• First Year Courses

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

  • AP Credit, Transfer Credit, and Other Exceptions

    1. What course credit will you have?


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

    • APMA and Computer Science place out tests are held the first week of classes.


    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, contact Stacie Pisano (sp7h@virginia.edu).


    4. When will I take Science, Technology and Society (STS) – Fall or Spring?

    • Half take the course in fall, half in spring. The semester you do not take STS, you will take a Humanities or Social Science Elective.
  • Common Reading Experience

    The incoming School of Engineering and Applied Science first-year students and UVA Engineering faculty come together in small groups at the start of every year for the Common Reading Experience (CRE) to enjoy a lively discussion about a book selected by the CRE committee. Through the CRE, you will meet your fellow first-year students and will share professional and personal views and experiences, and discuss engineering careers and their connections and impacts to everyday life in the context of the selected reading.

    This year the CRE committee has selected "Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup" by John Carreyrou. The Wall Street Journal’s John Carreyrou takes us through the step-by-step history of Theranos, a Silicon Valley startup that became almost mythical, in no small part due to its young, charismatic founder Elizabeth Holmes.

    The book was number one on The New York Times Non-Fiction Best Sellers list for nine weeks in 2018. Named one of the best books of the year by: NPR, The New York Times Book Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post • The McKinsey Business Book of the Year.

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