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Transfer Application Checklist

  1. Transfer (Summer/Fall term) application deadline is March 1. You must submit your completed Coalition Application by this date to be considered for admission (see steps 10-11 below for additional financial aid and scholarship deadlines). Summer/Fall 2020 transfer applicants will be notified of a decision by 5pm on April 15th. Open Spring admission is not available for 2020.
  2. Begin your Coalition Application by creating an account and completing the 'Recommended Sections' portions of your 'Profile'. Please note many portions of the Profile are not required for Virginia Tech’s Transfer Application, including the majority found under the 'Optional Sections' heading like: 9-11th Grade Coursework, 12th Grade Coursework, College Coursework and the Coalition Essay. Once you have completed the 'Recommended Sections' portion of your Profile, and any 'Optional Sections' you wish to complete, you can bypass remaining optional fields and move into the Virginia Tech specific questions by selecting 'Colleges' in the Coalition ribbon at the top of your screen and navigating to the Virginia Tech Transfer Application. All college coursework and grades will be reported through a separate Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) portal and will be linked to your Coalition Application (see steps 5-6 below).
  3. When completing the Virginia Tech specific application questions, you will select your intended major. There are 90 application majors available to transfers*. You can further prepare for entry into your intended program by following your major’s Admissions Transfer Roadmap. *Note, all students interested in any major in the College of Engineering (including Computer Science) will apply to the major of General Engineering. Undecided majors are not available to transfer applicants.
  4. Complete all additional Virginia Tech specific questions and pay the application fee to submit your Coalition Application. The application fee of $60 is paid at the time of submission. Coalition includes an automatic fee-waiver process for eligible students. If you are not granted a fee waiver but the application fee would present a burden please contact the Office of Admissions to obtain a fee waiver.
  5. Begin your Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) at beginning the SRAR, be sure to correctly note 'Transfer Student' in the 'Student Type' box. All college coursework will be reported through this separate SRAR portal. No additional transcripts are required for application review and these will not be reviewed in lieu of the SRAR. You must complete the SRAR. IMPORTANT: You are advised not to enter any high school information or high school coursework in the SRAR. This information is not reviewed in the transfer admissions process. All colleges or universities attended, however, must be included. You must note all coursework attempted, including repeated work, as well as coursework in-progress or planned at each institution. This coursework and grade information should match exactly the information reported on official transcripts. Dual-enrollment (DE) work completed while in high school should be listed under the college or university providing credit using that institution’s course name/numbering conventions. AP, IB, and CLEP exam scores should be noted in the SRAR under the 'Exam Scores' section. If offered admission, an official transcript from each institution attended will be due by the date noted in your offer letter and used for verification. NOTE: If you have attended a university outside of the United States at any point, you are not required to submit the SRAR; instead, you must upload all transcripts from all colleges or universities attended (domestic and international) directly to the Virginia Tech specific section of the Coalition Application.
  6. Link the SRAR to your application and submit the SRAR. You will need to link your SRAR to your Coalition Application by selecting 'Link Application' in the 'Add Coalition ID' box on the SRAR 'Home' tab. Once selected, enter your Coalition Application ID Number (found in the Profile section in Coalition), and select 'Enter'. You will need to verify the link via email. A green checkmark in the link box on the SRAR Home tab will then confirm the successful link. If you have applied previously and are using the same Coalition Profile and SRAR, please delete the  previous link and complete the linking process again to ensure the link is activated for this submission. Once all required sections are complete, the SRAR must be formally submitted from the 'Review/Submit' tab. To make changes to a submitted SRAR, you must access the portal again, unlock, edit, and resubmit the SRAR. NOTE: All final grades through the Fall term, as well as any planned/in-progress coursework for the Spring or Summer term, must be included in the SRAR as this information is required in the application review process. If you submit an SRAR prior to earning Fall term grades or knowing your Spring/Summer schedule, you must update and resubmit the SRAR with this information once it is available.
  7. Standardized Test Scores (ACT/SAT) are NOT considered in the transfer application review process. These should not be provided to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and should not be included in the SRAR. If the SRAR appears to be requiring an SAT/ACT score when a submission is attempted, please return to the Home tab of the SRAR and ensure 'Transfer Student' is selected in the 'Student Type' box.
  8. Letters of Recommendation are not part of the Virginia Tech application review process and will not be considered.
  9. Set up your Virginia Tech Guest Account. After submitting your Coalition Application, you will receive within a few business days an email outlining how to create your Guest Account (check any spam/junk filters). It is important to complete this step as your final admissions decision will be posted first to your Guest Account and you will use the account login information to access scholarship applications (see below). Learn more and access an active Guest Account at
  10. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the first step toward many financial aid options. Fill out the FAFSA by March 1. For the greatest consideration, however, it is recommended that applicants complete the FAFSA by January 22. Ensure Virginia Tech is listed as a school who will have access to your FAFSA when you submit.
  11. Transfer applicants seeking full scholarship consideration should complete the application for admission by January 15, which will allow completion of the separate Virginia Tech General Scholarship Application by the January 22 deadline. The Scholarship Central portal will open around the middle of October at You will log in to Scholarship Central using your Guest Account credentials (see step 9 above). A Scholarship User Guide is also available to help you complete the process.
    Note: Some additional scholarship opportunities will be outlined in Scholarship Central and may have different application processes and deadlines.

If you have difficulties completing the application process, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for assistance. You can reach us at (540) 231-6267 or

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.