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Web applications near completion

Electronic applications for prospective first-year and transfer students will become available online by the second week of September.

"The actual form will be electronically transmitted to the University electronic database," making it easier for students to apply and for the Office of Admissions to process applications, Assoc. Dean of Admissions Lawrence Groves said.

"You don't have to wait several days to get the paper copy from our office," Groves said. "Also it saves us a couple days of work; we don't have to open, code and mail everything."

Last year the University hired a company called CollegeNet to create an online application that was available for transfer students at www.CollegeNet.com. This year the service also will be available for prospective students, Groves said.

Soon CollegeNet will be linked directly to the main University Web page, where prospective students can fill out an application and send it directly to the Office of Admissions from their home computers.

The parts of the application that currently can be completed and submitted online include parts 1 and 1b, the basic application and the Application for Virginia In-State Educational Privileges.

Parts 2, 3 and 4 of the application, including the essays, will be downloadable, but still will have to be sent in by mail, along with SAT scores, transcripts and recommendations.

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