Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sending Supporting Documents


In order to expedite the process of linking, please put your name and date of birth on any materials that you email, mail or fax to us.  Many of you are very organized and you are sending documents ahead of the application.  The only trouble is, it will take us longer to organize your file without your date of birth.  The Course Descriptions documents seem to be causing the most trouble.  If you've already submitted everything, don't worry about it. This is just a strategy to help us do our jobs better.  From here on out, if you're reading this and still have bits and pieces to submit, please add on the good ol' DOB.

Wondering what I mean by course descriptions?  Please see this post from last year to help you do it this year. 

(Update: 1:23 PM - This is what it looks like on the common app supplement. Unfortunately, it is easy to gloss over. )

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Submitting a Complete Application

As you may know, you need to submit three parts in order to complete our entire application.  That's 1) the basic application, 2) the supplement application, 3) the application fee.  We won't see anything on our end until you submit all three parts via  You might think they are linked together, but they are not.  Please be aware of this.  Once these parts are submitted, your common app account should say something to the effect of "Complete."  See below.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Optional Architecture Portfolio

We have very few architecture applicants, but if you are one of them, you have the opportunity to submit a portfolio of your work.  This is not required if you're applying, but it's an ... option. 
These can be submitted electronically and the deadline is March 10.  For more information, please go to  and read the instructions on submitting an electronic version.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Didn't Get In for Spring? Want to try again for Fall?

Quick reminder: If you were not admitted for spring 2013, there is a possibility that you can "roll over" your application for this fall.  You found some limited instructions on this in your electronic letter.  If you would like to be considered, please email or send us a letter.   Email is faster, so I would recommend going that route.  When you write, put the word "rollover" somewhere in the subject line.   If you would like to switch schools (Commerce, Engineering, Architecture), please include that wish in your letter as well.

Not everyone can do this.  Students who are not eligible for rollover are current juniors attending a four-year university.  Unfortunately, these students are no longer eligible for transfer.  Please check out the main UVA website for information on our graduate programs.

Decisions will be released around May 1 for any rollover student who added in to the fall process.

**Most importantly, you need to send your updated college transcript including your Fall 2012 grades when they become available.  These will be due by March 1, 2013**

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Good News! TRANSFER FINANCIAL AID Deadline - April 1

Good news readers,

The financial aid deadline for transfer applicants has been pushed to April 1, 2013. This will allow you more time to fill out your paperwork and do your taxes.  For more information, see the website for Student Financial Services -  The admissions deadline is still March 1. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Transfer Open House - February 15

Some of you may have received an email from us and some of you may have spotted our website earlier today. Our next open house Friday, February 15 at 10AM.   You will hear from current students and faculty about the application and transition process to UVA. See the schedule below.  The day will begin in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom and progress from there.  Please register for the event here. Read the entire page and then click on "Register" on the bottom left.   This new registration process will instruct you to open a MyUVA account if you don't already have one.

Open House Schedule of Events:
10:00am - 10:45am: Transfer Information Session
11:00am - 11:45am: Presentations Given by Individual Schools
12:00pm: Walking Tour of Grounds
The day should end between 1:30-2PM. 
We hope you can join us!