Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Further info on the waitlist

This year, we received a little over 2200 applications for all six schools. Keep in mind that we are still reviewing some applications, but all will be finalized by tomorrow evening. Across all schools, on the whole, we offered to close to 30% of the applicants. As you've seen in an earlier post, schools like Commerce and Architecture have a much smaller admit rate. These run the gamut between 10 and 15%. There are about 400 students on the waitlist. But all are reviewed within the school in which they applied. It is likely that not everyone will elect to stay on the waitlist, so this number might go down.

It is highly likely that we will go to waitlist, but the numbers depend on the number of students who accept our offer of admission. Some years, we've taken 50. Some years we've taken 100. Again, it depends on the number of students taking our offer. If you wish to stay on the waitlist, you must either indicate online or send in the card to tell us that you would like to stay. If you don't send it in, we will not look at you again. You should also send your spring grades and notice of any awards/honors you've recieved since you applied. Please send the transcript at the completion of the semester. You'll find the address on our website. Sending the transcript is essential.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Information on the process

Hi Everyone,

I had to take a break and enjoy part of the weekend, but I will answer some of your questions now. Keep in mind, I'm doing this from home, so these will be less numbers-related because well, it's Sunday and I am not at work where I can be connected to the system.

For those of you who were waitlisted, please send in your card to stay on the waitlist. You must also send your final grades if you are in school this semester. We will begin to go to the wait list on June 1 and sometimes these decisions trickle out until mid-July. If there is one bit of good news I can give you, it's that statistically we tend to go to the transfer wait list more than with the first years. That's why finishing the semester strong is so very important.

For those of you who were offered, there is nothing you can do until you receive your packet. If you choose to join us, you will have to return the deposit and forms. You cannot pay the deposit online. You must wait for offer packet and then pay by check or money order. Currently, the deposit deadline is a postmark date of May 12. Once we recieve your deposit, other departments (housing, orientation) will mobilize and start sending you information. It's likely that you will not get credit evaluations until June. Afterall, we need your final transcript to complete this process. I would encourage you to check out this website to see if you have questions about what will transfer. http://web.virginia.edu/ArtsSci/credit/credit_analyzer.asp

You will not register for classes until transfer orientation. For more information on this, go here: www.virginia.edu/orientation

Gottaloveuva, it’s my understanding that these decisions are not posted online, but I’ll check into it when I’m at work.

The financial aid packet is not being sent any earlier. We work independently.

I’ve said this before, but we do not have admitted days for transfer students. The turnaround time is just too quick.

In most cases, you have to have a strong high school record if you are looking to transfer after the first year. One semester of good college grades sometimes isn’t enough to secure an offer of admission. A 4.0 is very difficult to achieve in college, but we are most definitely looking at the coursework. If your courses are say, 1) not spread out over many disciplines or 2) if they are most like Ceramics over Statistics or Macroeconomics, etc, then we would have trouble admitting someone like this.

That's all the information I have at the moment. I'll be back on tomorrow with any updates I can get.

You will not be able to see your decision online if...

1) You applied by paper
2) You "rolled over" your application for Fall 2008

You will learn your decision through your letter. I just heard on Friday evening that they are now going out on April 30. I'm sure there will still be stragglers on May 1.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Waitlisted for Fall 2008 as a Transfer?

Similar to Dean J's approach, I have created posts for each of the decisions. Please be respectful of others' feelings and situations. I will delete comments if necessary.

Labeling this process as difficult would be an understatement. You all take a chance in applying to transfer and making the decision to apply to leave or move on from your university or college. We admire you for this and take our job very seriously. I hope you can appreciate our efforts and we commend you for yours.

Have a good weekend.

Offered Admission?

Not Offered Admission?

MOST Decisions will be posted this evening


Well, it's the information you've all been waiting for. We felt posting decisions a few days early would help many of you in your decision making process. That being said, we have not completed our review for everyone. Most decisions have been made at this time. I have to warn you that some committees are still meeting next week, but all decisions will be posted by April 30 at 5pm.

So, the majority of you will see decisions after 5pm today! Those who do not see a decision, will continue to see "Received" pop up on the status page.

Again, the login can be found here https://applyonline.virginia.edu/Admissions/Login/

Like I said before, the transfer process is a little different and continuing in that vein, letters will not go out today, but on May 1.

Thanks for being so patient. Best of luck to everyone!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Breaking News: Decisions Posted Online on April 30 after 5pm

For those of you who applied online, we will post decisions after 5pm on Wednesday, April 30. Letters will go out for everyone (online and paper applicants) on May 1.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Notification is May 1

I will get to the comments in the last post, but I wanted to tell everyone that we will be releasing our decisions on May 1. I know it's been a long wait, but if you hold tight, it will be here before you know it. If you applied online, you'll be able to check your decision online, and a paper copy will go in the mail that day. If you applied by paper, expect a letter a few days after May 1. These letters will likely go to your home address.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Missing Transcripts?

We've come up with a temporary solution for those of you in this situation. PLEASE READ THIS FIRST AND READ CAREFULLY.

If you have checked your status page and the spot showing transcript says "RECEIVED :NO" , please do the following.

1) Email a copy of your transcript to undergradadmission@virginia.edu
2) This is not you typing in your grades. It should be an attachment or formal unofficial transcript in the body of the email.
3) In the subject line, you must write FALL TRANSFER APPLICANT TRANSCRIPT ATTACHED
4) You must follow up by sending the official transcript to UVA, Office of Admission, P.O. Box 400160, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Next week, the filing department will email any remaining paid applicants with missing transcripts. This is just a way to get this jumpstarted. Keep in mind, we will read applications til the bitter end heading into May 1.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Busy busy


I apologize for being absent these last few days. As you can imagine, we are getting into the thick of the transfer reading process and it's difficult to go back and forth. I will get to your comments as soon as I can beginning tomorrow. Please direct all transfer inquiries here rather than Dean J's blog. Thanks for being patient.
For your enjoyment, this is a picture taken in Pavilion Two off of the Lawn.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Anonymous Commenters

Hey folks,

For those of you who have posting as anonymous, it would be helpful if you gave yourself a name. That helps in answering questions and you quickly being able to find your post from an earlier date.