It may be winter for almost everyone reading this, but many are going back to school for the spring semester of the academic year. As you finalize your spring schedules, take time to look for courses that will help you in the admission process and then transfer to UVA should you be admitted and decide to join us.
To find out what courses transfer to UVA, be sure to check out this transfer equivalencies page. With millions of courses out there, the College of Arts and Sciences has added as many courses as have been taken by our former transfer students. Just because your course isn't listed, it doesn't necessarily mean that the course won't transfer successfully.
Taking the appropriate courses and earning strong grades are the most important aspects of file review. To find those general course requirements, you should go here and click on "Transfer Course Requirements" on the left-hand side and
you'll see some very helpful introductory information. Once you click
through to each school -- the College of Arts and Sciences, the School
of Architecture, etc. -- you'll see a list of exactly what you need to
take. Follow this closely, but it's highly recommended that you look to see what UVA students are taking their first two years as well. It may be wise to take an additional math course if that's what Psychology or Biology is looking for. Some departments have done a great job of speaking directly to transfers on their pages. Here are some examples - economics, psychology, and media studies. Some give curriculum guides like chemistry and mechanical engineering. A quick google search will give you information on curricula all over the University. Our best applicants have planned out their schedules using this information and it shows on transcripts.
Good luck on your first day of spring semester!