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B.S. in Commerce

Admissions Process for Current UVA Students

The McIntire School of Commerce is an upper-divisional school at the University of Virginia. Typically, students apply in their second year and enter the program in their third year after completing two years of liberal arts and business prerequisites.

Application Dates 

Late applications will not be permitted under any circumstances. Please note the deadline is at noon; submit the application ahead of time.

  • You may start working on your application on Oct. 1, 2020
  • Applications must be submitted by noon on Jan. 26, 2021.


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Eligibility and Prerequisites

McIntire students represent a wide range of academic backgrounds and life experiences with myriad career aspirations. Success in our rigorous academic program begins with a solid liberal arts foundation, as demonstrated by prior coursework.

Application Process

Our online application is designed to help us get to know you holistically. You will submit all application materials online, including the required essay components. A link to the live application will be available on Oct. 1, 2020.

Funding Your Degree

We are committed to helping students with demonstrated need navigate the increasing costs of higher education. There are numerous financial resources available to students, including University financial aid and scholarships.


What to Expect

The McIntire Undergraduate Admissions Committee is composed of faculty members who independently review and make decisions on each applicant. After review, the group meets to reach consensus on each applicant.

On March 1, 2021, we'll notify applicants of our decision: either offered, deferred, or denied.

  • Offered: If you’re offered admission, you have until March 8, 2021, to accept or decline the offer. 
  • Deferred: Deferral is not a wait list. Deferral signals the committee's wish to see more information via spring grades and an additional essay before making a final decision.

Decisions on deferred applications will be released May 25, 2021, and students offered admission will have until June 1, 2021, to accept or decline their offer.


Holistic Admissions

McIntire students are driven to be the best at what they do. They are high achievers and dynamic team players committed to achieving success and shaping the future together. They are forward thinking, with the dedication to continuous development of the hard and soft skills necessary to excel in myriad fields. They are ethically minded; their actions and decisions are governed by a deep sense of honor and responsibility, and they are unafraid to challenge each other and the status quo.

Our holistic admissions process allows us to create a class that will carry this legacy forward year after year. When reviewing application materials we look at traditional empirical measures of academic achievement, like GPA, but we also look for things that indicate a diversity of backgrounds and experiences, emotional intelligence, community engagement, and intellectual curiosity.   


Admission Statistics

Our admission statistics are the outcome of our holistic admission review process. Admitted students are academically prepared, highly engaged with co-curricular activities, and have demonstrated intellectual curiosity and emotional intelligence.

Connect With Us

McIntire’s Office of Undergraduate Admission collaborates with prospective B.S. in Commerce students, helping in a variety of ways.

We encourage prospective students to contact us early in the admissions process to take advantage of all of our advising opportunities, including academic advising, information sessions, and other events, or to connect with a student ambassador. 

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