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Application Process: UVA Students

Application Information for Fall 2016 

The deadline for current UVA students who have registered to apply to the McIntire School for the fall 2016 is 11:59 p.m., Jan. 25, 2016. The application for fall 2017 will be available in late November 2016. Please contact the Student Services Office at with any questions.

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Undergraduate Admissions Committee Review Process 

The McIntire Undergraduate Admissions Committee is composed of four faculty members. Each faculty member separately reviews and makes independent decisions on each applicant. After the independent reviews, the group meets to reach consensus on each applicant. 

Important academic factors considered by Admissions include cumulative grade point average, academic performance in prerequisites and those courses related to business (accounting, economics, mathematics), and degree of difficulty of courses taken to date as a demonstration of the student’s general ability and desire. Also, skills and personal characteristics such as leadership, communication, work experience, and time management are considered, as demonstrated through extracurricular activities and application essays. 

Some of the evaluative criteria used in the review process are listed below. 

  • Load per semester
  • Difficulty of courses
  • Trend in performance
  • Grades in prerequisites (accounting, economics, math)
Collegiate Extracurricular Activities
  • Activities and leadership within organizations
  • Work experiences
McIntire Admissions Statistics
Current UVA St​uden​ts ​​2015 2014​ ​2013 2012 2011
Applications ​547 ​577 ​500 525 470
Offers ​329 ​330 ​313 318 316
Offer Rate (offers from applications) ​60% ​57% ​63% 61% 67%
Incoming ​323 ​323 ​309 309 311
Yield (incoming students from offers) ​98% ​98% ​99% 97% 98%
Mean GPA ​3.68 ​3.71 ​3.68 3.67 3.62

Additionally, the committee calculates a mini GPA, used to evaluate the applicant's performance in classes most closely related to business; the mini GPA includes COMM  2010 and 2020; ECON 2010 and 2020; math; statistics; or UVA equivalents of any of these courses.

It is important to remember, however, that GPA is not the determining factor for acceptance into McIntire. All applications to the Comm School are given serious consideration. GPAs are only one of many important factors that the Admissions Committee reviews. Leadership, communications skills, work experience, co-curricular activities, and the desire for a successful business career also play important roles.

Contact the McIntire Undergraduate Student Services Office with any questions you may have.​​

Admission Advising

The McIntire Student Services Office holds walk-in hours each week in Robertson Hall, Room 311 for students interested in applying to McIntire's B.S. in Commerce Program.

Pre-Comm Advising

Summer orientation​ (PDF) for pre-Comm UVA students