Tuesday, December 16, 2014

High School Transcripts

If you're applying for fall 2015 transfer admission, remember that we require final high school transcripts.  If you're home for the holidays, you could get a jumpstart on gathering materials and either pick up a sealed transcript from your high school, or simply take a break from the netflix queue, your video games, or that leisure reading you've been meaning to get to all semester, and order your transcript by phone or online.  You may send these transcripts now, ahead of your application, or if you feel more comfortable waiting, that's fine as well. Just do it by March 1 :)

For students who attended high school abroad, start working on getting those transcripts now, or maybe while you're home for the break.  In our experience, it can take weeks to get these kinds of transcripts, so our advice is to start early.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Spring 2015 Transfer Decisions

All transfer decisions will be posted online this evening by 5PM EST.  Remember that you have to consult your SIS account to get your decision. You'll find information about this in your UVa confirmation email. We will post all decisions online, but we will only be mailing letters to admitted students.  A student is either offered or not offered.  There is no wait list process for spring admission.

Do not call the office to ask for your decision.  We do not give out decisions over the phone. To get to your account, go here and click on the "SIS Login."   If you don't remember your account information, check your confirmation, then seek out the help information on the left-hand side of that same page. 
About 13% of applicants were admitted. We had an increase of about 50 apps this year. If you were not admitted, you might have the opportunity to "roll over" your application for fall 2015 consideration.  Please follow the directions in your online letter.  NOTE: This option is not available for students who are entering their sixth semester at a four-year institution (this is not a community college) next spring.  Unfortunately, these students are no longer eligible to come to UVa.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Course Selection for Spring Semester

Being that it's mid-November, course registration is likely in full swing at your institutions.
If you are considering transferring to UVa, be sure to check out our transfer course requirements on this page. You're best resource can be found in the middle of the page.  If you are looking at the College of Arts and Sciences and you currently attend in a Virginia community college, be sure to check out the power point file on the right-side of the same page.  If you are looking at Commerce and you're transferring from a community college, some of the pre-requisites might surprise you.  Check out this link.

Please consider consulting with your advisers and counselors at your school when preparing for prescribed coursework.  While we want to provide you with as much information as possible, we are the admissions folks and not course advisors.  We think this sometimes gets muddled and hope that the blog and our website will provide you with helpful information.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Transfer Open House Next Week

Are you looking to apply to transfer to UVa, but you haven't yet visited?  Well, our open houses are a great way to see us on a jam-packed day that is specifically built for you.

Our next open house is next Friday, November 7 beginning 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 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 Admission Information Session
11:00am - 11:45am: Presentations Given by Individual Schools
12:00pm: Walking Tour of Grounds
2pm-3pm: Meet and Greet with Current Students who have transferred
We hope you can join us!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Spring Applicants: Check your To-Do Lists

If you applied for spring 2015 transfer admission, please keep an eye on your to-do list.  If we are missing specific documents, this is where you'll find what we need.  To view your to-do list, you must log into your U.Va. Student Information System (SIS) using your U.Va. computing ID and password.  You can access your SIS account and retrieve your password here.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Let's Review One Important Detail from the GAA

If you are applying from a Virginia Community College, you may be considering the Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA).  There are many important details on the GAA including the fact that you cannot use it to apply for spring semester.  That's right.  See the detail below clipped from Section 1.  Now, if you are not admitted for spring and want to try again for fall, then we'll consider you for the GAA. But again, it is not open to applicants for spring admission.