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COVID-19: Update to UVA McIntire Spring 2020 Plans

Please continue to visit this page as there may be frequent updates and changes.

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve, UVA has made the decision to keep all classes online throughout the semester and cancel all events on Grounds, no matter the size, until at least May 15.

Beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020, all University classes will be held online and delivered via Zoom. No in-person classes will be held on Grounds.

Note to UVA students: If you become sick with fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher), cough, or have trouble breathing, immediately seek medical advice. Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.

We encourage you to visit UVA’s COVID-19 resource website to stay apprised of the latest changes at the University and for answers to questions pertaining to reimbursements and refunds, including tuition, on-Grounds housing costs, dining plan, and fees already paid.

For additional schedule changes or cancellations, the McIntire community should closely monitor the Commerce School calendar. We will also be posting pertinent information below.

Important FAQs, Links, and Information for:

  • Current Students

    How can I be ready to learn online?

    Students should visit the following pages:

    What other advice do you have for adjusting to learning online?

    Read this short post for help with setting up a workspace, establishing a schedule, choosing a major, and using proper digital communication etiquette.

    Can I schedule an appointment with my academic adviser?

    Third- and fourth-year Commerce students can schedule Zoom meetings with their assigned adviser using Bookings.

    Can I schedule an appointment with a Global Programs adviser?

    Third- and fourth-year Commerce students can schedule Zoom meetings with any Global Programs adviser using Bookings.

    Can I schedule an appointment with Commerce Career Services?

    All current McIntire students and those joining the Class of 2022 can schedule a remote appointment with a CCS coach via the Bookings page (in the appointment notes, please share your preference for a Zoom chat or phone call).

    Can I access McIntire’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

    The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at McIntire is available to offer additional support for McIntire students through this transition. We will continue to foster a supportive environment and create an inclusive community virtually. Schedule an appointment with Assistant Director Deanna Williams from the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion using Bookings. For questions or concerns, the office can be reached via email at diversity@comm.virginia.edu.

    How can I learn more about the UVA Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights’ response to COVID-19?

    Please visit the EOCR’s COVID-19 page and follow the office on social media: Twitter and Facebook.

    How can I get information about the library?

    The University library FAQ is being populated every day. Students who have any questions or concerns are encouraged to visit this link.

    Can I access the McIntire Food Pantry?

    The McIntire Food Pantry will not be available, but you can access the UVA Community Food Pantry in Newcomb Hall. Learn more here.

    Can I access CAPS@COMM resources?

    Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) remains available to University students. Enrolled students can call CAPS at 434-243-5150 and indicate that they are McIntire students. Students already under the care of Erin Tracy can contact her directly. CAPS@COMM appointments will take place at CAPS in the Student Health Building unless otherwise instructed.

  • Prospective Undergraduate Students

    I’m a current UVA undergraduate student. How can I learn about McIntire?

    Current UVA students can engage with the McIntire Office of Undergraduate Admission via Virtual Walk-In Advising or by Zoom/phone meeting. Learn more here.

    I’m a high school student considering UVA. How can I learn about McIntire?

    Prospective high school students who are considering UVA and interested in learning more about the McIntire School may review our website and blog and participate in our Days on the Lawn webinars, set to take place throughout April. Learn more here.

  • Prospective Graduate Students

    I’m a prospective graduate student interested in one or more of your programs. How can I learn more about McIntire?

    Due to the current health situation, all of our class visits, information sessions, and advising programs have been moved online. A list of current McIntire Graduate Admissions and Recruiting events can be found on the Commerce calendar.

    My college/university has moved to online instruction for the spring 2020 semester, and grading of the courses will be on a pass/no-pass basis. The McIntire Graduate Program website says that you will accept only graded prerequisite work. What do I do?

    We will accept grades of pass or credit for prerequisite coursework completed during the spring 2020 academic term whether you are applying this year or in a future year. We will not accept a final grade of ‘no pass/no credit’ for prerequisite coursework taken during the spring 2020 term.

    If you have a choice between taking courses during spring 2020 on a pass/no pass basis or for a grade, we will respect whichever choice you make, however, we encourage you to consider the following:

    • • For students planning to sit for the CPA Exam now or in the future, pass/fail classes may not be allowed by all state board of accountancy organizations, either for sitting for the CPA Exam, or after receiving a license, expanding that license to other states.
    • • Check the impact of any decision as it relates to employment, future certification, benefits, or other items that may require graded course work for completion or reimbursement.

