Application Instructions

Application Requirements

All applicants to The University of Virginia's College at Wise must be graduates of approved secondary schools or hold certificates of high school equivalency (GED). Applicants must submit a completed application, $25 nonrefundable application fee, official high school transcript, scores for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) or American College Test (ACT), and an official transcript from all colleges attended, even for one course.

Once a student's application is complete, the information will be reviewed and the student will be notified of the admissions decision.

Admission Guidelines

Preference is given to students who have successfully completed the following criteria:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of mathematics, including Algebra I and II and a third course to be chosen from geometry, advanced algebra and trigonometry, calculus, or related course
  • 2 or more years of science beyond general science
  • 2 or more years of a foreign language . Rank in the top half of the graduating class
  • SAT I score of 900 or better or ACT of 18 or better (waived if applicant is 25 years of age or over)

How to Apply

All applicants must complete an Application for Admission. Complete all items on the application. All requested information must be provided to the College prior to enrollment. If you are a resident of Virginia, also complete Section A of the In-State Educational Tuition Privileges Form. Section B must be completed by your parent or guardian, if you are under 19 or are considered a dependent. Kentucky residents who live in Breathitt, Floyd, Harlan, Knott, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Perry, or Pike counties should apply for a Kentucky Tuition Assistance Grant. Appropriate forms (KTAG) will be mailed to you for completion.

Required Documents

Please request that your high school counselor send an official transcript of all completed course work and your College Entrance Examination Board scores to the UVa-Wise Office of Admissions, One College Avenue, Wise, VA 24293-4412. If your high school cannot provide your scores, please have them sent by the testing organization to the Office of Admissions.

for your SAT scores, write:
College Board Program
PO Box 6200
Princeton, NJ 08541-6200
for your ACT scores, write:
ACT Records
PO Box 451
Iowa City, IA 52243

Students who have earned a GED in lieu of a high school diploma should submit official GED scores, an official high school transcript showing years attended, and (if under 25) SAT or ACT scores. Students who have attempted 30 or more transferable semester hours of course work or are 25 years of age or older at time of application are not required to submit SAT scores.

Options for Freshman Admission

For students who choose to apply early in their senior year, UVa-Wise offers two nonbinding early admission programs. These programs allow students to take advantage of certain benefits—including academic scholarships, special registration sessions, and a broader selection of residence hall options—by following established timelines. Candidates for Early Admission I should present a strong record of academic achievement and plan to take the SAT/ACT no later than October. Completed applications for fall semester enrollment will be reviewed beginning September 1. All applications for admission must be received prior to August 1 to be assured full consideration for fall admission.

The enrollment deposit of $75.00 is refundable through May 1 for fall enrollment and December 1 for spring enrollment. Refund requests should be made in writing and postmarked by the appropriate date.


Priority Dates
  • Admitted by: December 1
  • Enrollment Deposit Due: February 15
  • Advance course registration beginning in March
  • Early academic scholarship and financial aid consideration
  • Eligibility for application to Peake Honors Program
  • Priority housing selection (based on date of receipt of actual housing application)


Priority Dates
  • Admitted by: February 1
  • Enrollment Deposit Due: March 15
  • Advance course registration beginning in April
  • Early academic scholarship and financial aid consideration
  • Priority housing selection (based on date of receipt of actual housing application)


Priority Dates
  • Applications received after February 1
  • Enrollment Deposit Due: May 1 (Students who choose to apply after May 1 will be required to submit the enrollment deposit two weeks after notification of acceptance.)
  • Advance course registration beginning in June
  • Priority financial aid consideration through April 1
  • Priority housing selection (based on date of receipt of actual housing application)

Contacting the Office of Admissions


(888) 282-9324 (toll-free)
(276) 328-0102 (local)


(276) 328-0251

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    Application Due:
    December 1

    Deposit Due:
    February 15


    Application Due:
    February 1

    Deposit Due:
    March 15