Transferring to UVA in 2023-24 and beyond

Transferring to UVA in 2023-24 and beyond

Students who transfer to UVA's College of Arts & Sciences in Academic year 2023-24 or later will in participate modified versions of the Disciplines Plus pathway. Perspective transfers should use the following pathways as a guide for enrolling in courses that will fulfill general education requirements for the College of Arts & Sciences.

Third-Year Transfers

Students who matriculate to the College of Arts & Sciences from an external institution and who arrive having achieved the level of a third-year student will complete the following requirements for general education.

Literacies (variable credits)

Students in the College Curriculum must also complete the Literacies – three sets of courses with variable credit. While the Engagements cultivate mindsets that are fundamental to learning in the Liberal Arts, the Literacies equip students with the necessary skills needed to succeed in a rapidly-transforming world. The three Literacies include:

  • World Languages (variable credits)
  • Rhetoric for the 21st Century (6 credits)
  • Quantification, Computation, and Data Analysis (6 credits)

World Languages

The World Languages literacy component prepares College students to interact and collaborate within multilingual communities in their community and around the world. Courses satisfying the requirement develop student’ communicative competence in a world language other than their own at an intermediate proficiency level. Students can meet the World Languages requirement by successfully completing one of the following courses of action:

  • Earn exemption by placing beyond the 2020 level by examination;
  • Take 14 credits, or four semesters of a language in the proper sequence typically finishing at the 2020 level;
  • After placement, complete the remaining courses in the sequence up to the fourth semester (usually 2020).

Placement in a language sequence is by SAT II Subject Test score, Advanced Placement (AP) Exam, Higher-level International Baccalaureate Exam, or a departmental placement test. Consult the Foreign Language Placement Index (http://college.artsandsciences.virginia.edu/fl-placement-index) for specific departmental standards. Students must follow the department’s recommendations in the completion of the foreign language requirement. Once placement occurs, the foreign language requirement is fulfilled by the completion of each course in sequence. Credit for introductory language courses is disallowed if it duplicates foreign language credits offered for admission to the College.

Rhetoric for the 21st Century (six credits)

The Rhetoric for the 21st Century literacy component provides experience with rhetorical arts learned and practiced over the course of one’s life.   These include written, oral, and digital forms of expression used by highly literate members of society. Both the First Writing and Second Writing requirements comprise the Rhetoric for the 21st Century component of the new curriculum.

First Writing Course (3 credits)

All undergraduate students meet the First Writing requirement by successfully completing one of the requirement-eligible ENWR courses as determined by placement. For information on placement, go to the English Department's website.

Second Rhetoric for the 21st Century Course (3 credits)

All undergraduate students must complete at UVA the Second Writing requirement by enrolling in an identified Second Writing course with a grade of C- or better.

Courses that meet the Second Writing Requirement  are coded as such in SIS. Students may also petition to have a course fulfill the second writing requirement by filing a  Second Writing Requirement Completion Form and have it certified by the College Registrar (138 Monroe Hall).

Courses that fulfill the Second Writing Requirement may also count for courses that fulfill either the Disciplines or Quantification, Computation, & Data Analysis component.

Quantification, Computation and Data Analysis (6 Credits)

The Quantification, Computation, and Data Analysis literacy enables students to apply mathematical skills to understand and solve real world problems. Through this requirement students will develop quantitative literacy through both theory and application. Students fulfill this requirement by completing two 3- or 4-credit courses coded in SIS to meet this requirement.

Disciplines Plus (27 credits)

The Disciplines ask students in the New College Curriculum to explore the varied ways our faculty approach knowledge, learning, and discovery. Students in the Disciplines Plus pathway must earn 3 credits in each of the seven Discipline categories, plus an additional 6 credits spread out across two grouped categories (3 credits from two of the following three groups: 1. Artistic, Interpretive, & Philosophical Inquiry; 2. Cultures & Societies of the World, Historical Perspectives, Social & Economic Perspectives; 3. The Chemical, Mathematical & Physical Universe, Living Systems, Science & Society). Courses that count towards the Disciplines must be taken from seven different departments.

Courses taken to fulfill major requirements may count towards the Disciplines. While courses may be cross-listed in multiple Discipline categories, courses may only count towards fulfilling one category for each student (example: While HIEU 3321 Scientific Revolution is cross-listed in both “Science & Society” and “Historical Perspectives,” a student must individually choose which category she/he desires it to fulfill.

*Bachelor of Science Discipline Requirements

The following modifications to the Disciplines requirements are granted to those students enrolled in a Bachelor of Science program:

  1. Students enrolled in a Bachelor of Science degree may elect to take 12 credits in one or two of the three following categories (rather than 3 credits in each plus and additional group requirement): The Chemical and Physical Universe, Living Systems, and Science & Society.
  2. Students enrolled in a Bachelor of Science degree may double-count one course (3 credits) towards fulfilling two of the following three categories: Cultures and Societies of the World, Historical Perspectives, Social and Economic Systems. The course in question must be listed in both categories for which it will count. Though the course may be listed in more than two categories, it may only count as fulfilling two categories.
  3. Bachelor of Science students must fulfill the Disciplines component by taking courses in six different departments.

