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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 Admissions Timeline

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER

  • Meet with a UVA Wise admissions representative during a college day at your school
  • Apply for admission to UVA Wise
  • Talk to your high school guidance counselor to learn about private scholarship support

NOVEMBER – DECEMBER

  • Apply to the First Early Admission Priority Plan (to be admitted by December 1)
  • Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to 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

  • Apply to the Second Early Admission Priority Plan (to be admitted by February 1)
  • File tax returns for yourself and your parents as soon as possible
  • 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

APRIL – JULY

  • Once accepted, come to your orientation session to meet with an advisor and choose your fall semester 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

AUGUST

Attend Welcome Week and kick off your fall semester with a multitude of educational, social, community service and leadership opportunities.

Get a Head Start with Early Admission

EARLY ADMISSION I

  • Priority Orientation and Registration beginning in June
  • Early academic scholarship and financial aid consideration
  • Eligibility for application to Peake Honors Program
  • Priority housing selection (based on date of receipt of housing application)

Application Due: December 1
Enrollment Deposit Due: February 15

EARLY ADMISSION II

  • Advanced course registration beginning in June
  • Early academic scholarship and financial aid consideration
  • Priority housing selection (based on date of receipt of housing application)

Application Due: February 1
Enrollment Deposit Due: March 15

ADMISSION III

  • Advanced course registration beginning in July
  • Priority financial aid consideration through April 1
  • Priority housing selection (based on date of receipt of housing application)


Applications received after February 1
Enrollment Deposit Due: May 1*

*Students who choose to apply after May 1 will be required to submit the enrollment deposit two weeks after notification of acceptance.

Once You’ve Received Your Acceptance Letter

  • In the coming weeks, you will receive information about campus housing options – please read this information carefully!
  • If you haven’t visited campus, please call the Office of Admissions to make an appointment or register for one of our Open House events.
  • Complete the Enrollment Confirmation form and return this to the Office of Admissions with your $75.00 enrollment deposit to hold your space in the freshman class. Securely pay your enrollment deposit online.
  • This offer of admission is based on your cumulative academic work to date. If you have been admitted during the first semester of your senior year, please submit official mid-year high school grades when available.
  • An official final high school transcript must be submitted upon graduation.
  • Freshmen who have taken dual enrollment classes must submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • Complete and submit the FAFSA as soon as possible. The school code for UVA Wise is 003747. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 276-328-0139 with any questions that you may have about this process.
  • All freshmen are required to attend an orientation session to be able to register for classes. Don’t delay – sign up for the session that best fits your schedule. Please contact the Office of Student Engagement at 276-328-0313 with any questions that you may have about this process.