Friday, April 30, 2010

Were you waitlisted as a transfer for Fall 2010?

You may use this entry as a place to post comments or questions about being in this position.

If you are still interested in us, please make sure you click the button(on your self-service page) that indicates that you want to "remain on the wait list." If you don't do this, you will not be reviewed again in the future.

We will also need your spring 2010 grades in order to make these decisions. After final exams are completed and your grades are finalized, please make sure you mail us your official transcript. Our address is University of Virginia, Office of Admission, P.O. Box 400160, Charlottesville, VA 22904.

After the deposit deadline of May 15, we'll begin to look to see how many students we can take off of the wait list. This can be a long process, but it really depends on the year. We hope to make our decisions by mid-June and if this date changes, I will let you know.

Not Offered Admission?

This is the hardest of all. I wish we didn't have this option, but unfortunately, we are unable to admit all of our applicants. Please be polite and considerate of others' feelings in your commentary if you must write here.

Offered Transfer Admission?

I'd like to create a forum for every decision you might see later today. Please be respectful of your fellow applicants and our office. I will delete comments if necessary. Your status page is pretty basic. A more detailed letter will come to you in the mail in a few days.

Feel free to ask questions here if you've been offered admission.

Just below your letter are buttons to accept or decline your offer. If you accept, you'll then be instructed to pay the $250 deposit. Only clicking yes will not secure your spot in the class. You will need to pay as well. You can pay with most credit cards(we don't use VISA) or with an e-check. You'll have until May 15 to put down your deposit. If you have decided not to come to UVA, please click the button declining your offer. This will help us in our next phase. I will address questions about housing, orientation and credit evaluation next week.

Thank You!

Thanks for all of the messages readers! More importantly, thank you for applying. We were lucky to get all of your applications, but there are always more applications than spots available in the class. Please remember that the decision that comes out this season, no matter what it may be, has nothing to do with your great value as a student and person. May you be a great contributor to your school and community wherever you end up.

Financial Aid

Financial aid offers will be posted for offered students on Monday. I'm not sure of the exact time. This can also be found on your student self-service page. Student Financial Services(SFS) has advanced a bit in that they will not send financial aid awards in the mail. You'll only be able to see them or any necessary documents requested online. I understand that they'll mail more information(payment plan, etc) in the summer after you have deposited.

In order to receive financial aid, you must fill out the FAFSA and the University Financial Aid Application(UFAA).

Decisions will be released after 5pm today (FRIDAY)

Hello all,

Decisions will be released online today after 5pm. Most of the letters will go in the mail today as well. DO NOT CALL THE OFFICE. We will not give out decisions over the phone. And in fact, we are still making decisions as you read this.

You can check your decisions online. You know that very well, but tell your friends who do not read the blog.

The place to go is here where you would next click on SIS Login on the left hand side. Again, using your UVA Computing ID and Password will get you into your self-service account.

If you've lost the email with this information, contact our help desk at We, in the office of admission cannot help you with this issue. You can also call them at (434) 924-HELP. They're available 24 hrs/day.

Good luck to everyone!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

UVA's YouTube Web Channel

Wahoohopeful has been leaving some videos for us to watch. Like many schools, we have our own web channel on YouTube. Here is the link: The stories come from all types of media and various types of media and events at UVA and around town. Take a look:
President Casteen is retiring this year after 20 years as President. There was a big lunch party for him last week and I think that's the first video you'll find.

Friday, April 23, 2010

In Preparation for May 1

I might be preaching to the choir here, but I wanted to remind you all that you can check your decisions online come May 1. Letters will be mailed as well, but your decision can be viewed on your self-service account. This is not only the place for decisions, but it's where you can view your financial aid award and pay your deposit once you're admitted. Suffice it to say, this is an important place that you should get familiar with before decisions are released. There are a number of the applicants who haven't looked at their account. We sent this email to them yesterday.

"Thank you for applying as a transfer student to the University of Virginia. We noticed recently that you have not yet logged onto your self-service account to check on your application status. As we approach the release of decisions on May 1, we recommend that you take a minute to log onto self-service ( If you are having trouble logging on or feel that you are missing your log-on credentials, please contact the help desk as soon as possible. They are available 24/7 at 434-924-4357 or at"

Let's hope all of these applicants look into it before May 1.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Earth Week at UVA

With nail-biting anticipation, we can all feel the anxiety building. May 1 is just around the corner, but until then, I will try and come up with some interesting events going on around Grounds as the semester closes.

For instance, Earth Day is just not enough for us. We are in the midst of Earth WEEK as we get closer to April 22. The University has an entire office devoted to sustainability awareness, be it in the dining halls, recylcing plastics in the residence halls and having more paper conscious offices. The Office of Sustainability is spearheading earth week and there are various mini-events going on in conjunction with it. For more information, check out this link:

To answer some of your other questions, the Guaranteed Agreements only apply to the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering.

The date of release is May 1. I don't foresee it coming out any earlier, but again, I will let you know here.

I think what you've done so far is fine loyal readers, but I would strongly discourage you all from putting personal information up on the blog.