Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Where can I apply for the spring 2009?

Big reminder here folks! Spring applicants can only apply to the College of Arts and Sciences and the Architectural History Major.

We've been getting a lot of applications for the Commerce and Engineering schools, etc. This is not possible. They are not open at this time and will be available for Fall 2009.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Applying with the Common Application

So, as you've seen, we've moved to the common application. We are still getting used to it here, but we're plugging away. The Common Application makes the process more accessible to more students and thus, it streamlines the process. There are many schools and universities that are part of the CommonApp group and they look for different components in the application. Sometimes you'll see something that is not necessary for us. For instance, as a transfer student, you will not need to fill out the "College Official's Report" nor the "Secondary School Report." I can only speak for UVA. You'll have to ask other schools if this is required.

I'd like to stress again that as we move over, the checks and balances aspect will be barebones for the Spring 2009 applicants. You will not be able to see if your transcripts or recommendations were received. You will not be able to see your decision online. We realize it's a little old-fashioned, but we appreciate your patience as we move through this year of transition.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Back in the Saddle

Well, now that we've said goodbye to Labor Day, that last holiday of the summer, you're either back in the saddle or just starting up the fall semester. But maybe you've turned your eye towards applying to UVA for the Spring of 2009.

For those of you who are new to this process, you must spend one full year in your college or university before you are eligible to transfer. Therefore, someone in their freshman year cannot apply for the 2009 spring semester. You may apply for the Fall 2009.

IMPORTANT FOR SPRING APPLICANTS: As we move into our first year of using the Common Application, the process will be differ from years past. Spring transfer admission decisions will not be displayed online. Instead, they will come solely via U.S. Mail on December 1. To apply, please go to http://www.commonapp.org/.

The deadline to have all transcripts, recommendations(these are totally optional) and the application submitted is November 1, 2009.