Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Fall Transfer Waitlist is Now Closed

Hello,

As of now, the fall transfer waitlist is closed. If you were on the waitlist, you should have received notification by both email and your MyUVA Application Portal. We appreciate your patience with this process. As usual, there were more qualified applicants than available spots, and we understand the disappointment many of you feel by not being offered.

However, we hope you are excited to move forward with other options. And, if you are still interested in UVA, the spring transfer process begins this fall, as applications are due on October 2. For more information about the spring transfer process, please consult https://admission.virginia.edu/admission/transfer.

Keep in mind that spring transfer only applies to the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Architecture’s Architectural History and Urban and Environmental Planning programs. Students who plan to apply for spring transfer must have earned at least 24 credit hours by the end of this fall’s semester.

As we move closer to fall, expect more posts discussing the spring transfer process. If you have any questions about it beforehand, though, please feel free to contact our office at undergradadmission@virginia.edu.

For now, please have a safe and enjoyable summer, and Go Hoos!

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Fall Transfer Waitlist Update

Hello everyone,

Waitlist offers for the fall transfer class will be going out sometime late this week or early next week. There are not very many spots - I do not have the exact numbers for any school, but I wanted to get that general info out there ASAP. The yield rate has been quite high so I don't anticipate as many offers being made off the waitlist as in usual summers. 

I know this is disappointing news to hear, but better to know as much as possible as soon as possible. We would like to conclude the waitlist process as early in the summer as possible so that you have more time to weigh your other options for the fall if you are not admitted in our review.

If you are offered from the waitlist, please pay attention to your deposit deadline when you're notified - the turn around time is fairly quick.

Thanks!

Monday, May 2, 2022

Fall 2022 Transfer Admission Stats

Hello everyone,

I wanted to share with you what stats I have available for this Fall 2022 pool of applications:

Application Totals:

Total: 3385

Architecture: 75

Arts and Sciences: 2330

Education: 102

Engineering: 452

Public Policy and Leadership: 25

Commerce: 217

Nursing: 188

Offer Rates:

Virginians: 45%

Out of State: 20%

Virginia Community College System (includes guaranteed admission applications) : 53%

Overall Acceptance Rate: 31%

Architecture:18.6%

Arts and Sciences: 33.1%

Education: 46%

Engineering: 24.5%

Public Policy and Leadership: 12%

Commerce: 19.3%

Nursing: 39.1%


Thursday, April 28, 2022

Transfer Release is this Evening

 Hello Everyone!

Thank you for your patience while waiting for our office to finish up the review process for this enrollment cycle. I'm excited to let you all know that we will be releasing decisions electronically tonight. If you applied, you will get a notification saying there is an update to your application status - check your student portal for your decisions!

Please pay attention to the deposit deadline and instructions in that notification. If you're waiting for a financial aid award before making your decision, those should be out soon, but we will never expect you to make the decision without the award information - so in a couple of weeks if you're still waiting on the financial aid offer, let us know and we will extend your deadline to deposit.

FAQs:

-I'll have statistics out soon for the class, it was a record number of applications I believe

-If you are waitlisted (or admitted), make sure to send your final spring transcript (if you're currently in courses) as soon as it is available. Waitlist decisions won't go out until late May at the earliest - likely June. 

-If you were denied, do know that this is an extremely competitive process with a limited amount of space - unfortunately the nature of selective admissions is we have to deny (or waitlist) really strong candidates every year. If you'll be applying next admission cycle, keep following the course recommendations - those (and grades) are almost always the reason a student isn't admitted. 

Please feel free to ask questions in the comments on this post. Congratulations on making it through this admission cycle, everyone!

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

UVA Engineering Open House - April 23rd

 Hey folks! I just got details on an open house program at our School of Engineering this weekend and wanted to make sure you all knew about it. It's this Saturday and the info is all here:

https://engineering.virginia.edu/events/uva-engineering-open-house

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

April 1st Financial Aid Deadline

 APRIL 1 Financial Aid Deadline!

Need-based financial aid (which is an option for Permanent Residents and U.S. Citizens) is just as available for transfers as it is for first-year applicants. 

