We maintain a consistent review throughout the application process so there is no advantage to choosing one application plan over another. We hope to offer students multiple options and the ability to choose the option that is best suited for them. All students applying for financial aid who have submitted the required documents by the priority deadlines will receive a preliminary aid award shortly after admission decisions are released. Below is additional information about our application choices.
Early Decision is a binding admission plan for students who have determined that UVA is their first choice and who feel they can present a strong application without senior grades being reviewed. Students admitted through the Early Decision admission plan are required to cancel their applications elsewhere and enroll in UVA. Decisions of admit, defer, or deny will be released in mid-December and students are expected to submit deposits by January 1. Deferred students will be reviewed during Regular Decision.
Early Action is a non-binding and unrestrictive admission plan that may be an attractive option for those feel they can present a strong application without senior grades being reviewed. We aim to release decisions of admit, defer, or deny by mid-February. Students admitted through the Early Action admission plan will have until May 1 to reserve a spot by in the incoming class. Deferred students will be reviewed during Regular Decision.
Regular Decision is a non-binding and unrestrictive admission plan that allows students more time to complete the application and to have grades from the first term of their senior year considered in the review. Students will be notified of their admission decisions by April 1 Students admitted through the Regular Decision admission plan will have until May 1 to reserve a spot in the incoming class.
If you would like to change your chosen plan after submitting an application, you must email us within 24 hours of submission.