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Accepting the Offer of Admission

Accepting the offer of admission from Virginia Tech generally includes the following steps. International and transfer students may involve a few different or additional steps during the process.

Accept Your Offer Of Admission

To accept the offer, submit your $400 enrollment deposit through your Applicant Portal by the date on your offer letter. The deadline for Early Decision to accept is January 15. The deadline for Early Action and Regular Decision to accept is May 1. If the $400 enrollment deposit is a burden to you or your family, please contact our office to see if you are eligible for a reduction or waiver based on your FAFSA.

Accepting your transfer offer

Accepting your international offer

What To Do After You Accept Your Offer

Once your enrollment deposit is processed and you are listed as accepting your offer, you will receive an email from admissions@vt.edu with instructions for creating your VT Username and email. This will occur 24-48 hours after submitting a payment. You will use your Applicant Portal credentials to login to the link provided in the email and create your VT Username and email.

If you do not receive the email within 48 hours or encounter issues after following the instructions, please reach out to us at admissions@vt.edu.

You will need these items when creating your Virginia Tech username, as well as throughout the process of becoming a student at Virginia Tech.

Finding things you need to be a part of in the community is a lot easier with OneCampus. Go to onecampus.vt.edu for forms, portal entries, and more.

  • Complete the Scholarship Application and FAFSA by January 22 if applying for scholarships.
  • Complete the FAFSA by March 1 for priority consideration. More information at finaid.vt.edu. Once you have your information submitted, start getting ready for life on campus.

January–May

  • Complete the FAFSA by January 15 and General Scholarship Application by January 22 for maximum aid consideration. More information can be found at finaid.vt.edu.
  • Make a note of your major and student ID number as you may need to reference them throughout your onboarding process.
  • Accept your offer of admission by the date noted on your offer letter. This will require submitting the $400 enrollment deposit by selecting a payment method through your Applicant Portal. Accepted methods are credit card, eCheck, check, or money order. Credit card and eCheck payments can be made in the Applicant Portal. Checks and money orders will be mailed following directions found in the Response to Offer of Admission form in your portal.
  • Create your VT Username (PID) and passphrase. Once your enrollment deposit is processed, you will receive an email from admissions@vt.edu with instructions for creating your VT Username and email. This will occur 24-48 hours after submitting a payment.
  • Check your VT email for important class registration and orientation information.
  • Check out Virginia Tech Summer Academy.
  • Watch for your scholarship and financial aid notification on your Applicant Portal. This is typically released at the same time as your offer if all information was submitted by the deadline and complete. 
  • Check computer requirements: compreq.vt.edu
  • Complete your virtual orientation modules. Check your VT email for more information.
  • Tell your family to sign up for the Hokie Family Hub.
  • Check out You're In... Now What? It's your complete guide to life at Virginia Tech and will help you plan each step from now through the time you move into your residence hall. With new info each month, you'll want to bookmark this site: students.vt.edu/nowwhat
  • Check your Virginia Tech email for important class registration and Orientation information.
  • Check out Virginia Tech Summer Academy.
  • Watch for your scholarship and financial aid package on your Application Status Page.
  • Register yourself and your family for Orientation. Registration opens in mid-March at students.vt.edu/transition.

June

  • Complete your Housing and Dining Contract by June 1. Search for “housing” in OneCampus. Select “Housing and Dining Contract (StarRez)” from the dropdown and follow the instructions. Please note that access to StarRez may take up to 72 hours after your deposit is processed and your VT Username is created.
  • Submit final official high school transcripts and update your Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) if you previously filled it out. Submit final official college transcripts (if applicable) and official test scores if you opted to have your application reviewed with scores. Check your New Student Checklist in your Applicant Portal for the due date.
  • For information about AP, IB, and CLEP tests, visit onecampus.vt.edu, search for “transcripts.”
  • Keep checking your VT email for updates like room selection, orientation, tuition payments, and more!
  • Complete your virtual orientation modules. Check your VT email for more information.
  • Complete any placement assessments, if applicable, sent to you through your VT email. 

July

  • Submit your immunization forms by July 31. Search for “immunizations” in OneCampus. You should see, “Immunization Form” under tasks. Select that option to see more detailed instructions.
  • Tell your family to sign up for the Family eNews.
  • Attend Summer Academy (if applicable).
  • Watch for tuition bill notification.
  • Contact your new roommate and have the “Who’s bringing what?” conversation!
  • Take the CliftonStrengths® assessment: vt.gallup.com.
  • Check out gobblerconnect.vt.edu for opportunities on campus.

August

  • Make fall tuition payment.
  • Move into your new home-away-from-home!
  • Classes begin! Ongoing dates and deadlines: registrar.vt.edu
  • An email will be sent for you to complete required online programs such as AlcoholEDU, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Sexual Assault Prevention.
  • Participate in Weeks of Welcome activities.
  • Update your SRAR (self-reported academic record) with final grades if you attended high school only in the US.
  • Submit final official transcripts. Final official transcripts must come directly from the school, not the student, and can be delivered via an online vendor (such as Parchment) or mailed to our office at 925 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg VA 24061. Dual enrolled students must submit official high school and college transcripts. 
  • Applicants who opted to have SAT/ACT scores must have official scores sent directly from the testing agency.  SAT code is 5859; ACT code is 4420.
  • Submit AP, IB, and CLEP scores if applicable. For guidance visit https://www.registrar.vt.edu/Advanced-Standing-Transferable-Credit.html or contact transfercredit@vt.edu.
  • June 30 - Summer Academy only; all applicable official test scores, final transcripts, and the updated Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR) are due.
  • July 15 - Official test scores (if applicable), official final transcripts, and the updated self-reported academic record/SRAR (if applicable) are due.
  • Attend First-Year Orientation and register for classes. Bring your family to Family Orientation.
  • Tell your family to sign up for the Hokie Family eNews at students.vt.edu/families
  • Attend Summer Academy (if applicable).
  • Watch for tuition bill notification.
  • Make your Fall tuition payment.
  • Move into your new home away from home! Get assistance from Hokie Helpers in the blue shirts.
  • Classes begin! View ongoing dates and deadlines at registrar.vt.edu.
  • Participate in Hokie Hi and Welcome Week activities.