This serves as your reminder for the April 1 deadline.  Student Financial Services (SFS) is very strict about this deadline. They require TWO forms in order to properly apply for aid.  Please don't fill out the FAFSA and assume you have completed the task.  We also require something called the CSS Profile.  So again, we require both the FASFA and the CSS Profile.  If you don't comply by this deadline, you may miss out on some great state and UVa aid.  

For more information, please check out the SFS website at http://sfs.virginia.edu/new/undergrad/transfer.  If you have questions about aid, please contact Student Financial Services. We are a need-blind institution and thus we do not handle financial aid inquiries here in the admissions office.

Additionally, just so you all know, I will be out of the office until April 4th, so apologies in advance for a delay in my reply to comments here.

Monday, February 28, 2022

Almost March 1st!

 Hello everyone,

If you're still waiting on completing the Common Application for this fall's admission cycle, make sure you've got that sent in by the end of the day on March 1st. You may still be waiting for external documents like high school transcripts or a letter of recommendation - those you will have at least a couple of weeks of leeway with - but the Common Application itself needs to be in by the deadline. 

We are still in the thick of our first year application review process here in the Office of Admission (we received over 50,000 applications this year for that process!), so we won't be transitioning to transfer reading for a couple of weeks at least. 

Some last minute FAQs:

-The addresses for sending external materials are all listed over here on the right --->

-You can self report any testing you would like considered (including AP scores), but remember you'll need to send in official test reports if you are admitted and choose to attend UVA.

-You can always add supplemental updates to your application automatically by adding them via your student portal (before or after March 1st). 

-I won't have statistics on this process for a long while, but will get some #s out for you all when I get them!

Thanks for your questions and your patience through this process - I know it's stressful. Trust that we are very thorough and personally review each and every piece of the application here in our process.


Thursday, February 10, 2022

Application Deadline is Approaching

Hello everyone,

As the deadline approaches, you might have questions about the mechanics of applying if this is your first time going through the process.

Here goes:   After you submit your application in Common App, you should receive an automatic confirmation.  Take note that only paying the application fee does not mean you have submitted.  You need to submit the general app and the UVa section in addition to your fee. 

Here are the answers to some other common questions and concerns:

-How do I handle the forms on the Common App?  Once again, we do not require the Common App forms listed in the right sidebar of the blog.  Yes, look over to the right, after you read this.  If you choose to send a Mid-Year Report, it would make more sense to wait until after the deadline and after your mid-term exams.  This is the only component of the app where I am encouraging late submission. 

-What happens if my transcripts arrive after March 1?  That’s fine, but we need your transcripts in the very near future, not at the end of the spring semester.  You and your fellow applicants are being reviewed based upon the work you have done thus far.  What’s most important is that you apply by the deadline of March 1. If your application is in on time, there is a little wiggle room for gathering these supporting documents.

-Do I need to submit AP/SAT/ACT scores? If you would like any scores to be considered, you can self report those scores - but they are totally optional. The one exception to this is if you attended a non-english speaking high school, you should submit some language proficiency testing (ACT, SAT, IELTS, or TOEFL). If you would like AP or IB scores to be reviewed, you can self report those (or if they are already listed on your high school transcript that is fine). BUT, if you would like those AP/IB scores to award you credit at UVA, we will need the official score report before you enroll.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Finalizing your Spring Courses?

Happy New Year, Everyone.

As you begin to finalize your course selection for this spring semester -  keep an eye on the pre-requisite courses we've listed on our website.  Remember that if you're applying to the College of Arts and Sciences, the math, science, and foreign language pre-requisites are extensive.  If you haven't taken any of these courses, we suggest you sign up and start taking off a bite off of them this spring.

To find these pre-requisites, go to this site and click on your school of interest:
https://admission.virginia.edu/transfer/transfer-course-requirements

If you'll be applying as an incoming 2nd year student, remember we're not looking for every listed course requirement to be completed - but it would be beneficial to spread around your course selections (take one history, one math, one social science, etc...in addition to your english and foreign language) 

Friday, November 19, 2021

General Advice for Preparing to Transfer - First Steps!

