Transfer Admission

Transfer Admission

UNVA is proud of its tradition of welcoming students from around the world to metropolitan northern Virginia. UNVA has a vibrant international student population translates to a stronger multicultural experience at UNVA.

Application Requirements
Transfer of Credit Policy
Official Credentials Evaluation

Application Requirements

Please refer to undergraduate admission for Aptitude Requirement, English Language Proficiency Requirement, Financial Guarantee, Application deadlines and Application procedures.

Please refer to graduate admission for Aptitude Requirement, English Language Proficiency Requirement, Financial Guarantee, Application deadlines and Application procedures.

Please refer to doctorate admission for Aptitude Requirement, English Language Proficiency Requirement, Financial Guarantee, Application deadlines and Application procedures.

 

Application Deadlines

You must submit a signed and dated Application for Admission, along with the application fee, by the deadline specified for each term. In order to expedite the evaluation of your application, also submit official transcripts, test scores and supporting credentials immediately.

Academic Calendar 2011/2012

 

 

Admission Term

Application Deadline for Overseas Applicants

Application Deadline for Domestic/Transfer Applicants

English Placement Testing (Institutional TOEFL)

Orientation

Registration for New Students Starts

Fall 2011

Sept. 30, 2011

September 16

September 27

September 28, 30

September 26

September 9

Winter 2012

January 4, 2012

December 16

January 3

December 28, 30

January 4

December 7

Spring 2012

April 5, 2012

March 16

April 3

March 28, 30

April 3

March 11

Summer 2012

July 5, 2012

June 16

July 3

June 27, 29

July 3

June 11

Transfer of Credit Policy

International students wishing to apply for a credit transfer must arrange for required materials, including official transcripts or World Educational Services (WES), to be forwarded to the Office of Admissions.

UNVA permits a student to transfer up to a maximum of:

 

  • Nine (9) credits (grade B or better) from other institutions at the graduate degree level, or
  • Sixty (60) credits from other institutions (grade C or better) at the undergraduate level.

However, for those students who already hold an Associate's degree from another institution, or for whom the Dean/Provost accepts credits as a "block transfer", ninety credits may be transferred and applied toward a bachelor's degree at UNVA. See Special Academic Options for Undergraduate Transfer Students (Block Transfer), which follows below,

Students must seek the approval of their respective Academic Advisors for course selection and course substitution.

The Dean/Provost of the school is the final arbiter in deciding whether the university will accept proposed transfer credits for a student and how these credits will be used in the student's academic program. All requests must be made on the form furnished by the university.

Once an applicant is accepted and all documents and transcripts have been received at the Registrar's Office, the appropriate academic department evaluates the transcripts on behalf of the Dean/Provost of the school in order to determine the number of credits that may be transferred. Each course proposed for credit from another institution will be individually weighed.

Finally, since credits earned at any UNVA campuses worldwide are granted by the university, they are not considered as transfer credits. Students should feel free to move among the various UNVA campuses, secure in the knowledge that credits earned at one campus will be utilized at another campus with no transfer issues raised. .

Additional information about the transfer of credit policy may be found in the University of Northern Virginia's Catalogue. The catalogue can also be fully accessed through our website: http://www.unva.edu/ (link: 2011-2013_unva_catalog_rev.2.pdf).

Official Credentials Evaluation

All credits obtained at foreign institutions must be evaluated by an official evaluating agency to be considered for a credit transfer to the University of Northern Virginia. This is to ensure course and program content is similar or equivalent to United States educational standards and also similar or equivalent to the courses and programs offered at the University of Northern Virginia. You may have your credentials translated and evaluated by any member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services at www.naces.org