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Your academic advisor or Association Dean, academic dean, and school registrar staff are of great assistance to you throughout your time at UVA. You will meet with your academic advisor regularly. This person is often a general advisor until a major program is declared, at which point many students shift to a major advisor in their new home department. You may be referred to an academic dean for larger issues.

Tutoring

Some departments offer tutoring services free of charge. Others maintain lists of individuals who can be independently contracted by students for a fee. The English Department offers the Writing Center which can be accessed by all UVA students free of charge.

Books

The University Bookstore offers new or used textbooks for rent or purchase. They also have an online list of textbooks that professors have requested for courses. You may want to compare pricing at online bookstores before purchasing your textbooks.

Registrar

Check out the University Registrar (UREG) website to:

  • request a transcript
  • access Veteran’s benefits
  • certify your enrollment

SIS

The Student Information System (SIS) is where you:

  • register for classes
  • check your student account
  • change your contact information
  • view academic requirements and your progress toward them
  • print an unofficial transcript
  • check the status of holds or financial aid
  • access many other helpful functions

For help, visit the SIS Help Website.

January Term

January Term (J-Term) takes place in the weeks in January leading up to the start of spring semester classes. J-Term offers unique opportunities: new courses addressing topics of current interest, study abroad programs, undergraduate research seminars, and interdisciplinary courses. The intensive format of J-Term classes encourages extensive student-faculty contact, allowing students and faculty to immerse in a subject.

Financial aid is available for students electing to complete J-Term.

Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a great way to experience a new culture, learn a new language, and travel to different parts of the world. Students can study for a summer, semester, or the entire year.

Financial aid is available for students electing to study abroad.

Summer Session

Summer Session is a great opportunity to catch up on credits for general education requirements or for your major.

Financial aid is available for students electing to study during summer session.

Undergraduate Research

It is never too early to take part in undergraduate research opportunities, whether independently or under the guidance of a faculty member. The Center for Undergraduate Excellence can help you learn about the breadth of opportunities available to you.

This office also serves as the institutional contact to national programs such as the Rhodes Scholar Program, Truman Scholar Program, and many others.