 Hello Everyone,

This may not be the best timing for this - but this NPR article was sent to me today and does a really nice job of framing how to start this process. I wanted to link to it here just in case anyone finds this blog towards the beginning of their process:

https://www.npr.org/2021/11/10/1054306602/how-to-transfer-colleges


Thursday, November 18, 2021

Spring Transfer Stats

Hello Everyone,

Here are the stats for this spring transfer cohort:

Spring Transfer Admission Statistics

Offers of Admission: 56 out of 436 (12.8%)

Virginian Offers of Admission: 37 (66%)

Studying in Virginia Community College System: 29 (52%)

I hope this helps detail how extremely competitive the spring transfer process continues to be - please do not be too discouraged if you were not offered admission - it is a much larger pool in the fall admission process (we enroll about 700 students usually then) and we are happy to roll over your application for fall consideration if you follow the instructions in your portal.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Spring 2022 Transfer Decisions

The time has come!  Transfer decisions for the spring 2022 semester will be released by the end of the week. You'll be notified via email to check an update to your application portal. A student is either offered or not offered.  There is no wait list process for spring admission (except for the small BSN program cohort).

Do not call the office to ask for your decision.  We do not give out decisions over the phone.   If you don't remember your portal login information, check your submission confirmation email, then seek out the help information on the left-hand side of that same page.  

If you were not admitted, you might have the opportunity to "roll over" your application for fall 2022 consideration.  Please follow the directions in your online letter.  NOTE: This option is not available for students who are entering their sixth semester at a four-year institution (this is not a community college) next spring.  Unfortunately, these students are no longer eligible to transfer to UVA.  I know our graduate schools would look forward to reading your applications.  

Thank you for your patience through this extremely busy time of year - we're excited to bring in this small group of students to UVA for the new semester - and look forward to starting on the larger fall 2022 process soon!

Friday, October 8, 2021

Upcoming Virtual Events

 Hello Everyone,

Later this month, we'll be hosting some online events with all kinds of content about UVA and the various programs here. One event is specifically directed towards transfer students, but any and all of them would be valuable to learn more about the UVA experience. I've posted the schedule below - here is the registration link: https://admission.virginia.edu/VESW-Fall2021 


Monday, October 18

6:00pm: Transfer Admission

7:30pm: The UVA Student Experience

 

Tuesday, October 19

6:00pm: Kinesiology (First-Year and Transfer)

 

Wednesday, October 20

6:00pm: College of Arts and Sciences (Transfer)

                School of Architecture (First-Year and Transfer)

                School of Nursing (Transfer – Direct-Entry BSN and RN to BSN)

                7:00pm: Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

McIntire School of Commerce

School of Data Science

                                School of Education and Human Development (Transfer)

                                School of Engineering and Applied Science (Transfer)

 

Thursday, October 21

6:00pm: Q&A with Deans of Admission

7:00pm: Q&A with VA Ambassadors


Thursday, September 30, 2021

What Documents Are Required?

Hello Everyone,

Whether you're finishing your spring application or starting to plan out next semester's application for fall admission, I wanted to post a quick note about required documents:

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-  If you graduated from a high school where English was not the language of instruction, you must take the TOEFL, the IELTS, or submit an Initial View interview. We are more concerned with your transcripts over your test scores, but if you would like, any applicant is welcome to include SAT or ACT testing to be considered. Please do not retake these exams for our transfer application though, I assure you it is not a major part of the review - but if you have the previous scores and want them considered, by all means self report them in your Common Application.

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.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

A Reminder on Foreign Language Requirements

 Hello everyone,

I hope your semesters are off to a great start! If you're new to the transfer application cycle, we'll be running through tips and notes this fall semester as we prepare for our spring enrollment application (due October 1st) and to a larger degree, next fall's (due March 1st).

