Admission for Visiting Students

Please read the instructions below before completing the application to enroll. Be aware that it can take several business days after you submit your application for a student account to be established for you to enroll in summer courses.



If you plan to enroll for undergraduate study and have not been admitted to an undergraduate degree program at the University, please apply for admission as a visiting student. You must certify that you are a high school graduate or have had equivalent preparation. Undergraduates from other institutions should also apply for admission as a visiting student.

If you hold a bachelor's degree and want to enroll for graduate study, are not in a graduate degree program at this University and do not plan to pursue one here, please apply for admission as a visiting graduate student. If instead you want to begin work toward a graduate degree or other program at this University, you must apply directly to the appropriate graduate school at least two months in advance of Summer Session registration.

University of Virginia students who were not enrolled in a degree program during the Spring 2021 semester, are receiving a degree in May 2021, have been on a leave of absence, have been taking courses through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, or are enrolled in Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program should complete the Non-Degree Student form. If you have a question concerning your status please contact our office.

Admission to the Summer Session does not constitute admission to the University, nor does it allow students to register for the subsequent fall and spring semesters.

Complete the Non-Degree Student form

Senior Citizens
In compliance with the Senior Citizens Higher Education Act, the University offers courses with tuition and required fee waived on a space-available basis. To be eligible, a person must be at least sixty years old and have been legally domiciled in Virginia at least one year before the semester begins, and must gain admission to the University. To qualify as a student for credit, the senior citizen's taxable income (for federal income tax purposes) the year prior to enrollment must not have exceeded $15,000.

There is no income requirement if the senior citizen wants to audit a course offered for credit or to enroll in a non-credit course. No more than three courses per semester may be taken on this basis, but there is no limit to the number of semesters a senior citizen may be enrolled. The senior citizen must receive the permission of the instructor in order to audit the course. More information and the application can be found here.

Admission to the Summer Session does not constitute admission to the University, nor does it allow students to register for the subsequent fall and spring semesters.