Online Application


Apply to one of Curry's Online Programs


  • Master of Education (M.Ed.)

    Note to out-of-state students wishing to enroll in online courses and degree offerings. The University of Virginia is currently working to comply with federal regulations that require it (and all other higher education institutions) to receive official state authorization to offer courses to students physically located outside of Virginia. At present, due to these state authorization regulations, U.Va. Curry School can only accept online course and degree applications from students in approved states which are listed here.

    Step 1: Familiarize Yourself

    Programs at Curry vary, be sure to spend time looking over your Program Page to learn more about your program, as well as verify details including:

    • Admissions Requirements
    • Term of entry
    • On-Grounds/Off-Grounds availability
    • Additional deadlines
    • Typical length of study

    Step 2: Take any required tests and submit your scores to Curry

    • Entrance test requirements vary by program and are listed on the Program Page under "Prerequisites and Admission Requirements".
      • Test scores are just one part of the decision process. We take a holistic review of applications and associate different relative weights to the parts of the application.
      • The average GRE scores for applicants admitted to a master's program for fall 2016 were 156 verbal, 153 quantitative, and 4.5 writing.
      • If more than one test score is submitted, we will use your highest scores when making admission decisions.
      • Applicants may submit unofficial scores with their application; however, official scores are required prior to matriculation.
      • Official GRE scores should be sent to the University of Virginia; the institutional code is 5820.
    • International students must submit either TOEFL or IELTS scores. Scores must not be more than two years old. Applicants who have or will have earned an undergraduate degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction do not need to provide TOEFL or IELTS scores.
      • Applicants my submit unofficial scores with their application; however, official scores are required prior to matriculation
      • Official scores should be sent to the University of Virginia. For the TOEFL the institutional code is B875. IELTS does not require an institutional code.
      • Expected scores:
        Paper-based TOEFL:  600
        Computer-Based TOEFL: 250
        IELTS: 7.0
        IBT TOEFL: at least 22 in writing, 22 in speaking, 23 in reading, and 23 in listening for a total score of 90.
        All incoming (new) graduate students whose first language is one other than English are required to take the University of Virginia English Language Proficiency Exam unless they have been exempted from TOEFL or IELTS.
      • Prospective graduate teaching assistants whose first language is one other than English are required to take the SPEAK Test. A score of at least 55 is required for permission to begin teaching without completion of oral language training. The SPEAK Test is administered in August, December, and May. Candidates for the test are identified by their department. Information about the SPEAK Test is available at www.virginia.edu/provost/caelc.

    Step 3: Create your account to apply online

    Your application process will be managed through our online system. Create an Application Account to begin applying. You can save and return to your application at any point before you click “submit.”  Once an account is created, you can Login to Your Account at any time.

    Step 4: Prepare your goal statement

    This is your opportunity to describe your understanding of and interest in the program area to which you are applying. The prompt on the application provides additional information you might include.

    Step 5: Submit your recommendations

    You are required to submit two letters of recommendations. These should be solicited through your online application. At least one of your recommendations should be from a faculty member. You can submit your application before the letters are received.

    Step 6: Upload your transcripts

    Upload copies of transcripts showing college coursework and degrees completed to date. Unofficial copies are acceptable. Official transcripts are required only when you accept an offer of admission.  If you are submitting an electronic transcript, please email it directly to gcurryadmission@virginia.edu. A transcript must be provided for each school listed on your application. Transcripts that are not stated in English must be accompanied by a translation into English. Your application will be considered incomplete until all transcripts are received.

    Step 7: Check status of application

    Login to your account to check the status of your application. You can monitor receipt of recommendations, test scores, and transcripts through the ApplyYourself web site. Remember, it takes approximately 4 weeks for ETS to send us your scores after you take the exam, so plan accordingly to ensure materials reach our office by the application deadline.

     

    For application support and specific questions regarding the application process, please contact:

    Central Graduate Admissions
    gcurryadmission@virginia.edu
    Phone: (434) 243-0209

    For program- and degree-specific questions, please contact:

    Curry Admissions and Enrollment
    curry-admissions@virginia.edu
    Phone: (434) 924-0742

    We strongly discourage applicants from mailing in any items that can be uploaded to avoid delays in your application review and we ask that you not send duplicate copies of previously uploaded documents. If you still need to mail documents to our office, please send them to:

    For U.S. Postal:
    Curry School of Education and Human Development Graduate Admissions
    P.O. Box 401104
    Charlottesville, VA 22904

    For UPS/FedEx:
    Curry School of Education and Human Development Graduate Admissions
    Room 209B
    1001 North Emmet Street
    Charlottesville, VA 22903

  • Education Specialist (Ed.S.)

