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Application for the B.S. in Commerce Now Available

The online application for UVA students who wish to apply to the McIntire School’s undergraduate program for fall 2017 is now available at https://admissions.comm.virginia.edu. The two-step process includes registration and application submission.

Registration: Nov. 15, 2016–Jan. 9, 2017

Students must register no later than Jan. 9, 2017. Students who have not registered by Jan. 9, 2017, may not apply for admission to McIntire for fall 2017.

Once registered, students are able to work on application; prerequisite information (pulled from SIS) will be viewable on the application starting Jan. 12, 2017.

 Application Submission: Jan. 12–25, 2017

Registered students must submit applications no later than 12 noon Jan. 25, 2017.

 For questions or additional information, contact:

McIntire Office of Undergraduate Admission
Room 163, Rouss & Robertson Halls, East Lawn
434-924-3865
commerceadmissions@virginia.edu

Message from Dean Zeithaml

Nov. 3, 2016

Dear McIntire School Community,

I write to you today from Asia, where I am meeting with many McIntire alumni, parents, potential students, academic and corporate partners, and friends from literally all regions of the world. Like all of us, they recognize that our increasingly diverse and inclusive community is one of our great strengths, and I am pleased that the McIntire School makes every effort to achieve this end and to realize the best in each of us.

Having said that, I am sad and very concerned to learn of the bias incidents taking place in the UVA Community. I join other University leaders in the call to stand together as a McIntire family to condemn acts of bigotry and hatred and to work together to create an inclusive environment where all members can thrive, grow, and learn from each other. McIntire is taking great strides this year, establishing a new Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as well as a strategic plan around Diversity and Inclusion that ensures all members of our community are valued and empowered. Many of you already participated in workshops and training around Valuing our COMMunity of Differences, and we will continue to offer training and resources around these issues. I reiterate some of the statements found in our new strategic plan around Diversity and Inclusion:

  • Our community is inclusive, acknowledging and removing barriers to empower all our members to engage fully and to contribute in and out of the classroom.
  • Our community is enriched by challenging assumptions, inspiring thoughtful discussion, and contributing to the development of innovative solutions.

As current and future global business leaders, we must create an environment that promotes constructive dialogue while maintaining civility and respect. I ask that you join me to speak out against bias and hatred; speak out when you see something you know is wrong; use the Just Report It system to report an incident of concern.

Both McIntire and the University have resources to support individuals who may feel the targets of bias or uncomfortable about events or conversations taking place. I encourage you to obtain support if necessary and engage in constructive dialogue around these issues. McIntire’s Office of Student Services (RRH 163) or Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (RRH 104) are resources for support. Many University resources are available to support students, faculty, and staff:

I sincerely appreciate everything that all members of our community do each day to make the McIntire School a wonderful place to live and learn. With the impending election and its associated rhetoric and media coverage both before and after next Tuesday, I ask all of you to redouble your efforts in the coming weeks to reject language and actions driven by fear, hate, and bias, and to participate in our efforts to make the School and University an even better and stronger community. Thanks very much.

Best, Dean Zeithaml

2016 Application Process: In the Books!

Although most students are gone for the summer, here at McIntire we just finished the process of selecting our class of incoming undergraduate students for fall 2016.

Below is a summary of the status of the applications at the end of March.

 2016 Internal Applicants Offered Deferred Denied  Total
Number 227 149 127 503
Percentage 45% 30% 25% 100%
Mean Cumulative GPA 3.79 3.57 3.3 3.6
Minimum Cumulative GPA 3.1 2.91 2.42 2.42
Maximum Cumulative GPA 4.0 3.96 3.8 4.0

In late May, the Admissions Committee reviewed all applications, with a focus on new information–spring grades, the additional essay, and feedback from alumni interviews. All of the applicants presented very strong credentials, making the decisions tough for the committee! Of the 149 students deferred, the Committee offered admission to 104 students. Although GPA is an important consideration, the wide range of accepted grade point averages emphasizes the holistic nature of the admissions process and the importance of other factors such as co-curricular engagement, leadership experiences, and personal and professional skills, as demonstrated through the interview.

Below is the summary status of applications at the end of May.

 2016 Internal Deferred Applicants Offered Denied  Total
Count 104 45 149
70% 30% 100%
Average Cumulative GPA 3.59 3.45 3.52
Minimum Cumulative GPA 2.94 2.65 2.65
Maximum Cumulative GPA 3.96 3.74 3.96

Ultimately, of the 503 applications from students enrolled at UVA, 331 (66%) were offered admission, and 323 (64%) will enter the School in the fall. The mean cumulative GPA for these incoming students is 3.71, with a prerequisite GPA of 3.61. We look forward to welcoming the new Class of 2018 this August.

