Admission Insider's Guide

Admission Insider's Guide

A Student's Perspective on the COVID Campus Experience

Like many of you, I started my senior year in the middle of a pandemic. I was beyond thrilled to finally see my friends again, but my excitement was overshadowed by my fears about COVID-19.

October 27, 2020
Spiders Are Everywhere...And That's a Good Thing
October is our university mascot’s favorite month. Why? Halloween, of course! It’s the one time of the year when you can find spiders everywhere.
October 20, 2020
Understanding Transfer Admission at Richmond
Considering transfer admission to a college or university can feel overwhelming. Whether you are looking for a better four-year fit or making the next step from a two-year program, we are here to help. With preparation and follow through, your transfer application journey can be a smooth one! 
October 19, 2020
Understanding Application Plan Options
The college admission process offers a plethora of application plan options. How can you tell which pathway is the best fit for you?
October 7, 2020
2 Big Things Virginians Should Know About UR
If you’re from Virginia, you know that we have dozens of attractive colleges and universities. With so many to choose from, distinguishing between different schools’ admission processes, financial aid, and overall benefits was tricky. The array of high-profile public universities can make it especially difficult to understand how private universities like UR fit into the mix.
October 5, 2020
Assessing College Affordability: COVID-19 Edition
When you are thinking about finding an affordable fit, and knowing that you will be making your college decision with the added angst and uncertainty of the biggest global pandemic of you and your parents’ generations, I’d encourage you to look for schools that put you first, and to think beyond the sticker price.
September 17, 2020
What Test-Optional Means to Richmond
There are a few changes in Richmond’s admission process this year, the largest of which is our move to a test-optional policy for 2020-21, in light of so many test administration cancellations.
September 2, 2020
Many Spiders, One Web
What do 117 days look like for a Richmond Spider? It’s covered in colorful masks. It’s signs everywhere reminding us to physical distance. It means sharing responsibility to protect our web. We’re also smiling underneath those masks, happy to be together again and ready to make this work.
July 26, 2020
Mythbusters: Increasing Your Chances of Admission

“How can I improve my chances of admission?” I usually start to hear that question around this time of year. By October, I’m hearing it on an almost daily basis. It’s understandable that this is one of the most common questions we get from high school seniors beginning the application process.

July 17, 2020
Tips for Writing Supplemental Essays
Ah, those pesky supplemental essays. Just when you think you’ve got your college application pretty much all together, you realize that several colleges where you’re applying want you to write another essay. How should you approach this additional task?
July 8, 2020
Finding Your College Fit: Virtual Edition
It’s July and you know what that means; cookouts, beach trips, long hours at your summer job (btw, you ARE underpaid and underappreciated), and time to start your college search! At least, this is what July usually promises. This July feels unusual and the world we share is a lot different than in years past. 
June 16, 2020
How to Make the Most of Informational Interviews
Throughout the past few months, many prospective students have reached out to us asking for ways to learn more about the University of Richmond without being able to travel to campus and experience a tour and information session. 
June 7, 2020
A Summer Guide to Nailing Your College Apps
Here we are, officially summer break but just 42 days (who’s counting?) until students return in August. It’s a weird feeling of limbo in the college world - especially in such an unusual year.