Monday, February 28, 2022

Almost March 1st!

 Hello everyone,

If you're still waiting on completing the Common Application for this fall's admission cycle, make sure you've got that sent in by the end of the day on March 1st. You may still be waiting for external documents like high school transcripts or a letter of recommendation - those you will have at least a couple of weeks of leeway with - but the Common Application itself needs to be in by the deadline. 

We are still in the thick of our first year application review process here in the Office of Admission (we received over 50,000 applications this year for that process!), so we won't be transitioning to transfer reading for a couple of weeks at least. 

Some last minute FAQs:

-The addresses for sending external materials are all listed over here on the right --->

-You can self report any testing you would like considered (including AP scores), but remember you'll need to send in official test reports if you are admitted and choose to attend UVA.

-You can always add supplemental updates to your application automatically by adding them via your student portal (before or after March 1st). 

-I won't have statistics on this process for a long while, but will get some #s out for you all when I get them!

Thanks for your questions and your patience through this process - I know it's stressful. Trust that we are very thorough and personally review each and every piece of the application here in our process.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Application Deadline is Approaching

Hello everyone,

As the deadline approaches, you might have questions about the mechanics of applying if this is your first time going through the process.

Here goes:   After you submit your application in Common App, you should receive an automatic confirmation.  Take note that only paying the application fee does not mean you have submitted.  You need to submit the general app and the UVa section in addition to your fee. 

Here are the answers to some other common questions and concerns:

-How do I handle the forms on the Common App?  Once again, we do not require the Common App forms listed in the right sidebar of the blog.  Yes, look over to the right, after you read this.  If you choose to send a Mid-Year Report, it would make more sense to wait until after the deadline and after your mid-term exams.  This is the only component of the app where I am encouraging late submission. 

-What happens if my transcripts arrive after March 1?  That’s fine, but we need your transcripts in the very near future, not at the end of the spring semester.  You and your fellow applicants are being reviewed based upon the work you have done thus far.  What’s most important is that you apply by the deadline of March 1. If your application is in on time, there is a little wiggle room for gathering these supporting documents.

-Do I need to submit AP/SAT/ACT scores? If you would like any scores to be considered, you can self report those scores - but they are totally optional. The one exception to this is if you attended a non-english speaking high school, you should submit some language proficiency testing (ACT, SAT, IELTS, or TOEFL). If you would like AP or IB scores to be reviewed, you can self report those (or if they are already listed on your high school transcript that is fine). BUT, if you would like those AP/IB scores to award you credit at UVA, we will need the official score report before you enroll.