• Welcome to Incoming First Year Students

    Dear Students:

    On behalf of the students, faculty, and staff of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia, I offer you a warm welcome to our community.  We all look forward to working with you in the coming years.  This letter gives you important details about summer advising and enrollment.

    Prepare for Summer Advising & Enrollment

    Our first meeting with you will be at one of our summer orientation sessions.  Here is a preparation checklist. 

    What to Expect during Summer Advising & Enrollment

    Advising: Our staff will advise you on course selection, important information and dates, and other academic issues during day two of your summer orientation session. 

    Scheduling: In early June we will be automatically enrolling all students in required fall courses. These courses include ENGER 1010 (or ENGR 1410 for Rodman Scholars), CHEM 1410 and 1411.  You will also be enrolled in a Caculus placeholder course (APMA 1001).  This Calculus placeholder course will hold your spot on your fall schedule for a section of Calculus I, II, or III until we finalize your Calculus placement results.  Based on the Calculus placement results, you will be enrolled in a section of APMA 1090, APMA 1110, or APMA 2120 prior to Open Enrollment on August 7.  Students who do not complete the Calculus Placement exam, will not be auto-enrolled in a section of Calculus for fall.  

    • Exceptions: If we have received AP, IB, or transfer credit for any of these classes prior to pre-enrollment, we will not enroll you in a class you have received credit for already (ex. You got a 4 or 5 on the AP Chemistry exam, you will not be enrolled in CHEM 1410)
    • After your advising session on day two of your summer orientation session, you will have an assigned registration time to enroll in additional courses for the fall term. 
    • We recommend bringing your laptop to the orientation for the course enrollment period.  We will have limited PC's for students to use, and your smartphone is not ideal for course registration. 
    • Students cannot make any changes to the classes they were auto-enrolled in prior to their summer orientation session. Students wanting to make changes to these courses will be able to do so during Open Enrollment beginning on August 7.


    Please be sure to keep checking your UVA email for important communications.

    As you prepare to join us on Grounds, please also be aware that all Engineering students are expected to have their own laptop computers. We will soon be sending you an email specifically about that.

    We look forward to meeting you this summer and to your matriculation this fall.  Best wishes for a wonderful summer!

    Be well,


    William H. Guilford

    Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Education

    Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

  • Welcome to Incoming Transfer Students

    Dear incoming engineering students,

    Congratulations and welcome to UVA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (UVA Engineering) on behalf of the Engineering Undergraduate Programs Office.  Over the next few months, we will be working diligently to make you aware of opportunities to jump-start your undergraduate career at UVA and to help guide you in your decision-making for Fall course enrollment.  We share your excitement to start making plans and wanted to share with you the timeline for course transfer, declaring a major, academic advising, and ultimately enrollment.  Below are important steps you must take to make this a smooth process: 

    Evaluating Course Transfer Credit (May/June)

    • Submit your final transcript (and AP/IB scores, if applicable) to UVA Admission.
    • Completed an Associate’s Degree?  Make sure your degree conferral date is posted on your final transcript before sending it to UVA. 
    • Contact Undergraduate Admissions if you have questions about which documents you still need to submit.
    • Jesse Rogers, Engineering Undergraduate Registrar, evaluates transfer credit for all incoming students.  Because of the number of incoming students, this process will likely take until Friday, June 23.  You can then go into your Student Information System (SIS) account to review your transfer credit evaluation report. 

    Declare Your Major and Get an Advisor (June)

    • Please complete the Major Declaration Survey by Sunday, June 11.
    • Need to talk to someone about this decision?  Consider scheduling time with Engineering Career Development or Blake Calhoun, Director of Undergraduate Success.
    • New Student Programs will assign you a Transfer Transition Coaches and you will hear from them in June.
    • After we update SIS with your major, we will assign you an advisor in your major by the end of June.  You can see your assigned advisor in SIS
    • Review your Academic Requirements Report in SIS and degree requirements before emailing your advisor.   
    • Advising is a partnership, so please reach out to your advisor to schedule a meeting by providing your availability and the best way to connect. 
    • After the meeting, your advisor can remove the Advising Hold on your SIS account so you can register during your summer orientation session.  

