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Applying to Virginia Tech

Application Checklist

Please review the following instructions carefully, as they are here to guide you through the process toward a complete and successful application.

There are two ways to apply for admission to Virginia Tech: online and using the traditional paper application. Virginia Tech expects all applicants to apply using the online application; however, if you are planning on using an official fee-waiver, you MUST apply using the paper application, and attach the fee-waiver to it upon submission.

Freshman Checklist

You are a Freshman Applicant if you:

  • are a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • meet the minimum graduation requirements from high school.
  • have not attempted more than 12 hours at any college or university since graduating from high school.
  • have never attended Virginia Tech as an undergraduate student.

Applying Online

  1. Read the Instructions for Applying Online.
  2. Create an ApplyWeb account (if first-time user)
  3. Select type of application
  4. Complete the application form, save, and send online to Virginia Tech by selecting this option at the end of the application.
  5. Pay the appropriate application fee online using the secure credit card transaction service.
  6. Once the Office of Undergraduate Admissions acknowledges your application, you will receive a verification email.

Applying Using the Paper Application

Please note, Virginia Tech expects all applicants to apply using the online application unless using an official fee-waver.

  1. Download the paper application (If you don’t have a PDF viewer, you can download Adobe Reader for free.)
  2. Make sure to complete the Virginia In-State Tuition Form, which is included as part of both the online and paper Freshman Application. This form must be submitted with your application if you claim entitlement to Virginia in-state tuition rates, even if you are currently a Virginia resident. Failure to complete this form will result in your classification as an out-of-state student. For more information, please see the residency page.
  3. Mail your completed application and the application fee to Virginia Tech, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 925 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061.

What We Need From You

Whether you apply online or send in the paper application, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions must receive the following supporting materials to ensure your application file is complete:

Application must be postmarked or submitted online by January 15. The supplemental materials listed below may follow at a later date.

  1. Payment of the non-refundable application fee of $60.
  2. SAT Reasoning Test or ACT plus writing test scores. Tests should be taken by the December test date of the applicant’s senior year. Virginia Tech’s CEEB code is 5859; the ACT code is 4420. (Students who take both the SAT and ACT do not need to submit ACT writing scores.)
  3. High School Transcript: An official or unofficial copy of your current high school transcript must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions within a reasonable time period from the application deadline (Early Decision: November 1; Regular Decision: January 15). Transcripts for Regular Decision freshman applications should be received by February 15.
  4. High School Counselor Supplemental Form (included in both the online and paper Freshman Application): All applicants must print this form and have a guidance counselor or principal complete and sign it and include it with the transcript.
  5. Mid-Year High School Report (included in both the online and paper Freshman Application): Applicants should work with their guidance counselors to complete the Mid-Year High School Report, then submit the report along with a copy of their first semester or mid-year report card to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as soon as the report card is available (no later than February 27).
  6. Final Grades/High School Transcript: All incoming freshmen must submit their final official high school transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions no later than June 30.

Letters of recommendation are not requested; however, if an applicant chooses to send one, it must accompany the high school transcript.

Don’t forget to…

  • Provide your U.S. Social Security Number and correct date of birth.
  • Indicate your planned entrance date.
  • Include copies of both sides of your Resident Alien card and visa (if applicable).
  • Select your requested major.
  • Check the Early Decision box and sign the Early Decision statement at the end of the application (if applicable).
  • Agree to and sign the Pledge of Honor.
  • For maximum financial aid consideration, complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. The priority deadline is March 1.
  • Complete the Virginia Tech General Scholarship application by March 1 for all need and non-need based scholarships. (You must complete the FAFSA before you can submit the General Scholarship application.)

Transfer Checklist

Note: Applications are not being considered for spring 2014 due to space limitations.

You are a Transfer Applicant if you:

  • have completed all entrance requirements, or the equivalent in a college program, for all entering students.
    See minimum academic requirements.
  • are in good standing at all colleges and universities attended.
  • have attempted more than 12 hours at any college or university since graduating from high school.