    We expect you to maintain the same level of academic rigor regardless of the grading policy. Your subsequent graduate program coursework will be taught with the expectation that you have mastered the prerequisite material at a “B” or higher level regardless of the grading policy.

    Do you provide a waiver of the application fee?

    Yes, under the following circumstances:

    • • For active duty/veteran in the U.S. military, the waiver is automatic upon submission of the application.
    • • For those requesting a waiver based on financial need or organizational affiliation, please submit a request for a waiver along with specific details to mcintiregrad@virginia.edu. We will review your request and notify you of the decision within a week.

    Organizational affiliation includes AmeriCorps, Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers, Leadership Alliance, LSAMP programs/VA-NC Alliance, Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program, National College Advising Corps, National GEM Consortium, Peace Corps, Project 1000, Summer Institute for Literary and Cultural Studies, Teach For America, Vietnam Education Foundation.

    I intend to apply to a McIntire graduate program this spring but have been unable to schedule the required tests in order to complete my application. What should I do?

    The School is aware of the potential difficulties that prospective applicants may face in scheduling and taking required tests such as the GMAT, EA, GRE, IELTS or TOEFL. We do not want those difficulties to prevent you from applying to McIntire, so are offering two options.

    • • First, we have extended our application deadlines to give you more time to register and take any required test. The GRE is already available online, and GMAT/EA have indicated that they will have online versions available by mid-late April.
    • • Second, if you were planning to submit your application for an April round and your application is strong across all other dimensions, we may be able to give you a conditional decision contingent upon test(s) taken at a future date.

    Because of university and office closures at my current or prior institution(s), I am not able to acquire required undergraduate and or prerequisite transcripts. What should I do?

    In most cases, we can work with your unofficial transcripts during the admission review process. We will eventually need you to supply your official transcripts once your university offices reopen.

  • Newly Admitted Undergraduate McIntire Students

    Will McIntire Welcome Series events still take place?

    All spring semester undergraduate Welcome Series events, McIntire undergraduate Welcome Sessions, and the Commerce Career Services Orientation will take place virtually.

    How can I connect with an academic adviser?

    Contact mcstudservemail@comm.virginia.edu with questions about academic advising resources and the McIntire Welcome Series.

    How can I schedule an appointment with a CCS coach?

    Students joining the Class of 2022 can schedule a remote appointment with a CCS coach via the Bookings page (in the appointment notes, please share your preference for a Zoom chat or phone call).

  • Newly Admitted Graduate McIntire Students

    I have been accepted into a McIntire graduate program based upon the completion of the University’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Due to travel restrictions and visa delays, I am concerned that I will not be able to make it to the University in time to take part. What should I do?

    Where possible, the University is working to bring such programs into online environments that will allow students to complete them remotely, and/or considering other accommodations. We will post details as soon as they are available. Please check back to learn about possible accommodations.

    Because of closures at my university, I will not be able to finish my undergraduate degree on time. What should I do?

    Please work with our graduate admissions office by contacting mcintiregrad@virginia.edu to talk about your anticipated graduation date and whether or not you will be able to begin your program as anticipated. Each individual case will be different depending on when coursework in completed, final grades are available, and the degree will be conferred. Rather than make assumptions, we encourage you to schedule a discussion to see what your options might be.

    If I cannot attend the program to which I have been accepted due to circumstances beyond my control (e.g., government travel restrictions prohibit me from attending an in-person program, I am unexpectedly called to active military service, or I have developed a health-related issue that precludes me from participating), can I defer my admission or receive a refund of my deposit?

    The University is continuing to monitor the situation worldwide and will make updates and changes to programs and policies as we gain further information. Currently:

    • • You may request a full refund of your deposit if you can provide documented evidence of a situation that is beyond your control that prohibits you from attending a graduate program (see examples above). Attending another program or accepting a job offer is not a valid reason to request a refund.
    • • Deferrals of admission are granted in rare circumstances and are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact your admissions counselor to discuss your options. Deferred candidates are still required to pay both deposits to hold their spot in following year’s class. Alternatively, McIntire Graduate Programs welcomes reapplications from students who for personal reasons cannot follow through on their original plans for attendance.

    To request a refund or a one-year deferral, please submit a written request and justification to mcintiregrad@virginia.edu. The Admission Committee will review the request and notify you in writing if your request has been approved.

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