We are still here all summer, so please feel free to contact McIntire Undergraduate Admissions if you have any questions regarding McIntire’s programs. We can be reached at the Student Services Office at 434-924-3865 or commerce-admissions@virginia.edu.

Welcome New and Returning Students!

It’s hard to believe that summer is drawing to a close and that soon you will be arriving on Grounds. Whether you are new to UVA or a returning Wahoo, if you are interested in the McIntire School of Commerce, please note that open office hours for the semester begin Aug. 26. These drop-in hours are a great way to get your questions answered and your concerns addressed. There are a lot of myths swirling around regarding the Commerce School, the admission process, and the curriculum. Find out the truth! Come by and ask!

There are ways for you to get involved in the Commerce School before applying. The time for you, as first- and second-years, to take advantage of these opportunities is now. Sign up on our Pre-Comm Listserv, sit in on a class, tour our facilities, and check out our McIntire-affiliated student organizations. More details can be found on our Getting Involved website.

Check our Events Calendar often for events and School-wide opportunities for all UVA students. Some upcoming events that you should mark on your calendar now include:

  • Commerce Career Day, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sept. 17, at John Paul Jones Arena
  • Family Weekend sessions, Nov. 1

More information on these and other events will be posted soon.

Have a wonderful semester, and come to visit the Student Services Office in Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 311, soon! We would love to see you!

Welcome New and Returning Students!

As you get settled (or resettled) in Charlottesville and begin your classes, we want to wish you the best as you move forward in your fall semester.  Whether you are new to UVA or a returning Wahoo, if you are interested in the McIntire School of Commerce, please be aware that open office hours for the semester have begun. These drop-in hours are a great way to get your questions answered and your concerns addressed. There are a lot of myths swirling around about the Commerce School, the admissions process, and the curriculum. Find out the truth! Come by and ask!

There are ways for you to get involved in the Commerce School before applying. Sign up for our pre-Comm email list, sit in on a class, tour our building if you haven’t already done so, and check out our McIntire-affiliated student organizations. All of this and more can be found on the School Web site in the Getting Involved section. The time for you as first- and second-years to take advantage of these opportunities is now.

Check our online calendar often for academic and student organization events, as well as for School-wide opportunities for all UVA students. Some upcoming events that you should mark on your calendar now include:

  • Commerce Career Day, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., John Paul Jones Arena
  • Family Weekend sessions, Sept. 28
  • Fall information session, Nov 1, 3:30 p.m., Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room TBA

More information on these and other events will be posted soon.

Have a wonderful semester, and come visit the McIntire Student Services Office in Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 311, soon!

Plan a Visit to McIntire

If you’ve never been in Rouss & Robertson Halls, you really have to come see these amazing buildings for yourself. If you plan to visit the Charlottesville area and the University of Virginia, make Rouss & Robertson Halls, home of the McIntire School, part of your visit. Please be aware that the building is open for public access Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

If you are a high school student or transfer student planning a visit, I highly encourage you to visit on a Monday or Friday and to attend the UVA general information session at 10 a.m. and then come over to Rouss & Robertson Halls for our 1 p.m. tour. A student-led tour provides information about our innovative third-year curriculum–the Integrated Core Experience (ICE)–and life at the Comm School.

You can also sit in on a class by contacting the Student Services Office at 434-924-3485 (allow 3-4 days to set this up). The interactive and dynamic class environment is a very different learning experience for most students, so experiencing this classroom environment firsthand to make sure it is for you is a good idea. Because you won’t enter McIntire until your third year of college, you can plan to sit in on a class during your first or second year.  We hope to see you soon.

Pre-Comm Students, Stay in Touch with the McIntire School

It’s hard to believe that we are in week 5 of the fall semester! It’s amazing how time has flown by. But a nip of fall is in the air, the leaves are starting to change, and, frankly, there is no place more beautiful than Central Virginia this time of year! I hope that as the semester has moved forward you are finding your way around UVA and Charlottesville, taking advantage of all that this beautiful area has to offer. Not to mention some college football!

Now, let’s talk about academics. First-years, I hope you’ve now settled in and are feeling comfortable with your classes. I hope you’ve found a balance not only between academics and co-curricular activities, but that you’ve found a balance within the classes you are taking, working in a couple of Commerce prerequisites as well as liberal arts courses you find interesting.

If you haven’t found your way to our pre-Comm LISTSERV, please take a moment to sign up. This is a great way to receive information about McIntire and Commerce events! Don’t listen to rumors about the McIntire School! Find out the real scoop! Come to open office hours with any questions or concerns and let us dispel those rumors.

Second-years, the application will be out sometime in late November, so keep checking the blog as well as the LISTSERV. We’ll let you know when the application goes live.

All pre-Comm students, please mark your calendar for 3:30 p.m., Oct. 19, for our information session in Rouss & Robertson Halls, Room 123.

Dean Leonard