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UVA On the Road Again

September 26, 2016
If you're currently a student at Northern Virginia Community College or Lord Fairfax Community College, you may be able to catch us giving transfer information sessions on your campuses next week.  For information on the events, please contact your student services or transfer office.
Here's where you can find us.  We'll be giving two sessions a day at each of the NVCC campuses to hopefully help with your schedules. See you on the road!


Monday, October 3 - NVCC Annandale - 9AM and 11AM
                                  NVCC Loudoun - 2PM and 4PM

Tuesday, October 4 - NVCC Alexandria - 9AM and 11AM
                                  NVCC Woodbridge - 2PM and 4PM

Wednesday, October 5 - NVCC Manassas - 9AM and 11AM
                                       LFCC Fauquier - 2PM


What documents are required?

September 21, 2016
Let's recap what's needed in order for the admissions committee to review your transfer application.

1) Your current college transcript- This will give us a record of your previous work and your current courses.

2)Previous college transcript(s)- You are required to list every college you've ever attended. Whether it was last year or many years ago, you need to list it on the common app and you'll need to order your transcripts to come to us.  Please don't leave any colleges out of your application.  We do have ways to double-check your academic history, but we would prefer to hear it from you.

3) Your high school transcript or GED score report- Yes, we require this as well.  If you attended school in a foreign country where the transcript is in another language,  you'll need to have this officially translated. If you attended high school for part of your secondary schooling, but then got the GED, we would like to see both the score report and your partial high school transcript.

4) Standardized testing- For those students applying for spring 2017, the SAT or ACT is required if you graduated from high school after October 1, 2011. If you have been in the United States for less than two years and you graduated from a high school where English was not the language of instruction, you must take the TOEFL or the IELTS. We are more concerned with your transcripts over your test scores, but at this stage, they are required for most applicants.

Of course, you can't have any of this reviewed without the application, so make sure you apply through the common application spending time on each and every essay.  If you've spent time out of school after high school or at any time in between, please tell us about this time in your life. If there are unexplained gaps, we will reach out to you.

Our address is on the right-side of this blog. Please send have official transcripts sent to that address.  You'll also notice guidance on the forms you'll find on the common application.

Good luck!

UVA On the Road

September 19, 2016
This fall, we'll be visiting a few community colleges for information sessions specifically tailored to transfer students.  Stay tuned for more visits.  For now, if you go to or are close to one of the campuses below, contact your Student Services office for more information.

Thomas Nelson Community College (Triangle Campus) - September 20 at 10a
Thomas Nelson Community College (Hampton Campus) - September 20 at 12:30p
Tidewater Community College (VA Beach Campus) - September 22 at 12:20p


There will be more sessions at NVCC in October and college fairs in Oct/Nov, so again, stay tuned for information in the future.


VCCS Guaranteed Admission to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

August 26, 2016
Are you a Virginia community college student looking to pursue one of our Guaranteed Admission Agreements?  Currently, we have three:  1) School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2) College of Arts and Sciences and 3) RN to BSN program in the School of Nursing.  All are only available for fall admission, not spring. You should spend the next year completing these requirements if you are on this path.  All coursework and the degree must be completed by the end of spring 2017 if you want to enroll in fall 2017.

Guaranteed admission does ask a lot of its students, but if you fulfill all of the requirements and meet all of its conditions, admission is guaranteed to the school of application, not the major.  We never guarantee admission to any major. Today, we thought we would create a sort of checklist for the Engineering GAA, but you should sit down and take some time to read the agreement yourself, found here. Let's hit the highlights in this post.

-Earn an associates degree stipulated in the agreement
-Earn a 3.4 GPA or better
-Earn 54 transferable credits
-Earn at least 45 credits at the community college
-Submit a high school transcript or GED
-Submit all college transcripts from your past and present
-Earn no grade lower than a C except in the case of English Composition, and all math, physics and chemistry courses where you need a B or better.
-Submit SAT, ACT or TOEFL scores (The TOEFL can be a substitute for students who have been studying in the U.S. for less than two years).
-Submit the common application
-Take the prescribed courses in Section II of the guaranteed admission agreement.
-These include english composition, Calc 1, 2, 3, differential equations, Physics 1 and 2(with labs), Chemistry 1 (plus the lab), and computer science (EGR 125, 126 or CSC 201)
-Yes, you have to take all of these courses.
-Depending on your scores, you can use AP scores to earn credit towards the agreement, but you must take at least 45 credits worth of courses at the community college.
-Finally, yes, you have to take (or show AP credit for) all of these courses.

Last year, 30% of admitted VCCS students, were admitted under the GAA.

VCCS Guaranteed Admission to the College of Arts and Sciences

August 18, 2016
Are you a Virginia community college student looking to pursue one of our Guaranteed Admission Agreements?  Currently, we have three:  1) College of Arts and Sciences, 2) School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 3) RN to BSN program in the School of Nursing available for fall admission, not spring. You should spend the next year completing these requirements if you are on this path.  All coursework and the degree must be completed by the end of spring 2017 if you want to enroll in fall 2017.

Guaranteed admission does ask a lot of its students, but if you fulfill all of the requirements and meet all of its conditions, admission is guaranteed to the school of application, not the major.  We never guarantee admission to any major. Today, we thought we would create a sort of checklist the GAA, but you should sit down and take some time to read the agreement yourself, found here. Let's hit the highlights in this post.

-Earn an associates degree stipulated in the agreement
-Earn a 3.4 GPA or better
-Earn 54 transferable credits
-Earn at least 45 credits at the community college
-Submit a high school transcript or GED
-Submit all college transcripts from your past and present
-Earn no grade lower than a C (from any of your colleges) except in the case of English Composition where you need a B or better.
-Submit SAT, ACT or TOEFL scores (The TOEFL can be a substitute for students who have been studying in the U.S. for less than two years).
-Submit the common application
-Take the prescribed courses in Section II of the guaranteed admission agreement.
-These include english composition, foreign language, social sciences, humanities, history, math and science and a non-western perspective course.
-Yes, you have to take all of these courses. 
-Depending on your scores, you can use AP scores to earn credits towards the agreement, but you must take at least 45 credits worth of courses at the community college.
-Finally, yes, you have to take(or show AP credit for) all of these courses. 

Next time, we'll go over some cliff notes for the guaranteed admission agreement for our school of engineering.

The fall semester is upon us!

August 12, 2016
For better or worse, the summer is coming to an end and soon you'll be finalizing your course schedules for the fall.  Below, we are recapping a post we made last summer. It's a great idea to review our entire transfer website, but we get a little specific in this post.


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 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 school's 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're admitted.