UVa Advance: Academic Prep Workshops

Participants in UVA Advance attend workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 pm that are designed to help students prepare for the challenges and opportunities facing undergaduate students. Topics include:

The College Admission Process: Undergraduate admission representatives from the UVA and other institutions in the area discuss how the admission process works, what students should expect and what makes an effective application.

Education Abroad:  UVA’s knowledgeable Study Abroad Advisors introduce students to the world of possibilities that exists for foreign study. As a follow-up, UVA Advance participants may complete the University’s online Education Abroad Workshop.

Skills for Academic Success: UVA academic advisors/counselors and students discuss healthy study habits, differences between high school and college learning, academic writing and other key skills.

Libraries: Librarians from one of UVA’s seventeen libraries share the role of the 21st century academic library and provide tips for getting the most from library resources. 

CORE (Cultural Orientation, Reflection and Engagement:  CORE instructors from the UVA International Studies Office encourage reflection on cross-cultural learning during UVA Advance.