As soon as other schools start notifying their early applicants of admission decisions, many of our Early Action applicants tend to ask us two questions.
1. When will UVA notify Early Action applicants of decisions?
The official line is that the Early Action process will be complete by the end of January. If we are able to release decisions early, we will. The beauty of online notification is that it's fast. We don't have to wait for letters to be printed and envelopes to be stuffed.
I always post on social media as soon as the Dean declares us ready. I usually start with a blog post, then post on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. We also queue up a mass email to go out to the entire applicant pool. The news tends to travel quickly!
2. How do I withdraw if I was admitted elsewhere through Early Decision?
Withdrawing an application to UVA used to require an email from the student. We recently updated SIS so that you can withdraw through your account page.
When you log in, you'll see something like this:
Clicking on the Withdraw Application link will give you this message:
Hit the button and the system will ask you to confirm:
Click "yes" and your application status will change immediately.