Still have questions? We’re here to help!
Answers to those questions asked most frequently by our prospective students can be found here.
When you’re exploring our certificates and degrees, you’ll also find FAQs specific for those programs.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
What does noncredit mean and how does it differ from credit courses/programs?
What’s it like to take an online class?
Which programs are offered online?
Do you offer courses that are just for personal enrichment or professional development? I’m not interested in earning a degree or certificate.
What are the qualifications of the faculty who teach through SCPS?
What is the process for simply auditing a course? I am not interested in earning academic credit.
Are the courses and programs offered through SCPS accredited?
Are the credits earned from SCPS the same as those earned from the University of Virginia?
Can I transfer credits into a certificate program?
How long does it take to complete a certificate?
What is the difference between earning a certificate and gaining certification?
What exactly does it mean to earn a certificate?
Will the credits from a certificate program transfer to another college or university?
What is the advantage to earning a certificate vs. a degree?
What degree will I earn?
These degrees are awarded by the University of Virginia, and graduates of these programs are entitled to the same privileges and opportunities available to all students who have earned degrees from the University of Virginia.
Will I fit in with the other degree students?
How large are classes in your degree programs?
How long does it take to complete a degree?
What sort of support is available to degree students? I haven’t been in a classroom for years. I know I'll need support.
Post Bacc Pre-Med Program
What is a Post Bacc Pre-Med Program?
Will successful program completion guarantee that I will be accepted into medical school?
What is the “glide year” and will I receive any assistance during this period?
Will I enjoy similar privileges as degree seeking students at the University?
What sort of faculty support or guidance can I expect to receive? I really want to succeed.
What can I expect the curriculum to be like?
Can I start this program at any time? How long does it take to complete this program?
What is the typical class size for this program?
Tuition & Financial Aid
Are military/veteran educational benefits accepted?
Do you offer a payment plan to help pay tuition and fees?
I am an employee at the University of Virginia. Can I use my education benefit to pay for classes?
Are SCPS students eligible for financial aid?
Do you offer any scholarships?
Does UVA have any options to help me pay for education?
My employer offers tuition assistance or reimbursement. How do I start the process?
How do I apply to the Post Bacc Pre-Med Program?
PostBacCAS Transcript Processing Center
PO Box 9209
Watertown, MA 02471
Should you need assistance with your PostBacCAS application, please contact the Liaison customer service and technical support team at 857.304.2047 or PostBacCASinfo@liaisoncas.com
How do I apply for admission to a degree or certificate?
Can I receive an application fee waiver?
The application requires me to send in transcripts, where should I send them?
For the School's degrees and certificates, unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of application. However, 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.
Official digital transcripts may be sent by your institution or its clearinghouse to firstname.lastname@example.org
Official transcripts can also be sent directly to the following:
For US Postal Delivery: University of Virginia, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Admissions, PO Box 401105, Charlottesville, VA 22904
For Courier Service Delivery: Central Admission Office, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, 1001 North Emmet St., Room 209B, Carruthers Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22903
If you should happen to receive your official transcripts, do not open them. They are only considered official when received directly from the colleges and universities you've attended, and opened by the Central Admission Office.