UVA Class of 2017

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2017)

Where will you be living during your 1L year?

Pavilion
7
15%
Ivy
5
11%
Jeffersonian
8
17%
Arlington Park Townhomes
4
9%
Arlington Court Condos
0
No votes
Graduate Centre
1
2%
University Place
2
4%
Landmark at Granite Park
0
No votes
Other
17
36%
Undecided
3
6%
 
Total votes: 47

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sl5uw13
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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby sl5uw13 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:03 pm

I dont know where to find this info but if we haven't sent our fall grades to u.va yet can we just send them directly to uva or do we have to go through lsac?

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby RCO2012 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:56 pm

sl5uw13 wrote:I dont know where to find this info but if we haven't sent our fall grades to u.va yet can we just send them directly to uva or do we have to go through lsac?


I believe it is directly to UVA through the admissions email, but I'm not positive.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby GeneralFile(s) » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:52 pm

Does anyone know if we absolutely need to submit needaccess to qualify for merit based awards and receive federal loans? On the website it looks like we do not, but I spoke with someone in the financial aid office and they said that we need to submit needaccess to be considered for any scholarships whatsoever. Has anyone received a merit award so far without submitting needaccess?

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby angels2fly » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:51 pm

GeneralFile(s) wrote:Does anyone know if we absolutely need to submit needaccess to qualify for merit based awards and receive federal loans? On the website it looks like we do not, but I spoke with someone in the financial aid office and they said that we need to submit needaccess to be considered for any scholarships whatsoever. Has anyone received a merit award so far without submitting needaccess?


I don't know if any aid has gone out yet?

Not sure though.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby RCO2012 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:57 pm

angels2fly wrote:
GeneralFile(s) wrote:Does anyone know if we absolutely need to submit needaccess to qualify for merit based awards and receive federal loans? On the website it looks like we do not, but I spoke with someone in the financial aid office and they said that we need to submit needaccess to be considered for any scholarships whatsoever. Has anyone received a merit award so far without submitting needaccess?


I don't know if any aid has gone out yet?

Not sure though.


I don't believe it has gone out yet. And submitting need access for merit aid doesn't make sense. Most will be using merit aid to decide where to go before they even start completing financial aid applications.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby GeneralFile(s) » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:17 am

I don't believe it has gone out yet. And submitting need access for merit aid doesn't make sense. Most will be using merit aid to decide where to go before they even start completing financial aid applications.


Hmm, I agree that submitting needaccess doesn't make sense for merit scholarship consideration, however, the financial aid office contact said that the deadline for submitting needaccess and fafsa was next friday (02/14) and that is was required to be considered for any scholarship at all, which makes me kind of wary, since I would really not like to submit needaccess but still be considered for a merit scholarship.

I have a small hunch that in reality they only strongly suggest submitting needaccess, but am hoping to get some kind of confirmation from others who have received merit scholarships without submitting it.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby JustaQ » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:07 pm

From the UVA Law website:

Merit Scholarships

A number of merit-only scholarships are awarded to entering students each year. The value of merit scholarships may range from $5,000 to full tuition. All admitted applicants will be considered for merit-based scholarships, and no separate application is required.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby GeneralFile(s) » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:50 pm

JustaQ wrote:From the UVA Law website:

Merit Scholarships

A number of merit-only scholarships are awarded to entering students each year. The value of merit scholarships may range from $5,000 to full tuition. All admitted applicants will be considered for merit-based scholarships, and no separate application is required.


That is precisely the source of my confusion, since the contact at the financial aid office said we will not be considered for any scholarships if we do not submit needaccess by February 14th.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby RCO2012 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:17 pm

GeneralFile(s) wrote:
JustaQ wrote:From the UVA Law website:

Merit Scholarships

A number of merit-only scholarships are awarded to entering students each year. The value of merit scholarships may range from $5,000 to full tuition. All admitted applicants will be considered for merit-based scholarships, and no separate application is required.


That is precisely the source of my confusion, since the contact at the financial aid office said we will not be considered for any scholarships if we do not submit needaccess by February 14th.


Let me clarify the February 14th. February 14th is the priority consideration deadline. Meaning, if you submit by then you'll have a COMPLETE financial aid package by the end of March. I would get in contact with Jason Dugas to source out the confusion. He would be able to give you definitive answers, rather than us just speculating. I can almost guarantee that need access does not need to be completed to be considered for merit aid, but he will be able to give you a certain answer to that.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby GeneralFile(s) » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:28 pm

RCO2012 wrote:
GeneralFile(s) wrote:
JustaQ wrote:From the UVA Law website:

Merit Scholarships

A number of merit-only scholarships are awarded to entering students each year. The value of merit scholarships may range from $5,000 to full tuition. All admitted applicants will be considered for merit-based scholarships, and no separate application is required.


That is precisely the source of my confusion, since the contact at the financial aid office said we will not be considered for any scholarships if we do not submit needaccess by February 14th.


Let me clarify the February 14th. February 14th is the priority consideration deadline. Meaning, if you submit by then you'll have a COMPLETE financial aid package by the end of March. I would get in contact with Jason Dugas to source out the confusion. He would be able to give you definitive answers, rather than us just speculating. I can almost guarantee that need access does not need to be completed to be considered for merit aid, but he will be able to give you a certain answer to that.


Ok, thanks very much.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby alinor » Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:09 pm

Does anyone know how late the Open House goes? I'm trying to figure out if it is possible to fly out Friday night, but I don't see any times on the schedule.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby kathj06 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:53 am

Checking in very, very belatedly. Made my first visit to campus yesterday--enjoyed it! Sat in on con law w/ Risa Goluboff in the AM and her husband Richard Schragger's property class in the afternoon. They were both outstanding! As was Bodo's Bagels. Still a long road ahead in terms of making a decision on where I will ultimately attend, but the fact that UVA has free coffee in the library is a major selling point!

