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General Admission

The University of Virginia practices a selective admission policy, seeking outstanding students from throughout the United States and abroad. The Committee on Admission endeavors to provide the University community with an academically able, diverse, talented, and creative student body.

The committee seeks to balance the strength of a national student body with the importance of a university education for Virginia's best students. It does not otherwise enforce geographical quotas or observe geographical limitations. The committee does not consider financial need in any way when it evaluates applicants. Upon request, the Office of Admission will provide the annual published profile of the entering class.

Students coming directly from secondary school to the University are admitted in the fall semester to one of four undergraduate schools: the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Architecture, or the School of Nursing. These four schools also admit transfer students. After two academic years of college-level work here or elsewhere, students may apply to the McIntire School of Commerce. Students may apply to the Curry School of Education after one or two years of college-level work. The Office of Admission receives and reviews applications for all six undergraduate schools and distributes information on all schools. Each school enforces its own college course requirements for transfer applicants; the Office of Admission will provide current descriptions of requirements upon request.

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies also offers a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree for students who have completed two years of college work at a regionally accredited college or university. Applications for the BIS program are received and reviewed by that office; for more information about admission to the BIS program, see chapter 12.


Admission Timetable

August Office of Admission publishes print and electronic applications for admission for the following year.
November 1 Deadline for Early Decision applications.
Deadline for spring transfer applications (College of Arts and Sciences only).
December 1 Notification date for Early Decision applicants. Approximate date of notification of spring transfer applicants.
December - January Last dates to take required standardized tests.
January 2 Deadline for Regular Decision applications and for receipt of $40 non-refundable application fee.
March 1 Deadline for fall transfer applications (all schools). Deadline for return of financial aid forms.
April 1 Notification date for first-year applicants.
April 4th week Approximate date of notification of fall transfer applicants.
May 1 Reply date for candidates accepting offers of admission. Non-refundable $250 deposit also due.

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