Application Guide: Student at Another Institution


We created this guide for applicants interested in attending the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development from another educational institution. Read on and learn more about our application process for transfer students.

To be eligible for transfer admission, applicants must have completed one full year (at least 24 semester hours after high school graduation) of college course work before entering the University. Summer is not considered part of this one year minimum. Kinesiology, Youth and Social Innovation, and Teacher Education accept applications from students with one year of coursework. 

Students entering after two years should have completed at least 54 semester hours of college coursework. Kinesiology, Youth and Social Innovation, Speech Communication Disorders, and Teacher Education accept applications from students with two years of coursework.

The School of Education and Human Development only accepts applications for fall entry. Transfer students who enroll at UVA must spend at least two full years in residency at the University.

Application Deadline: March 1

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Admissions Requirements


  • Test Scores

    In alignment with UVA’s undergraduate admissions policies, transfer students are not required to submit standardized test scores (SAT or ACT scores). 

    Applicants to the Teacher Education program: Students are not required to take teacher licensure exams prior to admission. If you have taken any licensure exams (Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment, Praxis Elementary Multiple Subjects, Reading for Virginia Educators), you may wish to add those scores to your application, but scores are not required. The majority of teacher education students take their licensure exams during the third and fourth year.

  • Coursework

    Explore transfer course requirements by visiting the Central Admissions transfer website.

    Applicants to the teacher education program should also consult the teacher education transfer guide, which includes VCCS equivalents.

    Transfer Course Requirements Teacher Education Transfer Guide
  • Plans of Study

    Explore the plan of study for your program of choice.

    Teacher Education Kinesiology Speech Communication Disorders Youth and Social Innovation

Featured Opportunities


The School of Education and Human Development offers several opportunities for academic development and community involvement during your time here.

  • African American Teaching Fellows

    The mission of African American Teaching Fellows (AATF) is to recruit, support, develop and retain a cadre of African American teachers to serve Charlottesville and Albemarle County schools.

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  • America Reads Tutoring

    This federally funded work-study program places college and university students in the community to tutor elementary through high school students in literacy and math.

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  • Speech Communication Disorders in Europe

    Study abroad in Ghent, Belgium and Nijmegen, the Netherlands in this six-week program which allows students to engage in an international research project.

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  • Young Women Leaders Program

    This community-based mentoring program open to undergraduate women addresses middle school girls’ sense of self, scholastic achievement, peer relationships and more.

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