New Students FAQ - External Transfer

  • What will orientation look like this summer?

    We are hosting a Transfer Student Welcome on Thursday, July 22nd at 9AM. The Zoom registration link was sent to your email. During our time together, we will welcome you to our school, introduce you to important resources and answer your questions. After the welcome session, you will have the opportunity to register for fall classes. You may have a second meeting with your program coordinator to build your schedule. Your program coordinator will send directions and any additional Zoom links prior to registration.

  • Is there anything I need to do to prepare for summer orientation?

    Please carefully review the Student To Do List and the general FAQ section on the UVA Orientation website and reach out if you have any questions at all!

  • Where do I send my final transcripts?

    Send your final high school transcript and any transfer credit/dual enrollment credit information to UVA’s Central Undergraduate Admissions Office. We will receive your information electronically from their office. 

  • Who is my advisor?

    Your advisor will be assigned over the summer and you will be able to see their name in your student center on the Student Information System.

  • What is SIS and why is it important?

    SIS is the Student Information System. SIS houses all of your academic and enrollment information. You will use SIS to enroll in your courses as a UVA student and will do this the first time in July at orientation. We recommend you start familiarizing yourself now with SIS by watching these videos and the SIS Help Center.

  • What should I do if I do not get the classes I expected?

    It is likely you will not get all the classes you expect when you come to orientation and even when you enroll in later semesters. First, remember that enrollment at orientation is a process and you will be able to change your schedule again in early August. At this time, many courses open up because all students are adjusting their schedules. Second, the curriculum is flexible and there are several options to fill many of the required courses. Always make sure you meet with your advisor to go over your selections and alternative options!

  • How can I get involved?

    There are several opportunities to get involved in organizations specific to the School of Education and Human Development. You can find a list here. UVA also has specific transfer student resources include the Transfer Student Peer Advisors and a Transfer Student Advisory Board who creates events and programs. Contact Sarah Dodge for more information!

  • Where do I go for Career Services, Student Affairs, Registrar and Admissions related questions?

    Visit the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs, which is a one-stop shop for the resources listed above and several others. We are located in Ruffner Hall, Room 102 and our phone number is 434.924.0742.

  • What support systems are available to me as a student?

    When you join the School of Education and Human Development, you are joining a strong support system. You will have access to all of the UVA resources and it is likely you access these resources as a student. You can find a list of UVA resources here and the bottom of the page under UVA resources.

     If you are in a situation where you are in need of support or accommodations due to mental or physical distress, we recommend you first contact your faculty advisor to notify them and start the process. Catherine Brighton, Associate Dean, and Jessica Livingston, Director of Student Affairs, connect students to the appropriate resources and offices at the School of Education and Human Development and on Grounds to help you navigate difficult circumstances.