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Checklist for Freshmen

Plan your future at UVA Wise.

Mark your calendar, and get ready with our senior year admissions timeline.

Senior Year Timeline

September - October

  • Talk with a UVA Wise admissions representative during a visit to your school or schedule a campus visit
  • Apply for admission to UVA Wise
  • Talk to your high school guidance counselor to learn about private scholarship opportunities

November - December

  • Upon acceptance, check your personal email to setup/claim your UVA Wise account for email & systems access
  • Begin filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or pick one up at your high school guidance counselor’s office. Request a student and parent FSA ID online.

January - March

  • Confirm your enrollment in the application portal to hold your space in the class
  • Complete and submit your FAFSA online by no later than February 15 to meet the April 1 deadline (UVA Wise’s FAFSA code is 003747)
  • Watch the mail for your award letter detailing the financial aid programs for which you qualify
  • In mid-March, watch for your pre-orientation Cav Module link in your personal email
  • On-campus housing applications become available in mid-March

April - July

  • Sign up for your preferred orientation session which includes meeting with an advisor and choosing your classes
  • Forward all student and parent loan request forms to the Office of Financial Aid by July 1 for fall semester disbursement
  • Sign up for payment plans if you’re choosing that option


  • If you plan to live in on-campus housing, be sure you are ready for Move-In
  • All new freshmen attend their extended orientation experience, Expedition
  • All new students participate in Welcome Week events to kick off your fall semester with a multitude of educational, social, community service and leadership opportunities.