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International Application Checklist

The Virginia Tech Office of Undergraduate Admissions must receive the following supporting materials to ensure your application file is complete:

  1. Deadlines and decision plans for international students are the same as those of domestic students. Applications open in Early August and you can begin assembling your information to apply using either the Common App or Coalition Application.
  2. Application Fee: A non-refundable fee of $70 for all international students applying for admission must be submitted. 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, Visa or Discover).
  3. SAT Reasoning Test or ACT Scores (Optional for international applicants): Virginia Tech’s CEEB code is 5859; the ACT code is 4420. For additional details, see the requirements page.
  4. InitialView Interview (Optional for international applicants): You may learn more about InitialView at www.initialview.com. Please arrange to have your interview completed as early as possible. The deadline for completing the interview is February 1. For additional details, see the requirements page.
  5. TOEFL/IELTS/PTE: Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Pearson Test for English (PTE) or Duolingo English Test. To have your TOEFL score automatically sent to Virginia Tech, please specify Virginia Tech’s CEEB code (5859) on the test form. Scores need to be received in our office by November 15 for Early Decision review or by February 1st for Early Action and Regular Decision Applications. For additional details, see the requirements page.
  6. 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. Please remember to send both. The deadline to submit all required high school transcripts/mark sheets is November 15 for Early Decision applicants and February 1 for Early Action and Regular Decision applicants.
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. NOTE: If you have completed all four years of high school in the US, you are required to report all coursework/grades and test scores on the SRAR at vt.edu/admissions/srar.
  7. 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.
    • NOTE: If you have only attended college in the US, you are required to report all college coursework/grades and test scores on the SRAR at vt.edu/admissions/srar.
    • For international students studying outside the United States, a syllabus of each course or subject studied at the university level (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. 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.
  • Receipt of all documents required before credit can be awarded.
  • Letters of Recommendation are not a part of the Virginia Tech application.
  • Completed applications will receive priority in the review process. It is critical to meet the deadlines for your application. The university reserves the right to withdraw, without notice, any application that is not complete by the deadline.