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UVA Seeing High Number of Early Applications for Next Fall

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This year, the University of Virginia is seeing a large amount of early applications for next fall.  

The early action deadline for submitting applications was November 1.  The admissions office has not finished counting, but with the unofficial number at nearly 14,000, the university has its work cut out for it.

That high number poses quite a challenge.  All of the applications must be counted over a six to eight-week time period.

The university is offering its early action program for the second year in a row.   The program may have contributed to the number of applications as it is nonbinding and students have until May to make their decision.

"A nonbinding program is going to draw more applications because there's varying levels of interest," said UVA Dean of Admissions Greg Roberts.  "Some students would apply here and only come to UVA.  It is their very first choice. Other students, it may be six or eight on their list. So early action, unrestricted, nonbinding programs draw larger applicant pools."

Those that have submitted their applications early should expect to hear a decision in January.

Roberts says that once everything is tallied, they are expecting to see a nearly 20 percent jump in applications.  On average, the university receives about 30,000 applications each year.

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