University of Virginia Online Degrees & Certificates

Admission Process

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.

Each of our programs has a slightly different process for application. If you have questions along the way, or if you’ve just missed an application deadline but are still interested in a program, please don’t hesitate to contact [email protected].

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How To Apply

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

2023 - 2024 Deadlines

July 1 Deadline for Fall Admission to Master of Public Safety & Certificate Programs*
Nov 1 Deadline for Spring Admission to Degrees (BIS, BPHM & MPS) and Certificates*
Nov 1 Deadline for Financial Aid - Degree Programs Only
Feb 15 Deadline to Submit Letter of Intent & Official Transcripts for Fall General Articulation Agreement (GAA) Transfer to Bachelor’s Degree Programs (BIS & BPHM)
Feb 15 Deadline for Admission to Post Bacc Pre-Med
April 1 Deadline for Summer Admission to Master of Public Safety & Certificate Programs*
May 15 Deadline for Fall Admission to Bachelor’s Degree Programs (BIS & BPHM), UVA Enlighten and UVA Edge*
May 15 Deadline for Financial Aid - Degree Programs Only
June 15

Deadline for Admission to National Criminal Justice Command College

Other Helpful Application Guidelines

  • Applications must be submitted by the appropriate deadline, but supporting materials, such as recommendations and transcripts, will be accepted for a period of time 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. 
  • Applicants for SCPS degrees and certificates who believe they may qualify for an application fee waiver should first review the Application Fee Waiver Information. *Please note that UVA SCPS is currently waiving application fees for certificate and degree programs. 


  • Transcripts should be sent to:
    • Email (Preferred): Official digital transcripts may be sent by your institution or its clearinghouse to [email protected]

    • 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.



UVA participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), which establishes comparable national standards for interstate postsecondary distance education without additional regulatory authorization from member states. Except for California, all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands participate in SARA. Although California does not participate in SARA, it allows students to enroll in out-of-state programs. Additional information is available on UVA's state authorization website.

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