The McIntire Office of Undergraduate Admission strives to provide clear and consistent communication about the B.S. in Commerce Program's admissions process. Learn more about prerequisites, the application process, and admissions considerations for the program here.
Students spend the first two years of undergraduate work combining liberal arts and business prerequisite courses. The School requires students complete a minimum of 54 cumulative credits (60-63 credits recommended) and strongly desires students complete a minimum of two academic years at the University before enrollment. This liberal arts preparation is critical to students' success at McIntire and their long-term professional development.
More detailed information regarding prerequisite courses, suggested sequencing, and advanced placement and dual enrollment credits can be found here. Every student's path is different; students are encouraged to attend walk-in advising for one-on-one assistance.
There are two steps to applying to McIntire: registration and application submission. This two-step process allows for the transfer of information from the Student Information System (SIS) to the McIntire application site. Late registrations and applications will not be permitted under any circumstances. Please note all deadlines are at noon; register/submit the application within plenty of time before the deadlines.
STEP ONE: Registration (Oct. 1, 2019–Dec. 17, 2019, at noon): Students must register no later than noon on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 (the last day of final exams). Students who have not registered by this time may not apply for admission to McIntire for fall 2020. Once registered, students are able to work on the application. Students will be able to view academic information (pulled from SIS) on the application starting Friday, Dec. 20, 2019.
STEP TWO: Application submission (due Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at noon): Registered students can submit their applications as early as Dec. 20, 2019. Students must submit applications no later than noon on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Students who have not submitted their applications by this time may not apply for admission to McIntire for fall 2020.
Curious about what the application looks like? View a sample application here.
To get up-to-the-minute information about the application availability and deadlines, be sure to sign up for Keeping up with Comm: B.S. in Commerce Newsletter.
Undergraduate Admission Committee Review Process & Timeline
The McIntire Undergraduate Admissions Committee is composed of four faculty members who independently review and make decisions on each applicant. After review, the group meets to reach consensus on each applicant.
On March 2, 2020, applicants will be notified of their decision. They will either be offered, deferred, or denied admission. Students offered admission will have until March 9, 2020 to accept or decline their offer.
Deferral is not a wait list. Deferral signals the committee's wish to see more information via spring grades and an additional essay before making a final decision.
Decisions on deferred applications will be released May 22, 2020, and students offered admission will have until May 29, 2020, to accept or decline their offer.
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 the UVA, Charlottesville, and global community, where they have built leadership and communication skills and made others better
- Demonstrates emotional intelligence through maturity, resilience, initiative, self-awareness, team-orientation, and an appreciation of diverse thoughts and people
McIntire Admissions Statistics
The following admission statistics are an outcome of the holistic review process. For more insight into the 2019 applicant pool, read the Keeping Up with Comm blog here.
Current UVA Students
|Offer Rate (offers from applications)||59%||59%||66%||66%||60%|
|Yield (incoming students from offers)||98.8%||98.5%||97%||97%||98%|
Frequently Asked Questions
Visit the undergraduate admissions FAQ page to read the answers to commonly asked questions.
Advising for Prospective Students
- The McIntire Office of Undergraduate Admission holds walk-in advising each week in Robertson Hall, Room 142, for students interested in applying to McIntire's B.S. in Commerce Program.
- View summer orientation (PDF) slides from a presentation to UVA first-year and transfer students interested in McIntire programs.
Chart your path to Commerce! Use this guide to achieve, explore, engage, and tell your story as you learn more about the B.S. in Commerce Program.