Pathway to Excellence Guaranteed Admission Initiative Student Checklist

Students must assume responsibility for critical program elements to ensure they qualify for all the program benefits and that they meet standards.

  1. Contact the community college counselor to select the Guaranteed Transfer Program.
  2. Complete and sign the Letter of Agreement ideally during their first semester at the Community College.
  3. Provide transcripts to the community college from other institutions.
  4. Meet minimum grade criteria (3.0), earn the Associate’s Degree, and take prerequisite courses for entry to Virginia Tech.
  5. Discuss any changes, other than in program content, with the Community College Transfer Advisor, who will make changes as appropriate.
  6. Notify the Community College Transfer Advisor if participation in the program is to be terminated.
  7. Submit the following items:
    • Letter of Agreement – ideally completed during the student’s first semester at the community college and sent to VCCS Academic Advisor (for the advisor to forward to Virginia Tech)
    • Virginia Tech application online (by February 15 prior to the term in which the student wishes to enroll)
  8. Access and follow all academic requirements and application deadlines for Virginia Tech. It will be the student’s responsibility to access Virginia Tech’s online catalog.
  9. Complete the Associate’s Degree within a 5-year period.
  10. Contact VCCS Academic Advisor to facilitate degree completion requirements from VCCS institution.
  11. Become familiar with financial aid and tuition payment deadlines and processes.