Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Mid-Semester Grades and Finalizing Course Schedules

Hello everyone and Happy April,  

For those of you who applied for Fall 2024 Transfer and want to submit Mid-Semester Grades, you may upload a screenshot or document to your application portal via the Upload Materials section. The material will be automatically placed in your file, and you do not need to email or call to see if we have received it. Since Mid-Semester Grades are optional, they will not show up on the checklist in the portal.

For those of you who are planning to apply for the next cycle of Spring or Fall Transfer, please remember to keep the Transfer Course Requirements in mind while finalizing your schedule.  

To view courses that have transferred to UVA in the past, please use the following resources:

Friday, March 15, 2024

Outstanding Materials for Fall 2024 Applications

Hello everyone,  

A quick note about outstanding materials. If you still have incomplete items on the checklist in your MyUVA Application Portal, please make sure the official documents are sent to our office as soon as possible.

If you are applying for need-based financial aid, please keep working on your Financial Aid forms (FAFSA or VASA and CSS Profile).

Friday, March 1, 2024

Fall 2024 Transfer Deadline

Hello everyone,  

Today is the deadline for Fall Transfer! If you are still waiting to complete the Common App for Transfer and would like to be considered for the Fall Transfer cycle, please make sure you submit the application by the end of today. 

Even if you are waiting for external materials (High School Transcript, College Transcript, etc.) to be sent to our office, you still need to submit the Common App for Transfer today.

We look forward to reading your Fall Transfer applications!

Monday, February 26, 2024

Financial Aid Information and Virtual Event

Hello everyone,  

As promised, more information about applying for Financial Aid as a transfer student. Need-based financial aid is available for transfer students who are US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, and those who have established residency in Virginia.  

Students interested in being fully considered for the need-based aid available at UVA must complete and submit two forms to the Office of Student Financial Services at UVA: the FAFSA (or VASA) and the CSS Profile. Please be aware that both forms are due April 1. Full consideration cannot be guaranteed for students who submit these forms after the deadline. 

More information about Financial Aid for transfer students can be found on the SFS website. 

The details and registration for tomorrow’s virtual event about financial aid for transfer students can be found here.

Friday, February 16, 2024

Fall Transfer Deadlines

Hello everyone,  

A quick reminder of the Fall Transfer deadlines. 

  • Application: March 1 
  • Financial Aid: April 1 
  • Notification: by May 1 

More information about Financial Aid to come soon. In the meantime, we are hosting a virtual event with the Office of Student Financial Services for anyone interested in learning more about financial aid for transfer students. Event details and registration can be found here.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Application Logistics and Materials

Hello everyone,  

As the Fall Transfer deadline approaches, I want to talk about the logistics and materials of applying.  

After you submit the Common App for Transfer you will receive an automatic confirmation. Please note, just because you have paid the application fee does not mean you have submitted. About 48-72 hours after submission, you will receive an email from our office to login to your MyUVA Application Portal. This is where you can monitor your required materials and view your admission decision. 

Now, let’s break down which materials are required and which are optional. 

Required Materials: 

  • Common App for Transfer (including the UVA supplement). 
  • High School Transcript or an equivalent: For transcripts and equivalencies to be considered official, they must be sent directly from the institution to our office. 
  • College Transcript(s): For any college coursework that you have in-progress or have completed. 

Optional Materials: 

  • Letter of Recommendation 
  • Resume 
  • Mid-Year Report: If you choose to send a Mid-Year Report, you may send it separately after you’ve taken your midterm exams. 
  • Testing: If you would like standardized test scores to be considered, you may self-report the scores in your application. 
    • The TOEFL or IELTS is recommended if English is your second language and you did not attend an English-speaking school. 
  • Architecture Portfolio: This is required only if you are applying to the Architecture major in the School of Architecture (the application will allow you to submit a portfolio through Slideroom). Students interested in Architectural History or Urban and Environmental Planning are not required to submit a portfolio. 

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Finalizing Spring Schedules and Common App for Transfer Tips

Hello everyone and Happy New Year!

As you begin to finalize your courses for the semester, please remember to keep the Transfer Course Requirements in mind. If you are interested in the College of Arts & Sciences, please be aware the math, science, and World Language pre-requisites are extensive. If you haven't taken any classes in these areas yet, we suggest you start making progress in them this spring. 

After following the link to the Transfer Course Requirements, select your school of interest to view the specific requirements. 

Please note, if you are applying as an incoming 2nd year student, you do not need to have completed all the Transfer Course Requirements – though it can be beneficial to spread out your course selections (one history, one math, one social science, etc., in addition to English and World Language). 

If you are wondering if your courses will transfer to UVA, the best resource to use is the Transfer Credit Analyzer. For those of you who are applying to the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, please refer to the Engineering Transfer Credit Equivalency List. 

Now, a reminder about Fall Transfer eligibility and that the Common App for Transfer is open. 

Students must have completed one full year (24 semester hours) of college study after high school graduation. Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses do not count toward the 24 semester hours. Students who have completed three or more years at another four-year institution are not eligible for transfer admission. All enrolled transfer students must spend at least two full years at the University. 

For those of you who are eligible for Fall Transfer, here are a couple tips regarding the Common App for Transfer 

  • The Common App for Transfer is the only way to apply to UVA as a transfer student. After you create a Common App for Transfer login (this is separate from the first-year Common App), you must add UVA via the “Add Program” tab. 
  • The four sections of the Common App for Transfer are Personal Information, Academic History, Supporting Information, and Program Materials (this is where you will find the UVA supplement). 
  • The Common App for Transfer will not let you submit until you have completed all the required fields. 

If you are interested in attending a Virtual Transfer Information Session, please check out our Transfer Events page. 

Thank you for sticking with me on this lengthy post. We wish you the best this semester!