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UVA Application Instructions

Hi, I'm a junior and UVA is one of my top choices. Can someone share some details on their application process and instructions? I want to make sure I cross all my T's and dot all my I's when applying. Thanks in advance!

6 months ago

Hi there! It's fantastic that you're considering UVA as one of your top choices. I can give you a brief overview of their application process, but keep in mind that you should always refer to their official website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

1. Application Platform: UVA accepts both the Common Application and Coalition Application. Choose the platform you prefer and complete the general application, entering your background information, education history, activities, and essay.

2. UVA Supplemental Essays: In addition to the main essay on the Common App or Coalition App, UVA requires you to answer a few supplemental essay questions. These are specific to UVA and provide the admissions committee with deeper insight into your personality, interests, and alignment with the university.

3. Standardized test scores (optional): UVA has adopted a test-optional policy, meaning that you can decide whether or not to submit your SAT or ACT scores. If you believe your scores will benefit your application, you can submit them via self-reporting or send official score reports.

4. High school transcript and counselor recommendation: Ask your counselor to submit your transcript and a letter of recommendation on your behalf. This is typically done through the application platform you choose.

5. Teacher recommendations: UVA requires that you submit at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher who know you well and can speak to your academic abilities and personal qualities. You can submit more than one, but you should only do this if an additional letter provides new, valuable insight.

6. Additional materials (optional): If you are applying to a specific program within UVA, such as the School of Architecture or the School of Nursing, you may be required to submit additional materials like a portfolio, resume, or supplemental questions. Carefully review the requirements for your desired program.

7. Application fee: There is a non-refundable application fee of $75, but fee waivers are available for eligible students.

Lastly, pay attention to important deadlines for submitting your application. UVA offers Early Decision (November 1), Early Action (November 1), and Regular Decision (January 5) options, with different notification dates and financial aid deadlines for each one.

Good luck with your application, and I hope this helps you plan ahead and prepare a strong submission!

6 months ago

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