     Note to out-of-state students wishing to enroll in online courses and degree offerings. The University of Virginia is currently working to comply with federal regulations that require it (and all other higher education institutions) to receive official state authorization to offer courses to students physically located outside of Virginia. At present, due to these state authorization regulations, U.Va. Curry School can only accept online course and degree applications from students in approved states which are listed here.

    Step 1: Familiarize Yourself

    Programs at Curry vary, be sure to spend time looking over your Program Page to learn more about your program, as well as verify details including:

    • Admissions Requirements
    • Term of entry
    • On-Grounds/Off-Grounds availability
    • Additional deadlines
    • Typical length of study

    Step 2: Take any required tests and submit your scores to Curry

    • Entrance test requirements vary by program and are listed on the Program Page under "Prerequisites and Admission Requirements".
      • Test scores are just one part of the decision process. We take a holistic review of applications and associate different relative weights to the parts of the application.
      • If a program requires the GRE, the target scores are 150 verbal, 145 quantitative, 4.0 analytical writing.
      • If more than one test score is submitted, we will use your highest scores when making admission decisions.
      • Applicants may submit unofficial scores with their application; however, official scores are required prior to matriculation.
      • Official GRE scores should be sent to the University of Virginia; the institutional code is 5820.
    • International students must submit either TOEFL or IELTS scores. Scores must not be more than two years old. Applicants who have or will have earned an undergraduate degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction do not need to provide TOEFL or IELTS scores.
      • Applicants may submit unofficial scores with their application; however, official scores are required prior to matriculation.
      • Official scores should be sent to the University of Virginia. For the TOEFL the institutional code is B875. IELTS does not require an institutional code.
      • Expected scores:
        Paper-based TOEFL:  600
        Computer-Based TOEFL: 250
        IELTS: 7.0
        IBT TOEFL: at least 22 in writing, 22 in speaking, 23 in reading, and 23 in listening for a total score of 90.
        All incoming (new) graduate students whose first language is one other than English are required to take the University of Virginia English Language Proficiency Exam unless they have been exempted from TOEFL or IELTS.
      • Prospective graduate teaching assistants whose first language is one other than English are required to take the SPEAK Test. A score of at least 55 is required for permission to begin teaching without completion of oral language training. The SPEAK Test is administered in August, December, and May. Candidates for the test are identified by their department. Information about the SPEAK Test is available at www.virginia.edu/provost/caelc.

    Step 3: Create your account to apply online

    Your application process will be managed through our online system. Create an Application Account to begin applying. You can save and return to your application at any point before you click “submit.”  Once an account is created, you can Login to Your Account at any time.

    Step 4: Prepare your goal statement

    This is your opportunity to describe your understanding of and interest in the program area to which you are applying. The prompt on the application provides additional information you might include.

    Step 5: Submit your recommendations

    You are required to submit two letters of recommendation. These should be solicited through the online application. At least one of your recommendations should be from a faculty member. You can submit your application before the letters are received.

    Step 6: Upload your transcripts

    Upload into the online application system copies of unofficial transcripts showing college coursework and degrees completed to date. A transcript must be provided for each school listed on your application. Transcripts that are not stated in English must be accompanied by a translation into English. Your application will be considered incomplete until all unofficial transcripts are received. Official transcripts are required only when you accept an offer of admission. Official transcripts may be emailed to gcurryadmission@virginia.edu or mailed to the U.S. Postal address below.

    Step 7: Check application status

    Login to your account to check the status of your application. You can monitor receipt of recommendations, test scores, and transcripts through the ApplyYourself web site. Remember, it takes approximately 4 weeks for ETS to send us your scores after you take the exam, so plan accordingly to ensure materials reach our office by the application deadline.

     

    For application support and specific questions regarding the application process, please contact:

    Central Graduate Admissions
    gcurryadmission@virginia.edu
    Phone: (434) 243-0209

    For program- and degree-specific questions, please contact:

    Curry Admissions and Enrollment
    curry-admissions@virginia.edu
    Phone: (434) 924-0742

    We strongly discourage applicants from mailing in any items that can be uploaded to avoid delays in your application review and we ask that you not send duplicate copies of previously uploaded documents. If you still need to mail documents to our office, please send them to:

    For U.S. Postal:
    Curry School of Education and Human Development Graduate Admissions
    P.O. Box 401104
    Charlottesville, VA 22904

    For UPS/FedEx:
    Curry School of Education and Human Development Graduate Admissions
    Room 209B
    1001 North Emmet Street
    Charlottesville, VA 22903

  • Education Doctorate (Ed.D.)

