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 UVA 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 UVA’s five undergraduate schools.
The legacy information session covers the timeline and roles within the admission process, legacy admission statistics and the basic elements of a competitive legacy application and is a prerequisite to an individual meeting with the Director or Associate Director of the ALP. Legacy information sessions are presented at Alumni Hall on Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. Families wishing to visit on any other day can access the legacy information session via webinar.
For more information about information sessions and individual meetings, see LEGACY SERVICES
Informational Videos on the Admission Process
THE ART OF THE ADMISSION ESSAY
HOW TO READ A SCHOOL PROFILE
A Thank You Letter for the UVA Admission Liaison Program
“Thank you so much for taking the time to meet with Maggie, my daughter, and me. Your insightful advice about the application process was just what we needed. Your frank and deliberate presentation and subsequent personal meeting was a breath of fresh air. After visiting a number of schools and meeting many admissions representatives, I felt that we really learned something about the process at the University of Virginia and about applying to college or university in general. We will be taking your advice down to the letter and keeping our fingers and toes crossed. Thank you again!!” – E.M. (College ’86)
“You have played a big role by giving me such amazing advice by letting me know which parts of my academics and other activities I should prioritize.” – 2018 UVA Applicant