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We generally grant credit for any course from an accredited college, completed with a grade of C or better, that corresponds to a course in our curriculum in content and credit value. Courses taken on a Pass/Fail basis receive full credit only if the professor verifies that the grade of Pass represents work at the C level or better. No credit will be allowed for work passed elsewhere by reexamination, or for correspondence or home study.
Courses submitted for transfer of credit are evaluated by the dean of the appropriate school before fall registration. Students with questions about a particular course should consult the dean of the school to which they are applying.
Transfer students can use the Transfer Credit Evaluator to see exactly which courses will transfer.
If you are an applicant from the Virginia Community College System, please read our VCCS Guide.
Admission is granted to individual schools (College, Nursing, Education, Engineering, Architecture, and Commerce) not specific departments within the schools. The following links introduce each school and lay out the necessary coursework that should be completed prior to matriculation at U.Va.
Note: Students applying to transfer as second years need not have completed all of the listed requirements. Students applying to transfer as third years should complete most if not all of listed pre-requisite coursework for the selected school.
Most students who are offered admission will be able to enter directly into their chosen major. Biology, Physics, Economics, Biomedical Engineering, and Political and Social Thought are more competitive or have specific course prerequisite requirements. For guidance about specific courses that must be taken at your current institution to meet prerequisites needed to those particular majors, please contact the department of your intended major. Transfer students considering the Economics Major are strongly advised to see the Director of Undergraduate Programs before selecting Fall courses.
The Media Studies major does not admit rising third-year transfers. No exceptions will be made.