Visiting (New) Student Registration

New students not admitted to one of the School's degree or certificate programs are considered visiting (new) students and will need to create an account following the steps below.

Returning students who have previously taken classes, but who were not enrolled at the University of Virginia during one of the previous three semesters (fall, spring, or summer) will need to create an account following the steps below to reactivate their UVA academic student record. 

Individuals registering as a Community Scholar and those requesting Senior Citizen Waiver  should follow the instructions specific to Community Scholar or Senior Citizen Waiver.  

All steps must be completed for enrollment.  

Step 1 Create an Account at the Application Management Portal

  • Go to the Application Management Portal.
  • Under First Time Users, click Create an Account.
  • On the Register page, provide your first name, last name, email, and date of birth.
  • Once you submit the form, a temporary PIN will be sent to your email so you can log into your account.
  • After you log in, follow the guidelines to change your password. Once your password is changed, you can begin completing the Visiting Student Form.
  • Click on Start a New Application, choose Visiting Student Form.
  • The Visiting Student Form has five sections: biographical, contact, academic, professional, and Honor Code, as well as Virginia residency for in-state tuition. 
  • Submit the Visiting Student Form.

Step 2 Set Up UVA Email
If you have never taken a course at UVA, within 24-72 hours you will receive an email with instructions for establishing access to the University's online resources, including instructions on establishing a UVA email account and gaining access to the Student Information System (SIS). Failure to complete the steps outlined in the email will delay your ability to access University electronic resources, including electronic payment. 

UVA employees will not receive the email instructions. Individuals who have taken courses previously at UVA also will not receive the email instructions.  

Step 3 Register for Classes
Log in to the Student Information System (SIS) and use your Student Center to register for class(es).
Or
Complete the Class Registration Form. Follow instructions on the form.   

New Community Scholars

Individuals may enroll in on-Grounds classes as Community Scholars.

Step 1 Create an Account at the Application Management Portal

  • Go to the Application Management Portal.
  • Under First Time Users, click Create an Account.
  • On the Register page, provide your first name, last name, email, and date of birth.
  • Once you submit the form, a temporary PIN will be sent to your email so you can log into your account.
  • After you log in, follow the guidelines to change your password. Once your password is changed, you can begin the process of completing the Visiting Student Form.
  • Click on Start a New Application, choose Visiting Student Form.
  • The Visiting Student Form has five sections: biographical, contact, academic, professional, and Honor Code, as well as Virginia residency for in-state tuition. 
  • Submit the Visiting Student Form.

Step 2 Set Up UVA Email
If you have never taken a course at UVA, within 24-72 hours you will receive an email with instructions for establishing access to the University's online resources, including instructions on establishing a UVA email account and gaining access to the Student Information System (SIS). Failure to complete the steps outlined in the email will delay your ability to access University electronic resources, including electronic payment. 

UVA employees will not receive the email instructions. Individuals who have taken courses previously at UVA also will not receive the email instructions.  

Step 3 Register
Register for your class by completing the Community Scholar Registration Form. This form and supporting documents must be brought in person to Zehmer Hall, 104 Midmont Lane.

New Senior Citizens

In compliance with the Senior Citizens Higher Education Act, the University offers classes with tuition and certain fees waived for persons 60 years of age and older, who have been legally domiciled in Virginia for at least one year. Tuition-paying students are given priority. A senior citizen shall only be admitted to a class, tuition-free, after all tuition paying students have been accommodated. Therefore, it is recommended that you call SCPS Registration at 1.800.346.3882 to determine if space is available.

The tuition-free privilege cannot be retroactively exercised after payment has been received. Some program-specific fees may apply and cannot be waived.

Senior citizens cannot self-enroll in classes. Senior citizens must complete the Senior Citizen Waiver, and bring it in person to the SCPS Registration, Zehmer Hall, 104 Midmont Lane, Charlottesville, VA. Registrations for individuals using the Senior Citizen's Higher Education Act benefit begins prior to the first day of class. It may take up to one week for the Senior Citizen Waiver to be applied to the student’s account.

Payment

Whether you register online through the Student Center in the Student Information System (SIS), or register by using the paper forms, or are sponsored by your employer or organization, your class registration will trigger and post charges in the SIS. Within 24 hours after you register, use your SIS login to check your Student Center. Go to the Finances section to view what you owe. See How to Pay for methods of payment, including payment information for specific programs.