New Student Registration

New Students

New students must request permission to enroll at the University, prior to registering for classes. 

You are considered a new student if you were not enrolled for classes at the University in the previous three semesters (e.g., if you are enrolling for a spring class you need to request permission to enroll if you were not enrolled in classes during the previous fall, summer, or spring terms).

New students (except those registering as a Community Scholar and those requesting Senior Citizen Waiver) must complete the following steps for Enrollment and then Registration. All steps must be completed.

Whether or not you register online through the Student Center in the Student Information System (SIS) or by using the paper forms, or are sponsored by your employer or organization, your class registration will trigger and post charges in the SIS. Follow the 3 Steps below to enroll and register. Within 24 hours after you register, use your SIS login to check your Student Center. Go to the Finances section to view what you owe. See How to Pay for methods of payment, including payment information for specific programs. 

Step 1 Enroll 
Complete the online Permission to Enroll Form. You need to complete five sections: biographical, contact, academic, professional, and honor code, as well as Virginia residency for in-state tuition. All required fields are noted with an *.

If you experience trouble with the online Permission to Enroll Form, please try using another web browser. 

Step 2 Set Up UVa Email
Within 24-72 hours, you will receive an email with instructions for establishing access to the University’s online resources, including instructions on establishing a UVa email account and gaining access to SIS. Failure to complete the steps outlined in the email will delay your ability to access University electronic resources, including electronic payment.

Step 3 Register
Register for your class using the Student Self Service (see exceptions listed below) through the Student Center in SIS OR by completing the Class Registration Form

You cannot use the Student Self Service if you have not been admitted to a degree program but are planning to register for subject areas: CHE, CE, ECE, MSE, MAE, PHYS, SYS. You must complete and submit the Class Registration Form.

New Community Scholars

Please complete the following steps for Enrollment and then Registration.

Step 1 Enroll 
Complete the online Permission to Enroll Form. You need to complete five sections: biographical, contact, academic, professional, and honor code, as well as Virginia residency for in-state tuition. All required fields are noted with an *.

If you experience trouble with the online Permission to Enroll Form, please try using another web browser. 

Step 2 Set Up UVa Email
You will receive an email with instructions for establishing access to the University’s online resources, including instructions on establishing a UVa email account and gaining access to the Student Information System (SIS).

Step 3 Register
Register for your class by completing the Community Scholar Registration Form. This form and supporting documents must be brought in person to Zehmer Hall, 104 Midmont Lane.

New Senior Citizens

In compliance with the Senior Citizens Higher Education Act, the University offers classes with tuition and certain fees waived for persons 60 years of age and older, who have been legally domiciled in Virginia for at least one year. Tuition-paying students are given priority.  A senior citizen shall only be admitted to a class, tuition-free, after all tuition paying students have been accommodated. Therefore, it is recommended that you call the Academic Center to determine availability in the class.  

The tuition-free privilege cannot be retroactively exercised after payment has been received. Some program-specific fees may apply and are not waived.

Senior citizens must complete the Senior Citizen Waiver Registration Form, and bring it to the appropriate Academic Center in person. Senior citizen registrations must be received 3 days prior to the start of the class. It may take up to one week for the Senior Waiver to be applied to the student’s account.

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