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby First Offense » Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:31 pm

kathj06 wrote:Checking in very, very belatedly. Made my first visit to campus yesterday--enjoyed it! Sat in on con law w/ Risa Goluboff in the AM and her husband Richard Schragger's property class in the afternoon. They were both outstanding! As was Bodo's Bagels. Still a long road ahead in terms of making a decision on where I will ultimately attend, but the fact that UVA has free coffee in the library is a major selling point!

You will live off of that fucking coffee. Saved my ass first semester.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby UCLAHopeful2014 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:15 pm

In via phone call today. SO EXCITED.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby lovejopd » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:29 pm

For those who are on the waitlist on Jeffersonian Apartment. I was on my 11th and got offered 2 bed room. There are several options left(floors, 1bed/2bed) you can choose, so don't sweat it if you are on 10-20 waitlist.

Also, if you are looking for a townhouse setting with a small back yard, Arlington Park could be a good fit. The lease information I got from the Woodard property is as following.
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"We will begin leasing the Arlington Park Townhomes for 2014-2015 school year at the end of January. The rent will be $1,125 per month and there is a utility fee of $105 per month for internet, water, sewer, trash, and grounds maintenance. You would set up your own electricity and gas."
Hope this helps. :D

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby BigDawg » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:03 am

Is it unusual/unwise to wait until ASW to try and find housing?

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby swampman » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:20 am

BigDawg wrote:Is it unusual/unwise to wait until ASW to try and find housing?


It can't be that unusual, since a good portion of the people at ASW won't have even decided on UVA yet. Seems like a good idea to set up appointments to see places while you're there. Also, Ive got a lease for a 2 bedroom and will probably start looking for a roommate during/after ASW, and I'm guessing I'm not the only one in that situation, so that's worth thinking about if you're looking to share an apt.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby sl5uw13 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:32 pm

swampman wrote:
BigDawg wrote:Is it unusual/unwise to wait until ASW to try and find housing?


It can't be that unusual, since a good portion of the people at ASW won't have even decided on UVA yet. Seems like a good idea to set up appointments to see places while you're there. Also, Ive got a lease for a 2 bedroom and will probably start looking for a roommate during/after ASW, and I'm guessing I'm not the only one in that situation, so that's worth thinking about if you're looking to share an apt.


yeah I also have lease and will probably start looking after more people have decided on u.va, which will probably be after asw

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby Sojourner2 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:17 pm

Has anyone heard anything about scholarships yet? I was admitted a while ago and was told they were going to start awarding scholarships in February. I'm just wondering if that has started yet.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby RCO2012 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:01 pm

Sojourner2 wrote:Has anyone heard anything about scholarships yet? I was admitted a while ago and was told they were going to start awarding scholarships in February. I'm just wondering if that has started yet.


Nobody has heard about money yet that I know of. I think they will be starting in March in line with what is on the website. I know there were some conflicting documents between the website and the admitted students package, but from the looks of it, March is when they will start with $$$.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby marsters » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:03 pm

Hey,

I was reading through this and someone mentioned fall grades. Do you have to send UVA your fall grades and then your spring grades when they come out? I never saw any communication that outlined the procedure for this. I was accepted awhile ago, so do you only need to send them in if you haven't been accepted yet?

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby jdapplicant » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:19 pm

RCO2012 wrote:
Sojourner2 wrote:Has anyone heard anything about scholarships yet? I was admitted a while ago and was told they were going to start awarding scholarships in February. I'm just wondering if that has started yet.


Nobody has heard about money yet that I know of. I think they will be starting in March in line with what is on the website. I know there were some conflicting documents between the website and the admitted students package, but from the looks of it, March is when they will start with $$$.


All we needed to do was submit FAFSA and Need Access, right? We didn't need to submit or fill out anything in the sisuva.admin.virginia.edu site they gave us log-in information for?

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby RCO2012 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:20 pm

jdapplicant wrote:
RCO2012 wrote:
Sojourner2 wrote:Has anyone heard anything about scholarships yet? I was admitted a while ago and was told they were going to start awarding scholarships in February. I'm just wondering if that has started yet.


Nobody has heard about money yet that I know of. I think they will be starting in March in line with what is on the website. I know there were some conflicting documents between the website and the admitted students package, but from the looks of it, March is when they will start with $$$.


All we needed to do was submit FAFSA and Need Access, right? We didn't need to submit or fill out anything in the sisuva.admin.virginia.edu site they gave us log-in information for?


Correct. That is for the complete financial aid package including loan information and what not. I believe merit scholarships will still be awarded if those have not been completed.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby Sojourner2 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:26 pm

I don't believe merit scholarships have been awarded yet--I was told Feb and it appears others were told March. I was just checking in to make sure they hadn't already gone out.

In years past they offered them at the same time as admissions (or soon thereafter), but they seem to be doing things a little differently this year.

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Re: UVA Class of 2017

Postby RCO2012 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:02 pm

Sojourner2 wrote:I don't believe merit scholarships have been awarded yet--I was told Feb and it appears others were told March. I was just checking in to make sure they hadn't already gone out.

In years past they offered them at the same time as admissions (or soon thereafter), but they seem to be doing things a little differently this year.


Yes, this cycle is much different than those prior, including scholarship consideration. UVA, from what I have read, is aiming to spend more wisely, and so offers are going out once they have a better idea of what the entering class may look like. The timelines and expectations page on the UVA site state that merit scholarships will be awarded in March and April.




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