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Academic Requirements for Freshmen

Each year, more than 20,000 people apply to be among 5,400 entering students.

What do we look for? Check out the information on the What We Look For section.

Freshman Offers at a Glance

For information about the incoming class, please see the Freshman Snapshot.

Application Information

What should applicants expect during the application process? Following is a basic checklist.

  • Submit the online application, unless using a fee-waiver.

NOTE: For students for whom the non-refundable application fee presents a financial hardship, we will be glad to accept a printed copy of the paper application (which can be downloaded in PDF from the Forms page) along with an official fee-waiver form signed by the high school counselor. If you have questions about fee-waivers, please email admissions@vt.edu.

  • Online applicants will receive a verification email, which asks that they verify that the biographical information they entered on the application form is correct. Applicants should take care to double-check the information, as this can cause matching problems when supplemental information is sent to our office.
  • All applicants should receive, within 1-5 business days off applying, the email with the title “Virginia Tech Application Status Page” which contains vital information regarding setting up a Guest Account to view their status online.

For details, see the Applying Online page.

Additional Resources

Visit Virginia Tech

If you’d like to have a first-hand look at Virginia Tech’s admissions process, please attend one of our annual guidance counselor programs. Programs will be posted as they’re scheduled.