    Summer 2023 (June-August)

    Consider enrolling in UVA Summer online courses.  If you would like to enroll in a summer course, please email Jesse Rogers (jr7up@virginia.edu) as he can set you up for summer enrollment.  If you have financial constraints that limit your ability to take summer courses, please consult with Student Financial Services first (sfs@virginia.edu) and consider applying to our Engineering Hardship Request.

    Summer Orientation & Fall Course Enrollment (July)

    Register for Summer Orientation.  The transfer orientation session for the School of Engineering & Applied Science will take place during Session E (July 17 - 18).  You will meet with our staff and your advisor on the morning of July 18, and you will be able to enroll in your fall courses in the afternoon during your enrollment appointment.  Please bring your labtop to orientation for course enrollment.  After July 18, if you need to make additional schedule changes to your fall schedule, you will be able to do so during open enrollment beginning on August 7. 

    We look forward to welcoming you to our great engineering community.  We encourage you to help us get to know you and encourage you to get to know us.  Please check out our Engineering Undergraduate website and continue to check your email.  Please note that email is our office’s official form of communication.  Please be sure to keep checking your UVA email for important communications.

    Some FAQ’s

    How do I send my transcripts (AP/IB scores if applicable) to UVA Admissions?


    You should submit final transcripts as soon as the spring semester grades are available, even if you are enrolled in summer courses. You can submit them electronically to undergradadmission@virginia.edu or mail them to:


    P.O. Box 400160

    Charlottesville, VA 22904


    190 McCormick Road

    Peabody Hall

    Charlottesville, VA 22903

    Still have questions?  Call admissions with any questions - 434-982-3200.

    Can I receive transfer credit for ENGR 1020?

    Answer:  Yes...  if you received an associate’s degree prior to matriculating and completed a 2nd college-level English Composition course.

    I am missing credits for ENGR 1010.  How can I fulfill the remaining credits?

    Answer:  You can fulfill the missing credits by completing an additional Math, Science, or Technical Elective course beyond what is required for your major. 

    I am missing 1 credit for an Applied Math (APMA) course (i.e. APMA 2120 because my Calculus III course was only 3 credits and/or APMA 2130 because my Ordinary Differential Equations course was only 3 credits).  How can I fulfill the remaining credits?

    Answer:  You can fulfill the missing credits by completing an additional Math, Science, or Technical Elective course beyond what is required for your major. 

    When do I enroll in fall 2023 courses?

    Answer:  During the 2nd day of Summer Orientation on July 18.   

  • First Year Courses

    By the end of spring semester, you should have credit for the core curriculum.

  • AP Credit, Transfer Credit, and Other Exceptions

    Information on AP Scores and course credit is available through U-REG in the undergraduate record.

    1. What course credit will you have?


    2. How can I place out of a course? Note: no course credit.


    3. Which Applied Math (APMA) course will I take?

    • We strongly advise students to follow the recommendation of the APMA Placement Test. If you have questions about the APMA Placement Test, please email APMA-PLACEMENT@VIRGINIA.EDU.  



  • Computer Recommendations

    Software needs for engineering students differ by major. While the Windows options below typically ensure broadest compatibility across all disciplines, newer Apple silicon based MacOS devices offer sufficient compatibility in many majors. The Mechanical and Aerospace and, to a lesser extent, Civil Engineering undergraduate programs rely on Windows-only software, and so students purchasing a computer before starting at UVA and who are reasonably certain of choosing one of those two majors should choose a Windows computer.  Either MacOS or Windows devices will be fine for all other Engineering majors. 

    New students do not start in their Engineering major until their second-year of study, and either MacOS or Windows devices are acceptable for the first-year curriculum. Further, about half of students change their mind about their Engineering major in the first year of study! Thus, we recommend to new first-year students that if you have a functioning computer that is less than 3-years old that you continue to use it at UVA for your first year. Plan then to purchase a new computer at the end of your first year when you know your major and your computer needs. 

    Good minimum specifications are:

    • 64-bit operating system
    • 4 GB of memory
    • 1366 x 768 display, or better
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