If you're not new to this process or blog (or our info sessions), you've probably heard us say over and over "pay attention to the course requirements!" because of how critical those are to our transfer application review. Those can be found here:

https://admission.virginia.edu/transfer/transfer-course-requirements

Every year, plenty of students are surprised to learn that they need to take through the 202 level of foreign language to complete the courses needed for the College of Arts and Sciences (or McIntire School of Commerce). Even if you're interested in majoring in Biology, or the Computer Science BA, or Economics, etc...if you're applying as a third-year transfer, you'll want to have that foreign language requirement completed. If you're a VCCS student applying via the Guaranteed Admission Agreement, you must have your foreign language completed to fulfill that contract to the College.

If you're applying as a second year applicant, there's no expectation to have all of the requirements completed, but taking a semester or two of foreign language will greatly help your application regardless. If you're applying as a third year applicant and cannot finish the 202 level - let me definitively say: having taken one or two semesters of language is far better for your application than having taken none. So, plan your future semesters accordingly!


Monday, July 12, 2021

A Message from Dean Greg Roberts

 Good morning everyone. Our Dean, Greg Roberts, has a message to pass along to the transfer applicant community. I've included it here:

On behalf of the UVA Office of Admission, I’d like to send a heartfelt thank you to all of the transfer applicants and their families who placed their faith in us during this challenging and chaotic year, including those who were on our waiting list and received our final decisions last week. We are honored and humbled that you chose to apply to UVA. While we were unable to offer admission to every deserving and capable candidate in this intensely competitive year, please know we saw you, we heard you, we believe in you, and we are grateful to you.  And please know we wish you happiness and success as you begin your college journey in the fall. 

Thanks again and take care.

Friday, July 9, 2021

The Transfer Class is Complete for Fall 2021

Hello Everyone,

By now, you should have received an email or seen the status reflected in your application portal that we have closed the waitlist for the transfer class of fall 2021. Thank you for your patience this summer as we looked to enroll as many students as possible in each of the schools. I know there are so many qualified candidates out there who didn't get offered a spot and for such this is a disappointing final result to your application, but hope that you're excited to move forward with your other options for the fall - if you would like to explore applying for spring transfer, we will shift our focus on that here in the office and here on this blog in the near future.

If you'll be applying next year, regardless of the semester, the best thing to do now is review the course requirements for your chosen school at UVA and plan your fall schedule accordingly. In the meantime, I hope you all have a fun, relaxing, and safe rest of your summers.

Take care,

-Pierce

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Final Transcripts

Here's a quick reminder to send those final transcripts officially to the office of admission.  If you have paid your deposit, this is imperative.  If you want to be considered for a spot off the wait list, you should send your transcript.  Do us a favor and make sure all of your grades have been posted before you request the transcript.

You must send a transcript including your spring grades even if you are taking summer courses.  If you are in summer courses, you'll need to send two transcripts - 1) now and 2) when your summer courses are over.

Some of you attend a school with trimesters where transcripts won't be available until June.  Please make sure to send those as soon as possible.

We expect to go to the wait list for the College of Arts and Sciences some in the coming weeks, the other schools are up in the air.

We look forward to taking a look at your updated transcript - thanks!

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Fall Transfer Admission Stats

Hello, Everyone!

If you're curious, here are the offer rates for the different schools in this fall admission cycle:










Friday, April 30, 2021

Fall Transfer Decision Release

Hello Everyone!

Please read this entire post. We've received so many calls and emails requesting an update - everything you'll need is here:

Thank you for your patience during our busy review season - with 3250 applications to review, it's been a busy couple of months but we're now ready to release decisions this evening. They should go live around 5pm - you'll receive an email saying there is an update to your application's status in your student portal. Check that portal for your decision!

DO NOT CALL THE OFFICE TO ASK FOR YOUR DECISION. OUR REPRESENTATIVES DO NOT GIVE OUT DECISIONS OVER THE PHONE OR OVER EMAIL.

If you're admitted, you'll see that your deadline to accept the offer is 5/15. Do so via placing your deposit in your portal. After that - you're all set to send in your final transcripts to the admission office when your current semester is finished!

Thank you for reading our posts and posting your questions throughout the whole year!  There is less to cover with you all because you are already college students, but we are happy to try and address any general topics you can think of regarding becoming a student at UVa.  We DO work most weekends during our reading season of October to April, but find it’s best to let the decisions settle in and we’ll address your thoughts and inquiries next week.