Second-Year Transfers or Internal Transfers

Students who matriculate to the College of Arts & Sciences from an external institution and who arrive having achieved the level of a second-year student, or any student who transfers to the College of Arts & Sciences from another UVA School, will complete the following requirements for general education.

Literacies (variable credits)

Students in the College Curriculum must also complete the Literacies – three sets of courses with variable credit. While the Engagements cultivate mindsets that are fundamental to learning in the Liberal Arts, the Literacies equip students with the necessary skills needed to succeed in a rapidly-transforming world. The three Literacies include:

  • World Languages (variable credits)
  • Rhetoric for the 21st Century (6 credits)
  • Quantification, Computation, and Data Analysis (6 credits)

World Languages

The World Languages literacy component prepares College students to interact and collaborate within multilingual communities in their community and around the world. Courses satisfying the requirement develop student’ communicative competence in a world language other than their own at an intermediate proficiency level. Students can meet the World Languages requirement by successfully completing one of the following courses of action:

  • Earn exemption by placing beyond the 2020 level by examination;
  • Take 14 credits, or four semesters of a language in the proper sequence typically finishing at the 2020 level;
  • After placement, complete the remaining courses in the sequence up to the fourth semester (usually 2020).

Placement in a language sequence is by SAT II Subject Test score, Advanced Placement (AP) Exam, Higher-level International Baccalaureate Exam, or a departmental placement test. Consult the Foreign Language Placement Index (http://college.artsandsciences.virginia.edu/fl-placement-index) for specific departmental standards. Students must follow the department’s recommendations in the completion of the foreign language requirement. Once placement occurs, the foreign language requirement is fulfilled by the completion of each course in sequence. Credit for introductory language courses is disallowed if it duplicates foreign language credits offered for admission to the College.

Rhetoric for the 21st Century (six credits)

The Rhetoric for the 21st Century literacy component provides experience with rhetorical arts learned and practiced over the course of one’s life.   These include written, oral, and digital forms of expression used by highly literate members of society. Both the First Writing and Second Writing requirements comprise the Rhetoric for the 21st Century component of the new curriculum.

First Writing Course (3 credits)

All undergraduate students meet the First Writing requirement by successfully completing one of the requirement-eligible ENWR courses as determined by placement. For information on placement, go to the English Department's website.

Second Rhetoric for the 21st Century Course (3 credits)

All undergraduate students must complete at UVA the Second Writing requirement by enrolling in an identified Second Writing course with a grade of C- or better.

Courses that meet the Second Writing Requirement  are coded as such in SIS. Students may also petition to have a course fulfill the second writing requirement by filing a  Second Writing Requirement Completion Form and have it certified by the College Registrar (138 Monroe Hall).

Courses that fulfill the Second Writing Requirement may also count for courses that fulfill either the Disciplines or Quantification, Computation, & Data Analysis component.

Quantification, Computation and Data Analysis (6 Credits)

The Quantification, Computation, and Data Analysis literacy enables students to apply mathematical skills to understand and solve real world problems. Through this requirement students will develop quantitative literacy through both theory and application. Students fulfill this requirement by completing two 3- or 4-credit courses coded in SIS to meet this requirement.

Disciplines Plus (30 credits)

The Disciplines ask students in the New College Curriculum to explore the varied ways our faculty approach knowledge, learning, and discovery. Students in the Disciplines Plus pathway must earn 3 credits in each of the seven Discipline categories, plus an additional 9 credits spread out across three grouped categories (3 credits from two of the following three groups: 1. Artistic, Interpretive, & Philosophical Inquiry; 2. Cultures & Societies of the World, Historical Perspectives, Social & Economic Perspectives; 3. The Chemical, Mathematical & Physical Universe, Living Systems, Science & Society). Courses that count towards the Disciplines must be taken from seven different departments.

 Courses taken to fulfill major requirements may count towards the Disciplines. While courses may be cross-listed in multiple Discipline categories, courses may only count towards fulfilling one category for each student (example: While HIEU 3321 Scientific Revolution is cross-listed in both “Science & Society” and “Historical Perspectives,” a student must individually choose which category she/he desires it to fulfill.

*Bachelor of Science Discipline Requirements

The following modifications to the Disciplines requirements are granted to those students enrolled in a Bachelor of Science program:

  1. Students enrolled in a Bachelor of Science degree may elect to take 12 credits in one or two of the three following categories (rather than 3 credits in each plus and additional group requirement): The Chemical and Physical Universe, Living Systems, and Science & Society.
  2. Students enrolled in a Bachelor of Science degree may double-count one course (3 credits) towards fulfilling two of the following three categories: Cultures and Societies of the World, Historical Perspectives, Social and Economic Systems. The course in question must be listed in both categories for which it will count. Though the course may be listed in more than two categories, it may only count as fulfilling two categories.
  3. Bachelor of Science students must fulfill the Disciplines component by taking courses in six different departments.

     

    Regulations

    Transfer Students Only: External credit earned before your first semester at UVA may fulfill ​some General Education requirements. Students in the College must fulfill Literacy requirements ​in residence at the University of Virginia. After matriculation, no General Education requirements may be fulfilled by transfer credit. X000T credit will not fulfill general education ​requirements for traditional four-year UVA students, however external transfer students may still apply X000T credit to fulfill ​most Disciplines requirements.