Greetings from Charlottesville,

We hope this finds you safe, well, and healthy during this challenging and disruptive time.

Here at UVA, we understand that the college admission process can be confusing and stressful, even in the best of times. So it’s natural to have questions about how the coronavirus pandemic will affect, and possibly change, the college search and admission processes for next year and beyond. Of course, there is a great deal we don’t know at the moment, but here in Charlottesville we are thinking about how this impacts you, and we are committed to examining our admission policies, programs, and opportunities to ensure that they are fair and equitable and reflect the reality of the times.

Please know that students will not be at a disadvantage in the admission process as a result of school closures and/or cancellations of standardized tests. You are not responsible for things you cannot control. With most high schools closed for the spring semester, we will need to be flexible when evaluating transcripts and academic course work next year, and we will continue to monitor the state of standardized testing nationally and abroad. If testing is cancelled through the summer and into the fall, we will need to discuss our testing requirements for 2021.

Since UVA is currently on a modified schedule, prospective students cannot visit the University, but we are developing online tools to help you get a better understanding of our community and culture. We will be in touch over the next few weeks and months to share details about these new virtual events.

In the meantime, below are links to some resources that we hope will help you get to know our community, our students, and the University Grounds.

We hope this information is useful. These are difficult times, and the most important thing is for you to remain healthy and safe.

We are extremely grateful for your interest in UVA. If you need anything or have questions, please call 434-982-3200 or email [email protected]. We are here to help you.

Best Wishes,


University of Virginia Office of Undergraduate Admission