Even though students do not apply to the McIntire School until their second year, prospective students are encouraged to learn about the School, business industries, career possibilities, and the application process before they apply. Please note that we do not track demonstrated interest in the program, and it is not a factor in admission to McIntire.
What We Expect of You
- 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 before 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).
What You Can Expect of Us
- We will listen, provide honest feedback, and provide clarity when students have 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.”
- We will 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.
There are many ways to get involved at McIntire:
Keeping Up with Comm: Newsletter and Blog
Prospective students at all stages in their academic career are encouraged to sign up for the Keeping Up with Comm: B.S. in Commerce newsletter for information on admission, the application process, events of interest, and career development opportunities.
Visit the Keeping Up with Comm B.S. in Commerce blog to get a student's perspective and advice from the Undergraduate Admission team.
McIntire Ambassador-Led Tours
The McIntire School of Commerce offers guided tours when classes are in session during the academic year to prospective students and their families. We invite current UVA students as well as prospective transfer and high school students interested in business to join the tours and learn more about our curriculum and life at the Commerce School. McIntire Ambassadors are eager to share about the Commerce classroom experience and curriculum, resources, and community. Video recordings of tours will be posted in September. In-person tours will not be offered during the fall 2020 semester.
Walk-In Advising for UVA Students Interested in Commerce!
Current UVA students interested in McIntire's B.S. in Commerce Program can have a one-on-one conversation about the prerequisites and their own schedule, the admissions process, and the Commerce curriculum during walk-in advising, conducted by McIntire Ambassadors. Ambassadors are third- and fourth-year Commerce students trained to answer questions about McIntire prerequisites and curricular information, but more than that, they are ready to share their experience about the McIntire classroom experience, curriculum, resources, and community. As an integral part of the McIntire Undergraduate Admissions team, Ambassadors look forward to meeting you to answer questions about your own path to McIntire.
Walk-In Advising Hours
Mondays, 2-3:30 p.m.
Tuesdays, 2-3:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, 3:30-5 p.m.
Walk-in advising is suspended during breaks, holiday recesses, and final exams.
Can't come by during these times? Current UVA students are welcome to schedule an appointment or e-mail CommerceAdmissions@virginia.edu or call 434-924-3865 to make a Zoom or phone appointment. We do not track demonstrated interest; you do not need to meet with a member of our office to increase the competitiveness of your application.
Student Organizations: Open to Prospective Students
Prospective Commerce students can join a number of Commerce-related student organizations. Involvement helps build teamwork and communication skills as well as helps students learn more about what business means and how they can make an impact in business as a UVA student. Commerce-related student organizations offer an exciting and hands-on experience in a wide variety of industries, including accounting, advertising, marketing, investment management, and consulting,
During the 2019-2020 school year, 50% of Commerce students reported they were involved in a Commerce-related student organization. Nearly 945 students on Grounds are involved in a Commerce-related student organization, and 74% of these students are either McIntire students or prospective Commerce students. Get involved today to learn about the School, commerce, and a variety of business opportunities and industries.