Admissions

Like all Global Studies tracks, admission to GCCS is by application.  We will begin accepting applications from the Class of 2023 in January 2021. Applications are due by 11:59 PM on Monday, March 1, 2021. Applicants may apply to no more than two of the tracks offered in Global Studies. The admissions committee will complete their review and send notifications to applicants by March 15, 2021. All accepted students must declare the GCCS major by March 22, 2021 to reserve a place in the major.

Newly admitted transfer students who will begin their third year in the fall semester can apply for entrance to the major in May, as soon as they have been notified of their admission to the University. We will not accept transfer applications after June 1; students will be notified of the result of their application by June 5.

You will need the following documents in order to complete your application. Once you have them prepared, email your materials in a single PDF file to cam4z@virginia.edu. If you are applying to more than one Global Studies track, be sure to email each application separately.

1. PERSONAL STATEMENT: No more than 500 words, typed and double-spaced. Students in GCCS take coursework and do research about the social, cultural, and historical aspects of global business, trade, finance, organizations, property systems, regulation, and work. Write a 500-word essay describing an area of interest that you would like to explore through your work in the major.

2. TRANSCRIPT: An unofficial one that you print from SIS is sufficient.

3. RESUME: Include important extracurricular activities, work experience, academic honors, and other relevant experiences.