Applying: Minor in Public Policy and Leadership

Application Information

The Minor in Public Policy and Leadership is available to current UVA undergraduate students from any major outside of Batten. All application materials for admission must be submitted by the corresponding deadline by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.


Current UVA undergraduate students from any major outside of Batten

Admissions contact

Anne Carter Mulligan
Director of Undergraduate Admissions


Application Opening: November 15, 2019
Application Deadline: March 6, 2020
Decisions Released: March 20, 2020
Decision Deadlines: March 27, 2020
Academic Program and Welcome Reception*: March 25, 2019
*Academic Program and Welcome Reception are for newly admitted students

Prerequisites & Application Materials

  • ECON 2010 or equivalent (earning a C or higher)
  • LPPL 3100 OR PSYC 2600 or equivalent (earning a C or higher) 

You will be prompted to upload this document in the application system as either a Word document or a PDF. 

A Personal Essay of 250 words. “Why do you want to study the minor in public policy and leadership? In other words, what motivates you to apply to this minor program?

Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded directly to your online application. 

There is no penalty for not submitting an application addendum. However, some applicants may have additional information that would be useful for the admissions committee. Feel free to amplify the positive dimensions of your background that are not covered in other parts of this application. Similarly, you may wish to put some seemingly negative information in your application into context for the admissions committee. Please format this application addendum as a letter to the admissions committee, not to exceed one page.

All supplemental materials (e.g. unofficial transcripts and recommendations) must be submitted by the date of the official deadline. Your application may be completed online and submitted electronically once you have answered all the required questions. You do not have to complete the online application in one sitting – you may access your application and change your answers as many times as you like. To do that, use the Username and Password that you created when you first completed the Interest Page and/or started your application.