A legacy student is defined by the Office of Admission as a child of a degree-holder. Step-children are also considered legacy applicants if they reside with a step-parent who has earned a U.Va. diploma.
The Admission Liaison Program (ALP) provides a point of contact and a source of information for alumni families who have children applying as a first-year or transfer applicants to one of U.Va.’s five undergraduate schools.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, the ALP hosts a legacy information session, which covers the role of the ALP in the admission process, legacy admission statistics and the basic elements of a competitive legacy application. After attending a legacy information session, alumni families may schedule individual meetings with the Director or Associate Director of the ALP. We do not meet with seniors once they have submitted an application to the University.
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Recent Comments about the U.Va. Admission Liaison Program
Thank you very much for your time, insights and collaboration today. We enjoyed our visit very much. Our daughter admitted being nervous on the way down but your approach immediately put her at ease. By the end of your session, she was completely comfortable and excited to learn more.
Naturally, we had a great time on the tour. While it was inspiring and left us all wanting to stay in Charlottesville, we all agreed that the most helpful element was our time with you. Your encouraging, candid, and flexible approach made quite an impression.
Thanks for sharing your time and perspective with us. You gave us a fantastic start to our day at UVA.
Bill Scoggins, CLAS 1989
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your colleagues once again for the time you spent with us. I am not exaggerating when I say that UVA sets the gold standard when it comes to the attention paid to legacy applicants. I have had two children accepted at Cornell, my other alma mater, and have told the Cornell admissions office that they have a good deal to learn from Mr. Jefferson’s university. What’s more, the tour we took of the Grounds with Jessica remains the high point of her college visits.
Though we have no other children applying to college, I hold the hope that one of them will choose to pursue a professional or graduate degree at UVA, much as I did. It’s a very, very special place.
Kind regards –
Gilles Sion, Law ‘80