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.

If you have ever enrolled in a class at UVA, you will not receive an email as explained above. The computer will match you to your former record and will assume you have already completed this step. If you have forgotten or lost your computing ID or password, you may retrieve this information on the SIS login page, so that you can use UVA resources to register online, pay for your class, view your grades or class schedule, or sign in to UVaCollab.

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

New Community Scholars

Individuals may enroll in on-Grounds classes as 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).

If you have ever enrolled in a class at UVA, you will not receive an email as explained above. The computer will match you to your former record and will assume you have already completed this step. If you have forgotten or lost your computing ID or password, you may retrieve this information on the SIS login page, so that you can use UVA resources to register online, pay for your class, view your grades or class schedule, or sign in to UVaCollab.

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 SCPS Registration at 1.800.346.3882 to determine if space is available 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 cannot self enroll in classes. Senior citizens must complete the Senior Citizen Waiver Registration Form, and bring it in person to the SCPS Registration, Zehmer Hall, 104 Midmont Lane, Charlottesville, VA. Registrations for individuals using the Senior Citizen's Higher Education Act benefit begins prior to the first day of class. It may take up to one week for the Senior Waiver to be applied to the student’s account.