    The Ed.D. program prepares practitioner-scholars to become leaders within their professions.  Students participate in coursework, research, and field work that focus on the problems faced by educators in schools and other educational institutions.  Students participate in internships that involve the challenges of identifying and developing solutions to the difficulties that educators face on a daily basis.

    Step 1: Familiarize Yourself

    Programs requirements vary, be sure to spend time looking over your program page to learn more about additional requirements or deadlines of your program.

    Pay special attention to:

    Do you need to submit a resume or writing sample?

    Are there special requirements for your statement of purpose?

    What are the enrollment requirements for your program?

    Do you need a Master’s degree in a specific field?

    Step 2: Know your deadlines

    Deadlines vary by program and entrance term. Be sure to check out your program page for any additional dates and deadlines.

    Step 3: Get to know the faculty

    Identification of a core faculty member with interests similar to yours is strongly recommended. It is highly encouraged that you directly contact one or more faculty members to discuss your research interests.  Please contact faculty via email to set up a time to talk either over the phone or in person

    Step 4: Take any required tests and submit your scores to Curry

    All graduate students are required to take the GRE within 5 years of application.

    • The average GRE scores for doctoral applicants admitted for the 2016-2017 academic year were 160/84th percentile (verbal), 156/64th percentile (quantitative), 4.5/80th percentile (analytical writing).
      • If your scores are low, we recommend you retake GREs before submitting your application. We will use your highest scores when making admission decisions.
    • Applicants may submit unofficial scores with their application; however, official scores are required prior to matriculation.
    • Official scores should be sent to the University of Virginia; the institutional code is 5820.

    International students must submit TOEFL or IELTS score must be current--no more than two years old. Applicants who have or will have earned an undergraduate degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction do not need to provide TOEFL or IELTS scores

    Expected scores:
    Paper-based TOEFL:  600
    Computer-Based TOEFL: 250
    IELTS: 7.0
    IBT TOEFL: at least 22 in writing, 22 in speaking, 23 in reading, and 23 in listening for a total score of 90.

    • All incoming (new) graduate students whose first language is one other than English are required to take the University of Virginia English Language Proficiency Exam unless they have been exempted from TOEFL or IELTS.
    • Prospective graduate teaching assistants whose first language is one other than English are required to take the SPEAK Test. A score of at least 55 is required for permission to begin teaching without completion of oral language training. The SPEAK Test is administered in August, December, and May. Candidates for the test are identified by their department. Information about the SPEAK Test is available at www.virginia.edu/provost/caelc.
    • Applicants may submit unofficial scores with their application; however, official scores are required prior to matriculation.

    Step 5: Create your account to apply online

    Your application process will be managed through our online system. Create an Application Account to begin applying. You can save and return to your application at any point before you click “submit.”  Once an account is created, you can Login to Your Account at any time.

    Step 6: Prepare your goal statement

    This is your opportunity to describe your understanding of and interest in the program area to which you are applying. The prompt on the application provides additional information you might include.

    Step 7: Submit your recommendations

    You are required to submit two letters of recommendations. These should be solicited through your online application. At least one of your recommendations should be from a faculty member.

    Step 8: Upload your transcripts

    Upload into the online application system copies of unofficial transcripts showing college coursework and degrees completed to date. A transcript must be provided for each school listed on your application. Transcripts that are not stated in English must be accompanied by a translation into English. Your application will be considered incomplete until all unofficial transcripts are received. Official transcripts are required only when you accept an offer of admission. Official transcripts may be emailed to gcurryadmission@virginia.edu or mailed to the U.S. Postal address below.

    Step 9: Check status of application

    Login to your account to check the status of your application or to monitor receipt of recommendations, test scores, and transcripts. Remember, it takes at least 4 weeks for ETS to send us your scores after you take the exam, so plan accordingly to ensure materials reach our office by the application deadline.

