2: Admission to the University of Virginia

General Admission Requirements | Admission for First Year Students
Additional Information | Jefferson Scholars | Echols Scholars | Rodman Scholars
Admission for Transfer Students | International Student Admission
Advanced Placement Programs | Dual Enrollment | Student Retention Information
Special Student Information | Summer Session | Admission Timetable

College of Arts and Sciences | School of Architecture | McIntire School of Commerce
Curry School of Education | School of Engineering and Applied Science | School of Nursing

College of Arts and Sciences

Transfer Requirements   In every case, an applicant for transfer admission must be in good academic and social standing at any college which he or she is currently attending or has previously attended, and must be eligible to return there. To be competitive for admission, it is recommended that a transfer student have a cumulative grade point average of B+ or better in all college work attempted and have completed the requirements stated in chapter 6 (see Competency Requirements and Area Requirements).

The College of Arts and Sciences requires a minimum academic residence of two years to receive a degree. A student transferring after one year of college is expected to have completed at least 24 credits; a student transferring after two years of college is expected to have completed at least 54 credits. In no case will the student be permitted to count more than 66 credits completed elsewhere toward the degree. All students are expected to complete the degree in a timely fashion, normally within eight semesters. For transfer students, the eight semesters include all full-time semesters spent at other institutions.

Intra-University Transfers Into The College   The opportunity to transfer into the College is not assured. With space in the College very limited, students seeking to transfer into the College compete for available space by applying during the spring semester for the following academic year. All students must therefore complete at least two semesters at the University in the school in which they initially enroll.

Transfer Credit   Admitted transfer students receive transfer credit for any course that corresponds to one in the College of Arts and Sciences curriculum, and in which a grade of C or better has been received. Courses taken at an institution which uses the pass/fail grading system and in which a grade of "passing" or better has been received are transferred with full credit only after verification that the passing grade represents work at the C level or better. No credit will be allowed for correspondence courses or work passed elsewhere by examination.

Courses submitted for transfer credit are evaluated by the Dean of the College prior to registration and transfer students are notified in writing regarding transfer credit granted. Once admitted to the College, prior permission from the dean's office is required in order to apply transfer credits toward the B.A.


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