Information Relating to COVID-19
The UVA Alumni Association is working closely with the University as our global community responds to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. At this time, we are holding all Admission Liaison Program (ALP) meetings by phone or Zoom. The safety and well-being of our alumni community and their families is our highest priority.
We are working in close partnership with UVA, which is closely monitoring COVID-19 and consulting with experts at UVA Health, the Virginia Department of Health, the CDC and others and sharing this information on UVA’s coronavirus website.
During this period, we must also suspend ALP’s biweekly Legacy Information Sessions which usually take place on Mondays and Fridays at Alumni Hall. Upon scheduling your meeting, you’ll receive an email confirmation detailing next steps with a link to the Legacy Information Session content via webinar.
Please read all messages about your ALP meeting carefully in the coming weeks. We appreciate your patience during these extraordinary circumstances.
Our program is structured in two parts:
Info Session & Individual Meeting
Here’s how to participate. Please read all of the following instructions before scheduling a meeting!
Step 1: Schedule a meeting
You can schedule an in-person*, phone, or Zoom meeting and our system will show you all available appointments in real time. (*In-person meetings are currently suspended. Please select phone or Zoom.)
Meetings are scheduled by the UVA alumnus parent(s) on behalf of the student. When the meeting is held, ALP counselors speak directly with the students and encourage parent participation.
Pay close attention to the confirmation letter you will receive as it contains instructions for the following steps!
Step 2: Watch our informational webinar before your meeting
You MUST view the ALP generalized information webinar appropriate to your meeting type as a mandatory prerequisite for your ALP meeting. In each webinar, we provide perspective on the general admission process and timelines, reveal stats from most recent admission cycle, and discuss the profile of a competitive legacy applicant. This allows us to speak more in depth about your personal interests during your meeting. Your appointment confirmation email will contain the link to access our webinars.
Step 3: Send us your unofficial transcript and school profile
Transcripts and school profiles are REQUIRED for your individual meeting and form the core of the service we provide to you. This meeting provides detailed feedback on your student’s personal academic performance and goals, and serves as a supplement to advice from your student’s guidance counselor.
Please email your documents to ALP@virginia.edu at least 24 hours in advance.
Ready to get started?
The recommended timing for scheduling ALP meetings is:
- 1st Meeting — early in the sophomore year
- 2nd Meeting — after completion of the junior year
Students may meet with ALP any time after their freshman year and before October 1st of their senior year, on up to two occasions. Meetings should be separated by at least a full semester, and the last meeting will ideally be held in the summer after junior year grades are available. This recommended timing maximizes our services to the student, however, families are welcome to meet with ALP at any point during the 10th and 11th grade years. Students who meet with us for the first time in the late spring of Junior year may benefit from having only one ALP meeting.
- Transfers meet once, in advance of their application deadline. This can be in addition to previous high school meetings.
Because the Admission Liaison Program (ALP) is a preparatory program, we do not meet with students after October 1st of their senior year. There is no information the ALP can provide to seniors to meaningfully enhance their application so close to application due dates, and we do not meet with students after applications are submitted.
If you are a middle school student, wait to see us in a few years. Meanwhile, email the ALP for student and parent guides about the middle school years.
If you’re coming to Charlottesville, get the latest information on scheduling a general UVA Admissions information session or a guided tour, or sitting in on a class. Please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission’s site for more information.