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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 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. 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. Effective fall 2018, SAT or ACT scores are no longer required for applicants. 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 required equivalent VCCS courses at their current institution. There is no VCCS Guaranteed Transfer Agreement for the McIntire School of Commerce.  

Admissions Statistics

The following 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

Transfer Student Applicants










Applications 183   186   185   230   239
Offers 27   31   29   28   28
Offer Rate 15%   17%   16%   12%   12%
Incoming 24   26   25   24   26
Yield 89%   84%   86%   89%   93%
Mean GPA 3.83   3.84   3.86   ​3.9   ​3.86

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, 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. 

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