New Transfer Student Guide: Getting Started

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. Write down any questions you have and bring them with you to Orientation.

We expect you to check your U.Va. e-mail and the College's homepage regularly for information ranging from new classes, new polices and procedures to your academic status in the College. Be sure to bookmark the homepage and check it several times a week. Be sure also to activate your U.Va. student computing account now and check your UVa e-mail often. If you use another mail system, be sure to have your U.Va. mail forwarded to that account. Finally, join us on Facebook at "UVa College of Arts and Sciences Transfer Student News and Info."

After the Office of Admission has received 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 as well. If you are still a second-year student, we will post the name of your faculty advisor on your SIS Student Center.  This evaluation process will take a couple of weeks. We will do our best to have your credit and other information posted on SIS before the holiday break.

Please read the following pages carefully for more detailed information about transfer credit evaluation, course selection, advising, and policies important to transfer students. We look forward to seeing you at Orientation in January. 

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