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Set yourself apart with an online degree or certificate from the University of Virginia. In this section, you will find helpful information on the application and admissions process for our various degree and certificate programs.

Ready to Start Your Application? Start Here

Each of our programs has a slightly different process for application. If you have questions along the way, please don’t hesitate to contact us here. Also, please feel free to visit our Fall 2019 Course Catalog for a complete overview of our programs.

For questions about your specific program of interest, please contact SCPSinquiry@virginia.edu

How To Apply

Please find the program to which you plan to apply on the Admission by Program page.

2019 - 2020 Application and Official Transcript Deadlines

July 1Deadline for Fall Admission to Certificate Programs.*
Nov 1Deadline for Spring Admission to Bachelor’s degree programs (BIS & BPHM).*
Nov 1Deadline for Financial Aid - Degree Programs Only
Nov 1Deadline for Spring Admission to Certificate Programs.*
Feb 15Deadline to Submit Letter of Intent & Official Transcripts for Fall General Articulation Agreement (GAA) transfer to Bachelor’s degree programs (BIS & BPHM)
Feb 15Deadline for Admission to Post Bacc Pre-Med
April 1Deadline for Summer Admission to Certificate Programs.*
May 15Deadline for Fall Admission to Bachelor’s degree programs (BIS & BPHM).*
May 15Deadline for Financial Aid - Degree Programs Only
June 15Deadline for Admission to National Criminal Justice Command College

Other Helpful Application Guidelines

  • Supporting materials, such as recommendations and transcripts, will be accepted up to 10 days past the application deadline.
  • Official transcripts must be sent directly from the institutions listed on your application. Transcripts received directly from students will not be considered official. Failure to send official transcripts by the deadline will result in an enrollment block on your record.
  • Official digital transcripts may be sent by your institution or its clearinghouse to centralscpsadmission@virginia.edu
  • Applicants for SCPS degrees and certificates who believe they may qualify for an application fee waiver should first review the Application Fee Waiver Information.


  • Transcripts should be sent to:
    • US Postal Service Delivery:
      University of Virginia
      School of Continuing and Professional Studies
      Central Admissions
      PO Box 401105
      Charlottesville, VA 22904
    • Courier Service Delivery:
      Central Admissions Office
      School of Continuing and Professional Studies
      1001 North Emmet Street
      Room 209B, Carruthers Hall
      Charlottesville, VA 22903


*Official transcripts due upon offer of admission to program.