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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Common App & Supplement....online via commonapp.org
SAT/ACT/TOEFL Scores..........testing agency
School Report & Transcript......Common App's counselor portal OR mail
Mid-Year & Final Reports.........Common App's counselor portal OR mail
Supporting Documents for In-State Residents...fax
Financial Guarantee (international students)....mail
Art Supplements....................mail (see instructions on website)
We have a dedicated fax line just for application credentials, 434-924-7674.
UPDATE: I just heard from the International Studies Office that Financial Guarantee Forms and supporting documents must be mailed and can't be faxed.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
We obviously plan to petition the Common App board (comprised of admission officers from about 15 member colleges and universities) to allow supplemental recs to be submitted via the Common App system, but that board does not meet for quite some time, so a change will not be made this year.
Teachers may send recommendations by mail or fax their recommendations to the admission credentials fax line: 434-924-7674. We prefer that letters be faxed, as we are now a paperless office.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Stone Bridge High School Fair (4:00-8:00 PM)
Northern Virginia Community College Fair (12:00-1:30 PM)
Osbourn Park High School Fair (7:00-9:00 PM)
Lord Fairfax Community College Fair (7:00-9:00 PM)
Lord Fairfax Community College Fair (11:30 AM-1:00 PM)
Apple Blossom Mall Fair (6:30-8:30 PM)
Central High School Fair (9:00-10:30 AM)
JMU Convocation Center Fair (6:30-8:30 PM)
Thursday, September 18, 2008
With a new crop of students reading the blog, I think it helps to revisit this topic. Consider the situation in our office: we had 18,500 applications last year and will probably see a bump up in numbers due to our switch to the Common App. We have 15 full-time admission officers and 5-7 part-time staffers who come on board during reading season. Each application is read at least twice. That's a lot of work for a relatively small staff. We truly don't have time to google and search for every student who applies to UVa.
Now, I still think you should have your profiles set to private so only your friends can see them and even then I think you should consider how you'd feel if what you have on your profile was on the front page of the newspaper and edit accordingly.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Feel free to post questions about the Common App and I'll work through them in the next few posts.
Friday, September 05, 2008
On Sunday and Monday, I'll be speaking at UVa evening programs organized by the alumni clubs in Denver and Phoenix. After that, I'll join my colleagues from UNC, Emory, and Northwestern for joint programs in Sacramento, San Francisco (actually San Mateo), and Portland.
Here are the details from the UVa Visits You page:
Sunday, September 7 at 6:30 pm
200 Inverness Drive West
I-25 and Dry Creek Road
Englewood, CO 80112
Monday, September 8 at 6:00 pm
The University Club of Phoenix
39 East Monte Vista Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30 pm
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 J Street
13th and J Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Wednesday, September 10 at 7:30 pm
San Mateo Marriott
1770 South Amphlett Boulevard
San Mateo, CA 94402
Thursday, September 11 at 7:30 pm
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, OR 97201