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Applying to Virginia Tech

Applying to college can be an exciting yet difficult process. The steps you will need to take to become a student at Virginia Tech are outlined below.

Get Ready

  1. What Do We Look For? – This section will let you know what the application review committee is looking for during application review. It also includes information about the credentials of students most recently offered admission to Virginia Tech.
  2. Dates & Deadlines – You will find important dates and deadlines for freshman applicants in this section.
  3. International Expenses – Verify you meet financial requirements when applying as an international student.

Apply

  1. Application Checklist – Review and print the application checklist for a complete list of what is needed to complete the application file.
  2. Application Policies – Use this section to learn about early decision as well as alternative enrollment periods.
  3. Apply Online – Read the instructions and complete the online application process.

After Application

  1. Application Status – After you complete the application, use the application status page to track your status in the application process.
  2. Application Changes – Review the types of changes that can be made to your application and how to submit any changes.
  3. Accepting the Offer of Admission – Learn how to accept an offer of admission from Virginia Tech.
  4. Appeals Process – Been waitlisted or denied and have new information? Learn how to submit it here.

I’m in… now what?

  1. Admitted Student Timeline – See what lies ahead for you as an admitted student.
  2. Submitting Your Transcripts – Review the final steps you must take in order to attend classes.
  3. Final Requirements – Review the final steps you must take to become a Virginia Tech student. (For International Applicants)
  4. Orientation – Learn about new student orientation activities.

A Note from the Director

We are delighted that you are considering Virginia Tech! Knowing that applying to college can be both challenging and exciting, we have made every attempt to ensure that our application process is brief and straightforward.

Before you begin your application, be sure to read the instructions provided on this site – they are a helpful resource and will answer many of the questions you probably already have. Take note of the helpful hints, checklists, and timelines, which will help keep you on track throughout the process.

We look forward to receiving your application and are here to help, so please do not hesitate to contact our office should you need any assistance during this important time.

Best wishes,

Mildred R. Johnson
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Returning Students

If you were previously accepted to Virginia Tech, took classes, and then left the university in good standing, you do not need to reapply. Please contact the Registrar to ask to be reinstated.

International Transfer Applicants

If any of your previous or current education has been or is currently in an international education system, please submit the international application.

We require extra information for transfer applicants who have completed or are completing courses at an international college or university. See the application checklist or the application instructions for a full list of what is needed from international transfer applicants.