Follow Up, Deadlines, & Details

Application Deadline
The Accelerated Master’s Program in Systems Engineering uses rolling admissions, and class size is limited. While there is no hard and fast application deadline, we encourage interested candidates to apply early in the admissions cycle. Applying early is to your advantage, and it gives you time to prepare for the program, secure financial resources, and gain your employer’s support for your participation in the program. The program begins in late May each year. We endeavor to review all applications and finalize the cohort by mid-April; however, we will continue to accept well-qualified candidates for admission until all slots are filled or the program begins. When the cohort is full, a waiting list will be kept. Once the program begins, no new applicants can join the cohort until May of the following year. If you anticipate applying late in the admissions cycle, please email accmp@virginia.edu for special instructions to expedite the application process.

Transcripts
Please upload unofficial copies of your transcripts to the online application site. We can complete the admissions review process with your unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts must be received before the program begins. Please request your official transcripts immediately upon submitting your official application. Do not wait until notification of your admissions decision to request your official transcripts.

The University accepts electronic delivery of official transcripts. Official transcripts must be sent directly from your institution to the School of Engineering and Applied Science in care of Ms. Iva Gillet at igm5m@virginia.edu.

Sealed hard copy official transcripts may be mailed to the following address:

University of Virginia
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Office of Research and Graduate Programs
PO Box 400242
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4242 

GRE Revised General Test – Requirements and Waivers
Well-qualified applicants who have relevant professional experience may request a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) waiver. To request a waiver, send a message to accmp@virginia.edu with the subject line “GRE waiver request.” Include information to support your request (academic background, relevant professional experience) in the body of your message.

Applicants with low undergraduate GPAs may choose to take the GRE to demonstrate readiness for graduate level coursework and to improve their prospects for admission to the program. Additionally, the AMP Admissions Committee may request that applicants with lower GPAs, or those with non-technical undergraduate degrees and/or limited professional experience take the GRE as part of their application for admission to the program.

If you would like further guidance, send copies of your unofficial transcript and your resume to accmp@virginia.edu for review and feedback.

If you have already earned a graduate degree for which you were required to take the GRE, and your scores have expired, you may request a waiver by emailing accmp@virginia.edu.

If you have earned an MBA or are currently enrolled in an MBA program, you may request to use your GMAT scores in lieu of the GRE.

Taking the GRE Revised General Test
Register to take the exam at www.ets.org/gre. Have your scores reported to the School of Engineering using institution code 5820. No department code is necessary. Put your unofficial (self-reported) quantitative and verbal scores on your application. We recommend that you take the free practice test available on the GRE web site. If you take the exam more than once, we will use your best scores. You may submit your official application prior to taking the GRE. If you submit your application before you take the exam, you should put the date you are scheduled to take the exam in the GRE score field on the application. The ETS will not send official GRE scores that are older than 5 years.

Follow Up
Alert the program manager via email when you submit your official application. Send a message to accmp@virginia.edu. Use the “My Grad Page” feature of ApplyYourself to track which materials and recommendations have been received and which are still missing. If you have questions concerning receipt of transcripts, letters or test scores, you may contact the School of Engineering Graduate Office at seas-gradoffice@virginia.edu.

Decision Timing
Once all application materials have been received, if everything is in order, you should receive a decision electronically in about a month. If your employer requires a decision letter before you receive your electronic notification of the admissions decision in order to approve your participation in the program and your education benefits request, contact the AMP program manager at accmp@virginia.edu for assistance.