Friday, April 27, 2012

On the Waiting List for fall 2012?

You may use this post as an umbrella to make comments or questions about the wait list.

If you are interested in staying on the wait list, pretty please make sure you click the button to “remain on the wait list.”  If you don’t do this, we will not review you again in the future.

After the admissions deposit deadline of May 15, we’ll begin to look to see how many students we can take off the wait list. These numbers vary from year to year and unfortunately, it can be a long process.  We hope to make our decisions by mid to late June.

Most importantly, we need to see your transcript listing your Spring 2012 grades in order to make a final decision.  Trust me.  You’ll want to do this, but only after exams and after all of your grades have been posted.  To do this, please use the same address that appears on the right panel of this blog.

If you are offered admission from the wait list and need to have financial aid information in order to make your decision, we will work to help you with this.  Again, you can only help yourself by submitting the right paperwork – FAFSA, CSS Profile and tax return information.

Not offered admission?

It is most certainly a hard task to make a place for this, but as a selective institution, we cannot possibly admit all of our great applicants.  Please be considerate of each other’s feelings, emotions, reactions and the like.  We do not have an appeals process, but depending upon the length of time you have been in school, you may be eligible to apply again in the future.

Offered Admission for fall 2012?

In order to bring structure to the commentary that will come to the blog, I’m creating separate posts for each decision. Please be respectful of your fellow commenters and UVA.   I will delete unpleasant and offensive commentary.

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

As I said before, your status page is pretty basic.  The admissions deposit which goes towards your first tuition  for the first semester is $400.00.   Below your “letter,” you should see buttons for accepting or declining our offer of admission.  Clicking “YES” will not completely secure your spot in the class. You will need to pay in order to set it in stone.  You can pay with a credit card (we don’t accept VISA) or with an e-check. You’ll have until May 15th to put down a deposit.  If you decide not to come to UVA, please decline our offer on that same page. This will make for a cleaner wait list phase.

We do not have admitted students’ days for transfers, but you are welcome to visit before you have to make your decision.   I can address questions about orientation and housing next week.  I’ll let you know when financial aid awards begin to go out. These are only posted online.

Make sure to apply by April 30 if you are interested in need-based financial aid.  As I posted a little while ago, no exceptions will be made with this deadline. If you haven’t completed the FAFSA, your CSS Profile and submitted your tax information, then I guess you have some homework to do for this weekend.

Today's Email

You should have seen an announcement email in your inbox today. I’m excited to announce that we’ll be releasing decisions online today at 5pm(EST). This email does not contain your decision. Read on.

It seems most of you are very much on top of your SIS accounts, but just as a reminder, this is where you can check your decision.  The new tradition (started last year) continues of only mailing letters to admitted students.  These letters will go out on Monday.


Again, to view your decision online, just log into your account in the UVa Student Information System (SIS) using your UVA computing ID and password.  You can access your SIS account and retrieve your password here.  Oh, here is a tip. Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page to see “View Decision" come 5pm.

If  you need assistance with accessing your account (lost or forgotten ID/password), please contact the UVa Help desk at (434) 924-4357 or toll-free (866) 469-4866.

The online decisions give you limited information - Offer, Waitlist or Deny. We do not email decisions.   Detailed information for offered students will come in the mail next week.

Thanks for your patience! 

Monday, April 23, 2012

We are alive :)

Hello everyone.  I haven't posted in a while because there are no new updates and I wanted to make sure that financial aid post was front and center.   We are indeed working hard to get decisions out by May 1.  Yes, unfortunately, all we can promise is May 1.  If we are ready and able to release decisions earlier, I will let you know here.  We wouldn’t want to give you a date, have something catastrophic happen on our end, and then not be able to deliver.  As always, thanks for being patient.  Stay warm and dry!  That is, if you're on the east coast.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Important information regarding Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid is available for permanent residents and citizens of the U.S.  If you've applied for aid in the past, you know that heavy-duty paperwork is involved. The preferred deadline to apply for financial aid was March 1. 

The absolute final deadline is April 30.  If you want to apply for financial aid, we require a number of forms and documents including the FAFSA and the CSS Profile. If you do not complete all of these forms by April 30, you could miss out on being considered for certain types of aid. 

For more information, check out. and/or

Missing Documents: Round 2

Today, we sent out another email to 250+ students who are missing documents.  Please check your inbox and spambox to see if this is you.  Better yet, check your to-do lists and that will tell you if something is missing.  If you are no longer interested in applying, please email us and we'll stop hounding you for these materials.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


I can see that there’s been a lot of paranoia and confusion about your SIS accounts.  Let’s all take a breath.  Being April and all, we are reading applications and making decisions on them, but current decisions will not be final until May 1.  Final decisions are not being made at this time. I should add that we do not have rolling admission. All decisions will be released at one time. A green circle and a green check are good for application material submission purposes.  What I mean by this is, your application is complete and we can review it.   Once again, mid-year reports are not required.  Receipt of this on our end does not impact the green circle or green check.  I repeat. The green circle and green check have nothing to do with your decision of admit, deny or waitlist.  Thanks for your patience all!