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I have been accepted to a Forum; what should I do?

Nothing. Begin putting courses in your shopping cart that will count toward fulfilling requirements of your designated Forum.

I have been placed on a wait list; what does this mean and how do I know my place on the wait list?

Should anyone change their mind and drop from the forum for which you are wait listed, you will be notified via email and have three days to accept the space. At this time we are unable to provide specific information on student's wait list position.

How were students selected for each forum?

Students were selected through a stratified random sample to ensure a diverse group of students across multiple categories.

Will my AP or other Transfer Credit Count?

Students who transfer pre-matriculated credit (credit that is earned prior to attending UVA in Fall 2016) can use the credit to fulfill Forum requirements where applicable. For example, students who score a 5 on the Statistics AP exam will earn 3 credits for STAT 2120. However, STAT 2120 is a course that fulfills credit in only some Forums.

All 000T credit (transfer credit that does not align with a specific course in the College Catalogue) will not fulfill Forum requirements.

All students will still be able to apply any transfer credit earned towards the 120 credits needed for graduation. For more information on the College of Arts & Sciences Transfer Credit Policy, click here:

Will enrolling in a Forum allow me to explore various academic subjects prior tochoosing a Major?

Students who enroll in a Forum will take courses in multiple subjects - but it doesn't have to stop there! Your Forums only require 30 of the 60+ credits in your first two years as an undergraduate. Thus, you have plenty of room to take courses in departments, subjects, or fields that interest you (above and beyond the courses offered in the Forums).

I am enrolled in a Forum but no longer wish to participate. What should I do?

Students enrolled in a Forum who no longer wish to particpate should complete the Request to Discontinue Forum form. Students must meet with their Faculty Advisor and Association Dean to have this request approved. Having left the Forum, a student's academic requirements change from the Forum to the Traditional Curriculum requirements (formerly the Area & Competency requirements).