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.
Check out the University Registrar (UREG) website to:
- request a transcript
- access Veteran’s benefits
- certify your enrollment
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 (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.
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.