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All applicants to The University of Virginia's College at Wise must be graduates of approved secondary schools or hold certificates of high school equivalency (GED). Applicants must submit a completed application, $25 nonrefundable application fee, official high school transcript, scores for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) or American College Test (ACT), and an official transcript from all colleges attended, even for one course. While official dual enrollment transcripts are not required for admission, they will be required prior to registration for classes.
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Once a student's application file is complete, the information will be reviewed and the student will be notified of the admissions decision.
Options for Freshman Admission
For students who choose to apply early in their senior year, UVa-Wise offers two nonbinding early admission programs. These programs allow students to take advantage of certain benefits—including academic scholarships, special registration sessions, and a broader selection of residence hall options—by following established timelines. Candidates for Early Admission I should present a record of strong academic achievement and plan to take the SAT/ACT no later than October. Completed applications for fall semester enrollment will be reviewed beginning September 1. All applications for admission must be received prior to August 1 to be assured full consideration for fall admission.
The enrollment deposit of $75.00 is refundable through May 1 for fall enrollment and December 1 for spring enrollment. Refund requests should be made in writing and postmarked by the appropriate date.
Guidelines for Admission to UVa-Wise
Preference is given to students who have successfully completed the following criteria:
4 years of English
3 years of mathematics, including Algebra I and II and a third course to be chosen from geometry, advanced algebra and trigonometry, calculus, or related course
2 or more years of science beyond general science
2 or more years of a foreign language
Rank in the top half of the graduating class
SAT I score of 900 or better or ACT of 18 or better (waived if applicant is 25 years of age or over)
Advanced Studies Diploma or equivalent
The Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management or the Admissions Committee may offer admission to and recommend a limited number of semester hours for those students who do not meet all admissions guidelines but who show academic promise.
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