Applying Online

  1. Read the Instructions for Applying Online
  2. Create an ApplyWeb account (if first-time user)
  3. Select type of application
  4. Complete the application form, save, and send online to Virginia Tech by selecting this option at the end of the application.
  5. Pay the appropriate application fee online using the secure credit card transaction service.
  6. Once the Office of Undergraduate Admissions acknowledges your application, you will receive a verification letter via email.

Applying Using the Paper Application

  1. Download the paper application (If you don’t have a PDF viewer, you can download Adobe Reader for free.)
  2. Make sure to complete the Virginia In-State Tuition Form, which is included as part of both the online and paper Freshman Application. This form must be submitted with your application if you claim entitlement to Virginia in-state tuition rates, even if you are currently a Virginia resident. Failure to complete this form will result in your classification as an out-of-state student. For more information, please see the residency page.
  3. Mail your completed application and application fee to Virginia Tech, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 925 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061.

What We Need From You

Whether you apply online or send in the paper application, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions must receive the following supporting materials to ensure your application file is complete:

  1. The non-refundable application fee of $60. (Online applicants pay upon submission of the application. Applicants who use the PDF application form should include a check or money order payable to Treasurer of Virginia Tech.)
  2. Current College Transcript: An official copy of your current and previous college transcripts.
  3. High School Transcripts: In most cases your application can be reviewed before receipt of your high school transcript, however, a final high school transcript is still required prior to enrollment.
  4. Final College Transcript: Final college transcripts that include your complete spring term grades must be received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the date stated on your offer letter.

Please remember to…

  • Provide your U.S. Social Security Number and correct date of birth.
  • Indicate your planned entrance date.
  • Include copies of both sides of your Resident Alien card and visa (if applicable).
  • Select your requested major.
  • Include a completed list of your current courses.
  • Complete your Personal Statement(s).
  • Agree to and sign the Pledge of Honor.

International Checklist

You are an International Applicant if you:

  • are NOT a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • meet the minimum graduation requirements from high school.
  • are pursuing an undergraduate degree (either as a freshman, transfer, or visiting non-degree student).

Applying Online

  1. Read the Instructions for Applying Online.
  2. Create an ApplyWeb account (if first-time user)
  3. Select type of application
  4. Complete the application form, save, and send online to Virginia Tech by selecting this option at the end of the application.
  5. Pay the appropriate application fee online using the secure credit card transaction service.
  6. Once the Office of Undergraduate Admissions acknowledges your application, you will receive a verification letter via email.

Applying Using the Paper Application

  1. Download the paper application and instructions (If you don’t have a PDF viewer, you can download Adobe Reader for free.)
  2. Mail your completed application and the application fee to Virginia Tech, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 925 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061.

What We Need From You

Whether you apply online or send in the paper application, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions must receive the following supporting materials to ensure your application file is complete:

  1. Application Fee: A non-refundable fee of $70 for all international students applying for admission must be submitted. The check must be written on a U.S. bank, a foreign bank with a U.S. correspondent, or a U.S. money order. Your application will not be processed without this fee. Students who apply online are required to pay the application fee electronically with either a debit or credit card (MasterCard or VISA), or an electronic check.
  2. SAT Reasoning Test or ACT Plus Writing Test Scores: Virginia Tech’s CEEB code is 5859; the ACT code is 4420.
  3. TOEFL/IELTS: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Scores should be received on or before March 1. To have your TOEFL score automatically sent to Virginia Tech, please specify Virginia Tech’s CEEB code (5859) on the test form. For additional details, see What Do We Look For?
  4. Educational Documents:All documents in a language other than English must be accompanied by certified English translations. Notarized translations alone will not be accepted. Translations supplement, but do not replace original documents. Remember to send both.
    • Diplomas/Certificates: Students who have completed secondary school or high school must submit copies of their diplomas or school leaving certificates. Report of scores on school leaving examinations must also be submitted.
    • Transcript/Statement of Marks: This contains the record of courses studied, marks (grades) awarded, length of class periods, and grading scale with minimum passing mark. These must be submitted for upper secondary or high school years and must be complete for applicants who have graduated from school. For those applicants who are still enrolled in school, the transcript, or statement of marks, must show the most current term of grades to date. The transcript must be an original copy, certified by the sending institution.
  5. Financial Certification Form (page 6 of the PDF version of the international application): This form must be completed and signed by the student’s sponsor or guarantor and returned to Virginia Tech.
  6. F-1 or J-1 Transfer Clearance Form (page 7 of the application): This form must be completed by all freshmen applicants attending high school in the United States and transfer students attending college in the U.S. Please complete and return this form to Virginia Tech. Students who cannot show evidence of their legal status in the United States cannot be issued an I-20 or DS-2019 for Virginia Tech.
  7. Official Letter or Statement from Parent(s) or Sponsor(s) Bank: This letter or statement must show that funds are available for the first year of enrollment. Please see “Expenses at Virginia Tech.”
  8. Sponsorship Letter: A current bank or government sponsorship letter guaranteeing payment for tuition and fees, books, room and board, medical insurance, and personal expenses for two semesters and summer living expenses is required. Figures must be in U.S. dollar amounts or U.S. dollar equivalent. Applicants who have been awarded a scholarship from an international agency or from their government must attach a letter of award to the Financial Certification Form (page 4 of the application).
  9. International Transfer Applicants must submit, in addition to those materials already listed, the following educational documents:

