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Application Process: Transfer Students

Transfer Applicants: Students at Other Colleges & Universities

The McIntire School of Commerce acknowledges and values students' different paths toward a college degree. Transfer students bring a wealth of knowledge and professional and personal experience, greatly contributing to the McIntire community. The McIntire Office of Undergraduate Admission looks forward to engaging with students enrolled at two-year and four-year colleges and universities who are considering applying to the B.S. in Commerce Program.

Transfer Application Process

Students interested in transferring to McIntire are encouraged to complete two years of coursework, including the prerequisites, at their current school of enrollment. Applicants enrolled at schools other than the University of Virginia must apply to the University through the UVA Office of Undergraduate Admission as a transfer student and should indicate McIntire as their intended school of enrollment on their application. Submit application materials by the deadline in order to be considered. Visit UVA's Office of Undergraduate Admission website for more information about this process. Because of McIntire's curriculum, McIntire admits students for the fall semester only and cannot accommodate mid-year transfers.

Prospective transfer students should complete all prerequisites at the current institution prior to enrolling at McIntire in the fall; they need not be completed upon application to UVA. Prospective transfer students may use the College of Arts & Sciences' Transfer Credit Equivalencies to identify comparable courses at their current institution. In addition to the prerequisites, McIntire faculty may also give assignments that involve coding and 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 Commitment to Virginia's Community Colleges

UVA is committed to admitting qualified students from Virginia's community colleges; more than half of McIntire’s incoming transfer students are historically from the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). Students currently enrolled in VCCS schools who are interested in applying to McIntire should complete the suggested courses below before enrolling at McIntire. There is no VCCS Guaranteed Transfer Agreement for the McIntire School of Commerce.  

Transfer Prerequisite Courses

UVA Course VCCS Equivalent
COMM 1800 [1] BUS 100
COMM 2010
COMM 2020
ACC 211, 213
ACC 212, 214
ECON 2010
ECON 2020
ECO 202
ECO 201
STAT 2120 [2] MTH 242, 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
Humanities [3]  
World Language through 2020 level [4]  













(1) Generally, an Introduction to Business course will be accepted as meeting the requirement.

(2) For the class of 2022, MTH 245 will satisfy the Statistics requirement, transferring in as STAT 1120.

(3) Six credits of Humanities courses as defined by the College or Arts & Sciences. 

(4) 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.

Admissions Statistics

Follow this link to learn about the incoming McIntire Class of 2022 and view the admission statistics for the past five years. The admission statistics are an outcome of the holistic admission review process. Competitive transfer applicants will have completed or are in the process of completing the necessary courses, earned 54-60 credits at their current institution prior to enrolling, and demonstrate competitive academic performance and active co-curricular engagement

Admissions Considerations

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.

With this in mind, the Undergraduate Admission Committee commits to creating a class that:

  • Brings a diversity of experience, background, and skills
  • Possesses intellectual curiosity around business education and desire to enrich the world through the exchange of goods and ideas
  • Is academically prepared to engage deeply with the wide-ranging and challenging curriculum
  • Is highly engaged with their local and global community, where they have built leadership and communication skills and made others better through work or co-curricular or volunteer experiences
  • Demonstrates emotional intelligence through maturity, resilience, initiative, self-awareness, team-orientation, and an appreciation of diverse thoughts and people
Advising Appointments

Students enrolled at other colleges and universities who wish to apply for transfer admission to the McIntire School are strongly encouraged to contact McIntire's Office of Undergraduate Admission at 434-924-3865 or to schedule an advising appointment. 


What we expect of you

What you can expect of us


  • Take advantage of the many opportunities to learn about the McIntire School curriculum, community and resources
  • Understand that we do not track interest – interacting with our office will not influence your admission outcome
  • Read the website for information on the admissions application dates and process, prerequisites and FAQs prior to meeting with an Ambassador or staff member
  • If you make an appointment, show up for it or cancel in a timely manner; come prepared with questions or topics you would like to cover
  • Represent yourself in your interactions with our office (no parent/guardian inquiries)
  • We will listen, provide honest feedback and provide clarity in areas with questions
  • Walk-In Advising hours will be staffed consistently
  • Trained, knowledgeable Ambassadors and admissions staff members and “If I don’t know, I will find the answer and get back to you”
  • Maintain FERPA, confidentiality, professionalism
  • We will provide many opportunities to truly learn about McIntire’s curriculum, community and resources
  • We will refer students appropriately to University resources as needed or requested

Spring 2020 Graded or Credit/No Credit Grading Options

Due to changes caused by COVID-19, we understand that many colleges and universities are changing grading options to include credit/no credit. Please pay close attention to your school's offering and process. The ultimate grading option selected is up to each student and the options available at their institution, but we strongly encourage you to consider taking your courses for a grade if available. In order to make an informed decision, consider the following:

  • Students need credit for all prerequisites courses and a minimum of 54 credits to enroll in the B.S. in Commerce Program.
  • If you choose the credit/no credit option and complete the course with no credit, your offer of admission may be rescinded.
  • 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 future certification, benefits, or other situations that may require graded course work for completion.

Regardless of your choice, prioritize your academics, making sure you receive credit for your courses. The rigor in which you approach your courses should not change to accommodate this policy. 

If your school is not providing grading options at this time, take your courses as previously intended and be sure to earn credit for all required classes.

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