Friday, April 29, 2011

Waitlisted for Fall 2011?

You may use this entry as a place to post comments or questions about the wait list.

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.

After the deposit deadline of May 15, we’ll begin to look to see how many students we can take off the wait list. This varies from year-to-year and can be a long process. We hope to make our decisions by mid-June, but this is a moving target and I will keep you updated.

Most importantly, we will need to see your Spring 2011 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.

Not Offered Admission?

This is the hardest part of it all. You’ve worked so hard and unfortunately, we’re not able to admit all of our great applicants. Please be polite and considerate of others’ feelings in your commentary if you must write here. You all have been very supportive of each other and I assume you’ll continue that attitude here.

Offered Transfer Admission?

Every year, we create a forum for you to leave your comments in three different places. This streamlines the process in seeing comments and answering questions. Please be respectful of your fellow commenters and UVA. Per usual, I will delete any comments if necessary.

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

Your status page is self-explanatory. Just below your “letter” are buttons to accept or decline our offer to you. If you accept, you’ll then be instructed to pay the $400 deposit. Clicking only “YES” will not secure your spot in the class. You will need to pay as well. You can pay with a credit card(we don’t accept VISA) or with and e-check. You’ll have until May 15 to put down your deposit. If you decide not to come to UVA, please decline our offer in the same spot. This will help us in our next phase. I will address questions about housing, orientation, financial aid and credit evaluation next week.

Offer letters will go out Monday and Tuesday of next week.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Decisions will be released online on Friday(4/29/11) at 5pm

Many of your suspicions were correct and while we are still working, we'll be ready to release decisions online tomorrow at 5pm.


As you read in my last post, in an effort to be environmentally conscious, we will only be mailing welcome packets to admitted students. Again, everyone should be able to see their decisions online, meaning your online account. We don't email decisions.

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 can't remember this information, please 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 are available 24 hours a day.

Regarding Financial Aid: For a few weeks, Student Financial Services has been working with what they've received from all applicants. They plan to release financial aid information beginning Tuesday of next week. Check your to-do lists to see if anything is missing. If there is something amiss, please follow directions to get it to them as soon as possible.

Good luck to everyone!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Email coming to you


Thank you for bringing up the strange email you may have received yesterday. We got some phone calls about it as well. That email was directed towards first-year students. NEW: We sincerely apologize for the confusion surrounding the initial email. You should receive a follow-up email tomorrow(4/22). Here are the contents of that message:

Dear Student,

Thank you for applying to the University of Virginia as a transfer student. We are quickly approaching the decision release date. In order to access your decision, you will need to be able to log into your Student Self-Service account. If you have not yet logged in or have questions about logging in, please contact the UVA Help Desk in the upcoming days. The Help Desk is available 24 hours a day by calling 434-924-4357. In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, we will only mail welcome packets to admitted students.

If you received an email yesterday suggesting that the May 1st deadline is approaching for deposit, please disregard that message and accept our apologies for the confusion. That message was designed for our first year applicants whose deposit deadline is approaching, but it seems that some of our transfer applicants may have received the message as well.

After transfer decisions are released, admits will have about two weeks to deposit, and I can guarantee that your deadline, yes, you transfer applicant reading this, will not be May 1st.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Please do not call the office...

Please do not call the office to ask for decisions. We are working so very hard to complete the transfer review by the date we've had posted on our website. If we plan to release decisions earlier than May 1st, you'll find the news here. We are doing the balancing act of reading transfer applicants and working with an expected 7,000 visitors ( Yay for spring break in Virginia high schools and New England) to our office this week, be it prospective and admitted first-year students. I know the wait for decisions is hard, but hold on and May 1st will be here before you know it.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Welcome or Welcome Back to the Blog! Make a name for yourself!

Hi there,

The subject line is a little play on words. A blog is nothing without its commenters. But in order to make it more fun and clear, please make up an alias(name) for yourself.

It's very easy. After you make your comment, choose an identity. Don't click Anonymous! Put a name in the box. You don't have to register with Blogger or anything. This is your chance to be creative. If your name is Sam, you could be Matt. If your name is Jimmy, you could be J. Ohhh, the choices...

Anyway, it helps me to better answer your questions or comments if there is not a string of comments from "Anonymous"


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Missing Documents

Remember the times we've talked about, "We'll email you if something we need is missing." Well, this is it. Today, a number of you who applied for Fall will get an important email from our office. We are officially emailing our "Missing Documents" email. Please check your email and check your to-do lists to see what's missing. Please follow the instructions in the email so that we can read a completed application from you.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Change in Spring Transfer Application Deadline

This week, the admissions committee decided to adjust the application schedule for Spring 2012 transfer.

The new deadline to apply is October 1, 2011.
Decisions will be released in Early November, 2011.

As we get more information, I will let you know about this important change.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Your To-Do List

Our file services department is mostly caught up with scanning, processing and filing documents for transfer. That means that if something is missing, it should be on your to-do list. They've passed on the word that if you find that a transcript or application piece is still on your to-do list you, you can contact them at If testing is still on your to-do list, we will read your application without it, but it will stay there and know that this is a requirement for us. It's been printed in our printed material and on our website for ages. As some of you might know, we are more flexible about testing if you've been out of high school for five years or more. The exception is that the Guaranteed Admission Agreement requires testing, no ifs, ands or buts.

But back to the to-do list - If you find that something is still on your to-do list other than testing and you have sent it, please email with the subject line "Transfer To-D0 List Check" and they will look into it for you. If we don't have it, you'll be instructed on how to get it to us as swiftly as possible.