    • Official copy of high school record or transcripts.  If not English, a certified English translation is required.
    • Official copy of college or university transcripts.  If not English, a certified English translation is required.
    • For international students studying outside the United States, a syllabus of each course or subject studied (including textbook used and author) must be submitted.  Applications without this information cannot be considered.  Graduates of thirteen-year systems must submit syllabi for their final year of study.
    • Evaluation of international college/university transcripts by a professional credential evaluation service.  This is a requirement of the Office of the University Registrar.  Having this done will aid the Admissions Committee and the University Registrar.  A list of recommended agencies can be found in the application instructions here.

Non-Degree-Seeking Checklist

You are a Non-Degree Applicant if you:

  • are a student who wants to take a few courses at Virginia Tech and transfer them back to your primary college/university.
  • need to take a few courses to help in your career, for teacher certification, or self-enrichment.
  • have never been denied admission to Virginia Tech.

Enrollment Option 1: Apply Online

  1. Read the Instructions for Applying Online.
  2. Create an ApplyWeb account (if first-time user)
  3. Select type of application
  4. Complete the application form, save, and send online to Virginia Tech by selecting this option at the end of the application.
  5. Pay the appropriate application fee online using the secure credit card transaction service.
  6. Once the Office of Undergraduate Admissions acknowledges your application, you will receive a verification letter via email.

Enrollment Option 2: Use the Paper Application

  1. Download the paper application (If you don’t have a PDF viewer, you can download the plug-in from Adobe’s website.)
  2. Mail your completed application and the application fee to Virginia Tech, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 925 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061.

Enrollment Option 3: Register for Online Classes

Non-degree students who want to take online courses should apply through VTOnline. A non-refundable $60 processing fee is required. Questions about online courses can be addressed to vto@vt.edu or 540-231-1264.

What We Need From You

Whether you apply online or send in the paper application, non-degree applicants must submit the following materials to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 925 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061 in order to complete your application file:

  1. A completed application for non-degree undergraduate admission, plus a $60 check or money order (non-refundable application fee) made payable to Treasurer, Virginia Tech.
  2. Virginia In-State Tuition Form (included in both the online and paper Non-Degree Application)- This form must be submitted with your application if you claim entitlement to Virginia in-state tuition rates, even if you are currently a Virginia resident. Failure to complete this form will result in your classification as an out-of-state student. For more information, please see the residency page.
  3. A letter explaining your purpose in attending Virginia Tech as a non-degree student.
  4. Transcripts – An official or unofficial copy of all college transcripts must be received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions no later than the application deadline. If you have not completed any college coursework, please send an official or unofficial copy of your high school transcript.

 

Note: It is the responsibility of each applicant to submit all required information and materials by the deadline and to ensure that the information is accurate. Completed applications will receive priority in the review process. Because of time constraints, it is not always possible for the admissions office to request missing information. When submitting supplemental materials separate from the application, make sure your name, date of birth, and high school name are included on all pieces. Also, be sure to include your current name, if different from the name on the materials.

To help us and yourself, please review the above checklist carefully. The university reserves the right to withdraw, without notice, any application that is not complete by the deadline.