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Becoming Batten

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.

What Should I Take This Spring?
October 15, 2021

Are you interested in exploring a degree program at the Batten School and unsure what to take next? Read this post on J-term and Spring course offerings at the Batten School for some suggested next steps!

Guada Pinto
October 5, 2021

In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, the Admissions team sat down with second-year Accelerated MPP and Batten Latinx Network (BLN) President Guada Pinto to discuss her student experience and the role of BLN within the Batten School.

Transitioning to the Batten Classroom
September 27, 2021

Continue following first year post-graduate MPP candidate Ellie Murphy as she finishes her first month of coursework at Batten. Read on to learn more about her transition to graduate coursework, her daily schedule, and her favorite study spots!

What Do We Look For in An Undergraduate Application
September 23, 2021

With applications for Batten’s undergraduate programs opening in a few weeks, the Admissions team decided to answer the most frequently asked question in advising appointments: “How do I get in?”

Moving to Charlottesville: Batten Edition
September 16, 2021

Follow first year post-graduate MPP candidate Ellie Murphy as she moves to Charlottesville. Keep reading to hear more about her moving experience, undergraduate to graduate transition, and her favorite Charlottesville spots!

Explore National Security Policy at Batten
September 13, 2021

With UVA’s Intelligence and Security Careers Week about to get underway, we thought we would highlight the ways in which students interested in national security can get involved at Batten.

Students smiling in a group
September 7, 2021

Wondering what Batten is like outside of class? Hear from second-year MPP student Ethan Betterton about the non-academic challenges he faced in his first year, and how the Batten community stepped up to help him.