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2016-2017 Art and Architecture Supplement Guidelines Posted
Guildlines for students who wish to submit supplements related to the architecture, art, drama, dance, music, or marching band are available on our Arts Supplements page.
Testing Policies Updated
In light of the new version of the SAT, we have updated our testing policies for 2016-2017.
UVA Joins the Coalition for Affordability, Access, and Success
UVA will begin accepting both the Common Application and the Coalition Application for the incoming class of Fall 2018.
"I came to UVA because of its incredible professors and fantastic English department."
It's always a head-scratcher when someone asks me whether admission officers really read all of the applications students submit. For admission officers (and for our families), there are two main times of year: reading season and not reading season. The "not reading season" is broken down into smaller bits (travel and yield seasons, for example), but reading season is the main event.
"Beyond our in-state to out-of-state ratio (2/3 of our students are Virginia residents), there are no restrictions, targets, or quotas regarding how many students we may take from a high school, town, county, or region."
It's day three of my first week in my Virginia territory (I cover part of Northern Virginia) and I've had some great high school visits. Even after a few visits, you can start to see trends on topics that are on students' minds this year.
I recently got an email from the parent of a middle school child who thought it would be a good time to set up an appointment since this is the "break time" in the admission calendar.
"Here we go."
We were only a couple minutes into an "ask the deans" panel at a high school's college planning program and the first testing question was asked. We all knew from experience that once the first testing question is asked, we don't get away from testing questions without some sort of intervention from the counseling staff in the room.
This is one of my favorite weekends of the whole year. The first-year move-in has begun, with half of the class arriving today and the other half arriving tomorrow. We can't help but feel proud as we see the students we got to know on paper (okay, on computer screen) making their way around the UVA Grounds.
Apply to UVA
All applications are submitted through the Common Application.
Early Action Deadline: November 1
Regular Decision Deadline: January 1