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Admissions Requirements

A comprehensive, world-class education at UVA Wise will help you grow and succeed, both today and tomorrow.

Our diverse student body comprises individuals from every walk of life and from all over the globe with one common trait: a desire to learn. Learn more about the admission requirements to apply to the College at Wise.

Application Process

All applicants to UVA Wise must be a graduate of an approved secondary school OR hold a certificate of high school equivalency (GED).

In order to be considered for admission to UVA Wise, each applicant is required to submit:

  • A completed application
  • Official high school transcript (or GED certificate, if applicable)
  • Official transcript from any colleges previously attended (if applicable)*

While official dual enrollment transcripts are not required for your admission application, if you have any, they are necessary to provide for evaluated credit prior to class registration.

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Admission Requirements and Guidelines

Admission preference is given to applicants who have successfully completed the following general coursework and educational requirements:

High School Coursework

  • Four (4) years of English
  • Three (3) years of Mathematics, including Algebra I and II, and a third course to be chosen from: geometry, advanced algebra & trigonometry, calculus, or a related course.
  • Two (2) or more years of science (beyond general science)
  • Two (2) or more years of a foreign language
  • One (1) year of American history
  • One (1) year of world history

Educational Requirements

Applicants must meet one of the following :

  • 3.0 Cumulative High School GPA (4.0 Scale)
  • High School Class Rank - Top 50% AND a minimum 2.0 cumulative High School GPA
  • 17 ACT Composite Score or 900 SAT Composite Score (test optional) AND a minimum 2.0 cumulative High School GPA

Students who do not meet one or more of the above requirements will be evaluated based on a combination of class rank, high school courses, GPA, and optional test scores.  

When to Apply

Students are encouraged to apply early in their senior year. This allows students to take advantage of broader selections and opportunities — including academic scholarships, special registration sessions, and residence hall options.

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