list via email. Make sure to check the email that you used in the application!

The review process will be holistic review again of all the parts of the application, but certainly grades, courses, and spots in respective schools will all be taken into account.

Gabriel Cornejo said...

Hello. I had a question regarding submitting our final grades, should be submit an official transcript or can it be an unofficial transcript?
Thank you.

Transfermer said...

Hello Gabriel,

Please submit an official transcript. Thank you!

UVAhopeful said...

Hi Transfermer,

I am waitlisted to the College of Arts and Sciences with the hope of potentially applying to the media studies major. I was wondering if submitting a media portfolio might help at all? I understand that I am applying to the school and not the major, but am looking for anything that might set me apart!

Thank you!

Abipsha Pant said...

Hi Transfermer,
I am waitlisted to the College of Nursing.

My application still says incomplete. Is there any way for me to see if all my transript was being sent to UVA? I was still waiting on my Transcript from Australia, as there is no way for me to track the document.

Thank you.

Abipsha Pant said...

Hi Transfermer,

I need to complete 4 pre-requisite courses prior to beginning my classes in the fall semester for nursing school. I completed 1 course in the fall of 2016, 1 this spring of 2017 and I am taking 2 of the remaining pre-requisite course in summer of 2017. I have been wait-listed, could that be the reason behind it?

Thank you.

Transfermer said...


No, we do not review media portfolios.

You can keep checking your to-do list for this information. It wouldn't be appropriate to discuss your file in an open and public space like this. You may call the office and ask to speak to the Dean of the Day.

EmmaRae said...

Hi Transfermer,

I have a few questions about the transfer process..
-is a 200 level language course sufficient?
-Do I have to have certain courses to be accepted into a certain school?
-is there a higher chance of acceptance when I apply after completing a full year of college or when I was still a freshman?

Thank you.

todd baber said...

I have recently been accepted into a honor society since sending in my original application. Is there a way to update the application?

Thank you

Transfermer said...

We'll add a note to your file Todd, but for future reference you can write to Please send your final transcript once all of your final grades are posted.

Transfermer said...


For most schools at UVA, you need the 2020 level of a foreign language in order to graduate from here. As an incoming transfer, it would benefit you to have completed most if not all of this before you come to UVA.

Yes, please refer to the Transfer Course Requirements on our website -

This depends on your high school record, and frankly every applicant is different so it's tough to generalize. Typically, the more college work you have, the less emphasis we'll put on your high school record.

Billy said...

I am planning on applying next year for 2nd Year Fall Transfer. I took College Composition I & II as Dual Enrollment, but I will not be applying under the GAA, would you still advise that I take Advanced Composition this Fall? Thanks!

uva prospective transfer said...

Hi. I understand that historically 20% of applicants are offered a spot on the wait list. Are the historical numbers similar for individuals on the wait list that are ultimately offered admission (ie. will 20% of those waitlisted be offered admission - at least historically)?

Are the numbers for admission off of the waitlist directly linked numerically to those that have rejected the initial offer on May 1?

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