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Admissions by Program

Please read below to understand the application guidelines and process for each UVA SCPS program or certificate.

Bachelor’s Degree

The application process for the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences management is outlined below.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Requirements for Admission

Students are eligible to apply who have attained:

  • A high school diploma awarded at least 4 years prior to enrolling in BIS
  • 60 transferable credits / 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

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

How to Apply

1) Have a Pre-Admission Advisor Review Your Unofficial Transcripts

Upload your unofficial transcripts here so they can be reviewed by a Pre-Admission advisor. They will reach out to schedule an advising appointment and help you figure out transfer credits.

2) Complete an 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 to establish residency
  • 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

START YOUR APPLICATION 

 

Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management

Requirements for Admission

  • 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, plus allied healthcare 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

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

How to Apply

Complete an 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 to establish residency
  • 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

START YOUR APPLICATION 

 

Certificate Programs

Requirements for Admission

  • A high school diploma or equivalent for those applying to an undergraduate certificate
  • An undergraduate degree for those applying to a graduate certificate
  • An undergraduate degree for those applying to the noncredit certificate in certified financial planning

How to Apply

Complete an online application, including:

  • Submit your unofficial transcripts. Offers of admission are not binding until official transcripts are received and verified
  • Application for Virginia In-State Education Privileges to establish residency
  • $70 application fee (payable by credit card only). See if you qualify for a fee waiver

START YOUR APPLICATION 

 

Post Bacc Pre-Med Program

Requirements for Admission

  • An undergraduate degree
  • Excellent academic record

How to Apply

Complete 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 previously attended colleges and/or universities, demonstrating excellent academic performance
  • Self-reported SAT, ACT, or GRE scores (official copies required upon acceptance to Post Bacc 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

Send application materials to:

PostBacCAS Transcript Processing Center 
PO Box 9209
Watertown, MA 02471

Questions

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National Criminal Justice Command College

Requirements for Admission

  • A high school diploma or equivalent for those applying to an undergraduate certificate
  • An undergraduate degree for those applying to a graduate certificate

How to Apply

Complete an 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 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

START YOUR APPLICATION 

 

Master of Public Safety

We will soon announce the launch of our Master of Public Safety program.

Requirements for Admission

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework



 

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