All UVA and McIntire courses are being taught online throughout the spring semester. More information can be found on McIntire's official COVID-19 page. Learn More

COVID-19: UVA McIntire Updates

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

Note: On July 1, 2020, Virginia enters Phase Three of the “Forward Virginia” plan to continue easing public health restrictions while mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Learn more here.

Note: Final Exercises for the Class of 2020 will be held May 28-30, 2021, assuming that public health regulations by that point permit large gatherings. Learn more here.

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 Return to Grounds resource website to stay apprised of the latest information and resources for the fall 2020 semester at the University.

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.

    What support does UVA offer for international students?

    UVA condemns and resolves to combat any acts of bias or xenophobia against international students. If you have been the target of such an act, please report it through UVA’s Just Report It system. If you believe you are ever in immediate danger, you should always call 911.

    How can I get information about the library?

    The University library FAQ is frequently updated. Students who have any questions or concerns are encouraged to visit this link.

    Can I access the McIntire Food Pantry?

    Unfortunately, the McIntire Food Pantry and the UVA Community Food Pantry are not currently available. Learn more here about food banks operating in Charlottesville.

    How can I contact CAPS@COMM?

    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.

    How can I help?

    If you would like to learn more about how you can support the needs of the Health System, please visit their website. Please also visit UVA’s Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights to learn about more ways you can make a difference, including blood donation and volunteer opportunities.

  • 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. 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?

    You may submit your applications for the 2020-2021 academic year without the required GMAT, GRE, or EA test scores for the M.S. in Commerce and the M.S. in Business Analytics Programs. Waivers of the test requirement for these programs will be evaluated within the context of your completed application.

    We will continue to follow our current testing policies for the M.S. in Accounting and M.S. in the Management of IT Programs.

    Please note:

    • • Review of your application without test scores will place increased weight on your academic transcripts, so please be sure that you can make a strong case for your quantitative, verbal, and/or analytical reasoning skills without them. If you have copies available, you can submit undergraduate entrance exam scores (SAT or ACT) or scores from alternative graduate exams already taken (MCAT or LSAT) in support of your application.
    • • Depending upon the strength of your application without the required test(s), the admission committee may render one of the following decisions:
    •    o An offer of admission without the need for testing
    •    o An offer of admission conditional on submitting scores from the required test(s)
    •    o A deferral of decision to the next round, in which case the required tests would be a way to strengthen your application
    •    o A decision of deny, in which case further information including test scores will not be considered
    • • While submitting test scores is optional for the M.S. Commerce and M.S. Business Analytics Programs for the remainder of this cycle, our recommendation is to submit scores if you can. The GRE and GMAT are currently being offered online in most countries. Please keep in mind that some employers, especially top management consultants, investment banks or financial services firms, may ask about your scores as part of their recruiting process

    We strongly suggest that you connect with your admissions counselor to discuss your best application strategy and timeline.

    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 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.

    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.

    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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