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.
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 40-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
Mondays, 12:30 - 2 p.m.
Tuesdays, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Walk-in advising takes place in the McIntire Office of Undergraduate Admission, Rouss & Robertson Halls, Suite 142.
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.