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B.S. in Commerce

Admissions Process for Transfer Students

Transfer students are an integral part of the McIntire community, bringing a wealth of professional and personal experience to the classroom.

Typically, transfer students apply during their sophomore year while enrolled at another institution and enter McIntire as a junior (a "third-year") the following fall semester. Because of our curriculum schedule, we admit students only for a fall semester start. 

Application Dates 

The University of Virginia Office of Undergraduate Admission manages all facets of the transfer admission application process. Prospective students should follow all dates and deadlines outlined by that office for admission to the McIntire School.

It is important to note that transferring to McIntire is a direct-admit process, which means that admission to UVA is contingent upon being offered admission to McIntire.

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Eligibility and Prequisites

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. Prerequisite coursework is not required at the time of application, but must be completed prior to enrollment in the fall. 

Application Process

Students who are not currently enrolled at UVA apply to McIntire using the University's Common Application. You will indicate that you are applying as a transfer student and that McIntire is your intended school of enrollment. Visit UVA's Undergraduate Admission site for more information. 

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.


Transfer Credits

You may use the College of Arts & Sciences' Transfer Credit Equivalencies to identify comparable courses at your current institution. In addition to the prerequisites, McIntire faculty will expect you to be proficient in several basic coding concepts.

Standardized tests are not required for applicants; however, it is recommended that non-native English speakers take the TOEFL or IELTS to be competitive for admission.


A Holistic Admissions Process

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, but we also look for things that indicate a diversity of backgrounds and experiences, emotional intelligence, community engagement, and intellectual curiosity.


Admissions Statistics

Our admission statistics are the outcome of our holistic admission review process. Admitted transfer students have completed or are in the process of completing the necessary courses, earned 54-60 credits at their current institution prior to enrolling, and demonstrated competitive academic performance and active co-curricular engagement.

A Commitment to Virginia's Community Colleges

We are committed to admitting qualified students from Virginia's community colleges. In a typical year, more than half of our incoming transfer students are from the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). If you are currently enrolled in VCCS schools, you should complete the suggested courses below before enrolling at McIntire. Please be aware there is no VCCS Guaranteed Transfer Agreement for the McIntire School of Commerce.  

UVA Course VCCS Equivalent
COMM 1800* BUS 100
COMM 2010
COMM 2020
ACC 211, 213
ACC 212, 214
ECON 2010
ECON 2020
ECO 202
ECO 201
STAT 2120 MTH 245, 246
BUS 222
MATH 1210 or MATH 1310 MTH 173, 174, 175, 176, 261, 262, 263, 264, 270, 271, 272
ENWR 1505/1506 or ENWR 1507/1508 ENG 111 and 112
World Language through 2020 level***  

* Generally, an Introduction to Business course will be accepted as meeting the requirement.

** Six credits of Humanities courses as defined by the College of Arts & Sciences.

*** Foreign Language as defined by the College of Arts & Sciences.

Use the College of Arts & Sciences' Transfer Credit Equivalencies to see how other courses may transfer. Please note that this reflects only the courses previous students have transferred in and is not comprehensive.

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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