Friday, October 31, 2008

21st Annual Virginia Film Festival

For something a little different, I wanted to point out that many neat events go on throughout the year in Charlottesville. One of the most popular is the Va Film Festival. Venues turn into makeshift theaters and the regular theaters lend a hand in playing over 100 films in four days. This year's theme is Aliens! Check out the website here:

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Spring Transfer Deadline is just around the Corner!


If you are thinking of applying to transfer for the spring, the deadline is November 1. That gives you 9 days! Please read!

-We are on the common app. Find the application here at

-Read everything on our page and the common application website.

-We only accept students in the spring for the College of Arts and Sciences and Architectural History.

-An applicant's high school transcript and testing are required.

-We recommend recommendations, but they are not required.

-Regarding question #2 on the UVA supplement part of the common application: If you did not take off time in between semesters or in between high school and college, do not worry about filling out this essay.

-We will release decisions only by mail. You are either offered admission or not offered admission. There is no wait list in the spring.

-Unfortunately, you will not be able see if transcripts and materials have come to the office.

-But, we will contact you if something essential is missing so long as you have clicked submit on the application.

Good luck!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Arts Supplements

Students with exceptional talent in art, dance, drama or music, and who plan to major, minor or significantly engage in the arts are encouraged to submit a Common Application Arts Supplement.

The catch is that we are not participating in the common app arts submission process. For detailed instructions, please go here:

If you submit through the common app, we will not recieve the supplement.

The deadline for submission for spring transfer is November 1. The deadline for fall transfer is March 1, 2009.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Supplement Essay Question for Spring Applicants

This is getting into the nitty-gritty of the filling out the application, but I've been getting a lot of questions about this essay topic. You can find it in the transfer common app supplement.

2. Describe your activities during periods of time (other than summer vacations) when you were not enrolled in college.

Just so it's clear, this is a question for a student who has taken off time in between their years of school. It may be after high school or in the middle of college. Please don't interpret it to mean that you must take time off at some point during college. This question is more for our non-traditional student applicants. If it doesn't apply to you, meaning you've been in school consistently with the exception of summer vacations, simply type, "N/A" in the space. I hope that clears it up :)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Hi All,

I apologize for being absent on here. I've been on the road as it is that time of the year. I believe I've answered all of your comments on the previous posts.