1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Getting Started

Who can help?
Meet the Deans:
Who has the answers.
Degree Requirements:
What does every student need to do?
Majors & Minors:
How to declare a major
Forms & Policies:
What are the rules?

The goal of advising is to provide students information to take full advantage of all the resources of the University (including course selection, declaring a major and general academic questions). Your Association Dean is a key source of help.

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To facilitate academic advising, every student is placed in an “Association.” Your Association Dean’s primary responsibility is to advise you on academic matters and refer you to the various agencies and offices the University has established to assist you.

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In order to earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree and graduate, all University of Virginia College of Arts & Sciences students must meet certain Degree, Competency and Area Requirements.

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View a list of all the available undergraduate degree programs offered by the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia, including majors, minors and Distinguished Majors Programs.

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Find information and links to policies, forms and suggestions, all part of the accumulated insights and experiences by the deans and advisors who spend their time working with University of Virginia College of Arts & Sciences undergraduate students.

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Walk-In Advising with the “Dean of the Day”

Beginning with the first day of classes "Dean of the Day" (walk-in advising) hours will be from 2:30-4:00 each day in Monroe Hall.

News & Announcements

Health Insurance Hard Waiver Program

Beginning in the Fall of 2015 all UVa students, both domestic and international, who pay the comprehensive fee with their tuition must meet the health insurance hard waiver requirements.

Courses by Topic

Looking for a course on a particular topic? Click here.

The Liberal Arts: Articles You Must Read

Click here for a range of wonderful articles and links on how and why students do best when they study the liberal arts.

Connecting College to Career: Advice from the Deans

As you begin your career in the College of Arts and Sciences, the academic deans take this occasion not only to welcome you but also to assist you in planning your time in the College and beyond. The first step involves seeking out advising and collecting advisors. But what, exactly, is advising and how does it work? Read more here.

Dates & Deadlines

July 13-Aug. 7 Summer Session III
August 3 Apply in SIS for December 2015 Graduation
August 24 Deadline to file for a leave of absence
August 25 Classes begin