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24,950 students submitted Early Action applications to UVA this year.We have a lot of reading to do. Keep in mind that we only count completed applications in our official numbers. Some students won't complete their applications (despite many reminders!).
This admission season brings a few changes to our process. First of all, we are accepting the Coalition App. I've only seen one so far in my reading, but it bears mentioning. Second, you can now self-report your testing and new scores after you apply (see below). Third, we have moved to using a computer system called Slate that includes a student portal feature.
It's the time of year when Early Action applicants are putting the finishing touches on their applications. There are some common questions and concerns at this point and I thought I'd go over a few of them.
While filling out an application to UVA, you'll encounter a question asking if you believe you qualify for in-state tuition. Answering yes will lead to answering some more questions that will be used by the Office of Virginia Status to certify that you have Virginia domicile (that's the real term).
With the Early Action deadline looming, many students are feeling pressure to get some college applications submitted. Early Action isn't always the best route, though.
After a few weeks on the road during travel season, certain themes emerge in the conversations we have with students. I'm used to people fixating on their activity lists, but things are a little different this year. People seem to think that activities lists need to be carefully crafted to align with a particular major. There are two issues with that.
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All applications are submitted through the Common Application.
Early Action Deadline: November 1
Regular Decision Deadline: January 1