Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Reminder: Transfer Chat is Today!

Today's chat from 4-6pm EST will help answer your questions about the admissions process and student life at UVA.

Please join us at http://www.virginia.edu/undergradadmission/chat.html , enter a User Name and simply connect. Admission counselors will be in the "Lobby" and current UVA students who were transfers will be in the "Transfer Lounge."

Monday, October 26, 2009

Spring Application Deadline - November 1!

Reminder! The deadline to apply for Spring transfer is November 1 at 11:59 PM EST!

-We only accept applications for the College of Arts and Sciences and Architectural History in the Spring.

-You must have 24-30 college(not AP, not IB, not Dual Enrollment, not summer courses taken after 2009 HS graduation) credits by the end of this Fall semester in order to be eligible.

-The College Officials Report and Secondary School Report are not required. The Instructor Evaluation or a similar recommendation is recommended.

-Our notification date is December 1.

Good luck!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Transfer Information Session!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Office of Admission will be hosting a Transfer Information Session this Wednesday, October 21 at 1pm. A tour will follow at 2pm. The information session will occur in the Newcomb Hall Theater. For directions, go here: www.virginia.edu/undergradadmission/directions.html

This session is optional and one's attendence has no bearing on admission chances. It will give you an overview of UVA and the transfer admission process. In addition, there will be a student panel of various UVA students who have transferred in the past. For some of you, the information session will be a review, but the tour will no doubt be new for you.

If you can't make it to the session (we understand it is in the middle of the week in the middle of the day) stay tuned for details on how you can join our office in an online chat (October 27) for transfers.

Emailing Course Decriptions

Those of you who are applying for spring transfer may have found that the transferadmission@virginia.edu email address is not working. We are working on it as I type. For the time being, you can send these emails to undergradadmission@virginia.edu with the Subject line "Last Name, First Name - Course Descriptions"

Friday, October 2, 2009

Travel Season

Writing the blog is one of my many tasks in the office. In the fall, we travel to recruit students in Virginia and beyond. Some of my colleagues will even be in Europe and Central America this Fall. Unfortunately, this makes it difficult for me to be on the blog at all times. I thank you for your patience and understanding. I think the commentary was getting a little long on the last post, so let’s start anew. I’ve also answered some of your comments here. I hope you'll find the information (from the horse’s mouth) helpful.

-High school transcripts and test scores are kept in our office for two years. Please don’t fret if these things don’t disappear from your to-do list straight away. It takes our staff time to match them to your file.

-The SAT and ACT or TOEFL are listed as requirements on the website. There have been (non-agreement) students who have been offered admission without testing, but like my colleague told you Milton, it is preferred and it is clearly stated on our website. If you are not planning on taking the SAT in October, and you don’t get in for spring, you should seriously consider taking it before March.

-I’d prefer that we not try and pin down where a fellow blogger goes to school or how they’ve come to this place in time. If you find a way to speak to them personally, that’s great, but if not, let's keep it anonymous, with alias' of course :)

-We accept applications from all over the world for spring and fall. Spring is more competitive because there are less spots available in the spring. It is difficult for students to come into a program mid-stream during the school year and the University is not set up to orient hundreds of students in January.

-UVAfan, we prefer that if you are looking to be a nurse, you’ll apply to nursing school. If you’ve changed your mind and now you want to study and graduate from the College, you should fully explain your change of heart in your application. If you have to work to pay for school, you must work. However, the transition (assuming you are waiting for nursing for Fall) will be much easier if you are taking full-time coursework come spring. Fmalik13 is right in his/her post, but this is rare for Nursing. You can go into Business later on in life even if you graduate from a school like the College of Arts and Sciences. It is not exactly the same for the Nursing profession.

-Let’s be clear that Fmalik13 is not an employee, nor affiliated with UVA. We appreciate your insight Fmalik13. When answering, please keep posts short and simple and always state that you are not a employed by the admissions office. You never know how many new readers come onto the blog every day and we wouldn’t want them to get confused. Thanks!

Have a good weekend!