Transfer Students

Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Leadership

The Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Leadership takes place over the final two years of undergraduate study at UVA. To be eligible for admission, students must have accumulated 60 college credits prior to beginning the program. Each year, we directly admit a limited number of incoming third-year students into the undergraduate major who apply to UVA through the general admissions process. You can find out more information about transferring to UVA from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. When you submit your Common Application, please specify an interest in being considered for admission into the Batten School.

Incoming second-year transfers to UVA who are interested in the undergraduate major or the minor will follow Batten’s regular application process. Prerequisites completed at your previous institution will count if they are accepted for course credit by UVA through the transfer process. You may also take them during your first year at UVA, or even the summer after you apply to Batten. We also encourage you to sample our open introductory coursework to see if it is a good fit for you!

Eric Ramputh (BA ’19)

Alum Spotlight: Eric Ramputh (BA ’19)

Eric Ramputh applied to the Batten School on a whim. Ramputh, who transferred to UVA and into the Batten School in 2017, recalls how he discovered the school and why it ultimately was the right fit for him.