Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fall Transfer Process

It's at this time that the wait really sets in. You've done your part, and now you're waiting for us to do ours. Remember to keep up with your work and continue to do well. The last thing you want to happen is to be so distracted by the admissions process that it affects your grades. That won't help you whether or not you are offered to UVA.

We've received about 2300 applications. Please respect our process and the work that we do. If you did your research, you have found that this is not a rolling admission process and everyone finds out at the same time. At this time, we can only tell you that decisions will be released on May 1. Yes, that's a Sunday, but one never knows. You'll hear it here first if decisions will come out any earlier. We won't know this for a few weeks, thus, there won't be any announcements about a date... for a few weeks.

We started reading transfer applications last week. You may wonder why we didn't start earlier. 1) We did overlap work while we finished up with the first-years and 2) we have to wait for all of your materials to arrive. High school transcripts seem to lag the most.

Our office is working to get out first-year decisions tomorrow and I'll be working with a scholarship weekend night and day through Sunday. I look forward to answering your inquiries next week.

(The picture above is something I captured in Garden IX- a great place to study)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

You still have time to apply for Fall 2011

The specific deadline to apply is tonight, March 1 at midnight E.S.T. What’s most important is that you submit the application. Transcripts and supplementary materials don’t have to be here today, but we’d prefer that you have them mailed, ordered, on their way today. If we do receive these components with a postmark of today, it is OK. But, applying after today will indeed pose problems for you. Don’t forget to make sure you submit the application, supplement and $60 application fee. We do hear stories where students forget or ignore the supplement. That is NOT advised. Please submit all three parts; remember, the three part harmony. If you submitted your application more than a week ago and you haven’t received your SIS email, check your spam box or deleted mail thoroughly, and then email or call (434) 924-HELP for assistance.