What you need to get started...

Welcome to UVA Engineering. We are so excited to have you join our world-renowned faculty and graduate student body. Below are some helpful resources to help you get started...

New Engineering Graduate Student Checklist


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    • Review your admissions checklist in Slate and be sure all official test scores and transcripts have been received.
    • Transcripts can be mailed to:
      ATTN: Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science
      Room 209B
      1001 Emmet Street North
      Charlottesville, VA 22903
    • Activate your UVA email address. This is the official means of communication at UVA. You received an email after you accepted your offer which contained your UVA computing ID and instructions to set up your account.
    • Submit your pre-entrance health form and immunization information (doctor’s signature is required).
    • Check out your housing options.
    • Pay all tuition and fees unless you are a PhD student receiving full departmental funding. Check with your Graduate Coordinator if you have questions.
    • Register for courses
      • Speak to your Advisor and consult departmental handbooks for core courses and guidance on which courses to enroll in.
    • Become familiar with the UVA Honors Committee and the University Judiciary Committee.
    • Get your required student health insurance or complete your Hard Waiver.
    • Register with Student Disability Access Center if needed.
      • To request academic and/or housing accommodations based on a disability or medical condition, register with the Student Disability Access Center (SDAC) as soon as possible. To register, go to the SDAC website, scroll down, click on the “apply for services” button, and complete the online form.
      • Questions? Contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434.243.5180 or sdac@virginia.edu.
    • Sign the UVA Patent Agreement
      • Any person who may be engaged in University Research is required to execute the University’s Patent Agreement and Assignment. You must have activated your email and signed up for Netbadge to complete Patent Agreement.


    For International Students:



    For International Students:


    • Explore the UVA Engineering Current Graduate Students website.
      • Find resources listed under the tabs “UVA Engineering Student Services” & “UVA Student Services.”
      • Information on academic & financial resources, degree requirements, forms, assessments, and graduation procedures. 
      • Check out your Graduate Engineering Student Council . See also their informaiton on Instagram and Facebook.
      • Familiarize yourself with student support services for your academic and mental wellness.
    • Explore the UVA Engineering Office of Diversity & Engagement.
      • Learn about the vision and resources being offered by the Office for Diversity & Engagement and the Center for Diversity in Engineering.
    • Check out the professional development resources available to UVA Engineering students.
      • Professional development offerings available to all graduate students to help you develop the skills needed to succeed in a global marketplace.
    • Check out the Center for Engineering Career Development (CECD).
      • Learn how the CECD helps engineering students achieve their career aspirations through advising, events, and resources.
      • Set up your profile and explore Handshake to access UVA career events and resources, employer connections, and job and internship postings.
    • Check out the Graduate Writing Lab (GWL).
      • Explore the individual, group and event-based offerings to help you become a skilled communicator.
      • Check out the variety of online resources for writing, presenting and more.
      • Sign up for the GWL Slack for direct access and the latest announcements.
    • Check out the Ph.D. Plus professional development opportunities for masters and doctoral students.
      • The Ph.D. Plus Foundation Series is designed for first-year graduate students as a guide to successfully cultivate and navigate your best graduate experience. New offerings in this series will be added throughout the semester.
    • Discover funding opportunities for Ph.D. and M.S. students.
      • Explore these databases of funding opportunities based on your research interests, nationality, etc.
    • Explore the services provided by the UVA Library.
    • They are here to help you with your research, teaching and publishing.

New Engineering Graduate Student Orientation

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    UVA Engineering will be hosting an online asynchronous orientation for all new graduate students. You will receive information about the orientation at your UVA email soon. Some degree programs are also holding addiitonal program-specific orientation sessions, so please take note of any additional orientation information from your department or program. We look forward to welcoming you this fall!

FAQs for New International Graduate Engineering Students

(Updated on July 26, 2021)