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Welcome! We are delighted you are joining our academic communities in The College of Arts and Sciences. We look forward to partnering with you as you explore the College's opportunities and further the development of your academic identities.

Summer Orientation New Student Portal

Visit the Summer Orientation New Student Portal frequently throughout the summer to complete important tasks to prepare for academic advising and enrollment in the College. The New Student Portal has important steps to help you plan throughout the summer as you prepare to join us on Grounds this fall!

Activate and begin checking your UVA email! That is where we will be sending key information.

Complete your Student Information Form by the June 15 deadline.

Learn About the College

Complete the First-Year Summer Advising & Enrollment Module and visit the College of Arts & Sciences which has important academic dates and policy information.

Sign up for a Summer Program so you are ready for Fall!

Key Links

Information on AP/IB/Dual Enrollment and other Test Credit

World Language Requirement

Are you planning to continue with a World Language you studied in high school or at another college during your time at UVA? If so, click on these links below to learn about language placement and take the appropriate placement module to determine in what course you should enroll in a fall or spring semester.

Find more information about other languages and placement at these links:

Math Placement

View information on math placement.

Learn To Use SIS and Plan Your Schedule

Take some time to log into your Student Center in SIS and learn the Student Information System.

  • Plan your schedule using "Class Search" in SIS, add 15-20 College Classes to your shopping cart before you attend Summer Orientation.
  • Choose only 1000- or 2000-level courses.
  • You may add closed or wait listed classes to your shoppping cart - there may be seats available during your course enrollment sessions.
  • Consider Adding a COLA 1500 to Your Fall Schedule
    • One-credit graded seminars open to all first-year students in the College—the instructor will be your academic advisor.
  • Consider a USEM Course
    • University Seminars are two-credit courses that are offered during both the fall and spring semesters. Student participation in a USEM should foster a love of learning with the goal of igniting a spark of enthusiasm for a particular subject.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students in the College of A&S are limited to 12 credits from the other undergraduate schools. We recommend that you take all of your classes in A&S for the first few years unless you are planning to apply to transfer to another undergraduate school at UVA or are planning to apply for the BA in computer science major. Even then, we recommend only one per term so you do not exceed this limit.

Be Prepared for Course Advising and Enrollment During Day 2 of Summer Orientation

You must bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone to use on day two of Summer Orientation which is when you will enroll in your fall classes. (A laptop will be much easier to use than a phone.)

You will be assigned an enrollment appointment which will give you access to enroll in classes using SIS (the Student Information System). There will be faculty advisors and student Orientation Leaders who will assist with academic information and advice about fall course enrollment. You will be able to add courses, as well as swap any pre-enrolled courses. All enrollment appointments on day two of Summer Orientation are randomly assigned and cannot be changed for any reason.

Watch this video to learn more about UVA Course Codes that will help you choose the most appropriate classes for your first semester.

Watch this video to learn how you'll Browse For and Enroll In Classes in SIS.

Learn about Advising in the College so that you can feel confident that help is always available. Read on to learn how your College degree connects with your career and life beyond UVA—and how we are here to help you make that connection! 

Last updated: June 3, 2024
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