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Listing all institutions on your application

August 21, 2015
Well, it appears that we have a little over a month until applications for spring admission are due. We just wanted to post a reminder for you when completing the common application.

It is a requirement for you to list EVERY SINGLE institution you have attended on the common application.  That's high school (if you were home-schooled, list it) and each and every college or University you've attended. Do not skip over these sections.  Even if you first went to college ten or twenty years ago, we will need the transcript and we'll need you to write it on your application.  For better or worse, we have access to a database which tells us what colleges/universities you attended, and if you make an omission, we could consider it a violation of our honor code.  I think many students mistakenly skip over this part, but we urge you to move slowly through the application so it doesn't happen to you. 

Preparing for the fall semester

July 30, 2015
Well, technically, it's still July, but here in the office we are already talking heavily about the fall. We hope you're enjoying the last few weeks of summer. As you prepare to return to school (or maybe this is your first semester of college), it's important to be aware of the pre-requisite courses necessary for transfer to UVa. We realize there are courses you'll need to take at your institution, but it's important to overlap, or incorporate what we're looking for as well.

If you go to our website at http://www.admission.virginia.edu/transfer and click on "Transfer Course Requirements" on the left-hand side, 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.  If you would like to see how your schools courses might transfer, you can use our transfer credit analyzer.  This will show most of your institutions and many courses.  Do not fret if courses you have taken do not appear on the analyzer.  It doesn't necessarily mean that they won't transfer, but our registrars will evaluate the credit once you've paid your deposit.

Again, enjoy the rest of your summer.  The next time we write, the Common App will be up and going (opens August 1) for those of you applying for spring admission.