We are eager to help you determine if the BIS program is the right fit and to guide you through the application process. First, if you have not done so already, we encourage you to review the BIS Curriculum and BIS Admission Requirements. Also, consider attending an online Information Session with the BIS program director, or meet with one of our recruiters at events scheduled statewide.
Next, a pre-admission transcript consultation prior to starting an application will help ensure that you have sufficient transferable course work to be considered for admission.
To begin the process, complete the online Pre-Admission Request to upload your unofficial transcripts and briefly tell us about your particular interests. Please ensure transcripts do not include any personal, highly sensitive data, such as a Social Security Number (SSN). Remove or obscure any of this sensitive data before uploading. Multiple transcripts should be saved and uploaded as one file.
We will review your transcripts and provide feedback to help you assess your readiness to apply. If we determine that you need to complete additional course work before applying to the BIS program, we can advise you about course selection and help you map out a timeline for applying.
Our BIS Transcript Evaluation Guide provides a framework to illustrate the kinds of courses required to fulfill BIS transfer requirements. Use this guide as a worksheet to determine which of the courses you have already taken might meet the requirements, as well as those courses you still need to take to acquire the required 60 transferable credits and satisfy Liberal Studies Core requirements.
May 15 Fall Admission
November 1 Spring Admission
* The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.
Charlotte Matthews is a well-regarded poet with three full-length poetry collections to her name. Also an associate professor in the BIS program, she delivers rigorous instruction in writing and revision while encouraging students to develop their own voice. In 2018, Charlotte received the Adelle F. Robertson Award, the school’s highest honor, for sustained excellence in providing new knowledge, instruction, and public service to the people, organizations, and institutions served by the University.Read more
Stephen is an associate professor in BIS, and also serves as the program director. He has been teaching courses on U.S. cultural history since 2006, and, in addition to his work as an instructor, strives to increase access and flexibility at UVA to help adult learners reach their academic goals. Under his leadership, students are now able to complete the BIS degree entirely online.Read more
As a part-time student and working mother of three, Marisela took advantage of flexible learning opportunities and employer reimbursement to earn her bachelor’s from SCPS. After completing her associate’s degree at a local community college, she enrolled in the BIS program part-time. She completed her degree online after relocating from Charlottesville to California, and now works as an accounting manager for Tri-Dim, who sponsored her SCPS studies.Read more
When Clifton began his academic career at UVA, it was as a biomedical engineering student in the rigorous Engineering School. Three years in, however, he realized that this field was not for him. He left Charlottesville to enter the workforce, and started applying his talents at a youth arts organization in Washington, DC. Now returning to UVA as a BIS student, Clifton is completing his undergraduate degree in his true area of interest, and is collecting skills that will help him advance his creative career.Read more
Jesús came to SCPS by way of his home city of Córdoba, where he developed a passion for photography as the co-founder of a bimonthly arts and culture magazine. When he relocated to the United States for his wife’s job, he decided to advance his photography and advertising career with an undergraduate degree. Now a bachelor’s student at BIS, he’s making connections, developing expertise, and gaining experience in pursuit of his dream job.Read more