Program Description

Hoos Getting Ready offers incoming first-year students the opportunity to get a head start at UVA by earning one to six credits the summer before matriculation. Choose from one of three options!

Whether you are ready to dive into an intensive residential experience or prefer to join us online, we have an option to help prepare you for academics in the College!

We look forward to welcoming you this summer to the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia!

Don't wait to become a college student!

Applications will open on Friday, March 31 and close on Friday, May 12. You will be notified of whether or not you are accepted into one of the programs on or around May 24.



Looking for information on academic strategies and student services without the commitment of a class? As an incoming first-year student in the College, you will automatically be given access to Spark!, a collection of self-paced, online workshops covering concepts, skills, and resources that will be helpful as you prepare to start college!

Once you accept your offer of admission, you will receive more information on access to Spark!