Students talking on the Lawn

Engage with Us

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 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.”
  • 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.
Get Involved

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: Mondays and Fridays at 1 p.m.

Each Monday and Friday, the McIntire School of Commerce offers 30-minute guided tours 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. Registration is required.

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 During the Drop/Add Period (ending Jan. 28)
Mondays, 2-3:30 p.m.                  Rouss & Robertson Halls, Suite 142
Tuesdays, 3:30-5  p.m.                 Rouss & Robertson Halls, Suite 142
Wednesdays, 3:30-5 p.m.          Clemons Library, Room 227
Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m.               Rouss & Robertson Halls, Suite 142

Regular Walk-In Advising Hours (starting the week of Feb. 3)
Mondays, 2-3:30 p.m.                  Rouss & Robertson Halls, Suite 142
Wednesdays, 3:30-5 p.m.          Clemons Library, Room 227
Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m.               Rouss & Robertson Halls, Suite 142

Can't come by during these times? Current UVA students are welcome to schedule an appointment or e-mail or call 434-924-3865 to make an appointment.

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 2017-2018 school year, 52% of Commerce students reported they were involved in a Commerce-related student organization. Nearly 700 students on Grounds are involved in a Commerce-related student organization, and 80% 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.