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.
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.
Besides the degree program requirements, additional documents that a transfer student must provide:
- Copy of an F-1 Student Visa and I-94 Form.
- Copy of I-20 Form used for initial entry to United States and stamped by the Immigration Authorities (if available).
- Copy of current I-20.
- Official Transcripts from your current university, confirming regular enrollment and satisfactory academic achievement and in good standing. Official transcripts from school attended must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions, UNVA.
When your admission has been accepted, we will issue an admission letter and the SEVIS Transfer Release Form. The University of Northern Virginia can issue a new I-20 Form only when the current school releases SEVIS information. All transfer students are advised to work closely with their Admissions Counselors and make appropriate arrangements for the SEVIS transfer as early as possible.
In order to transfer your I-20 from your current university to the University of Northern Virginia you will need to do the following:
- Apply for admission to UNVA. Please refer to the applications requirement according to the program applied.
- Once you have been admitted, obtain an admission letter and SEVIS Transfer Release Form from our Admissions Counselors.
- Request International Student Office at your current school to release SEVIS record to University of Northern Virginia, school code: WAS214F01186000.
- The International Student Office from your current school must complete the SEVIS Release Form to be faxed to us at (703) 941-0893 as a confirmation of your approved SEVIS transfer to the University of Northern Virginia.
- Upon the receipt of the SEVIS Release Form, the UNVA Office of Admissions will request a new I-20 form to be issued from the Office of International Student Affairs (OISA).
Please note that once your student record has been released to UNVA, your work authorization on Curriculum Practical Training (CPT) and/or Optional Practical Training (OPT) at your previous attended school will be automatically be cancelled.
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
Application Deadline for Overseas Applicants
Application Deadline for Domestic/Transfer Applicants
English Placement Testing (Institutional TOEFL)
Registration for New Students Starts
Sept. 30, 2011
September 28, 30
January 4, 2012
December 28, 30
April 5, 2012
March 28, 30
July 5, 2012
June 27, 29
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).
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