Admissions by Program

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

  • A high school diploma awarded at least 4 years prior to enrolling in BIS
  • 60 transferable credit hours / courses must be eligible for transfer to UVa
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 from the institution attended most recently and good academic and social standing at that institution
  • A Pre-Admission appointment prior to starting an application. If we haven't reviewed your transcripts and discussed with you the credits that will transfer, please contact us
  • A completed online application, including
    • Unofficial transcripts. Applicants who are offered admission will be required at that time to submit official transcripts prior to attending the University. Offers of admission are not binding until official transcripts are received and verified.
    • TOEFL, IELTS, AP or IB scores (if applicable)
    • Application for Virginia In-State Education Privileges, if seeking in-state tuition eligibility
    • Two essays (approximately 500 words each)
    • Letter of recommendation from an individual who speaks to the applicant's character and potential for success in the BIS program, such as an educator or workplace supervisor
    • $70 application fee (payable by credit card only). See if you qualify for a fee waiver.

Please note: Individuals who have already earned a baccalaureate degree are not eligible to apply for admission to the BIS program.

Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management

  • An earned associate’s degree from the Virginia Community College System or a regionally accredited college, in emergency medical services, health information management, medical laboratory technology, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapy assistant, radiography, respiratory therapy, and sonography OR An earned associate’s degree from the Virginia Community College System or a regionally accredited college as an Associate of Sciences, Associate of Arts, or Associate of Arts and Sciences, in addition to allied health care training from a professionally accredited program
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA in the applicable associate’s degree
  • 60 transferable credits as specified by the applicable degree map, with no grade below a C. All English courses must have received a grade of B or better. See transfer maps under Curriculum
  • Official documentation of national certification (or state license) in the applicable allied health field
  • A completed online application, including
    • Unofficial transcripts. Applicants who are offered admission will be required at that time to submit official transcripts prior to attending the University. Offers of admission are not binding until official transcripts are received and verified.
    • TOEFL, IELTS, AP or IB scores (if applicable)
    • Application for Virginia In-State Education Privileges, if seeking in-state tuition eligibility
    • A statement of purpose describing motivation, interest, and goals (750-1,000 words)
    • Two letters of recommendation, including one letter of support from a supervisor who can speak to the applicant’s academic and professional readiness
    • $70 application fee (payable by credit card only). See if you qualify for a fee waiver.

Please note: Individuals who have already earned a baccalaureate degree are not eligible to apply for admission to the BPHM program.

Certificate Programs

Individuals must apply to and be offered admission to earn a certificate. A maximum of two courses that will count towards satisfying the requirements for the certificate may be taken prior to admission.  

  • A high school diploma or equivalent for those applying to an undergraduate certificate
  • A high school diploma or equivalent and at least one college-level English course for those applying to the noncredit certificate in public relations
  • An undergraduate degree for those applying to a graduate certificate
  • An undergraduate degree for those applying to the noncredit certificate in certified financial planning
  • A completed online application, including
    • Unofficial transcripts. Applicants who are offered admission will be required at that time to submit official transcripts prior to attending the University. Offers of admission are not binding until official transcripts are received and verified. 
    • TOEFL or IELTS scores (if applicable)
    • Resume
    • Letter of recommendation from an individual who can attest to the applicant's academic, volunteer, and/or professional abilities
    • Statement of purpose describing motivation, interests and goals (250-500 words)
    • Application for Virginia In-State Education Privileges, if seeking in-state tuition eligibility
    • $70 application fee (payable by credit card only). See if you qualify for a fee waiver.

National Criminal Justice Command College

  • A high school diploma or equivalent for those applying to an undergraduate certificate
  • An undergraduate degree for those applying to a graduate certificate
  • A completed online application, including
    • Unofficial transcripts. Applicants who are offered admission will be required at that time to submit official transcripts prior to attending the University. Offers of admission are not binding until official transcripts are received and verified.
    • TOEFL or IELTS scores (if applicable)
    • Resume
    • Letter of recommendation from the applicant's supervisor
    • Statement of purpose describing motivation, interests, and goals (250-500 words)
    • Application for Virginia In-State Education Privileges, if seeking in-state tuition eligibility
    • $70 application fee (payable by credit card only). See if you qualify for a fee waiver.

Post-Bac Pre-Med Program

  • An undergraduate degree
  • Excellent academic record
  • A completed online application, using Post-BacCAS, a common application service. Applicants must submit:
    • Letters of Reference
      • Preferably one faculty reference highlighting the applicant's academic abilities and another work-related or volunteer reference
    • Official transcripts from all  previouly attended colleges and/or universities, demonstrating excellent academic performance
    • Self-reported SAT, ACT, or GRE scores (official copies required upon acceptance to Post-Bac program)
    • Statement describing "How have your experiences contributed to your decision to pursue a career in health care?"
    • A current resume reflecting education as well as work and volunteer experiences
    • Application for Virginia In-State Education Privileges, if seeking in-state tuition eligibility
    • UVA Honor Code
    • Application and servicing fees
Please note: All Post-Bac Pre-Med application materials must be sent directly to PostBacCAS


Applicants for SCPS degrees and certificates who believe they may qualify for an application fee waiver should first review the Application Fee Waiver Information, and then if eligible, submit an Application Fee Waiver Request.