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Fall 2021 Enrollment Instruction

Enrollment at the University requires completion of these steps:

1. Enroll in Classes

Graduate:

Graduate Military, Graduate Veteran, and Graduate ROTC students may enroll in fall classes beginning Sunday, May 16th, at 7:00 AM

Returning Graduate students (except Law, Darden, and Medicine) may enroll in fall classes beginning Monday, May 17th, at 7:00 AM, and are recommended to enroll prior to mid July when tuition bills are produced.

New Graduate students Open Enrollment: Thursday, July 1st

Undergraduate:

Returning Undergraduate students can enroll once their enrollment appointment date and time is reached. This date and time will be visible in the SIS Student Center. (Undergraduate students should check to see if their School/Department requires them to see an advisor before enrolling.)

New Undergraduate students Open Enrollment: Tuesday, August 3rd (subject to change)

All holds must be cleared before enrolling in classes. A complete listing of classes can be found in the Schedule of Classes through Class Search.

2. Pay Tuition & Fees

A statement of Fall term charges will be available online in mid-July through UVAPay (accessible through SIS for students or UVAPay's authorized user portal), and must be paid or properly deferred by the mid-August due date. For more information about your billing and payment options, please visit https://sfs.virginia.edu/finances/starthere

Payment can be made securely online by e-check (free), credit card (incurs 2.75% service fee), wire, or international payment options through UVAPay, or by paper check sent to Student Financial Services, P.O. Box 400204, Charlottesville, VA 22904.

Release guidelines for Course Enrollment

Each student is assigned an enrollment appointment date and time based on the following guidelines:

Undergraduate Enrollment Appointment Date Assignment:

  1. Academic fourth-year Transition, Echols, Rodman, College Arts Scholars, College Science Scholars, Military, Veteran, and ROTC, Fourth year student-athletes, random within year
  2. Academic fourth-year, random within year
  3. Academic third-year Transition, Echols, Rodman, College Arts Scholars, College Science Scholars, Military, Veteran, and ROTC, Third year student-athletes , random within year
  4. Academic third-year, random within year
  5. Academic second-year and Academic first-year Transition, Echols, Rodman, College Arts Scholars, College Science Scholars, Military, Veteran, and ROTC, Second year student-athletes, random within year
  6. Academic second-year, random within year
  7. Academic first-year, random within year
  8. College students who fail to verify their enrollment

Note: These deadlines for individual courses are enforced based upon the School (or faculty member's school) offering the course not the school in which the student is enrolled. For example, an Engineering student enrolled in a College of Arts and Sciences course must follow the College deadlines. The School of Commerce only allows class withdrawals from 1000-2000 level Commerce classes

Fall 2021 Enrollment Dates
Returning Undergraduates Tuesday, May 18th (date and time available in SIS).
Graduate Military, Graduate Veteran, and Graduate ROTC students Sunday, May 16th
Returning Graduates
(including 5th year Teacher Education Program)
Monday, May 17th
New Graduate students Open Enrollment Wednesday, July 1
New Undergraduate students Open Enrollment Tuesday, August 3 (subject to change)

Full Time Credit Hours

Undergraduate Credits MinimumMaximum
Architecture 1218
Arts & Sciences 1215 (increase to 17 credits on TBA)
Commerce 1217 (increase to 19.5 credits on TBA)
Education 1218
Engineering 1219
Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy1217
Nursing 1217
School of Continuing and Professional StudiesN/A17
Graduate Credits Minimum Maximum
Architecture 1219
Arts & Sciences 1216
Commerce 1218
Darden 1219
Data Science 1213
Education 1218
Engineering 1215
Frank Batten School of Leadership &
Public Policy
1217
Law 1217
Medicine N/A17
Nursing 1215
School of Continuing and Professional StudiesN/A17

* Once a student enrolls in the minimum number of credits for their school, SIS does not allow dropping below that threshold. Students in need of performing this action must consult with the School Registrar.

Add/Drop/Withdrawal Deadlines

AddDrop without W
(course removed from transcript)
Drop with W **
- Architecture
- Arts & Sciences
- BIS Program
- Commerce (1)
- Data Science
- Education (2)
- Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy
- Nursing
September 7 September 8 October 26
- Engineering September 7 October 14 October 26
- Law September 1 September 1 December 1
- Darden
- Medicine
Do not use SIS for course enrollment; consult school for details
- School of Continuing and Professional Studies BIS Program students follow the schedule above; other SCPS students should consult the school's website at http://www.scps.virginia.edu/audience/students/add-drop-withdrawal or use the contact information at http://www.scps.virginia.edu/contact.

(1) Withdrawals ONLY from 1000-2000 level Commerce courses are allowed.

(2) Withdrawals from Curry distance courses are subject to a different schedule; please consult your advisor for additional information.

** This deadline applies only to withdrawal from individual courses while remaining in other courses. See instructions below for information on withdrawal from all classes. Withdrawals cannot be made via SIS, and are subject to school regulations.

Withdraw from Class

For undergraduate students only: Use SIS to withdraw from a class!

Most undergraduate students can withdraw from classes in SIS until 11:59 PM on the day of the class withdrawal deadline date. (see Important Notes below)

DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO WITHDRAW FROM A CLASS AS THE CLOCK ON YOUR COMPUTER COULD BE BEHIND THE INTERNAL CLOCK IN SIS. "SIS TIME" COUNTS - NOT THE TIME ON YOUR COMPUTER.

To get started, go to the drop tab in your SIS Student Center. Use the DROP transaction for the desired class. When you get the message about withdrawing, click on the "Request Class Withdrawal" link and follow the directions.

Important Notes:

  • The School of Commerce only allows class withdrawals from 1000-2000 level Commerce classes.
  • The School of Engineering does not allow online class withdrawals. If you are an Engineering student, contact your school for assistance.
  • If withdrawing from a class results in you falling below your school minimum credit load, approval is not guaranteed. You should continue attending all classes until you receive approval.
  • This process cannot be used to withdraw from the University (e.g., from all of your classes). If you are planning to withdraw from the University, please contact your school of enrollment.

Please visit the SIS Help Center for Frequently Asked Questions.

Withdrawal from the University

As of the first day of the semester, dropping all courses requires withdrawing from the University. A percentage of the tuition will be charged, pro-rated based on the week in which the withdrawal is effective. Contact your dean to complete the necessary paperwork. Withdrawals can be made for personal, medical, or uniformed services reasons.

Withdrawals from individual courses after the drop deadline, while remaining registered in other courses, can be made according to the schedule set by the individual schools.

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