Transfer Wait List FAQs | Fall 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What does being on the wait list mean for a transfer student?
    When a transfer student is waitlisted, it means that we need additional information to make the final decision, such as final spring grades or possibly enrollment in a summer course. To be considered from the waitlist, you must select to remain on the waitlist no later than June 1. You must also submit your updated SRAR with spring courses and grades along with a final college transcript. Please reach out to us so we can talk with you regarding the process. Students on the waitlist will be notified of the final admission status by July 15, 2019.
  2. What are my chances for selection from the wait list?
    We are able to consider you from the waitlist if the needed materials are supplied in time for a decision. Again, we must have your updated SRAR and final college transcript.
  3. What is Virginia Tech’s history of selecting students from the wait list?
    Virginia Tech is committed to transfer student success and the transfer team in Undergraduate Admissions is committed to work with you to be an admitted student. We hope to increase our transfer student population and you’re part of that growth. This year, above any other year, we are looking at ways to minimize barriers and improve our services for transfers through the admissions process. Again, please reach out to us to learn more about our process and what we need to make your offer complete.
  4. Can I do anything to increase my chances of being offered admission from the wait list?
    Yes! Your application was put on the waitlist because we think you could be a successful student at Virginia Tech. However, in the review process, we noticed that you either were missing an important course for admission that may be able to be completed this summer or we need to see your grades from the spring semester before we can make a final decision.
  5. What are my options if I am not selected from the wait list and still wish to attend Virginia Tech?
    If you are not taken off of the waitlist because we were unable to reconcile the final needed pieces of your application for a successful admissions offer, please plan to reapply for a future term.