    For application support and specific questions regarding the application process, please contact:

    Central Graduate Admissions
    gcurryadmission@virginia.edu
    Phone: (434) 243-0209

    For program- and degree-specific questions, please contact:

    Curry Admissions and Enrollment
    curry-admissions@virginia.edu
    Phone: (434) 924-0742

    We strongly discourage applicants from mailing in any items that can be uploaded to avoid delays in your application review and we ask that you not send duplicate copies of previously uploaded documents. If you still need to mail documents to our office, please send them to:

    For U.S. Postal:
    Curry School of Education and Human Development Graduate Admissions
    P.O. Box 401104
    Charlottesville, VA 22904

    For UPS/FedEx:
    Curry School of Education and Human Development Graduate Admissions
    Room 209B
    1001 North Emmet Street
    Charlottesville, VA 22903

  • Certificate

    Note to out-of-state students wishing to enroll in online courses and degree offerings. The University of Virginia is currently working to comply with federal regulations that require it (and all other higher education institutions) to receive official state authorization to offer courses to students physically located outside of Virginia. At present, due to these state authorization regulations, U.Va. Curry School can only accept online course and degree applications from students in approved states which are listed here.

    Step 1: Familiarize Yourself

    Programs at Curry vary, be sure to spend time looking over your program page to learn more about your certificate, as well as verify details including:

    • Term of entry
    • Additional deadlines
    • Additional requirements (resume, writing sample, etc...)
    • Typical length of study

    Step 2: Take any required tests and submit your scores to Curry

    • International students must submit TOEFL or IELTS score must be current--no more than two years old
      • Official scores should be sent to the University of Virginia; the institutional code is B875. (Applicants who earned their undergraduate degrees in the U.S. are exempt from this requirement.)
      • Expected scores:
        Paper-based TOEFL:  600
        Computer-Based TOEFL: 250
        IELTS: 7.0
        IBT TOEFL: at least 22 in writing, 22 in speaking, 23 in reading, and 23 in listening for a total score of 90.
        All incoming (new) graduate students whose first language is one other than English are required to take the University of Virginia English Language Proficiency Exam unless they have been exempted from TOEFL or IELTS.
      • Prospective graduate teaching assistants whose first language is one other than English are required to take the SPEAK Test. A score of at least 55 is required for permission to begin teaching without completion of oral language training. The SPEAK Test is administered in August, December, and May. Candidates for the test are identified by their department. Information about the SPEAK Test is available at www.virginia.edu/provost/caelc.

    Step 3: Create your account to apply online

    Your application process will be managed through our online system. Create an Application Account to begin applying. You can save and return to your application at any point before you click “submit.”  Once an account is created, you can Login to Your Account at any time.

    Step 4: Prepare your goal statement

    This is your opportunity to describe your understanding of and interest in the program area to which you are applying. The prompt on the application provides additional information you might include.

    Step 5: Submit your recommendations

    You are required to submit two letters of recommendations. These should be solicited through your online application. At least one of your recommendations should be from a faculty member.

    Step 6: Upload your transcripts

    Copies of transcripts showing college coursework and degrees completed to date. Unofficial copies are acceptable. (Official transcripts are required only when you accept an offer of admission.)

    Step 7: Check status of application

    Login to your account to check the status of your application. 

    You can monitor receipt of recommendations, test scores, and transcripts through the Apply Yourself web site. Remember, it takes at least 4 weeks for ETS to send us your scores after you take the exam, so plan accordingly to ensure materials reach our office by the application deadline.

    • Course or Course Series

      Note to out-of-state students wishing to enroll in online courses and degree offerings. The University of Virginia is currently working to comply with federal regulations that require it (and all other higher education institutions) to receive official state authorization to offer courses to students physically located outside of Virginia. At present, due to these state authorization regulations, U.Va. Curry School can only accept online course and degree applications from students in approved states which are listed here.

      Step 1: Decide on a Course Series or individual course within the course series. At the Curry School, you can take individual courses without being enrolled in a degree or program.

      Gifted Education
      English Language Learners

      Step 2: Search for the course you wish to take.

      Follow the instructions on our Register For a Class Page

      Step 3: Non-Degree Student Form

      To enroll in a Course Series or individual course, complete the Non-Degree Student form. This will enable you to get a Student Information System (SIS) login, which is how you register for classes. 

      Please be sure to read Curry's drop and withdrawal policy prior to enrolling in courses.

      Step 4: Register for Courses

      After submitting the form, within 1-2 business days you will receive your SIS username and password. Please log-in to SIS using the information you received by e-mail to register for a course. 

      Step 5: Additional Resources

      Refer to our Professional Learner Gateway for additional resources and information.