Monday, June 30, 2014

The Wait List has closed

We've come to a point where the transfer class is full. Regrettably, we can't offer admission to everyone. In due time, you should receive an email notifying you of the closure. 

We know that the wait can be long and tedious, so we appreciate your patience and cooperation in sending your final transcripts.

We'll use this summer to make posts about preparing for the spring application.  This will be available on Common App's website around August 1. Look out for summer tips and guidance.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Second Wave of Wait List Offers

This weekend, we will offer to about 30 more students.  Most come from Arts and Sciences, but there is one from Commerce and a few from Engineering.  I believe this will be the final wave, but the wait list isn't formally closed.  When it closes, we will post it on the blog and everyone remaining will receive an email with the announcement. We will do our best to close the wait list by the end of June.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Transfer Wait List Update

The process is finally beginning to churn again.

This weekend, we will offer to about 70 students from the wait lists for the College, Engineering and Architecture.  No word yet on Nursing or Commerce.

These decisions are announced through email, so check the email account you noted on your application. Check your junk mail too.  The decision will be posted on your SIS self-service page and that is where you'll pay your deposit.  In order to keep the process moving, you will have 48 hours to deposit. 

Good luck!

UPDATE ON 6/14/14:
The emails went out Friday evening.  There will be no more emails this weekend. Historically, there have a couple of waves of decisions.  I can’t promise there will be another, but let’s hope so.

If you need an extension on your deposit deadline because you need to know your financial aid situation before you deposit, please reply to the email you received. We will not give you an extension if you did not submit the FAFSA and CSS Profile by the deadline of April 1. 

Student Financial Services was notified of your new decisions on Friday. They will now work to get you your awards out as soon as possible.  If they have posted items on your to-do list, please see to them straight away.   We want to wrap this up quickly, but appropriate financial aid awards can sometimes take weeks. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Complete or Incomplete? That is the Question.

Thank you for your comments over the weekend.  On Saturday, our Student Information System was down for updates.  When it came back up, it made many matriculated students accounts' appear incomplete.  This was a false alarm and we apologize for the anxiety.  The situation was rectified just 20 mins ago.  Please go back and check to see that you have a green 'complete' circle. If you don't, send us an email.

Again, this is only for matriculated students.  This did not affect wait listed students.  If you are on the wait list, a final transcript request does not appear on your to-do list... but don't let that confuse you.  We need your final transcript to compare you to other wait-listed students.

And here's another reminder to remember to click the button to "Remain on the Wait List."

UPDATE: Now, any matriculated student who has an incomplete yellow triangle has not sent us a final transcript. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Send in those final transcripts

Your exams are coming or have come to an end.  Let's hope you are happy about the way you performed.  Make sure to get those final transcripts into our office! 

Nursing and Commerce are often the schools that take few if any off the wait list.  The same is true this year.  As the College of Arts and Sciences is our largest school, we'll be taking 60-70 students from the wait list.   The dust is still settling, but we hope to have the wait list resolved by the end of June. There are just over 400 students on the wait list for all schools.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Offered admission for Fall 2014?

Please use this post to pose questions if you have been offered admission.

Congrats! As I said in my other post, you will receive an offer letter in the mail. Your admissions deposit can be paid online.  This goes towards your first semester’s tuition. Below your online “letter” you should see buttons to accept or decline our offer of admission.  Clicking “YES” will not completely secure your spot in the class.  You will need to pay your $400 deposit to set it in stone.  You can pay with a credit card (we do not accept VISA) or with an e-check.  As specified in the letter, you will have until May 15th to put down a deposit. 

As far as the next steps go, 72 hours after you deposit, you will be able to take U.Va.’s responsible computing quiz, officially set up your email account and register for orientation. Housing and dining information will take a little longer to come.   It is so important to keep an eye on both your old and new email addresses.  EVERYTHING happens on email.  Don’t miss important deadlines by ignoring these accounts. Your academic credit will not be evaluated until you pay your deposit and send in your final transcript. This evaluation is ongoing until summer orientation.  

If you decide not to come to U.Va., please be sure to decline the offer using the other button-- the "NO" button. We and our wait listed students would really appreciate this courtesy.

UPDATE: We do not have an open house for transfer admission.  Our faculty and students are in the midst of final exams.  Financial aid awards should start going out next week.

Not Offered Admission?

This is the toughest part of our year.  We wish we could admit all of the wonderful applicants who have applied.  The reality is that we only have so much space making admission highly selective.  You should be proud of your accomplishments and proud of the fact that you stuck your neck out and applied to transfer from your world to a whole other world. 

We do not have an appeals process, but depending upon the length of time you’ve been in college and your desired U.Va. school, you may be able to apply again in the future.  If you post here, please be considerate of each others feelings, emotions, reactions and the like. We wish you the best of luck.