New Transfer Student Guide: Getting Started

The guide for enrolled transfer students contains advice on requirements and deadlines which are critical to completing your degree on time.


As a new transfer student, you will likely ask:

  • When will my transfer credit be evaluated and how will I be able to see the results?
  • How and when will I select my courses?
  • How do I get academic advice?

The following pages will answer these questions and others for you. Please be sure to read everything thoroughly and bookmark this webpage for future reference.

We expect you to check your UVA email and the College's homepage regularly for information ranging from new classes, new policies and procedures to your academic status in the College. Bookmark the homepage and check it several times a week. Activate your UVA student computing account now, and check your UVA email often. If you use another mail system, make sure to have your UVA mail forwarded to that account. Finally, consider joining us on Facebook at "UVA College of Arts and Sciences Transfer Student News and Info" because academic reminders and opportunities will be posted to this website.

After the Office of Admission receives your deposit, we will enter and then post your transfer credits at your Student Center on the Student Information System (SIS). We will inform you of your "academic year" status and your expected date of graduation as well. And if you are a second-year student, we will post the name of your faculty advisor on your SIS Student Center.

Please read the following pages carefully for more detailed information about transfer credit evaluation, course selection, advising, and policies important to transfer students.

Next: Evaluation of Transfer Credit