Updated:  June 7, 2023

You may request to defer your admission offer for up to one year.  Please contact your degree program graduate director as soon as possible if you would like to defer.  Different programs have different deferral deadlines.

This varies from program to program.  If you defer for one semester, it is possible that you will still have your financial aid and health insurance available to you. To be certain, you should contact your degree-granting department to inquire about your specific situation.

You will not be able to receive any financial aid until after you arrive at the University of Virginia. 

New graduate student course enrollment begins in July in the SIS Student Center. A complete listing of classes can be found in the Schedule of Classes through Class Search. Contact your faculty advisor or your department’s graduate program director for assistance with course selection.

Graduate students can live on- or off-Grounds (campus). This webpage from UVA Housing and Residence Life provides information and resources about both on- and off-Grounds housing options.

While we encourage you to submit any required official documentation as soon as possible by the start of the semester, we will be able to accept official transcripts and any required official test scores through the fall semester. Please contact gseasadmission@virginia.edu if you have extraordinary circumstances in providing your transcripts. If we have not received your official transcripts and any required test scores by October 1, you may see a hold placed on your student account that prevents you from enrolling in courses for the following Spring semester that will be removed once these documents are received and are verified in your student record.