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 Skype. 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 Skype meeting and our system will show you all available appointments in real time. (*In-person meetings are currently suspended. Please select phone or Skype.)
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: Attend an information session or watch our webinar
You MUST attend the Admission Liaison Program Info Session or view the webinar as a mandatory prerequisite for your first Individual Meeting. In this session, 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.
In-person Info Sessions are currently suspended, but are normally held at Alumni Hall on Mondays and Fridays from 9–10AM (be sure to check our list of exceptions first). If you have an in-person appointment with us on a Monday or a Friday, we will assume your family will attend the in-person Info Session the same day and no separate appointment is needed. If you are not able to attend a session in person, you can view the Info Session content via webinar (your appointment confirmation letter will contain the link).
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?
Because the Admission Liaison Program (ALP) is a preparatory program, we do not meet with students after September 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, you may also be interested in scheduling a general UVA information session or a guided tour, or sitting in on a class. Please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission’s site for more information.