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Becoming Batten

End of Year Wrap Up
April 25, 2022

As we get ready to break for the summer, the Admissions team provides tips to help you prepare for next year’s application cycle.

What Should I Take This Fall?
April 1, 2022

With fall enrollment approaching, the Admissions team is sharing helpful tips to help you course plan in preparation for application to Batten. Read on to hear from Anne Carter Mulligan, Batten's Director of Undergraduate Admissions, on courses to take and open electives you can try. 

Gary Christensen
February 15, 2022

This week, we sat down with first-year MPP student Gary Christensen to learn more about his Batten experience. Gary moved from Salt Lake City, Utah to attend Batten after spending several years at Goldman Sachs. Read on to learn more about Gary and his advice for prospective students in our latest blog post!

Scott Rykala
February 1, 2022

Scott is a first-generation college student from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Before Batten, Scott was an intern on Capitol Hill. Keep reading to learn a bit more about Scott's journey to Batten and his advice for prospective students! 

Student Spotlight Alyssa Tulabut
January 12, 2022

After working for six years after graduating from UVA, read why Alyssa Tulabut (MPP/MBA '24) decided to return to Grounds to pursue a dual degree at Batten and Darden.

Application Resources
December 6, 2021

Applying to Batten this spring for the BA, Minor, or Accelerated MPP? This is your one stop shop for all our helpful tips as you work on your application over the winter break!

Student on computer
December 3, 2021

As we shift into application mode, the Admissions team is addressing some of the top misconceptions we hear in advising appointments. As you prepare to apply to the Batten School, be sure to avoid these common traps–and don’t take yourself out of the running unnecessarily!

Maximizing Your Recommendations
November 29, 2021

This year, all recommendations for applicants to our Accelerated MPP and BA programs will be submitted using a recommendation form.  Read on for tips to ensure your recommenders showcase your strengths and abilities in the strongest possible way!

Tips for Navigating the Portal
November 17, 2021

Now that the Batten applications have launched for all of our programs, take a look at a quick video on how to navigate through the application.

What We Look For in an Accelerated MPP Application
November 16, 2021

With applications for Batten’s graduate programs now open, the Admissions team decided to answer the most frequently asked question in advising appointments: “How do I get into the Batten Accelerated MPP program?”

Tips for Applying to Batten
November 10, 2021

In our latest blog post, hear from Director of Undergraduate Admission Anne Carter Mulligan on what we look for in applicants. The video also includes helpful tips for your application and an insider look into the recommendation form for the BA and Accelerated MPP programs!

Explore Global Policy at Batten
October 22, 2021

With UVA’s Global Week about to get underway, we thought we would highlight the ways in which students interested in global policy can get involved at Batten.